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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 Czech Republic, while traveling on some of Europe’s most iconic trains.
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.