12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

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12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

Start: Ptuj, Slovenia
Drive:  5 h
1
Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sinsheim, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Speyer, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Baden-Baden, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
7
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Ptuj, Slovenia

1
night
Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedral of St Peter's, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Laeng Kapelle, steep yourself in history at Neupfarrplatz, then make a trip to Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Emmeram Church.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Regensburg trip tool .

Ptuj, Slovenia to Regensburg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ptuj in July: high temperatures in Regensburg hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Rothenburg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Old Town ©
Old Town
Maria Laeng Kapelle ©
Maria Laeng Kapelle

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, take a stroll through Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sinsheim.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Siebers Tower ©
Siebers Tower

few
hours
Sinsheim, Germany

Sinsheim ©
Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the Rhine Neckar Area of the state Baden-Württemberg about 22 kilometers southeast of Heidelberg and about 28 kilometers northwest of Heilbronn in the district Rhein-Neckar.GeographyOverviewIt consists of a town centre and 12 suburbs with a total population of 35,373 . To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sinsheim trip maker tool .

Getting from Rothenburg to Sinsheim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Sinsheim

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Eichtersheim
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Schloss Eichtersheim ©
Schloss Eichtersheim
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena ©
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), then deepen your understanding at Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), and then snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke). On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), get engrossed in the history at Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), contemplate the long history of Dicker Turm (Schloss), then steep yourself in history at Heidelberg Tun, and finally examine the collection at Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg day trip tool .

Heidelberg is very close to Sinsheim. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Speyer.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Darmstadt, Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand, St. Augustine's Church, Eberbach Abbey, Rhine Valley
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Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey
Mathildenhoehe ©
Mathildenhoehe

few
hours
Speyer, Germany

Speyer ©
With origins in the days of the Roman Empire and a religious history dating as far back as the 4th century, Speyer has long been known for its role as a hotbed of ecclesiastical reform.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Speyer trip planner .

You can drive from Heidelberg to Speyer in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Speyer

Museums Historic Sites
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Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer ©
(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche ©
(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche
Museum SchPIRA ©
Museum SchPIRA

few
hours
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden online day trip planner .

Drive from Speyer to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Fun & Games Casinos
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Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank
Kurhaus Baden-Baden ©
Kurhaus Baden-Baden

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, wander the streets of La Petite France, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Le Puits a Six Seaux, Rocher De Dabo
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame ©
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colmar tour itinerary builder website .

Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. In August, daytime highs in Colmar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites
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Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu ©
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu

1
night
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Freiburg, explore the world behind art at Archaologsches Meseum Colombischlossle Freiburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Martin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, and finally admire the striking features of Wentzingerhaus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau attractions planner.

Getting from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Herz-Jesu-Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then examine the collection at Munich Documentation Centre, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, then explore the galleries of BMW Headquarters, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and finally walk around English Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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English Garden ©
English Garden
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen
FC Bayern Museum ©
FC Bayern Museum

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