7 days in Munich & Rothenburg Itinerary

7 days in Munich & Rothenburg Itinerary

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7 days in Munich & Rothenburg Itinerary

Start: Munich
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Munich

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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 New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) will thrill your kids. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Asam Church, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich route maker app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Flughafen München-Riem, Memmingen Allgau Airport and Nuremberg Airport. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate the long history of Vieille Ville, and finally look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen, and finally examine the collection at Margarete Steiff Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg road trip website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg), Margarete Steiff Museum
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum
Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg) ©

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