14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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14 days in Germany Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Berlin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munich
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Cape Town

4
days
Berlin

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, look for gifts at Winterfeldtmarkt, appreciate the history behind Berlin Wall Memorial, and take a stroll through Friedrichshain.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.

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Topography of Terror

2
days
Dresden

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Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Dresden Castle, stop by Ullmann's Laden, steep yourself in history at Museum Festung Dresden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally look for gifts at Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, then shop like a local with QF Quartier an der Frauenkirche Verwaltungs GmbH, then explore the world behind art at Albertinum, and finally wander the streets of Neustadt.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dresden are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

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3
days
Rothenburg

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An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Let the collections at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T. and Reichsstadtmuseum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Kathe Wohlfahrt or Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Nuremberg (Handwerkerhof, Ultra Comix, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Town and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

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Drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

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3
days
Munich

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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.
Head to Biergarten Viktualienmarkt and Ingo Maurer Showroomfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and St. Peter's Church. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Haidhausen, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and look for gifts at Funf Hofe (Five Courts).

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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