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 tour, you’ll see Germany’s highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Düsseldorf, Berlin, 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, and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation.</BR></BR>Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a Rhine cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Join the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, and scenic countryside, and stop 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 special experience included by Globus.</BR></BR>A tour to Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and beer. That’s why Globus has included a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst 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.</BR></BR>From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany tour has it all!

City Highlights

FRANKFURT A special welcome dinner at Schwarzer Stern restaurant and a farewell dinnerRHINE CRUISECOLOGNE Visit the cathedral; [LF] enjoy a beer at the Cölner Hofbräu FrühDÜSSELDORF–BERLIN By high-speed first-class Eurocity trainBERLIN Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchLEIPZIG Orientation including Bach’s ThomaskircheNUREMBERG Walking tour including the Old Town; [LF] a special dinner at Bratwurst Röslein restaurantROTHENBURG Walking tour of the walled townMUNICH Guided sightseeing, visit MarienplatzOBERAMMERGAUStay two nights in the Passion Play VillageNEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castleLINDAU Visit the island on Lake ConstanceBIRNAU Visit the baroque churchBLACK FOREST [LF] Special welcome and overnight stay in family-owned hotel; [LF] a woodcarving demonstration and Kaffee und SchwarzwaldkuchenHEIDELBERG Walking tour of the Old Town; ride the funicular and visit the castleHeadsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner, a special dinner in Nuremberg, and a farewell dinner in Frankfurt

Transportation

Motorcoach; Rhine River cruise; first-class Eurocity train; funicular ride. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

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