16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Berlin
1
Berlin
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Leipzig
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Munich
— 6 nights
train:  5​h
End: Berlin

6
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
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 East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin travel route planning tool .

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major airports are Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then get to know the resident critters at Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leipzig vacation planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Leipzig can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig
Museum der Bildenden Kunste ©
Museum der Bildenden Kunste
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then take a stroll through Neustadt, and finally take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Albertinum and then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dresden day trip site .

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Dresden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to English Garden and Schwansee. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Nymphenburg and Neuschwanstein Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang & Altstadt von Fuessen). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take a stroll through Haidhausen, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and explore and take pictures at Allianz Arena.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip app .

You can fly from Dresden to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Schwangau, Fussen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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