The Beauty of Germany and France

Trace the Germanic roots of European history and culture as you explore major cities, quaint towns, and breathtaking natural gems.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Brussels, Belgium

  • 2

    Trier, Germany

  • 3

    Strasbourg, France

  • 4

    Basel, Switzerland

  • 5

    Dijon, France

  • 6

    Paris, France

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Things to do in and around Brussels

  • Mont des Arts Area Of Brussels
  • Belgium-6478 - Grand Place
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • Walking the streets of Brussels
  • Sunset at the Mont des Arts
  • City of Antwerp
  • stadhuis
  • Serres de Laeken Bruxelles
  • готина усмивка :)
  • Vestíbulo del Museo de Artes
  • Town Hall
  • Cityscape of Home I
  • Leuven, Belgium @ Dusk and Night
  • Brussels
  • Brussels, Belgium 102 - Parc du Cinquantenaire -  Triumphal arch
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  • Grote Markt in Mechelen 686
  • La collégiale Sainte-Barthélemy (Liège)
   
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Brussels

Belgium, Brussels-Capital region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nights

Belgium's capital is the seat of the EU and boasts a metropolitan cultural diversity, many historic curiosities, and great museums.

Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union. Brussels has grown from a 10C fortress town to a sizeable city. The architecture in Brussels is diverse, spanning from the medieval constructions on the Grand Place to the postmodern buildings of the EU institutions. Main attractions include the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Gothic town hall in the old centre, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Laeken. Another famous landmark is the Royal Palace. The city has had a renowned artist scene for many years. Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers.
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Things to do in and around Trier

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  • Trier Centrum
  • Porta Nigra
  • Trèveris (Trier). Rheinisches Landesmuseum. Monument funerari romà amb escenes familiars (220 dC.): l'amo passant comptes.
  • Germany-5280 - Basilica of Constantine
  • Reichsburg - Mosel_9867
  • Saarschleife
  • Cathedral of Trier HDR
  • Kaiserthermen Roman Baths, Trier
  • Roman Amphitheatre, Augusta Treverorum, Trier
  • the German Corner
  • Rhin
  • Rail to Heaven
  • Cochem
   
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Trier

Germany, The Moselle Valley region

HistoricCultureNight life2 nights

With an impressive cultural and economic history, some claim Trier as the oldest city in Germany, going back to the 16C BC.

Trier, historically called Treves in English, is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It may be the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BCE. The city is the oldest seat of a Christian bishop north of the Alps. Trier is known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings, which include: The Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps; Ruins of three Roman baths, among them the largest Roman baths north of the Alps; The huge Constantine Basilica, a basilica in the original Roman sense. Trier Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church that dates back to Roman times.
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Things to do in and around Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg - Grande Ile
  • Rainy day
  • La Petite France  (Strasbourg)
  • MAMAC 6
  • The towering Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Other view of the plains 2
  • Riquewihr Vines
  • Petite France
  • Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame
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  • Obernai notre commune
  • Historical Museum / Историческия музей
  • Musée Alsacien
  • Road
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Strasbourg

France, Alsace region

HistoricCultureFoodNight life2 nights

Strasbourg harmoniously combines its governmental importance with the wonder generated by great museums and superb architecture.

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg's historic city center, the Grande ֳŽle, was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.
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Things to do in and around Basel

  • Basel view from Munster
  • Basel
  • Kunstmuseum
  • s'isch scheen und mer hockt am Rhy :)
  • Schaulager
  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Bern
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  • “Installation (side view) by Troika (Eva Rucki b. 1976 Germany, Conny Freyer b. 1976 Germany, Sebastien Noel, b. 1977 France): Squaring a Circle, 2013 (Mirror, steel, matte black flock)” / Galería OMR / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13964
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  • La Fondation Beyeler (canton de Bâle, Suisse)
  • weissenstein (50)
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
   
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Basel

Switzerland, Basel-Stadt region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

One of Switzerland's largest cities, Basel is the country's cultural center with museums, art galleries, and a rich history.

Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city has large number of theatres and many museums. Theater Basel presents a busy schedule of plays, opera and ballet. Basel is also host to an array of buildings by internationally renowned architects. Basel features a great number of heritage sites of national significance, including the Old Town of Basel as well as churches, monasteries, secular buildings and archaeological sites. There are a number of culinary specialties originating in Basel, including Basler Läckerli cookies and Mässmogge candies. Zoo Basel is the most visited tourist attraction in Basel and the 2nd most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.
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Things to do in and around Dijon

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  • Dijon
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  • Dijon Cathedral
  • France Dijon
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
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  • Museum of Fine Arts, Dijon
  • France-003067 - Rue des Forges
  • 69 Saut du Doubs
   
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Dijon

France, Burgundy region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life1 night

Between Paris and Lyon, Dijon is the perfect place to sample Burgundian cuisine and admire Medieval architecture.

Dijon is a city in eastern France, and is the capital of the Burgundy region. The city has retained varied architectural styles from many of the main periods of the past millennium, including Capetian, Gothic and Renaissance. Many still-inhabited town houses in the city's central district date from the 18th century and earlier. Dijon architecture is distinguished by, among other things, toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs) made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow and black and arranged in geometric patterns. The historical center of the city has been registered since July 4, 2015 as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
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  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
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  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
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  • 295 Paris - place Vendome
  • Fontaines
  • Lac Daumesnil
  • Rodin Museum building
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • Notre Dame
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • Île St. Louis
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • 2012-09-05 La Loire à Vélo 392
  • Quaie Belu ( la Somme) Amiens
  • Louvre the Grand
  • Ile de la Cité
  • Water feature and ferris wheel at Tuileries Garden
  • Arc de triomphe de l'Étoile, Paris
  • Amboise
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nights

The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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