7 days in Germany Itinerary

7 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Bamberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
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Munich

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then make a trip to Eisbach Wave, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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Metzingen to Munich is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Nature · Parks

Nuremberg

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

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Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Bamberg

— 2 nights

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Flussbad Hainbadestelle. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, then examine the collection at Alte Hofhaltung, and finally don't miss a visit to Klein Venedig.

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Drive from Nuremberg to Bamberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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You can drive from Bamberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Grosser Garten Dresden, get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, then see the interesting displays at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, and finally admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse.

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Dresden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.