11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Munich
— 3 nights
Train
2
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mainz
— 3 nights
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Munich — 3 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and admire the striking features of Frauenkirche.

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Toronto, Canada to Munich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Munich are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuremberg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Rothenburg — 1 night

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 27th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, admire the natural beauty at Burggarten, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jakobskirche, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, don't miss a visit to Weisser Turm, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Mainz.
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Mainz — 3 nights

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mainz: Neroberg (in Wiesbaden) and Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Schloss Heidelberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), don't miss a visit to Nagelsaule, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Isis & Mater Magna.

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Mainz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Mainz, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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