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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Planten un Blomen, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), and finally see the interesting displays at Holstentor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Rathausmarkt, take a stroll through Alster, admire the striking features of Hamburg Town Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg driving holiday planning tool.

Chennai, India to Hamburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in March; daily highs in Hamburg reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, and finally explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hamburg to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly 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.