11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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Train to Euston station, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
Fly
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Fly

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Berlin — 3 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder app.

Birmingham, UK to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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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 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Neumarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 2 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.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, then see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Altstadt, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg travel planner.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
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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 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jakobskirche, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg holiday app.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Munich — 3 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Asamkirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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