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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.
Visiting Strandbad Muggelsee and Strandbar Mitte will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, view the masterpieces at art4berlin GALLERY, get a taste of the local shopping with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Tradition & Form, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, and then view the masterpieces at From Monet to Klimt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dresden day trip website.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg route planning website.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich — 2 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.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Hegemann, then view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie, and finally admire the natural beauty at English Garden. On the next day, pick up some local products at Markt am Wiener Platz, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly 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.