31 days in Eastern Germany Itinerary

31 days in Eastern Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Germany travel route planner

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Berlin
— 9 nights
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Neuzelle
— 2 nights
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Lubben
— 3 nights
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Wittenberg
— 3 nights
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Magdeburg
— 5 nights
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Wernigerode
— 3 nights
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Halle (Saale)
— 5 nights
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Berlin

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & URANIA-Planetarium). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online travel planner.

Nuremberg to Berlin is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Neuzelle.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Neuzelle

— 2 nights
Neuzelle is a municipality in the Oder-Spree district of Brandenburg, Germany, the administrative seat of Amt (municipal federation) Neuzelle. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Oder-Neisse-Radweg and then see the interesting displays at Gedenk- und Dokumentationsstatte Opfer Politischer Gewaltherrschaft. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Alltag der DDR, examine the collection at Plastinarium, then sample the tasty concoctions at Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche St. Marin.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Neuzelle trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Neuzelle takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lubben.

Things to do in Neuzelle

Trails · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lubben

— 3 nights
Lübben is a town of 14,000 people, capital of the Dahme-Spreewald district in the Lower Lusatia region of Brandenburg, Germany.Administrative structureDistricts of the town are: Lübben Stadt (Lower Sorbian: Lubin město) Hartmannsdorf Steinkirchen of Lower Lusatia. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubben: Burg Storkow (in Storkow), Spreewald Therme (in Burg (Spreewald)) and Arnold Palmer Golfplatz (in Bad Saarow). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolaikirche, explore the world behind art at Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art | Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, and get engrossed in the history at Freundeskreis Kornspeicher.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lubben online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Neuzelle to Lubben takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wittenberg.

Things to do in Lubben

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Wittenberg

— 3 nights
Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Explore Wittenberg's surroundings by going to Schlosspark Wiesenburg (in Wiesenburg), Brandenburg City (Industriemuseum Brandenburg An Der Havel & Archaologisches Landesmuseum Brandenburg) and Gotisches Haus (in Worlitz). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Cranach-Stiftung, don't miss a visit to Luther 1517, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wittenberg trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lubben to Wittenberg in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Magdeburg.

Things to do in Wittenberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Magdeburg

— 5 nights

Cathedral City

Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Magdeburg side-trips: Tangermunder Tor (in Stendal) and Tangermuende (Stadtmauer & Elbpromenade). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Aussichtsturm - Stadtpark Rotehorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Magdeburger Dom, examine the collection at Gedenkstaette Moritzplatz Magdeburg fuer die Opfer Politischer Gewalt, and admire the landmark architecture of Gruene Zitadelle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Magdeburg day trip website.

Traveling by train from Wittenberg to Magdeburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wernigerode.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wernigerode

— 3 nights

Colorful Town in the Harz Foothills

In the foothills of the Harz Mountains in central Germany, Wernigerode offers energetic nightlife, scenic vistas, and fine dining within a medieval town of spires, castles, and timbered buildings.
Step out of Wernigerode to go to Gernrode and see St Cyriakus, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at GLEIMHAUS Museum der deutschen Aufklarung, see the interesting displays at Besucherbergwerk Drei Kronen und Ehrt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Altstadt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche St. Benedikti.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wernigerode visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Magdeburg to Wernigerode takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Wernigerode

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Halle (Saale)

— 5 nights
Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halle (Saale): Kloster und Kaiserpfalz Memleben (in Memleben), Naumburg (Stadtmuseum Hohe Lilie, Wenzelsturm, &more) and Mansfeld (Luthers Elternhaus & Schloss Mansfeld). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sektkellerei Rotkaeppchen, make a trip to Roter Turm und Hausmanns Turme, explore the world behind art at Heinrich-Schutz Haus, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Halle (Saale) day trip planning site.

Drive from Wernigerode to Halle (Saale) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips