By Train -- The nearest train station is in Dombühl, a small station on the line between Crailsheim and Ansbach, which has several daily connections to Munich, Nürnberg, and Stuttgart. From Dombühl, Dinkelsbühl can be reached by bus, taking 30 minutes. Train rides from Munich or Frankfurt take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on the connection. For rail information, call tel. 01805/996633 or visit www.bahn.de.
By Bus -- Buses run by Omnibusverkehr Franken (tel. 0931/3528940; www.ovf.de) link Dinkelsbühl with local towns, including three to five buses a day via Dombühl to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and five to six buses a day to Nördlingen. Contact Tourist Information for exact times and points of departure.
By Car -- Follow the "Romantische Strasse" signs south from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, or hop on the A-7 Autobahn south to exit 112 and head east. The B-25 connects Dinkeslbühl to Nördlingen and Donauwörth.
Contact Touristik Service Dinkelsbühl, Altrathaus 14 (tel. 09851/902440), open May through October Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 10am to 5pm; November to April hours are daily 10am 5pm.
This dreamy village awakens for 10 days in July for the Kinderzeche (Children's Festival), which commemorates the saving of the village by its children in 1632. According to the story, the children pleaded with conquering Swedish troops to leave their town without pillaging and destroying it -- and got their wish. The pageant includes concerts given by the local boys' band dressed in historic military costumes. For more information, check out www.kinderzeche.de.
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