You can arrange a tour of the castle. The baron will lead you above ground, underground, and all around the castle grounds, telling you the history of the castle, his family and the village. And guess what is underground? 5 mummies below!
Sommersdorf is a small village of about 600 people. This guesthouse is the only one in town. When we walked into this family run business the main dining area was full of old men smoking cigars. The air was heavy with smoke. Luckily, it was a beautiful evening so we ate outside at the picnic tables.
Favorite Dish: We had platters of cheeses, meats, and sandwiches. Everything was delicious. The woman preparing our meal actually came out to the garden next to the outdoor tables and picked some of our dinner from the garden. We washed down the foods with good beer and Franconian wine.
You will need to have an auto to get around. Ansbach is the closest transportation hub. It is about 15 minutes away by auto. We rented a car from Hertz in Ansbach. Also in Ansbach, there is a train station. If you prefer the train to get to the bigger cities, (which we did) it is easy to get to Munich and Nuremberg by train.
To visit the smaller towns along the Romantic Road, we drove the auto. It is very easy to travel around in this area.