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Globus German Highlights(ZD)

12 days from Frankfurt to Frankfurt 
Germany is a country filled with spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, fun oompah music, and world-class beer. On this Germany guided tour, you'll visit Germany’s most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Cologne, Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, and the Black Forest. You'll visit the must-see attractions in each city, including the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne, with its twin-steepled towers, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation, and the Zwinger Palace courtyard in Dresden.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you with a cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Enjoy the Romantic Road’s charming villages and countryside before stopping for a walking tour in Rothenburg – a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Visit King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive on the panoramic German Alpine Road to beautiful Lake Constance, Europe's largest freshwater reservoir, and to the charming island of Lindau. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, where you’ll learn about the art of woodcarving and enjoy coffee and Black Forest Cake.

A guided tour of Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and beer. Enjoy a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst (sausage) has been a tradition in Nuremberg for many centuries, and Globus has included dinner at a local Nuremberg restaurant to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste.

From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany guided tour has it all!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

FRANKFURT
A welcome dinner at a local restaurant and a farewell dinner

RHINE CRUISE

COLOGNE
Visit the cathedral; [LF] enjoy a beer at the Cölner Hofbräu Früh

COLOGNE–BERLIN
By high-speed first-class ICE train

BERLIN
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

DRESDEN
Orientation, see the Zwinger Palace Courtyard

BAYREUTH
Orientation of Wagner’s city, of festival fame

NUREMBERG
Walking tour including the Old Town; [LF] a special dinner at Bratwurst Röslein restaurant

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town

MUNICH
Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz

OBERAMMERGAU
Stay two nights in the Passion Play Village

NEUSCHWANSTEIN
Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle

LINDAU
Visit the island on Lake Constance

BIRNAU
Visit the baroque church

BLACK FOREST
[LF] Woodcarving demonstration and Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen

HEIDELBERG
Walking tour of the Old Town; ride the funicular and visit the castle

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY.
 Time to rest or to start exploring the bustling metropolis on the Main River. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2FRANKFURT–COLOGNE.
 A special treat at the very start of your journey through Germany is a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, pretty wine towns, and the Lorelei rock. Disembark and drive to Cologne to visit the awesome gothic CATHEDRAL. Its twin 515-foot towers, five naves, splendid stained-glass windows, and the shrine of the Three Holy Kings are eloquent testimony to the quality of medieval engineering and craftsmanship. Afterwards, enjoy [LF] a beer at the Cölner Hofbräu Früh, one of Cologne’s famous breweries. (B)
Day 3COLOGNE–BERLIN.
 Ride the ICE TRAIN to Berlin, capital of reunited Germany, where sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. (B,D)
Day 4AT LEISURE IN BERLIN.
 A full day at leisure gives you a chance to join one of our exciting optional excursions, like to nearby Potsdam. (B)
Day 5BERLIN–DRESDEN.
 Arrive in Dresden, former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your orientation, see the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. (B)
Day 6DRESDEN–BAYREUTH–NUREMBERG.
 Stop in Bayreuth for an orientation of this city, of festival fame. Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871 and was not satisfied with the existing 18th-century theater, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, so he had a new one built. Today, the Festival Hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Continue to Nuremberg, the town of children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts and walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town to St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction, and admire the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. Then, have [LF] dinner at Bratwurst Röslein restaurant to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste. (B,D)
Day 7NUREMBERG–ROTHENBURG–MUNICH.
 In medieval Rothenburg, admire its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses during your walking tour. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War, and shop for Christmas ornaments, for which this pretty town is famous. Next is the Bavarian capital, Munich. Tonight, you may wish to join an exciting optional dinner outing. (B)
Day 8MUNICH–OBERAMMERGAU.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive 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. In the late afternoon, drive to the romantic Passion Play town of Oberammergau, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B,D)
Day 9AT LEISURE IN OBERAMMERGAU.
 A full day at leisure. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay in this romantic area. (B)
Day 10OBERAMMERGAU–NEUSCHWANSTEIN–LINDAU–BIRNAU–BLACK FOREST.
 Start today with a visit to King Ludwig’s magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which inspired Walt Disney. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Then, continue along the panoramic German Alpine Road to the sunny northern shore of Lake Constance, Europe’s largest freshwater reservoir. Visit the charming island of Lindau and the baroque CHURCH at Birnau before entering the lush Black Forest for your overnight stay. (B,D)
Day 11BLACK FOREST–HEIDLEBERG–FRANKFURT.
 This morning, drive deeper into the Black Forest, then stop for [LF] a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION and Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake). Arrive in Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, of Student Prince fame. Time to stroll around in the Old Town, then ride the FUNICULAR up the hill and visit the red-walled CASTLE where the GREAT VAT, a 58,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask, attracts particular attention. Return to Frankfurt, where a farewell dinner has been prepared to say auf Wiedersehen! (B,D)
Day 12FRANKFURT.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner and a farewell dinner in Frankfurt, and a special dinner in Nuremberg

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$428

Triple room reduction per person:
$41

Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
in single room $90-$245, in twin $61-$122, in triple $57-$103

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