1 week in Germany: Top 2 Recommendations

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Be it the monumental Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or Cologne Cathedral, the most impressive landmark of the eponymous city, explore Germany which is home to an array of monuments worth discovering. In addition to this, the country is also home to stunning natural landmarks like Bavaria’s Black Forest and the Rhine Valley in Baden-Württemberg. One week in Germany is enough to soak up the breathtaking beauty of this country and delve into its distinct culture. Uncover the rich history of Bamberg, one of the best-preserved old towns in the country, and walk down the cobbled streets of Rothenburg during your seven days in Germany. Else, head out to conquer the towering Zugspitze massif or relax on the island of Rügen.

Check out our list of one-week itineraries in Germany below. Please note that these tours last between seven to eight days.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber a town in Bavaria, Germany
Travel to Rothenberg well known for its well-preserved medieval old town
Day 1 Arrive in Starnberg
Day 2 Hike to Hersching and take a ferry to Diessen
Day 3 Ascend Hohenpeissenberg Hill, call it a day on reaching Unterbau
Day 4 Descend to the depths of Ammer Gorge
Day 5 Continue to Wies and visit the pastoral village of Trauchgau
Day 6 See majestic Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles
Day 7 Explore Fussen on your own, discover charming lakes
Day 8 Make arrangements for your journey home

Follow in the footsteps of the eccentric Bavarian ruler King Ludwig during your one week in Germany with this self-guided tour. Start from Starnberg and see the world-renowned Andechs Church on your way to Herrsching. Stop off at Wessobrun Monastery on your way to Unterbau. Enjoy splendid views from the top of Hohenpeissenberg Hill and soak up the scenery around Rottenbuch. Visit the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous monument built by the eccentric Bavarian king, and cherish your moments in the historical city of Fussen. Your journey comes to an end after you have soaked up the beauty of Alatsee and Alpsee lakes, two of Germany’s most famous water bodies. See tours.


Mittelweg hiking trails is best visited during spring
Lush forests come alive with greenery during springtime in the Black Forest
Day 1 Set foot in the ancient city of Trier
Day 2 Cycle alongside River Moselle and through vineyards to reach Trittenheim
Day 3 Discover Zeltingen, the oldest wine village in Germany
Day 4 Wander through the wine estates of Kröver Nacktarsch before arriving in Zell
Day 5 Head for Beilstein, see Reichsburg Castle en route to Treis-Karden
Day 6 Pedal past blissful villages to Koblenz
Day 7 Say goodbye to Germany and journey back home

Get the best out of your one week in Germany by going on a cycling trip in the Moselle Valley, famous for its picturesque landscape. Start your adventure from the historic city of Trier, home to ruins belonging to Roman and medieval eras. Continue your journey along the Moselle River and stop in Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine-making village in Germany, before heading for Zeltingen. From there your journey continues via the wine-making region of Kröver Nacktarsch. Cycle through vineyards to reach Zell. Continue to Beilstein, where you have the option to visit the monumental Reichsburg Castle in Cochem. Revitalize yourself with a trip to the scenic wine village of Koblenz before heading back home. See tours.


Published by David Lee, updated on May 17, 2023

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