This itinerary is a 10-day vacation that takes you to the lovely city of Salzburg Austria, through the Austrian Alps to Berchtesgaden and then to Füssen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Würtzburg, Nürnberg, and onto Munich.
Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. It is located on the border of Germany with spectacular views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River with medieval and baroque buildings in the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on the left bank. This area faces the 19th century Neustadt (New City) on the right. Salzburg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can visit Mozart’s birthplace and take in the splendor of this beautiful historical city. Hike to central Europe’s largest intact fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and take in spectacular views of the city. Next, visit St. Peter’s Abbey, and enjoy the charm and beauty of this romantic city and all it has to offer.
From Salzburg, drive a short distance to Berchtesgaden. This is a German town in the Bavarian Alps on the Austrian border. From Berchtesgaden, visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest retreat (the Kehlsteinhaus). It is now a restaurant with alpine views. You can also visit the Dokumentation Obersalzberg Museum, which chronicles the Nazi era. Visit Berchtesgaden National Park and Schönau am Königsee. The area encompasses 218 square kilometers. Altitudes range from 540 meters at Königssee to 2670 meters at the towering Watmann Mountain. Here there are endless opportunities for hiking, mountain-biking, and boating. In addition, enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery. Not to mention, there are picturesque lakes and lush green forests in this park.
Your next stop is Füssen, which is at the south end of the Romantic Road (Roamtische StraBe). The Romantic Road is a 350 km route through the forests and mountains of Bavaria and Baden-Würtemberg. The Romantic Road leads to Würzburg. In Füssen, visit King Ludwig II’s iconic Neuschwanstein Castle. Neuschwanstein was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella’s Castle. Also provided is information on hotels and restaurants. Finally, we give you information on visiting the castles and the Altstadt (Old Town).
From Füssen, continue north on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This is a medieval walled city that was once one of the largest cities in Germany. Here you have the opportunity to shop, stroll the city wall, and take a bike tour in the surrounding areas. Not to mention, take part in the famous Nightwatchmen’s Tour. What’s more, we provide recommendations for hotels and restaurants, as well as other sites to visit.
Moving along the Romantic Road, your next stop will be Würtzburg. This is a beautiful city known for its lavish baroque and rococo architecture. In Würtzburg, the 18th century Residenz Palace is filled with ornate rooms and a huge fresco by Venetian artist Tiepolo. Würtzburg is in the center of the Franconian wine country. So there are numerous wine bars, wine cellars, and wineries in this beautiful city.
After spending the day in Würtzburg, the next stop is Nürnberg. This is a city that is distinguished by medieval architecture. It has fortifications and stone towers in the Altstadt (Old Town). While here you can visit many sites including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Documentation Center and the Nürnberg Trial Courthouse. Also one can visit the Altstadt, the city museum, and Albrecht Dürer’s House.
Then from Nürnberg, move on to the final stop of this fabulous trip, Munich. Before arriving in Munich, you may choose to visit the concentration camp in Dachau. This is a heart-wrenching and moving experience that is not for everyone. In Munich, you can visit the Deutsches or BMW Museum. Also, climb the 306 steps to the top of St. Peter’s Church Tower. What’s more, take a bike tour through this fabulous city. Not to mention, visit the Munich Residence, the famous Glockenspiel, stroll through and enjoy a beer in one of the Biergartens in the Englische Garten (English Garden), and visit the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. Also, ifThis itinerary is a 10-day vacation that takes you to the lovely city of Salzburg Austria, through the Austrian Alps to Berchtesgaden and then to Füssen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Würtzburg, Nürnberg, and onto Munich. This itinerary is a 10-day vacation that takes you to the lovely city of Salzburg Austria, through the Austrian Alps to Berchtesgaden and then to Füssen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Würtzburg, Nürnberg, and onto Munich.visiting Munich in the fall, enjoy the parades, food, and entertainment that accompany the famous Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival.
These are some of the most beautiful and most charming areas in Europe. Coupled with our guide, you can experience this beauty, history, and charm without being a part of a large tour group. R-tinerary has been to these places and they are incredible. Most of all, we would love to share our guide with you, so you can experience these fabulous places.