23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

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23 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + bus + train:  17​h
1
Dresden
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rust
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Schoenau am Koenigssee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cologne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Winterberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, don't miss a visit to Oberlandesgericht Dresden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Zwinger. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, have fun at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally admire the striking features of Coselpalais.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dresden visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Dresden is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Dresden is minus 7 hours. In December, Dresden is colder than Singapore - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Room Escape Games
Zwinger ©
Zwinger

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Berlin, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hamburg Zoo and then walk around Park Planten un Blomen.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg holiday planning site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Ultra Comix. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Schwarzlichtfabrik 3D Minigolf, stroll through Nuremberg Zoo, and then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg travel route app .

Getting from Hamburg to Nuremberg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nuremberg, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Nuremberg Zoo ©
Nuremberg Zoo
Room Escape Games
Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) ©

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Klingentor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), steep yourself in history at Old Town, then look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, and finally make a trip to Schmiedgasse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg travel route planner.

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. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rust.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

1
night
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 22nd (Sun), get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rust tour planning app .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Rust in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Rust sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Schoenau am Koenigssee.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

2
nights
Schoenau am Koenigssee

Schoenau am Koenigssee ©
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Konigsee, get great views at The Eagle's Nest, and then enjoy some diversion at Das Schornbad. On your second day here, explore the activities along Obersee, head outdoors with Jennerbahn, and then don't miss a visit to Berchtesgaden Salt Mines.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Schoenau am Koenigssee attractions planner.

You can drive from Rust to Schoenau am Koenigssee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Rust in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Schoenau am Koenigssee, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schoenau am Koenigssee

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Berchtesgaden
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Konigsee ©
Konigsee
Obersee ©
Obersee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest

3
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.
Munich is known for parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Nymphenburg.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online travel planner .

Drive from Schoenau am Koenigssee to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Munich to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cologne, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winterberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Room Escape Games
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

3
nights
Winterberg

Winterberg ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Ruhrquelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Skiliftkarussell Winterberg and then don't miss a visit to St. Georg Schanze.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Winterberg trip planner .

Drive from Cologne to Winterberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Winterberg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Winterberg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Skiliftkarussell Winterberg ©
Skiliftkarussell Winterberg
Ruhrquelle ©
Ruhrquelle
St. Georg Schanze ©
St. Georg Schanze

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