Prime Tours germany
14 days Germany
Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Black Forest/ Castle Hohenzollern, Lindau (Lake Constance), Neuschwanstein, Munich, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Frankfurt
Best Time for Travelling
January – December
Arrival airport transfer
Time at leisure to settle down after your flight to Germany.
Embark on a journey to Frankfurt’s origins: from the city’s first market to its rise as the financial capital of Europe with the headquarters of today’s European Central Bank!
Discover how Frankfurt’s bourgeoisie not only amassed economic power, but the city also became the center of German democracy. Learn about the city’s most famous sons and daughters, how they became what they are, and how they influenced Germany’s history.
Your tour guide will take you through fascinating stories of times gone by. Immerse yourself in the narrow streets of historic Frankfurt, discover the world of the grocers and learn how history has shaped the city to this day. Frankfurt’s Altstadt (Old Town) is the smallest district in the city, covering less than half a square kilometer. Most of its original structures – like the Imperial Cathedral, Römer town hall, Römerberg square and others – date back to the Middle Ages and are now complemented by the buildings erected in the post-war era.
You will visit the Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous apple wine or regional specialties as the famous Frankfurt “Green Sauce”. Apple wine has been Frankfurt’s most popular beverage for over 250 years. The market hall is a culinary paradise with more than 156 market stalls.
You should not miss the Eiserner Steg: This famous iron and concrete footbridge, crossed by over 10,000 pedestrians every day, connects the city center and Römerberg with Sachsenhausen on the southern banks of the Main River.
- Private arrival transfer
- Hotel in Frankfurt
- Tour with private guide incl. food/wine tasting
FRANKFURT – HEIDELBERG – BADEN-BADEN
Today you will leave Frankfurt in order to head more north side – to Heidelberg.
Heidelberg is located on the Neckar River and is Baden-Württemberg’s fifth largest city.
Winding alleys and dreamy squares, interesting museums, and galleries: Heidelberg’s Old Town has many facets. On a guided tour of the old town, the past comes alive.
The route takes you past Germany’s oldest university, through the many hidden alleys of the old town, whose culinary and historical secrets you will discover. Join the trail of fire salamanders and other medieval symbols and learn about the effects of a volcanic eruption in Iceland several thousand kilometers away.
But today’s Heidelberg is not neglected either. Discover the variety of cuisines and stories in this international city that delights with many festivals and other cultural highlights.
The most popular castle ruins of Germany, the Castle (or Schloss) sits on a hill overlooking the river. It is a showpiece of German Romanticism, a complex of partially destroyed buildings in Gothic and Renaissance styles surrounded by beautiful gardens and containing the world’s largest wine barrel.
After your tour you will have some time at leisure for lunch before you leave Heidelberg and drive on to Baden-Baden.
- Private transfer from Frankfurt – Heidelberg – Baden-Baden
- Walking tour Heidelberg incl. Entrance fees (2 h)
- Hotel in Baden-Baden
DAY 1 and 2
FRANKFURT – HEIDELBERG – BADEN-BADEN
DAY 3 and 4
BADEN-BADEN – BAIERSBRONN – BLACK FOREST
BADEN-BADEN – BAIERSBRONN
Enjoy your day in Baden-Baden before heading into the deeper Black Forst this afternoon.
The spa town of Baden-Baden is proud of its 2000-year history as a well-known thermal spa. The Romans already discovered and appreciated the hot springs at the Florentinerberg and founded a first settlement at this place. Today, Baden-Baden is also the epitome of a modern and innovative media, art, and congress city. The cultural scene is diverse and the Festspielhaus is one of the largest houses of its kind in Europe.
Since summer 2021, Baden-Baden has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with 10 other European spa towns as „Great Spa Towns of Europe“.
Have a stroll through the elegant “Kurviertel” with its magnificent buildings like the Kurhaus/Casino, Theater and Trinkhalle (Pump Room). Furthermore, you will get to know the traditional „spa quarter“ and the historic „Old Town“. Enjoy the special way of life in this exceptionally beautiful place in one of the numerous cafés.
Optional: We can also include a visit of the casino or the Roman bath ruins
After lunch break you will meet your private driver for a transfer into the Black Forest.
- Walking tour Baden-Baden (2h)
- Transfer to Baiersbronn
- Hotel in Baiersbronn
BAIERSBRONN – A DAY TO EXPLORE THE BLACK FOREST REGION
Explore the largest nature park in Germany. In the Middle and Northern Black Forest, you will find a wealth of beautiful landscapes, fascinating natural phenomena, exciting activities, or culinary delights.
Escape from everyday life and experience a very special day. You get in touch with nature, come to rest and leave so many things behind. The special thing are the encounters with the people and the people among themselves.
Be impressed by the grandfather fir – a very beautiful, striking place near Loßburg. A place where you have a long time to think about the history of the forest, how it looked in the past, when there were no paths, when the trees were not yet cut down.
Enjoy the drive along the Black Forest High Road with the view into the Rhine Valley, on clear days all the way to the Strasbourg Cathedral – or even to the Alps. We can also visit the church in Neuneck, the town church in Freudenstadt with its artwork from the Staufer period, the Alpirsbach monastery, the ruins of Lichtenfels Castle or the moated castle in Sulz-Glatt.
- Private guide and driver on disposal from/to Baiersbronn (8 h)
- Hotel in Baiersbronn
BAIERSBRONN – BURG HOHENZOLLERN – LINDAU
After breakfast it is time to leave the Black Forest region. Your driver will pick you up and you will head towards the Lake Constance.
On your way you will stop at the Hohenzollern Castle – the ancestral seat of the Prussian King and Princes of Hohenzollern – stands proudly almost 900 meters above the Swabian Jura, fortified with towers and battlements.
On an impressive journey behind the scenes of history, you will walk in the footsteps of the Princes of Hohenzollern. This exciting walk through 1000 years of culture and history, gives a detailed insight into the family history, the building development, and important events. During the tour, many paintings, furniture, and style epochs are intensively discussed. The tour takes you through nearly 20 salons, rooms, and galleries.
We will reserve a table at the castles’ restaurant for lunch before you head on to Lindau.
Check in and rest of day at leisure.
Maybe you would like to visit the lovely town Lindau? Lindau is a major Bavarian town and an island on the eastern side of Lake Constance. The landmark of the city is the famous harbor with the lighthouse and Bavarian lions at the entrance.
- Private driver on disposal from Baiersbronn – Lindau incl. stop at castle Hohenzollern
- Private tour castle Hohenzollern
- Hotel in Lindau
DAY AT LEISURE AT LAKE CONSTANCE – OPTIONS GIVEN BELOW
Option 1 – Visit Island Mainau
Take the boat from Lindau to the Flower Island Mainau which offers year-round beauty with 45 hectares of impressive gardens.
Walk around the island with your guide and experience the classics of the Mainau tours. We will show you everything you absolutely must see: Mainau Castle with St. Mary’s Castle Church – masterpieces of Baroque architecture as well as botanical treasures. You will also learn about the multifaceted history of Mainau Island and the count’s family. Also during the cold season, the island presents itself as an attractive destination: glittering lakeside, the Alps in the horizon and extravagant winter flowers.
Mainau hosts the second largest butterfly house in Germany that invites you to explore a tropical world with colorful butterflies and blossoms. Furthermore, you can explore a Rhododendron Slope, Italian Rose Garden, Dahlia Garden and Hydrangea Path, Herbaceous Garden.
Option 2 – Zeppelin flight
The sightseeing flights always start at the Zeppelin hangar in Friedrichshafen.
Gently, the airship rises into the air and floats elegantly through the sea of air. The Zeppelin NT lays the world at its passengers‘ feet – breathtaking and unforgettable. Shortly after takeoff, the flight altitude of approx. 300 meters is reached. A height that leaves room to see many details on the ground. Clear the stage for varied landscapes from a unique perspective: from the green Allgäu to castles and palaces on Lake Constance or the typical architecture in the Vorarlberg region to colorful islands and outstanding views along the foothills of the Alps. 12 routes of different lengths around Lake Constance, 12 opportunities to fly in the most beautiful way with the Zeppelin NT.
- Hotel in Lindau
DAY 5 and 6
BURG HOHENZOLLERN – LINDAU – LAKE CONSTANCE
Lake Constance – Mainau
DAY 7 and 8
LAKE CONSTANCE – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – MUNICH
LAKE CONSTANCE – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – MUNICH
There will be another stunning highlight today. You are going to head towards Munich and on your way, you will stop in Hohenschwangau, this is where the famous fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II is located. It is one of the most visited and photographed sight throughout Germany.
The construction of the idyllic castle was started in 1869 on behalf of the shy and eccentric King Ludwig II, who had this castle built to escape public life. With its medieval look, furnishing, decoration and artwork it served the king to escape real life and to be part of a poetic dream world.
After his passing in 1886 the castle was opened to the public. Walt Disney visited this place and used it as an inspiration for the castle of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland.
Due to the early death of the King, only 15 exclusively adorned rooms are fully finished and can be visited in the Castle tour.
Having arrived you will meet your coachman and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride up to the castle. Join a group tour of about 35 minutes. The apartments and state rooms of the king are on the third and fourth floors. The rooms on the second floor were never finished and today house a shop, a cafeteria, and a multimedia room.
After some time at leisure for lunch you will drive on to Munich.
Munich (“München”) is often called Germany’s most livable city.
Despite of 1.5 million of inhabitants, the capital of Bavaria has remained laid back, friendly, charming, and surprisingly traditional.
With its immense “English Garden”, many more small parks tucked away in local neighborhoods and the pedestrian area in the center, Munich is very people friendly and offers endless possibilities to relax and recharge.
Due to the fact, that a royal family resided in Munich for a couple of hundred years, the city is filled with historical buildings, art, handcraft, and stunning places. Sites like the former Royal Palaces, impressive churches, various museum, an opera house, boulevard, and numerous theaters can be found.
Munich also played an important role in Germany’s newer history. It was one of the renowned art capitals of Europa, the birthplace of “Jugendstil” but also the home of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP. The Concentration Camp Dachau is in the vicinity.
In 1972 the XX. Olympic Games and in 2006 the FIFA World Cup took place in Munich.
Economically, Munich benefits from large, international operating companies like BMW, Allianz, Infineon, which have their headquarters here.
- Private driver on disposal from Lindau to Munich incl. stop at castle Neuschwanstein
- Public guided tour Neuschwanstein incl. horse drawn carriage ride
- Hotel in Munich
Overview walking tour Munich
Discover Munich’s history and all the stories behind it. Meet vendors at the food market, discover unknown traditions in the beer halls and experience Munich up close.
Start your exploration in the heart of Munich, at the busy Marienplatz, where the ornate New Town Hall houses the famous “Glockenspiel”, a chimes with 59 bells and medieval dressed figurines, which move daily to demonstrate two important city events. Visit the gothic Church to Our Dear Lady (Frauenkirche) and hear the legend of how it was founded and why it was consider to be one of the wonders of the world. Follow your guide to the Viktualienmarkt, Germany’s largest food market with many delicacies. Get a feel for Bavarian snacks like White sausage or Leberkäs and meet some of the vendors. Just a few minutes away is the Hofbräuhaus, Germany’s biggest and most famous beer hall with its life music and coexistence of tourists and real Bavarians.
Continue to the mighty royal residence where the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings have lived for over 400 years. Meanwhile it is the largest museum of the State of Bavaria and is the place to visit, if you are interested in arts and crafts, porcelain, Rokoko interior or art history.
Your guide will show you Munich’s cultural and historic highlights and will focus in WWII/Holocaust history of Munich.
In 1920 Adolf Hitler founded the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) in Munich and gave Munich the honorific „City of the Movement “. In the following years the political situation- especially in Munich – helped Hitler to gain voters for his political program and he was able to set up an insidious network of supporters.
A lot of the history-charged places are still preserved or have been reconstructed such as:
- Königsplatz/ King’s Square (Roll call place for semi ritual events and place of the book burning)
- Führerbau/ Führer’s building (Hitler’s offices in Munich and location of the Munich Conference in 1938)
- Verwaltungsbau/ Administration building (German administration of the Nazi Party)
- Ehrentempel/ Honor Temples (Temple for the “blood witnesses” of the failed “Beer Hall Putsch”)
- NS-Dokumentationszentrum (newly build documentation center for Nazi history)
- Gestapo Hauptquartier (previous headquarters of the Gestapo)
- Platz der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (monument for the victims of the Nazi terror)
- Reichsbank-Hauptstelle (previous seat of the German Reichsbank in Bavaria)
- „Wunden der Erinnerung“/ „Project „wounds of memory” (wall with bullet holes)
- Denkstätte Weiße Rose (Monument for the victims of the resistance group “White Rose”)
- Landwirtschaftsministerium/ (previous Monument for the murdered members of the „Freiheitsaktion Bayern“)
- Haus der Kunst/ House of Art (Hitler’s way to classify and exhibit “German Art” and exhibition of the “Degenerated Art”)
- Kornbrust-Monument (monument for various members of the resistance to the Nazi regime)
- Krieger Denkmal (monument for the victims of both World Wars)
- Feldherrnhalle/ field marshals’ hall (location where the “Beer Hall Putsch” failed)
- Hofbräuhaus (Proclamation of the party program of the Nazi Party)
- Altes Rathaus/ old town hall (Where the “Night of the Broken Glas” began)
All these venues are located within walking distance in the city center of Munich. Some of them can be visited from inside (during opening hours).
During the tour you will get inter alia insights into the topic “rise of Hitler and his Nazi Party”, “Hitler’s network and supporters in Munich”, “Holocaust” and “Denazification”
- Private guide to visit Munich (6 h)
- Hotel in Munich
Memorial Site DACHAU
On March 22, 1933, a few weeks after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau. This camp served as a model for all later concentration camps and as a “school of violence” for the SS men under whose command it stood. In the twelve years of its existence over 200.000 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned here and in the numerous subsidary camps. 41.500 were murdered. On April 29 1945, American troops liberated the survivors.
The Memorial Site on the grounds of the former concentration camp was established in 1965 on the initiative of and in accordance with the plans of the surviving prisoners. Since then the Memorial Sites has served as an international places of learning and remembrance for future generations.
Meet your private guide for a tour through the Memorial Site including the permanent exhibition and get a deeper insight of a cruel instrument to supress opponents of the Nazi regime.
Optional visit in the afternoon:
Nymphenburg Palace owes its foundation as a summer residence to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, who was born in 1662 to the Bavarian Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, after some ten years of marriage. A site on the edge of the court lands, to the west of the city and the Residenz, was chosen for the new building – a location which, at that time, was still some way out of Munich surrounded by open countryside. In 1664 construction began to the plans of the north Italian architect Agostino Barelli, who also designed Munich’s Theatine Church.
Initially, the Italianate „Nymphenburg summer residence“ was a mighty cubic pavilion, flanked by the court church, several outbuildings and a small, walled, geometrical garden.
- Private guide and driver for your visit of Dachau ( 4h)
- Hotel in Munich
MUNICH – NUREMBERG
Today you are going to leave Munich and head to Nuremberg. You will get picked up after breakfast and the transfer will last for about 2 hours.
After checking into your centrally located hotel and some time at leisure you will meet your guide for an afternoon walking tour.
Discover the heritage and history of one of Bavaria’s most charming cities. Stroll around the medieval city walls, snap photos of the colorful half-timbered buildings and see the Hauptmarkt, where Nuremberg’s famous Christkindlesmarkt is held. Do you know that Nuremberg is the place where they sell the best ginger bread? Try them out! Learn about Nuremberg’s importance in the Holy Roman Empire, the connection to Prague and why Adolf Hitler loved this city so much. Immerse yourself in the medieval times when you cross very old bridges and visit landmarks like the Albrecht Dürer House, St. Lawrence Church and Nuremberg Castle.
If there is time left it is surely worth to visit the World War II Art Bunker, a shelter as much as 24 meters underground, used as a art depot , where the city’s most important art treasures survived the heavy air raids during WWII.
Follow your guide through the huge tunnel complex under Nuremberg Castle in the Historic Art Bunker. Admire the works of art that this bunker protected and learn more about the bombing of the city during World War II.
Nevertheless, unfortunately there is also a dark chapter in the history of Nuremberg as here the so-called “Reichsparteitage” (Nuremberg Rally) took place during the reign of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. The Documentation Center is being remodeled, and the former Permanent Exhibition is now closed. Instead, a specially conceived, compact Interim Exhibition in the Large Exhibition Hall presents the history of the Nazi Party Rallies and the Rally Grounds.
The new interim exhibition „Nuremberg – Site of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Staging, Experience and Violence“ informs visitors about the causes, the context and the repercussions of the National Socialist reign of terror. It recounts German history of the period from a local perspective, supported by multiple biographies and contemporary witness reports that give visitors personal insights into the subject. The one-hour tour provides visitors with detailed information on the former Nazi Party Rallies and the history of the site from 1918 up to the present day. The main parts deal with the propaganda in the thirties and forced labourers and prisoners of war from 1939 to 45.
Memorium Nuremberg Trials
The post-war history of Germany is strongly connected with the holding of the Nuremberg Trials, which took place in Room 600 in the Palace of Justice. Visit a well-developed exhibition, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, on this subject.
The Palace of Justice of Nuremberg is located in the Bärenschanze district and is the largest judicial building in Bavaria.
In the wood-paneled Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Justice Building, world history was once written in matters of international law. When the first trial against the main war criminals of the National Socialist regime of terror took place in 1945/1946, the hall looked somewhat different. For the mammoth proceedings, the victorious powers had torn down walls, built grandstands and moved windows.
In 1961, the alterations were reversed. Since then, the room has once again functioned as a „normal“ courtroom and can thus only be visited on days when there are no trials. The war crimes trials, which in retrospect are considered the birth of modern international law, took place in Nuremberg for practical reasons. The city had a sufficiently large and largely undestroyed courthouse, including an adjacent prison. Expensive prisoner transports were unnecessary; the defendants were led to the trial directly from the „Criminal Wing“ through a specially built corridor.
Since 2010, a permanent exhibition in the attic of the Justice Building has provided information about the history of the site. The path from Nuremberg to today’s International Criminal Court in The Hague is also thematized.
- Private guide for Nuremberg walking tour (4 h) incl. Nazi Party Rallies
- Hotel in Nuremberg
DAY 9 and 10
MUNICH – NUREMBERG
DAY 11 and 12
NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – WURZBURG
NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG
You will head on to Rothenburg – one of the beautiful cities along the Romantic Road.
This small town in the north of Bavaria looks like time stood still for the past 400 years, the times of the Thirty Years‘ War and the waves of emigration to America. Let us guide you to the most beautiful and historically significant buildings and get a glimpse of life in a city during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
All stories come to life when you stroll through the alleyways with your private guide. You’ll see the old quarter’s most beautiful locations. You’ll find out the story behind the Meister trunk and the former function of the plague mask on the castle gate.
Optional – Night watchman tour in the evening:
Join the Rothenburg night watchman on his tour through the darkness! Follow him through dark alleys and across brightly lit squares. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the „dark Rothenburg“. Listen to his stories and get a feel for how people lived here long ago.
- Private transfer Nuremberg – Rothenburg
- Private walking tour Rothenburg (about 2 h)
- Hotel in Rothenburg
ROTHENBURG – WURZBURG
Your last stop before heading back to Frankfurt will be Würzburg.
After arrival time at leisure for lunch – meeting your guide for a walking tour in the afternoon.
Wurzburg is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the lively heart of Würzburg with its long history and historic buildings hidden in small alleys waiting to be told. You will walk along the old city moat, learn about the long craft traditions in Würzburg and which of them can still be found here today.
Stroll past the most beautiful sights such as the Old Main Bridge, the unusual Egyptian obelisk in the center of the city and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site and pride of the people of Würzburg: the Residenz. In between, discover hidden culinary delights and delicious insider tips to feast and enjoy.
Let yourself be enchanted by the mixture of the old flair of over 1300 years of history and the colorful hustle and bustle of the student city. Here you will find old-established stores and coffee houses next to innovative and alternative cult stores.
- Private transfer Rothenburg – Wurzburg
- Private walking tour Wurzburg (about 2 h)
- Hotel in Wurzburg
WURZBURG – FRANKFURT
- Morning at leisure in Wurzburg
- Transfer to Frankfurt city or airport hotel
- Hotel in Frankfurt
DEPARTURE FROM FRANKFURT
DAY 13 and 14
WURZBURG – FRANKFURT – DEPARTURE