14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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Frankfurt
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
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New York City, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Frankfurt to be slightly colder, temps between 48°F and 38°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 4 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.
Handwerkerhof has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate BMW Museum and Bernstein Museum. St. Lorenz Church and Germanisches Nationalmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Munich (English Garden & Asamkirche) and Weyermann Specialty Malts (in Bamberg). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and contemplate the long history of Schlayerturm.

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You can fly from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Reichsstadtmuseum and Haus der Geschichte Dinkelsbuhl. Popular historic sites such as Altstadt and Town Walls are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Schwabisch Hall (Kunsthalle Wurth Museum & Kocher-Jagst-Radweg). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Galgentor, and hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg — 3 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Heidelberg and Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant. Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) and Eglise Russe will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Baden-Baden (Spas, Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, &more).

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Drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You will leave for Frankfurt on the 10th (Sat).
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Frankfurt — 2 nights

Mainhattan

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Keep things going the next day: get great views at Main Tower, then learn about winemaking at Eberbach Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

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Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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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