15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Frankfurt
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
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Frankfurt — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Hauptwache.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cologne.
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Cologne — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Romisch-Germanisches Museum, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cologne day trip planner.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly 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): explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, then enjoy the sea views from Moorwerder Leuchtturm, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hamburg Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner.

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin — 3 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.
Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Stallhof, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 1 night

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 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Munich.
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at BMW Welt, stroll around English Garden, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning website.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt — 1 night

Mainhattan

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Frankfurt journey maker website.

Fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Munich in December since evenings lows in Frankfurt dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can 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.
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