15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Dortmund
— 2 nights
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Bremen
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Lubeck
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Bamberg
— 1 night
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Fussen
— 2 nights
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Dortmund — 2 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Naturfreibad Heil, pause for some serene contemplation at Lambertikirche, then get outside with Promenade, then steep yourself in history at Friedenssaal - Peace Hall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Munster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, take in the exciting artwork at Arthaus:nowodworski, see the interesting displays at Binarium, contemplate the long history of Burg Hardenstein, then steep yourself in history at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte.

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Frankfurt to Dortmund is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dortmund are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bremen.
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Bremen — 2 nights

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, steep yourself in history at Schutting, then stop by Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johann Kirche, and finally examine the collection at Dom-Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Burgermeister-Smidt-Gedachtniskirche, examine the collection at Museumsschiff FMS GERA, get engrossed in the history at Historisches Museum Bremerhaven, then engage your brain at Deutsches Schiffahrts Museum, then examine the collection at Schulschiff Deutschland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Container-Aussichtsturm.

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You can drive from Dortmund to Bremen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumshafen Oevelgonne, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see the interesting displays at Dialogue in Silence, examine the collection at Deutsches Zollmuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen, and finally see the interesting displays at Bucerius Kunst Forum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Alter Kran, admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Stintmarkt im Luneburger Hafen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicolai Kirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Lune, and finally see the interesting displays at Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg.

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Traveling by car from Bremen to Hamburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lubeck.
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Lubeck — 1 night

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marien in Lubeck, see the interesting displays at Museum Behnhaus Draegerhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Jakobi Church, steep yourself in history at Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck, then see the interesting displays at Gunter Grass-Haus, and finally examine the collection at Kunsthalle / St. Annen-Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of An der Obertrave, indulge in some personalized pampering at Su Wanyo Traditionelle Thai Massage & Day Spa, examine the collection at Theaterfigurenmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Gothmund, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse Travemuende, and finally take some stellar pictures from Brodtener Steilufer.

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You can drive from Hamburg to Lubeck in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): wander the streets of Nicholas Quarter, get engrossed in the history at Museum St. Nicholas Church, examine the collection at Nineties Berlin, see the interesting displays at Computerspielemuseum, then take a stroll through Friedrichshain, and finally wander the streets of Prenzlauer Berg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): visit Savignyplatz, head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, contemplate the waterfront views at Wannsee, then steep yourself in history at Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, then get outside with Strandbad Wannsee, and finally get engrossed in the history at German Resistance Memorial Center.

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Traveling by train from Lubeck to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Saxon State and University Library, make a trip to Stadtkirche St. Marien, explore the ancient world of Felsenburg Neurathen, then step into the grandiose world of Neurathen Castle, then examine the collection at Eisenbahnwelten im Kurort Rathen, and finally explore the striking landscape at Schwedenlocher. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, examine the collection at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse, examine the collection at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, get engrossed in the history at Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), then brush up on your military savvy at Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Armoury / Rustkammer.

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Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bamberg.
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Bamberg — 1 night

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, learn more about the world around you at Naturkunde-Museum Bamberg, examine the collection at Sammlung Ludwig Bamberg, then get to know the fascinating history of Barocke Kreuzigungsgruppe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jakobskirche, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gartner- und Hackermuseum.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Bamberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bamberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fussen.
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Fussen — 2 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Poellat Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, explore the activities along Schwansee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, and finally examine the collection at Museum der Stadt Fussen. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Residenz Kempten, take an in-depth tour of Schauraum Erasmuskapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mang-Kirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Basilica, then make a trip to Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Friedhof.

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Getting from Bamberg to Fussen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive 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.
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