38 days in Eastern Germany Itinerary

38 days in Eastern Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Berlin
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Templin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Neuruppin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Havelberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Magdeburg
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Wernigerode
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Halle (Saale)
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Dessau
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Lichterfeld
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strandbar Mitte and Brecht Weigel Museum. Step out of the city life by going to StandUpClub Berlin and Schlachtensee. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, approximately Potsdam away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Berlin, and get active on the water at Backstagetourism.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Templin.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sanssouci Palace
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

3
nights
Templin

Templin ©
Visit Kloster Chorin and Jagdschloss Schorfheide for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Luftfahrtmuseum Finowfurt and Weihnachtshaus Himmelpfort. Venture out of the city with trips to Zoo Eberswalde (in Eberswalde), Schloss & Gut Liebenberg (in Loewenberger Land) and Wildpark Schorfheide (in Schorfheide).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Templin online route planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Templin in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Neuruppin.

Things to do in Templin

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Schorfheide, Zoo Eberswalde, Kloster Chorin, Schloss & Gut Liebenberg, Weihnachtshaus Himmelpfort
Highlights from your plan
Wildpark Schorfheide ©
Wildpark Schorfheide
Kloster Chorin ©
Kloster Chorin
Jagdschloss Schorfheide ©
Jagdschloss Schorfheide

3
nights
Neuruppin

Neuruppin ©
Neuruppin is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, the administrative seat of Ostprignitz-Ruppin district. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Rheinsberg and Spielzeugmuseum im Havelland e.V.. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Take Off Fallschirmsport and Modemuseum Schloss Meyenburg. Venture out of the city with trips to Wittstock (Saloon Barock & Museum des 30jahrigen Krieges). It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Fontane Therme Spa and indulge your taste buds at Gut Hesterberg.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Neuruppin online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Templin to Neuruppin in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Havelberg.

Things to do in Neuruppin

Museums Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Wittstock, Modemuseum Schloss Meyenburg, Spielzeugmuseum im Havelland e.V., Schloss Rheinsberg, Take Off Fallschirmsport
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Modemuseum Schloss Meyenburg ©
Modemuseum Schloss Meyenburg
Spielzeugmuseum im Havelland e.V. ©
Spielzeugmuseum im Havelland e.V.
Fontane Therme Spa ©
Fontane Therme Spa

3
nights
Havelberg

Havelberg ©
Get some cultural insight at Jagdschloss Letzlingen and Baumkuchenmanufaktur Kruse GmbH. Explore hidden gems such as Kristall Kur- und Gradier-Therme Bad Wilsnack and Tiergarten Stendal. Take a break from Havelberg with a short trip to Tierpark in Perleberg, about 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Havelberg trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Neuruppin to Havelberg takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Havelberg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Magdeburg.

Things to do in Havelberg

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Spas

Side Trips

Tiergarten Stendal, Baumkuchenmanufaktur Kruse GmbH, Kristall Kur- und Gradier-Therme Bad Wilsnack, Jagdschloss Letzlingen, Tierpark
Highlights from your plan
Tiergarten Stendal ©
Tiergarten Stendal
Kristall Kur- und Gradier-Therme Bad Wilsnack ©
Kristall Kur- und Gradier-Therme Bad Wilsnack
Dom zu Havelberg ©
Dom zu Havelberg

4
nights
Magdeburg

Magdeburg ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Butterfly House Elbauenpark and Johanniskirche Magdeburg. Get some historical perspective at Magdeburger Dom and Burg Eisenhardt. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Markt Magdeburg, stroll around Stadtpark Rotehorn, examine the collection at Otto-von-Guericke-Museum in der Lukasklause, and stop by Allee-Center Magdeburg.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Magdeburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Havelberg to Magdeburg by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Wernigerode.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burg Eisenhardt
Highlights from your plan
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg ©
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Magdeburger Dom ©
Magdeburger Dom
Johanniskirche Magdeburg ©
Johanniskirche Magdeburg

5
nights
Wernigerode

Wernigerode ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Altstadt Quedlinburg and Kloster Ilsenburg are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Wernigerode Castle and Harz National Park. Step out of Wernigerode to go to Thale and see Roßtrappe, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Teufelsmauer, Head underground at Baumann's Cave, get engrossed in the history at Museum Schiefes Haus, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildpark Christianental.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wernigerode trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Magdeburg to Wernigerode takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Wernigerode

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Thale, Baumann's Cave, Kloster Ilsenburg, Besucherbergwerk Drei Kronen und Ehrt, Teufelsmauer
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Wernigerode Castle ©
Wernigerode Castle
Kloster Ilsenburg ©
Kloster Ilsenburg

3
nights
Halle (Saale)

Halle (Saale) ©
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. Visit Schloss Burgscheidungen and Schloss Neuenburg for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle and St. Moritzkirche (Church of St. Moritz). Step out of Halle (Saale) to go to Memleben and see Erlebnistierpark Memleben, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sonnenobservatorium von Goseck, meet the residents at Zoo Halle (Mountain Zoo), see the interesting displays at Beatles Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Moritzburg.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halle (Saale) journey planner.

Drive from Wernigerode to Halle (Saale) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dessau.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Erlebnistierpark Memleben, Sonnenobservatorium von Goseck, Schloss Burgscheidungen, Schloss Neuenburg
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuenburg ©
Schloss Neuenburg
Schloss Burgscheidungen ©
Schloss Burgscheidungen
Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle ©
Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle

3
nights
Dessau

Dessau ©
Dessau is a town and former municipality in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers and Schlosspark Wiesenburg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle Church and Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz. Go for a jaunt from Dessau to Wittenberg to see Stadtkirche about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Zerbst, contemplate the long history of Luisium, and see the interesting displays at Ferropolis.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dessau trip planner.

You can drive from Halle (Saale) to Dessau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Halle (Saale) in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Dessau, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lichterfeld.

Things to do in Dessau

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wittenberg, Insel Stein, Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, Schlosspark Wiesenburg, Ferropolis
Highlights from your plan
Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz ©
Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz
Schloss Zerbst ©
Schloss Zerbst
Insel Stein ©
Insel Stein

3
nights
Lichterfeld

Lichterfeld ©
Get outdoors at Senftenberger See and Gurkenradweg Spreewald. Schloss und Festung Senftenberg and Freilandmuseum Lehde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lichterfeld: Glasmuseum Weisswasser (in Weisswasser) and Spreewaldmuseum (in Luebbenau).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lichterfeld trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dessau to Lichterfeld in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lichterfeld

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Luebbenau, Senftenberg, Glasmuseum Weisswasser, Muskauer Park, Gurkenradweg Spreewald
Highlights from your plan
Senftenberger See ©
Senftenberger See
Schloss und Festung Senftenberg ©
Schloss und Festung Senftenberg
Spreewaldmuseum ©
Spreewaldmuseum

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