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Germany has certainly been among the top tourist destinations in Europe. The exciting metropolis of Berlin with rich culture and heritage along with the vibrant nightlife is an interesting place to be at. Also, Germany has played a major role in the World War which in turn makes it one of the best countries to experience the history and traditions of the bygone era. Also, you can enjoy the splendid countryside farmlands, huge wind turbines and the fairytale castles on the hills. While a usual 10 day itinerary for Germany mainly includes the tourist attractions between Munich and Berlin, it certainly has a lot more to offer.
When should you visit Germany?
Germany is usually a year around destination. Every season here has its own charm and can be experienced to the fullest. Like most of its neighboring European countries, Germany is quite hot, humid and wet in summers while winters are really chilly. The September to November time is usually with the less amounts of crowd as summer slowly turn into autumn. This season is the best time to visit Germany as you can enjoy the country to its best with very less amount of tourists and also cheap deals on your stay as well. But ideally, a lot of people head to Europe in summers to take the advantages of long sunny days and nice weather. In the end, it’s up to you to decide what season fits best for your needs and go ahead with it.
Things to Know before Visiting
Travel Insurance is undoubtedly one of the most important things that you need to have while visiting any country. It is rather more important while visiting Germany as it is required for the Schengen Visa. Also, the cost of hospitalization or health care in a state of emergency in Germany is pretty high. So having travel insurance is always better to help you in such situations. Also it can help you cover in cases of baggage loss or theft. Thus, having travel insurance is an absolute must.
The 10 day Germany itinerary you need.
Day 1- Exploring the capital city of Berlin
Berlin has a lot to offer to its tourists with its magnificent architecture and undying history. Start your day in Berlin by visiting the iconic symbols of the city, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. These two iconic statues are definitely among the best places to visit in Germany. A lot of itineraries by the travel companies include these statues. Once you are done seeing the statues, head south to experience the maze of Holocaust memorial. If you move a bit further south, you will reach the Topographic des Terrors, which is an exhibition telling the exact story of how Nazis took over in explicit detail, where once Gestapo headquarters used to be. Get back to Potsdamer Platz later on where you can hop on the double decker bus which takes you through the beautiful city and leaves you at the grand Berlin Cathedral. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace. The local alleys have some of the best shops to satisfy your shopping buds. Do not forget to explore these small alleys.
Day 2- Exploring the Kreuzberg side of Berlin
Not a lot of people know about this but Berlin has got a very young side to it by the name Kreuzberg. This place is less touristy and not covered in most of the Germany tour packages. Visit this old city to discover the slow life and do shopping at vintage clothing store and indie boutiques. Also, the city has some of the most beautiful cafes and restaurants to enjoy you lunch. After lunch visit the famous Tempelhofer Park, which is a historic airfield turned park now. Walk further from the park to cross the Oberbaum Bridge which used to serve as the border between East and West Berlin in older times. On the other side of the ridge is the East Side Gallery which is definitely among the best places to see in Germany. East Side Gallery has remnants of Berlin Wall with beautiful murals on it covered by international artists. End your day by coming back to Berlin and having your dinner at one of the restaurants.
Day 3- Day trip to Potsdam
Spend your last day by taking a day trip to the city of Potsdam .Potsdam has a lot of offer to its tourists even for a day trip. After reaching here, visit the Sanssouci Park. Also, Schloss Sanssouci is a palace constructed which resembles Versailles and was used before as a summer gateway for Frederick the Great. The whole palace is such a brilliant piece of art that you should not miss it at any cost when you are here. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants and head back to Berlin to spend the last evening in the sprawling city before you leave for the next destination.
Day 4- Exploring the historic town of Freiburg
Freiburg is among the less touristy places in Germany and is definitely one of the best places you can ever visit. Freiberg is one of the most beautiful historic towns of Germany. Most of the town was badly damaged during WWII but was later rebuilt to preserve its beautiful culture and medieval character. The town is also popular among hikers as there are a lot of mountains around to hike around. Take a bike or explore on foot this beautiful town full of rich heritage. The city cathedral here is an absolute must visit to witness the marvel of Gothic architecture built over more than three centuries. Also, look out for Bachle (small little brooks) that almost runs entirely over the town. Freiburg is among such places where time slows down and you can enjoy the serene beauty at your own pace. Also, a lot of travel companies do not offer Freiburg in the Germany tour package making it a less touristy destination for you to make the most of it.
Day 5- The Black Forest- Into the wilderness
Freiburg marks as the perfect place to explore the little wild side of Germany perfectly. The Black Forest is a large mountainous region in southwest Germany. The area borders France is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Germany. Though it is difficult to explore the whole of the forest area in one day, you can start by visiting the hike to Lake Titisee which is a beautiful glacial lake by passing the deep gorges along the way. You can also explore the northern Black Forest to witness some of the most beautiful natural wonders .The whole area of Black Forest surrounding the lake town of Freiburg is mostly enchanting and a thrilling experience altogether. Head back to Freiburg to spend the night before moving further north the next day. Also, this part of the Germany is not covered in most of the 10 day itineraries. Make sure you visit to make the most out of your trip to Germany.
Day 6- Exploring the quaint town of Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden is a quaint little spa town in the southwestern Germany’s Black Forest. The town is quite popular for the thermal baths it offers to its tourists along with the abundant natural beauty surrounding it. Start exploring this town with the famous LIchtentaler Allee which is a 2.3 km long stretched road full of fountains and sculptures and carpeted with flowers. The stretch starts from Goetheplatz and ends at Kloster Lichtenthal making it a walk worthwhile. After visiting the allee, move ahead to the Casino building which was called as the ‘most beautiful casino in the world’ to enjoy the marvel of the architecture. Also, there are a number of guided tours if you wish. Head next to Staatliche Kunsthalle which is a sky-lit gallery showcasing some of the most interesting art. In the afternoon after the lunch, visit the famous Romische Badruinen to indulge yourself into one of the oldest natural hot water springs and one of the oldest bathing complex ever. In the evening, visit the Trinkhalle which is a famous pump room built in 1839.
Day 7- Visiting Stuttgart
After reaching Stuttgart, relax yourself a bit and head out to explore this underrated city at its best. Stuttgart is full of attractions for the car lovers, architecture buffs and beer fans. Start your exploration by visiting the place where it all started, The Mercedes-Benz Museum. Build with an unique overlapping architecture of three circles, the museum holds more than 160 cars right from the invention of the first automobile to the latest model of the car. Head next to Porsche Museum to know about the history of the brand along with some of the most stylish models that are still kept here in the working condition and taken out on the special occasions at race events and presentations worldwide. After lunch visit the Fernsehturm Stuttgart which is a 217m high TV tower which is regarded as the first television tower. You can see the views almost upto Black Forest from up there. In the evening, visit Schlossplatz which is a central square surrounding the old and the new Castle. Spend your evening here to end the day.
Day 8 - Exploring Stuttgart
Start your second day in Stuttgart by visiting the public library which is one of the best places to visit in Germany. Stuttgart’s Public Library is the example of perfect modern architecture with solar power glass roofs, sliding slat windows and a rooftop terrace. Also, the library consists a huge volume of Music units to play and enjoy in the lower section of the library. While the library serves as the best place for readers, it is also used at times for events. Head next to the famous Ludwigsburg Palace which is one of the oldest baroque palaces in Germany. The palace consists of baroque gallery, marble hall. Also, Ludwigsburg Palace is one of the best places to visit as the famous Pumpkin festival is held here every year. After the lunch, visit the Killesberg Park opened in 1939, with 100 acres of flowers, gardens and greenery all over. There is also a tower right in the middle of the park, from the top of which you can see the whole park. In the evening, end your day by having the Spatzle at a restaurant which is a local noodle dish and a must try in Stuttgart.
Day 9- Moving to Munich and exploring the city
Move to Munich next day by getting on a train. Munich being Bavaria’s capital is home to some of the centuries old-buildings and marvelous pieces of architectures. Also it is Munich where every year the Annual Oktoberfest is held. Take the Regional Bahn train to Munich which takes about 230 hours. When you reach Munich, visit the Nymphenburg Palace to admire the beautiful architecture along with the plush interiors with rich culture and history. Munich is easily among the best places to visit in Germany as it has everything to offer to tourists. After lunch in the afternoon, visit the royal Munich residenz which is the former royal palace of the monarchs of Bavaria. The palace is the largest one one all of Germany and has some of the best architecture, room decors and paintings. In the evening , relax yourself at Biergarten in English Garten for a perfect dinner along with some local beer. You can spend the rest of the day here enjoying the natural beauty.
Day 10 -Exploring Munich
Start your day by exploring the famous Marienplatz Plaza. Being there in the centre of the plaza area itself is an experience. Visit the famous Glockenspiel at Rathaus town hall exactly at 11 am to experience the magic. Glockenspiel is certainly one of the best places to visit in Munich and is included in most of the Germany tour packages. Head next to Hofbrauhaus for savoring a traditional Bavarian lunch and spend some time there. In the evening, you must visit the Deutsches Museum to see the splendid masterpieces of art, science and technology. End your day by visiting the English Garden and having dinner in any of the restaurants around.
In the end, Germany has a lot to offer to every tourist. With the above given 10 day itinerary, you can make the most out of Germany. Do not wait any longer. Book your tickets, pack your bags and get ready to go an adventure of a country that is a perfect blend of rich culture and history along with the modernism.