28 days in Germany Itinerary

28 days in Germany Itinerary

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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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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.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Toy Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

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Savannah, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Savannah to Nuremberg. Expect colder weather when traveling from Savannah in December: highs in Nuremberg hover around 41°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Falkenhaus, Museum fur Franken, &more). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, make a trip to Kobolzeller Tor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jakobskirche.

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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. In December in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden — 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): test the waters at Friedrichsbad, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hohenbaden Old Castle, then contemplate the long history of Trinkhalle, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.
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Trier — 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen.

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You can drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz-Jesu-Kirche, then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

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Traveling by car from Trier to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rathausmarkt, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and finally don't miss a visit to Townhall.

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Getting from Cologne to Hamburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) 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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamburg in December since evenings lows in Munich dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Dresden.
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Dresden — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

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You can fly from Munich to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin — 5 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: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

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You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for 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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