5 days in Germany Itinerary
5 days in Germany Itinerary
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Mon, Aug 1 - Fri, Aug 5
Munich — 1 night
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 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, stroll around English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.
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Erfurt to Munich is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time 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.On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral.
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Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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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 (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.
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Drive from Nuremberg to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide
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.