15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Berlin

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, look for all kinds of wild species at Schmetterlingshorst, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 27th (Fri), take a stroll through Neustadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sachsisches Standehaus, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then steep yourself in history at Stallhof, and finally explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

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Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dresden are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and finally steep yourself in history at Albrecht Dürer's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, steep yourself in history at Tucher Altes Sudhaus, and then explore the historical opulence of Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal.

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You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): do a tasting at Weingut Juliusspital, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally make a trip to Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, do a tasting at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, then learn about winemaking at Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll, then contemplate the long history of Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Munich

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Take a break from the city and head to English Garden and Heidehaus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.