Thinking of Germany evokes visions of steins of beer and
delicious sausages; however, there is a cornucopia of offerings
beneath the surface of this dynamic country. From Frankfurt to
Berlin, and from the charming cities of Bavaria to the Rhine
Valley, Germany is a leading destination for history, art and
culture. Join a thoughtfully planned trip to Germany from Vacations
By Rail to explore each facet while traveling between noteworthy
destinations throughout the country.
Visit the capital city of Berlin to see the remnants of the
Berlin Wall, to peruse art galleries and to discover historic
sites, such as the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace and
Brandenburg Gate. Travel along Germany's Romantic Road to the
university town of Heidelberg or to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which
is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Southern
Germany tours that focus on Bavaria offer travel between its
picturesque locales by train or with a motorcoach tour. Explore the
heart of Bavaria in Munich, known for Nymphenburg Palace and the
Marienplatz, which is home to the world-famous Glockenspiel, a
well-timed clock that performs several times throughout the day.
There are also rail tours that focus on the castles of Bavaria,
including Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney's
Cinderella Castle. Vacations may also combine train tours with scenic
cruising along the Rhine River, past vineyards and the
legendary Lorelei Rock, or on the mighty Danube. Select
escorted tours even connect multiple countries, such as Germany and
Austria, or Germany
with Italy, Switzerland or the
Republic, while traveling on some of Europe's most iconic
Explore the best of Deutschland at any time of year, including
during the winter months when Germany's traditional Christmas
markets make their annual appearance in cities across the country.
No matter which Germany tour you choose, prepare to be awed.