7 days in Germany Itinerary

7 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Berlin — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

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Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche.

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Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then wander the streets of Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

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Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 1 night

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 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
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