16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Hamburg
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Munich
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Wurzburg
— 1 night
train + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get little chillier in Hamburg: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

5
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step out of the city life by going to Strandbad Tegeler See and Pfaueninsel. Appreciate the collections at Pergamon Museum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday site .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Tradition & Form, look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, then get a taste of the local shopping with Quartier an der Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Festung Dresden.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dresden day trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Festung Dresden ©
Festung Dresden

4
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.
Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Deutsches Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen, look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strandbad St. Alban
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 (Thu): stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, browse the different shops at Ultra Comix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church (St. Lorenz Kirche), then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), and finally stop by Zigarrenfachgeschaft la Casa Del Habano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer House, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then stop by Buchhandlung Hugendubel, then look for gifts at Eckerle Herrenmoden, and finally stop by Lorenz Musik.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Munich to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Handwerkerhof ©
Handwerkerhof
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

1
night
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, then look for gifts at Alms Souvenirs & Gifts, then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, and finally stop by maennERsache. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster Church, and then admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wurzburg online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg

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