8 days in Germany Itinerary

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Heidelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
Fly
5
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg — 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), trek along Philosopher’s Walk, then visit Altstadt (Old Town), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip maker tool.

Chennai, India to Heidelberg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Heidelberg due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in February, with highs in Heidelberg at 1°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip planning app.

Drive from Heidelberg to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 1 night

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt, then fly down the slopes at Zugspitze, and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, make a trip to Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Nuremberg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 1 night

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 6th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, don't miss a visit to Hamburg Town Hall, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip planner.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
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Berlin — 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, and finally get engrossed in the history at Deutsches Historisches Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planning app.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) 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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