16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Dresden
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and then browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flussbad Hainbadestelle and then get outside with Wohrder Wiese.

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Minneapolis, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Minneapolis to Nuremberg, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect Nuremberg to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

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Flussbad Hainbadestelle
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Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Würzburg Residence. Let the collections at Reichsstadtmuseum and Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T. capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Marienkapelle, Marienburg Fortress, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, examine the collection at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, and snap pictures at Tauberbrucke.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

2
nights
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Burg Hohenbaden, learn about winemaking at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, and then admire the sheer force of Geroldsauer Wasserfall. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, delve into the distant past at Roman Bath Ruins, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and finally stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

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Geroldsau Waterfall ©
Geroldsau Waterfall
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Merkur ©
Merkur

3
nights
Munich

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. You'll explore and learn at Deutsches Museum and Alte Pinakothek. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, wander the streets of Haidhausen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner .

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, see the interesting displays at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, and then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Gorlitzer Strasse, don't miss a visit to Schlossplatz, contemplate the long history of Festung Dresden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally wander the streets of Neustadt.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Dresden sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Berlin road trip app .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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