Classic Scenery and Small Towns

Romantic
Romantic
10 - 15
days

Get a feel for authentic German history and culture on a trip of some of Germany's best small towns, with stops in the Weimar, the center of German Enlightenment, admiring monuments dedicated to the famous philosophers and intellectuals who came from here. Next, head to Passau which is situated at the confluence of three rivers, whose preserved historic buildings give visitors a glance into its affluent past. Finally on to Lindau where visitors enjoy walks around the beautiful Lake Constance, admiring the views of the Alps. When you stop in Koblenz, make sure to take a cruise tour of the Rhine.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2

    Weimar, Germany

  • 3

    Rothenburg, Germany

  • 4

    Passau, Germany

  • 5

    Lindau, Germany

  • 6

    Baden-Baden, Germany

  • 7

    Koblenz, Germany

  • 8

    Frankfurt, Germany

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Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • Städel, Frankfurt am Main
  • Frankfurt Dom
  • 4 sisters
  • Marburg: Landgrafenschloss und Oberstadt
  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
  • Frankfurt's Slice of Cake
  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • DSCF0002 - Richard Meier - Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art.JPG
  • Triceratops
  • IMG_5633
  • Schwaebisch Hall 0082
   
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Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

CultureNight lifeFood1 night

A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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Things to do in and around Weimar

  • Weimar bei Nacht
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  • Weimar - Park an der Ilm
  • Weimar National Theatre with DDR Volkspolizisten and Konsum Kaufhaus Kontakt, Aug 1989
  • Goethes Gartenhaus im Park an der Ilm (Weimar).
  • Herbstabend
  • Bamberg Germany
  • Weimar am 3.8.2013
  • Wohnhaus Friedrich Schiller Weimar (c) AugustusTours
  • Weimar am 3.8.2013
  • Nietzsche - Kantenhocker-3617
  • Marburg: Landgrafenschloss und Oberstadt
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  • Buchenwald Memorial
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  • Marktkirche
   
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Weimar

Germany, Thuringia region

CultureSmall townsHistoricNight life2 nights

Weimar is a cultural and provincial center, with Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Nietzsche, and Goethe having resided here at various times.

Weimar is a city in Germany. The city was a focal point of the German Enlightenment and home of the leading characters of the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. Today, many places in the city centre have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites (either as part of the Weimar Classicism complex or as part of the Bauhaus complex). Relevant institutions in Weimar are the Bauhaus University, the Liszt School of Music, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library and two leading courts of Thuringia
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Things to do in and around Rothenburg

  • Rothenburg: Röderbogen
  • Historic centre
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  • view of the city's ramparts
  • Rothenburg tower view
  • Schwaebisch Hall 0082
  • Bamberg Germany
  • Town Hall at Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen, Germany
  • Flight over Oberstdorf
  • Dinkelsbühl
  • Bad Mergentheim
   
3

Rothenburg

Germany, The Romantic Road region

Small townsHistoricNature2 nights

Travel back in time in this magical city, where visitors flock to admire its beautifully preserved medieval architecture.

Rothenburg is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany. In 1170 the city of Rothenburg was founded at the time of the building of Staufer Castle. In October 1631, during the Thirty Years' War, the Count of Tilly, wanted to quarter his 40,000 troops in Rothenburg. Rather than allow entrance, the town defended itself. However, Tilly's troops quickly defeated Rothenburg. and in 1634 the Black Death killed many more townsfolk. Without any money or power, Rothenburg stopped growing, thus preserving its 17th-century state. sites include The Criminal Museum, Imperial City Museum and the Rathaus (town hall).
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Things to do in and around Passau

  • Stadt Passau
  • Innenstadt Passau
  • Stadt Passau
  • Glassy
  • Berchtesgaden
  • Town Hall of the city of Tegernsee
  • 2012_05_18 481 Hamburg Reunion - Friday
  • Bamberg Germany
  • Kapellenweg in Reit im Winkl
  • Regensburg
   
4

Passau

Germany, Bavaria region

Small townsNatureHistoricNight life2 nights

This exquisite 2,500-year-old town is a historical gem at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn Rivers.

Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as the "City of Three Rivers," because the Danube is joined at Passau by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north. With 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the organ at St. Stephen's was long held to be the largest church pipe organ in the world and is today second in size only to the organ at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles. Organ concerts are held daily between May and September. St.Stephen's is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque. Many river cruises down the Danube start at Passau and there is a cycling path all the way down to Vienna. It is also notable for its gothic and baroque architecture.
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Things to do in and around Lindau

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  • Lindau Insel
  • Maximilianstraße
  • Flight over Oberstdorf
  • life boat KN 1 27
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen, Germany
  • 2012_05_18 481 Hamburg Reunion - Friday
  • HDR
  • Meersburg von der Fähre
   
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Lindau

Germany, Bavaria region

Small townsNatureBeachesActive2 nights

Treat yourself to a visit on Lindau, a lovely island in Lake Constance with a rich historical past and present-day charm.

Lindau is a Bavarian town and an island on the eastern side of Lake Constance, Germany. Lindau is a main-sightseeing spot in the very South of Germany. Visitors from all over the world are mostly visiting in Summer. Lindau is famous for its rich, old town houses and varity of different buildings. The gardens of Lindau are wonderful in summer blossom.
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Things to do in and around Baden-Baden

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  • Baden Baden
  • Roman Baths...
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  • Lichtentaler Allee, Baden-Baden
  • Freudensdadt 01
  • Wine
  • Frieder-Burda-Museum
  • The old monastery
  • Schwaebisch Hall 0082
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
  • Tubingen Chocolate fest - CHOCOLart
   
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Baden-Baden

Germany, The Wine Route region

NatureSmall townsActiveCultureHistoric2 nights

A great base for exploring the Black Forest, this elegant town has been popular since Roman times.

Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany. It is located in the northern foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos River in close proximity to France and Switzerland. The city offers many options for sports enthusiasts. Horse races take place each May, August and October at nearby Iffezheim. The countryside is ideal for hiking and mountain climbing. In the winter Baden-Baden is a skiing destination. The springs of Baden-Baden have been known for more than 2,000 years, and their composition resembles that of the Roman baths of the 3rd century. The water at the baths of "Caracalla-Therme" spa comes from artesian wells 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) under the Florentiner Mountain.
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Things to do in and around Koblenz

  • the German Corner
  • Allemagne - Koblenz (Coblence)
  • Marburg: Landgrafenschloss und Oberstadt
  • Monschau
  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
  • Cochem
   
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Koblenz

Germany, The Moselle Valley region

Nature1 night

With ancient roots, this lively city is beautifully set among mountains as well as the Rhine and Moselle Rivers.

Koblenz is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle. Main attractions : Fortified cities - Its defensive works are extensive, and consist of strong forts crowning the hills encircling the town to the west, and the citadel of Ehrenbreitstein on the opposite bank of the Rhine. The old city was triangular in shape, two sides being bounded by the Rhine and Mosel and the third by a line of fortifications. The Moselle is spanned by a Gothic freestone bridge of 14 arches, erected in 1344, two modern road bridges and also by two railway bridges.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • Städel, Frankfurt am Main
  • Frankfurt Dom
  • 4 sisters
  • Marburg: Landgrafenschloss und Oberstadt
  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
  • Frankfurt's Slice of Cake
  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • DSCF0002 - Richard Meier - Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art.JPG
  • Triceratops
  • IMG_5633
  • Schwaebisch Hall 0082
   
8

Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

CultureNight lifeFood1 night

A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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