60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 7 nights
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Dresden
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg
— 6 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 5 nights
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Winterberg
— 4 nights
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Cologne
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Hamburg

— 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Tierpark Hagenbeck make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, have fun at Streit's Filmtheater, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Hamburg. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Berlin

— 7 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.
Attractions like Reichstag Building and The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Attractions like The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche Dresden make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Das Chemnitzer Rathaus (in Chemnitz) and Leipzig (Bach Museum, Grassi Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Albertinum, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dresden journey maker tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nuremberg

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Erika Fuchs Haus Museum fur Comic und Sprachkunst. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Altmuhlsee Erlebnisspielplatz (in Gunzenhausen) and Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) (in Bayreuth). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Toy Museum, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg day trip website.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Museum am Dom, Falkenhaus, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, walk around Burggarten, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg route maker site.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Munich

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Deutsches Museum and English Garden will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Munich sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Hornbahn Bad Hindelang, then fly down the slopes at Spieserlift, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Schwangau trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stuttgart

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Attractions like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Fernsehturm Stuttgart make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stuttgart: Zur Neckarschleife bei Hessigheim (in Hessigheim), Biospharenzentrum Schwabische Alb (in Muensingen) and Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal (in Beilstein). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, meet the residents at Wildpark Pforzheim, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart day trip site.

You can drive from Schwangau to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden

— 4 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stadel Museum and Goethe House. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Unterstmatt, get outside with Gertelbachwasserfaelle, step into the grandiose world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 3 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kids will enjoy Europa-Park and Freiburger Münster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freiburg im Breisgau: Seilbahn Belchen (in Aitern), Skilift Schwarzenbach (in Titisee-Neustadt) and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Hinterzarten). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, contemplate the long history of Museums-Bergwerk Schauinsland, and appreciate the history behind Schwabentor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau day trip website.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Trier

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Family-friendly places like GONDWANA - the Prehistorium and Feuerwehr-Erlebnis-Museum Hermeskeil will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Erbeskopf Skigebiet (in Thalfang), Centre de decouverte - Musee (in Mettlach) and Karl-May-Wanderweg - Auf fremden Pfaden (in Sulzbach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Winterberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Winterberg

— 4 nights
Bring the kids along to Snow World and Sahnehang. Get out of town with these interesting Winterberg side-trips: Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt), Skigebiet Willingen (in Willingen) and Schnurstracks Kletterpark Rietberg (in Rietberg). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift and make a trip to Parc national de Kellerwald-Edersee.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Winterberg travel route planner.

Getting from Trier to Winterberg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, daytime highs in Winterberg are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Winterberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Attractions like Cologne Cathedral and Sportpark Duisburg make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Indeland (in Inden), Barmer Anlagen (in Wuppertal) and LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony-Hut (in Oberhausen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, and head outdoors with Stadionhopper Mark Mauderer.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Winterberg to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Cologne, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.