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German Patchwork Festival and the Romantic Road

Germany’s Romantic Road extends for nearly 300 miles, linking up some of the most picturesque towns, villages and castles in the south of the country. We visit Würzburg, home to fine wines and the stunning Residence Palace; Rothenburg ob der Tauer, surrounded by medieval walls; and fortified Dinkelsbühl, dotted with colourful houses and cobbled streets. We’ve also arranged several hand sewing workshops with Pat during our time in Germany, and will stop to shop at a quilting store. This crafting break is perfect for any quilting and culture enthusiast.

8 days from £2,285pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Return flights from London to Munich with checked luggage included
  • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 dinners
  • Visits, excursions, entrance fees and workshops as outlined in the itinerary
  • Full day at the German Patchwork Days 2023 Festival in Dinkelsbühl
  • Services of an experienced Tour manager
  • Gratuities for driver and local tour guide
Experts
Pat Archibald

Pat Archibald

Pat is a UK textile artist and tutor based in Edinburgh. Her fascination for fabric began in her childhood when she discovered her grandmother’s scrap bag bursting at the seams with exotic fabrics and by the age of 11, she had created her first piece of patchwork. Throughout her creative career, Pat has exhibited her work worldwide, won some wonderful awards and even established Scotland’s first dedicated patchwork and quilting shop.

Pat loves to travel both around her home country as well as further afield. As her own horizons grow literally, then so too do the experiences that she can then express in her quilt making. She feels that each collection of quilts has its own unique identity and captures the essence of her view of the country or city.


Itinerary

Overview

Meet your tour manager and Pat Archibald at London Heathrow for your flight to Munich. Upon arrival into Munich, we will travel to Dinkelsbühl where we will check into our hotel for a 3-night stay. This beautiful medieval town is a popular stop on Germany’s famed Romantic Road. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel and get to know your fellow stitchers.

Includes Dinner

Overview

Dinkelsbühl is a typical Bavarian town which you will explore today on a walking tour. Leaving our hotel after breakfast we will meet our local guide to uncover the treasures of the historic old town, including the gothic church of St. George and the town’s fortified towers. Returning to the hotel in the afternoon, Pat will host her first hand-sewing workshop.

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Dinkelsbühl

Overview

A full day exploring the exhibits at Patchwork Days in the medieval city of Dinkelsbühl.

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Patchwork

Overview

Today we leave Dinkelsbühl and travel north to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Meeting a local guide, we will enjoy a walking tour through this historical German town admiring its medieval architecture. The tour ends at Patchwork Angel, Rothenburg’s quilt shop, where you will have the opportunity to browse and buy.  After time at leisure for lunch the day continues to Ochsenfurt, home to the Traditional Costume Museum. Here you can discover the traditional costumes of Ochsenfurt from festival dress, Sunday and workshop dress and other costumes for special occasions.  Our day ends in Bad Windsheim, where we will check into our hotel for our 4-night stay. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Overview

Enjoy a full day workshop with Pat at your hotel.

Includes Breakfast

Overview

Würzburg is known for its glamorous and baroque architecture and is located at the start of Germany’s Romantic Road. This morning we will spend time exploring the city with a guide. Wander through the old town and learn about the city’s eventful past. We will also visit the Würzburg Residence, a baroque palace on the UNESCO World Heritage list.  After some time at leisure for lunch we will drive to the Papermill in Triefenstein. Here you can learn about the life of those living and working in a papermill as well as the process of paper making.

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Wurzburg Residenz palace

Overview

Today, we will visit the Thimble Museum, located directly on the Romantic Road just outside of Creglingen. Here you can find over 4,000 exhibits from around the world, including finger hats, tools and sewing utensils. Returning to the hotel, you’ll have some time at leisure for lunch before an afternoon workshop with Pat.

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Overview

After breakfast, we will transfer to Munich for our return flight to London.

Includes Breakfast

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at the Meiser Design Hotel, Dinkelsbühl and four nights at the Vital Hotel, Bad Windsheim.

Meiser Design Hotel

The Meiser Design Hotel is a 4-star superior design hotel offering an international flair on the outskirts of the medieval town of Dinkelsbühl. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar, as well as a gym accompanied by a sauna and relaxation area.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
General
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Accessibility
  • Lift
Service
  • Iron at Reception
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
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The Vital Hotel

Surrounded by the Franken-Therme Bad Windsheim, this hotel offers the perfect space for relaxation. It has 87 modern, well-equipped rooms with plenty of natural light.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • Shower
  • Free Wifi
General
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Hotel
  • WiFi Available
Additional Information