12 days in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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12 days in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, see the interesting displays at Sisi Museum, and steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip maker website .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of production at BMW Welt, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Munich sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fussen trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Munich to Fussen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Fussen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Fussen to Prague. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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