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Your tour starts in Bavarian capitol, Munich. Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower; Königsplatz, used for Nazi Party rallies during World War II; and the Holocaust Memorial.
Walk along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively Marienplatz with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Tonight, why not join an optional outing to the Hofbräuhaus?
Munich - 1° Overnight
After breakfast in your hotel, pick up your rental car and drive north to Nuremberg, the city of Empires.
Discover a truly extraordinary place: beautiful and prosperous medieval walled city, center of the Holy Roman Empire, cradle of the German Renaissance, Temple City of the Third Reich, and home to both the Nuremberg Nazi Rallies and Nuremberg Trials. Take an optional guided tour will show you where German Emperors were crowned, where saints are buried, where the most famous and talented German artisans in history created awe-inspiring works and where the colourful and lively markets have taken place for almost 700 years.
You can spend days exploring the enchanting Old Town with its fantastic regional food and drink and the greatest Christmas Markets in Germany (Christmas Markets are in December, but Christmas shopping is available year-round).
But you can visit more: the Craftsmen's Court, St Lawrence Church, Marketplace with the Beautiful Fountain and Wishing Ring, Old Town Hall, Albrecht Dürer House, Castle Courtyards and Gardens and more in the Old Town! At the Rally Grounds you'll see Nuremberg's former World War I memorial, the Luitpold Arena from "Triumph of the Will", The Great Street, the Congress Hall of the Nazi Party and more.
Nuremberg - 2° and 3° Overnights
Today after your breakfast in hotel, drive to Bamberg, baroque and, of course, the city's famous beer. Nine breweries within the town boundaries produce more than 50 different beers, all of which are just waiting to be tasted!
What better opportunity to advance from a regular beer drinker to a connoisseur than in a town whose brewing traditions go back a thousand years. Whether you choose one of the many "BeerSchmecker-Stadt Bamberg" packages, Bamberg's famous smoke beer, the Sandkerwa summer festival, the Franconian Brewery Museum, or simply the many beer cellars dotted around the town, now is your chance to discover the true capital of beer!
In the evening reach the nice village of Wurzburg and relax in your central hotel.
Würzburg - 4° Overnight
Würzburg is often where a visitor decides to start their tour of the Romantic Road route through southern Germany - and it is a fine introduction to the trip. The city itself is set in a beautiful hilly location on a river and possesses a wealth of history, as well playing host to a Unesco World Heritage site in the Residence Palace.
It is also smack in the middle of one of Germany's biggest wine-producing areas and has superb connections to other parts of the country.
Much more detailed information about the city's history can be seen on our Würzburg information page: Würzburg Information. Much of the history of the city centres around the Prince Bishops and their two main homes over the centuries: the Marienberg Fortress and the Residence Palace.
In the evening, drive along the Autobahn A3 towards Würzburg through the Spessart mountains. Following the scenic Tauber valley, passing by small, historical villages you arrive at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the medieval jewel of Germany. The former imperial town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the perfect place to experience medieval and renaissance life in Germany as it was actually lived.
Narrow towers and imposing ramparts; winding alleyways and picturesque oriels; half-timbered houses lovingly decorated with window boxes and hanging baskets; colorful gardens made for rest and relaxation; large churches that invite meditation and prayer – these are just some of the things that attract visitors from all over the world to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Rothenburg - 5° Overnight
After breakfast, scenic drive along the Romantic Road from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Augsburg.
Stop at Nördlingen, the only town in Germany where you can walk the walls and battlements all the way round. The historical old town is dominated by the tall bell tower of St. George church.
Your last stop is Augsburg, second oldest German town, founded by the Romans in 15 B.C.
Augsburg - 6° Overnight
Before to finish your tour in Munich, we suggest to drive to Fussen. Here, hidden in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains, King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Capture the grandeur of these castles and the picturesque mountain scenery of Bavaria in one magical day.
Munich - 7° Overnight