07D GERMANY DESTINATIONS covers FRANKFURT, BADEN BADEN & MUNICH.
Immerse in the cultural heritage and the modern architectural skyscrapers of Frankfurt. Visit the museums of art and artefacts. The Sachsenhausen district features the Goethe Tower and the Museum Embankment. This site hosts many museums, including the Städel Fine Art Museum and the Deutsches Film Museum which is dedicated to the history of cinema.
Take those healing thermal spas in Baden Baden. Visit the pedestrian mall Sophienstrasse which is home to high-end boutiques. The Fabergé Museum displays the trademark jewelled eggs. Designed by architect Richard Meier, the Museum Frieder Burda exhibits 20th-century artists including Pablo Picasso and Gerhard Richter. A funicular train climbs to the observation tower atop 668m high Mount Merkur. The Altes Schloss (Old Castle) is a 12th-century mountainside ruin with views over the Rhine Valley.
The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. Soak up the world famous beers and apple wine of Germany in Munich. Visit the neo-classical theatres in Munich and experience an opera or a ballet presentation.
The more you see, the more you feel like staying back. Enjoy the good times, in this fairyland of culture, food and performing arts.
Frankfurt | 02 Nights
Baden Baden | 02 Nights
Munich | 02 Nights
Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that's home to the European Central Bank. It's the birthplace of famed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum. Like much of the city, it was damaged during World War II and later rebuilt. The reconstructed Altstadt (Old Town) is the site of Römerberg, a square that hosts an annual Christmas market.
The Altstadt features a row of traditional half-timbered houses and Gothic Frankfurt Cathedral. The Römer, a trio of medieval patricians' homes, has served as city hall since the early 1400s. The Bankenviertel district is filled with towering skyscrapers. The Zeil, lined with department stores, is the city’s main shopping street. The Sachsenhausen district on the south side of the river is connected to the Altstadt by a pedestrian bridge. It features the Goethe Tower and the Museum Embankment, site of many museums, including the Städel fine art museum and the Deutsches Film museum, dedicated to cinema history.
BEST TIME TO VISIT FRANKFURT:
Many people visit Frankfurt in the spring and early summer (Mar-Jun) and in the fall when it’s sunny and mild (Sep-Oct). Summer can be hot, and winter can bring snow, rain, and sleet. Popular events include the Museum Embankment Festival (Aug), with arts and crafts stalls, music and culinary highlights from around the world; the Frankfurt Book Fair (Oct); the Apple Wine Festival (Aug), celebrating folklore and and the city’s most famous beverage; and the Christmas Market (Nov–Dec).
Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest region, near the border with France. Its thermal baths led to fame as a fashionable 19th-century resort. Alongside the Oos River, park-lined Lichtentaler Allee is the town’s central promenade. The Kurhaus complex (1824) houses the elegant, Versailles-inspired Spielbank (casino). Its Trinkhalle has a loggia decorated with frescoes and a mineral-water fountain.
Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus is a 2,500-capacity concert hall in the converted neo-baroque railway station. Pedestrian mall Sophienstrasse is home to high-end boutiques and the Fabergé Museum, which displays the trademark jeweled eggs. Designed by architect Richard Meier, the Museum Frieder Burda exhibits 20th-century artists including Pablo Picasso and Gerhard Richter. A funicular train climbs to the observation tower atop 668m-high Mount Merkur. The Altes Schloss (Old Castle) is a 12th-century mountainside ruin with views over the Rhine Valley. The mountains also provide opportunities for hiking, climbing, and skiing in winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BADEN-BADEN:
Peak travel is Apr-Oct during the warmer months of the year. Winter (Nov–Mar) is cold, with frequent rain and snow. Year-round, there are opera and classical concerts at the Festspielhaus. Three annual horse races (May, Aug/Sep and Oct) at nearby Iffezheim draw a chic, international crowd.
Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century.
Other notable sites include the 12th-century St. Peter’s Church and iconic 15th-century Frauenkirche cathedral, with its twin bell towers. The neoclassical National Theater and the rococo Cuvilliés Theater (in the opulent Residenz palace and museum) host performances by the State Opera and the State Ballet. Highlights of the Museum Quarter include Pinakothek museums exhibiting everything from Old Masters to modern art. Maximilianstrasse offers fashion boutiques and restaurants, and the bustling Viktualienmarkt sells produce cheese and sausages. The Englischer Garten is a large park popular for sunbathing.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MUNICH:
Common times to visit are May-Oct when the weather is warm. Winters (Dec–Feb) can be cold and snowy and are a popular time for winter-sport visitors to the surrounding Alps. Oktoberfest (Sep-Oct) is a huge celebration of local beer, brass-band music, and folk customs also featuring carnival rides and more. Other popular events include the Christmas Market and the Tollwood Festival (both in Dec) and the Fasching carnival (Jan–Mar) when locals dress up for the city’s countless balls and parties.
Day 01: Arrival in Frankfurt
On arrival at Frankfurt’s international airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this central German city on your own. See Frankfurt's skyline illuminated against the inky night sky. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 02: Frankfurt
After breakfast, a hop-on-hop-off tour will enable you to see many of the famous sights such as Romer (the Town Hall) Hall, St. Paul’s Church, the Botanical Gardens, the majestic Opera House, Old Sachsenhausen, beer gardens and many more.
Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 03: Frankfurt - Baden Baden
After breakfast travel by train to Baden Baden, an exclusive thermal spa resort. This town is nestled in a beautiful landscape along the border of the Black Forest. The rest of the day is on leisure. Overnight in Baden Baden.
Day 04: Baden Baden
After breakfast, you are free to relax or you can opt to visit one of the town’s two main thermal baths, the modern Caracalla Spa or the historic Roman-Irish ‘Friedrichsbad’. Later you can also visit the magnificent Baden Baden casino – a beautifully decorated building, featuring interesting architecture, splendid décor, and an elegant ambiance. Overnight in Baden Baden.
Day 05: Baden Baden - Munich
After breakfast travel by train to Munich. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s most popular destinations. Rest of the day is on leisure to explore the city on your own. Tour the city’s popular squares, monuments, fountains, and buildings while they are illuminated in the evening. Enjoy dinner at Munich’s famous watering hole Hofbräuhaus. Overnight in Munich.
Day 06: Munich
After breakfast, explore the city, such as the Marienplatz or central public square, the Nymphenburg Palace, the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, the BMW museum and much more. You can also enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from the top of the 290-meter high Olympic Tower. A hop-on-hop-off tour will let you discover many of these highlights on leisure. Overnight in Munich.
Day 07: Departure from Munich
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your return flight.