12 days in Munich, Salzburg & Berlin Itinerary

12 days in Munich, Salzburg & Berlin Itinerary

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12 days in Munich, Salzburg & Berlin Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

2
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Strandbad St. Alban and Viktualienmarkt. Change things up with a short trip to Strandbad Ubersee in Ubersee (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

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Minneapolis, USA to Munich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Munich due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in July; daily highs in Munich reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

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Strandbad Ubersee, Strandbad St. Alban
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Der Weinfinder (in Schladming) and Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

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Der Weinfinder, Eisriesenwelt
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, wander the streets of Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

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Getting from Salzburg to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen ©
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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