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A country with rich tradition and a complicated past, Germany can be explored in many different ways. Our specialists have sought out a range of experiences for you in Germany that will show you everything from the dairy farm-dotted hills of the Black Forest to the mural-covered remnants of the Berlin Wall.

We can arrange for you to drive your own Cold War-era Trabant car around Berlin and see landmarks like Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. You could join a Jewish heritage tour that will let you learn about the lives of Jewish Berliners before, during and after the Nazi regime, or take a historical walking tour in Munich, to see the places pivotal to World War II.

We can also arrange for you to see the German countryside along the Romantic Road, glide past the towns and castles along the Rhine on a boat cruise, or visit Munich’s beerhalls and Oktoberfest museum.

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Ideas for experiencing Germany

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Germany, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Parked Trabants

    Drive your own Trabant car

    Berlin

    Get a glimpse of life in East Berlin during the Cold War on this self-driving tour in the emblematic Trabant. You’ll get to see remnants of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate.

  • Rothenburg city

    The Romantic Road

    Rothenburg

    See authentic Bavarian towns in the German countryside as you ride along the Romantic Road. Pass forests, mountains and timbered towns as you make your way toward the castles and walled-in medieval cities waiting to be explored.

  • Eagle's Nest, Bechtesgaden

    Dachau & the Eagle's Nest

    Munich

    Visit two important sites to the history of World War II in this day-long tour. First, you’ll see Dachau, the first concentration camp established by the Nazis. Next, you’ll head to the Eagle’s Nest, a mountaintop retreat once owned by Hitler.

  • Star of David on Berlin synagogue

    Jewish heritage walking tour

    Berlin

    This half-day Jewish heritage walking tour will take you around Berlin with a private guide, who will show you places throughout the city important to the history of Jewish Germans, especially during World War II.

  • Molding gingerbread lebkuchen

    Gingerbread-making class

    Nuremberg

    Spend an afternoon with a professional baker in Nuremberg and try your hand at baking your own Nuremberg Lebkuchen. You’ll learn about the history of the sweet treat, and you’ll get to bring your desserts home with you.

  • Castle along the Rhine river

    Rhine Valley: Rüdesheim & castle boat tour

    Heidelberg

    Explore the Rhine Valley on foot, in the car and by water. Drive past vineyards with your driver-guide, walk around the village of Rüdesheim and cruise past castles on the waters of the Rhine during this half-day activity.

  • Munich Residenz

    World War II history walking tour

    Munich

    Learn more about Munich’s role in World War II on this privately guided walking tour. You’ll also get to see memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives to Nazis and to those who opposed them.

  • Along the River Frische Grube in Wismar

    Day trip to Lübeck & Wismar

    Hamburg

    Pass gabled houses, walk along snaking canals and meander through hidden cobblestone corridors. Get to know the Hanseatic League cities of Lübeck and Wismar on this full-day trip from Hamburg, which includes two-hour walking tours in both cities.

  • Biergarten sign, Munich

    Munich's beerhalls & the Oktoberfest Museum

    Munich

    This walking tour takes you through the history of beer in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. You’ll taste samples at two beer halls, learn about the laws of production and visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, with its own attached pub.

  • St. Martin church, Bavaria

    A day in Bavaria

    Munich

    This day trip from Munich takes you to the Bavarian Alps, where you can get high-mountain views, visit the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics, see a brightly painted Bavarian mountain town and walk through a winding gorge among waterfalls.

  • Blueberries, Freiburg

    Freiburg farmers' market

    Freiberg

    Get to know the local produce and cuisine with this three-hour guided tour of Freiburg’s farmers’ market. Learn about the market from a local who can help you choose among the offerings, from sausage and spices to locally made handicrafts.

  • Tree lined path of Triberg

    Black Forest in depth

    Baden-Baden

    Ride the panoramic roads of the Black Forest, venture up the seven-tiered Triberg Waterfalls and explore the town of Triberg. Spend a day getting to know the Black Forest on this full-day trip through the region.