60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Cologne
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Cologne
— 3 nights
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Winterberg
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 5 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 6 nights
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Berlin
— 7 nights
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Hamburg
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Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Indeland (in Inden), Wuppertal (Barmer Anlagen & Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal) and Sportpark Duisburg (in Duisburg). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, head outdoors with Stadionhopper Mark Mauderer, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cologne tour site.

Minneapolis, USA to Cologne is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Cologne. When traveling from Minneapolis in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cologne, with highs around 42°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Winterberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterberg

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winterberg: Bergpark (in Kassel), Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt) and Schnurstracks Kletterpark Rietberg (in Rietberg). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Parc national de Kellerwald-Edersee, hit the slopes at Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift, and get outside with Sahnehang.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Winterberg trip planner.

Getting from Cologne to Winterberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Winterberg, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Winterberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Hinterburg (in Neckarsteinach), Zeitgeschichtliches Museum Mannheim (in Mannheim) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, see the interesting displays at Frankfurter Feldbahn Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip builder site.

You can drive from Winterberg to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Erbeskopf Skigebiet (in Thalfang) and Feuerwehr-Erlebnis-Museum Hermeskeil (in Hermeskeil). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier route builder.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Trier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Baden-Baden

— 5 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Freiburg im Breisgau (Augustiner Museum & Freiburger Münster), Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle (in Gengenbach) and Seilbahn Belchen (in Aitern). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Europa-Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle, and make a trip to MerkurBergbahn.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Baden-Baden tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Trier in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Baden-Baden, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Stuttgart

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Gartentor (in Reutlingen), Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal (in Beilstein) and Klosterruine Hirsau (in Calw). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, browse the exhibits of Staatsgalerie, and relax and rejuvenate at Thian Spa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart holiday builder tool.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Baden-Baden in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stuttgart: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Museum am Dom, Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Altstadt, walk around Burggarten, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg vacation planning app.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein. On the next day, hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Schwangau trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rothenburg to Schwangau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Schwangau when traveling from Rothenburg in February, with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Munich

— 6 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip maker.

Drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Munich are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Nuremberg

— 5 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Change things up with a short trip to Schlossgarten in Erlangen (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online vacation builder.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leipzig (Bach Museum, Grassi Museum, &more) and Das Chemnitzer Rathaus (in Chemnitz). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, and get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dresden holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Dresden are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Berlin

— 7 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip app.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamburg

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Bremen (Schnoor Viertel, Bremer Rathaus, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg road trip planning app.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.