8 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin — 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and East Side Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz.

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Fresno, USA to Berlin is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rothenburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Toy Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online road trip planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.