13 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

13 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

Start: Hannover, Germany
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Munich, Germany


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4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker website .

Hannover, Germany to Salzburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In November in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

1
night
Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get outside with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore the activities along Lake Zell, then hit the slopes at Zell Am See, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Zell am See planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Zell am See by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Zell am See sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Zell Am See ©
Zell Am See
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Chapel, and head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation planning site .

Getting from Zell am See to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toRothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Altstadt von Fuessen, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Schloss Linderhof, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Bamberg (Bamberg Altstadt & Bamberg HellerHaus), Katholische Pfarrkirche Sankt Johann Baptist (in Oberstdorf) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, St. Kilian Cathedral, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Rothenburg travel site .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Bamberg, Katholische Pfarrkirche Sankt Johann Baptist
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Alte Mainbruecke ©
Alte Mainbruecke
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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