15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, then don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Frankoniabrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, contemplate the long history of Fortress Marienberg, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then stop by Altstadt, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rothenburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Toy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum).

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip tool.

Fly from Nuremberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
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Berlin — 4 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: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Procession of Princes, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich — 4 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: stroll around English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) 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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