9 days in Austria & Germany

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Center of Vienna, Christmas Market on Rathausplatz, Belvedere Palace, and other attractions you added. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday planner.

Casablanca, Morocco to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Casablanca to Vienna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Casablanca in December, expect nights in Vienna to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are colder, around 5°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Salzkammergut Thermal Spa, look for gifts at Alte Handwerkerei, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hallstatt vacation site.

You can drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Bull Hangar-7, Salzburger Christkindlmarkt and Swarovski Shop. On the 6th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), hunt for treasures at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, see the interesting displays at Cathedral Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church), and finally make a trip to Linzergasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then stop by Swarovski Shop, then explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at EUROPARK.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BMW Museum. On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then examine the collection at BMW Museum, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally get outside with DAV Kletter- und Boulderzentrum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary site.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nuremberg Christmas Market. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Toy Museum, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then attend a local event at Nuremberg Christmas Market, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt online visit planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Frankfurt by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.
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