Berlin – 4 nights
Passionate about changes, the German capital pulsates with news every season, forcing the traveler to nothing hard task to return once again.
Returning to the classics is always a good idea: plan a visit to the Pergamonmuseum, which receives almost 1 million tourists a year, and set an online time to meet the Reichstag, a German Parliament whose summit, destroyed in a criminal fire in 1933, was replaced by a new one, all glazed.
Outside the classical circuit, the quarter is Kreuzkölln, where there is a Turkish Market, on the banks of the Landwehr Canal, every Tuesday and Friday. In the summer, Hasenheide Park, nearby, brings together a cool crowd in outdoor movie sessions. Alternative art galleries and cafes serving a variety of organic and vegan dishes complete the district’s hipster scenery.
Frankfurt – 2 nights
Despite the 550km distance from Berlin, the trip to the German financial center takes only four hours by train, with no connections.
More friendly than it seems at first sight, Frankfurt hides behind its skyscrapers the medieval Altstadt quarter, with half-timbered houses that house breweries such as Haus Wertheym, with a very picturesque decor. The focal point there is the Römerberg Square, where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs.
In the neighborhood is also the Kaiserdom Cathedral, Gothic style and reddish color. Ahead the clock in a few centuries to get into the mood of the contemporary Städel-Museum.
Munich – 3 nights
The capital of Bavaria is organized around the Marienplatz square where the town hall is and the clock that every day at 11 am announces the hour with dancing little figures to the sound of folk music. The St. Peter’s Church, with its beautiful towering views, and the touristy Viktualienmarkt market are close by, yet in the historic center.
Football fans will enjoy the tour guided by Allianz Arena, the stadium of Bayern that hosted games in the 2006 World Cup. The combined ticket also gives access to the museum. Travelers who enjoy more of the ethical pleasures than the sporting ones can exchange the tour for a tour of the Hofbräu brewery.
To save money on commuting from Munich, it’s worth investing in Bayern Ticket, a daily pass that guarantees access to local trains in stretches within Bavaria, perfect for planning various bumps and laps. The journey of less than two hours to Füssen is included in this pass, which can be bought in automatic machines at the stations.
The city, which is part of the Romantic Route, is the gateway to Neuschwanstein Castle, which inspired the home of Disney’s Cinderella. It sits on top of a mountain (it is possible to climb by bus, buggy and on foot) and can only be explored on guided tours by appointment. Inside, pay attention not only to the royal chambers, but also to the little windows, which reveal lakes and mountains covered by pine trees.