25 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

25 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Goettingen
— 2 nights
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Hannover
— 1 day
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Goettingen
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Goettingen
— 6 nights
Train
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Bremen
— 2 nights
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Goettingen
— 1 night
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 day
Drive
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Leipzig
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goettingen
— 1 night
Drive
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Goettingen

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at BocksBergBob and then don't miss a visit to Man walking to the sky. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Experience Centre Iberg Dripstone Cave, then examine the collection at PS.SPEICHER, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Corvey.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goettingen online trip builder.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are Paderborn Lippstadt Airport, Erfurt Airport and Hannover Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Goettingen can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hannover.

Things to do in Goettingen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hannover

— 1 day

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten, explore the activities along Maschsee, and then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hannover trip planner.

Traveling by train from Goettingen to Hannover takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Goettingen.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Nature

Goettingen

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goettingen: Wernigerode Castle (in Wernigerode), Altstadt (in Quedlinburg) and Roßtrappe (in Thale). See some other sides of Goettingen: take in the dramatic natural features at Metilstein, contemplate the long history of Imperial Palace of Goslar, pause for some photo ops at Hercules Monument, and stroll around Bergpark.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goettingen sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Goettingen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Goettingen

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hamburg

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, catch a concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and finally catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Goettingen to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Hamburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goettingen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Goettingen

— 6 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Goslar (Jakobikirche, Nordturm der Marktkirche, &more), Wernigerode Castle (in Wernigerode) and Altstadt (in Quedlinburg). Explore Goettingen further: explore the stunning scenery at Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht, walk around Bergpark, make a trip to Gaenseliesel, and explore the historical opulence of Orangerie.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goettingen trip site.

Getting from Hamburg to Goettingen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bremen.

Things to do in Goettingen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bremen

— 2 nights

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Schnoor Viertel, make a trip to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, then ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt, and finally don't miss a visit to Marktplatz. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), examine the collection at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost, then examine the collection at Deutsches Auswandererhaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Schlachte.

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Traveling by train from Goettingen to Bremen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bremen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Goettingen.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Goettingen

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Bismarckturm and then see the interesting displays at Wilhelm-Busch-Muehle.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Goettingen trip maker tool.

Take a train from Bremen to Goettingen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Goettingen

Museums

Side Trip

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Dresden

— 1 day

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip planning website.

Getting from Goettingen to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Dresden, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Leipzig

— 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), don't miss a visit to Volkerschlachtdenkmal, then shop like a local with Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leipzig trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Leipzig can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Goettingen.

Things to do in Leipzig

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Goettingen

— 1 night
On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Gaenseliesel, pause for some photo ops at Hercules Monument, then walk around Bergpark, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Wilhelmshohe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Altes Rathaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jakobikirche, then view the masterpieces at Kunsthandwerk Im Grossen Heiligen Kreuz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nordturm der Marktkirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Palace of Goslar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goettingen trip planner.

You can drive from Leipzig to Goettingen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Goettingen

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Cologne

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Goettingen to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips