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Munich — 2 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.
On the 27th (Fri), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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Washington DC, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Munich. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Munich hover around 47°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel 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.