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Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, picture stop at Brandenburg Gate & Holocaust Memorial
DRESDENGuided sightseeing, visit the Courtyard of Zwinger Palace
ROTHENBURG Stay overnight in the medieval town
NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle
MUNICHOrientation drive, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner in the beer garden of a local restaurant
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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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, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and 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 guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.
In Weimar, follow your Tour Director on a pleasant walk to the pretty MARKET SQUARE with its Renaissance houses and the Town Hall. Highlight is LF an overnight stay in medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War, and shop for Christmas ornaments.
Drive along the scenic Romantic Road past small villages and towards the Bavarian Alps, where two of Bavaria’s most famous castles are situated. Stay overnight in a charming hotel beautifully located beneath Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and LF NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which you will visit with a Local Guide. This castle became the most famous of all and was inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Arrive in picturesque Oberammergau. The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau.
Drive to Munich where your orientation features a visit to MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. In the evening, LF a farewell dinner at a lively Biergarten is the best way to celebrate the success of your German vacation.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
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A chic 381 room modern design hotel. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Spa facilities include a refreshing indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and modern gym. The elegant restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine and has a courtyard for outside dining in the summertime. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and evening in the cool bar.
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