12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Get some cultural insight at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, don't miss a visit to Zwinger, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Procession of Princes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Koenigstein Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dresden are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koenigstein Fortress
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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Linderhof. Get some historical perspective at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen to see Partnachklamm about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

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Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Partnachklamm, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Vieille Ville and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Town Walls and Bamberg Altstadt. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Bamberg (Altes Rathaus & Bamberg Cathedral) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Bamberg, Rothenburg, Regensburg, Würzburg Residence
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

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