The namesake of this cycle route is none other than Emperor Frederick I, better known as Barbarossa, who significantly altered the history of the Palatinate in the 12th century. Alongside numerous ruined castles, the Imperial Palace in Kaiserslautern is one of his greatest legacies. There are many more sights to see and opportunities to have a rest along the way.
The logo of the route displays Emperor Barbarossa as he is traditionally depicted. The image used is based on the sculpture above the north portal of Worms cathedral.