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Time to rest or to start exploring the German capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, and a photo stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate.Visit the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie.
Arrive in Dresden, former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your orientation, visit Zwinger Palace COURTYARD with its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841—first destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985. Also see the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.
Arrive in Rothenburg for LF an overnight stay in this magical medieval town, with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Enjoy an orientation walk and hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War. Perhaps, shop for Christmas ornaments.
Drive south through Bavaria to the city of Augsburg. During your guided sightseeing see the cathedral, the Rathausplatz, and the Perlach Tower, the city’s most famous landmarks. The highlight is a visit to the TOWN HALL with its baroque Golden Hall. An interesting visit to the Fuggerei has also been included. A city within the city, the Fuggerei was founded almost 500 years ago by Jakob Fugger the Rich as a housing complex for needy Augsburgers, and it has been in continuous operation fulfilling its mission since that time. Here, in the oldest social housing complex in the world, visitors experience a fascinating journey through history—and the normal everyday life of its current residents. Continue to the Bavarian capital Munich.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital.” See Munich's Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics, and the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also see the Königsplatz, and visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. In the evening, a LF farewell dinner at a local restaurant is the best way to celebrate your German Escape.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
This upscale 346-room contemporary property is housed in a former Police Station with an Art Deco-style lobby located just a short walk away from the bustling Alexanderplatz transportation hub and Alexa shopping center. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, lobby bar, 24 hour rooftop fitness center and Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Modern air conditioned guest rooms all have lap top safes, coffee/tea-making facilities.
Situated in the heart of the Old Town, overlooking Dresden's Market Square, this modern 240 room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout, a refined restaurant serving German and Spanish fare, as well as a funky cocktail bar with a cigar lounge. Other amenities include a gym and a wellness area with sauna and steam bath.
This historic 30 room property is full of charm and is set directly in the very heart of this picturesque town, the dining area and terrace has a beautiful view overlooking the valley and the Tauber river and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the public areas.
This classic 251-room property enjoys a central location and has an eclectically styled restaurant with a steak and fish themed menu. The inviting bar area serves both classic & innovative cocktails and has a large screen for major sporting events. Other amenities include a 24 hour Fitness center with sauna and steam room and Free Wi-fi internet access is available in the public areas of the hotel.
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