12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bremen
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Munich

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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 41°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Neumuenster, Museum am Dom, &more). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and take a stroll through Altstadt.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Bremen

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Schnoor Viertel, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), then make a trip to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, then get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, and finally make a trip to Marktplatz. On the next day, make a trip to Bottcherstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Roselius Museum, look for gifts at Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, then appreciate the history behind Der Bremer Roland, then admire the masterpieces at Museen Boettcherstrasse, and finally make a trip to Schlachte.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bremen online attractions planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Bremen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Bremen sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Berlin

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and admire the landmark architecture of DZ Bank Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bremen to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.