8 days in Germany & Strasbourg Itinerary

8 days in Germany & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Strasbourg, France
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Triberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Lindau, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Romer, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You will leave for Heidelberg on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites
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Heidelberg, Germany

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
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Getting from Frankfurt to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks
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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through La Petite France.

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Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Triberg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods
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Triberg, Germany

— 1 night
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Triberg online tour planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Triberg in 1.5 hours. December in Triberg sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F at night. You will leave for Lindau on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Triberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Lindau, Germany

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture.

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You can drive from Triberg to Lindau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Lindau

Historic Sites
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Fussen, Germany

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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Traveling by car from Lindau to Fussen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Fussen sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

— 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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

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Traveling by car from Fussen to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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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.