While on this trip you will be able to experience German culture, history and food. Starting off in Frankfurt you will get to experience lots of different foods before swiftly moving on to other destinations. Munich is another historically built city on this list, with the fairy tale castle built on a hilltop to the beautiful Englischer Garten you should have lots of exploring to do.
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- Imperial Castle – As the home of all German kings and
emperors between 1050 and 1571, Nuremberg Castle is an important example of a medieval fortress.
- Town Hall – The Renaissance-style town hall also features Baroque embellishments. Half of it was burnt down in 1501 and subsequently restored.
- Museum Embankment – There are nine different museums to discover here, including the Liebieghaus, Museum of Applied Art and the German Museum of Architecture.
• 4* accommodation including buffet breakfast
• Economy car rental for the duration
• Return flights from UK
- Personal expenses, fuel, parking fees, speeding fines, winter tyres, GPS, map etc.
The first day of your culinary tour through Germany leads you to the southwestern part of Germany. On the way from Frankfurt to Rüdesheim you see vineyards on the slopes of the Rhine river, Germany’s longest river. In Rüdesheim you could visit a wine museum and taste the regional wine (March- October). Why not try a delicious lunch, including the “Rheinischer Sauerbraten” (pot roast marinated in vinegar)? The dish is typical for the regions along the Rhine River. In the afternoon continue to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town.
In the morning travel from Heidelberg to Lindau. The road winds its way through the Black Forest. On the way you could stop at the castle Hohenzollern where you can try a real Swabian specialty: 42 43 Culinary Germany “Kässpätzle”, a special type of pasta with cheese. Afterwards continue to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. The surroundings of Lake Constance are not only famous for wine, but also for its fruit plantations such as apples and pears.
Today you leave Germany’s wine region and reach the capital of Bavaria, famous for its beer culture, as well as for hearty meals. Upon arrival in Munich enjoy a walk around the city including the most famous attractions such as the elegant Marienplatz with its famous clock tower. In the evening there are plenty of local and authentic Bavarian restaurants to choose from where you can try a Bavarian “Schweinshaxe” (pork knuckle) with freshly drafted beer.
Take today to experience Munich. There are plenty of micro-breweries to visit where you can try different types of beer. You can also visit the famous Viktualienmarkt, a big street market with a huge variety of fresh food and delicatessen. You can also see the famous Hofbräuhaus and a beer museum.
After breakfast travel to Nuremberg, located in Franconia. Nuremberg offers various culinary highlights. Nuremberg is most famous for it's gingerbread, which is so much more than a Franconian cookie. With its scrumptious spices, honey, and a plethora of nuts, it was considered a holy food for centuries. Explore Nuremberg and find out more about this traditional highlight.
In the morning visit Nuremberg’s historic city center and learn more about its impressive history and see the well-preserved castle Kaiserburg, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares. During a midday cooking class you have the opportunity to learn about the history of the bratwurst and to rejuvenate this classic Franconian favorite. You prepare a tasty bratwurst salad, bake a crisp bratwurst-sauerkraut pie and cook bratwursts in honey balsamic sauce. Then you savour the results for lunch. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
After breakfast leave the city and head for Rothenburg, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities along the Romantic Road. Enjoy sightseeing in this lovely medieval town concluding with your last typical German lunch. Franconia is famous for its delicious potato dumplings.