Germany Travel made Easy: Explore Germany on your own using these unique Germany Trip Plans

For your next Germany travel or vacation we compiled a collection of unique Germany trip plans and vacation ideas with the help of our property owners, local residents, and our Live Like a German community. Most of these trip plans are focusing on popular vacation themes (e.g., Berlin, Munich, Germany on a budget, historic castles, christmas markets, wine and Rhine river tours.) Each Germany trip plan comprises a detailed itenerary for each day (self driving, explore on your own), while allowing you a greater flexibility, and staying in a nice and comfortable vacation apartment of your choice. Since our Live Like a German Trip Plans are compiled with the help of local residents and property owners, they are truly unique, and designed to help you to Live like a German during your special Germany vacation.



City Tour around Lake Constance

City Tour around Lake Constance
[ source: Wikipedia ]

Lake Constance, at the northern foothills of the Alps, is a most popular holiday region in Germany. Not only water sport attracts many visitors but also beautiful towns along the lake, holding the typical charm of colorful maritime resorts. [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $578 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Friedrichshafen travel guide, vacation apartments in Friedrichshafen


5 days in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

5 days in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
[ source: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de/ ]

Hamburg is in fact a city and a state in Germany. The city area is with 755 square kilometers, two and a half times bigger than London and seven times bigger than Paris. It is the center of Northern Germany, a shopping and cultural metropolis. Don’t… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $296 for 2 persons / 5 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 5 days
Related: Hamburg travel guide, vacation apartments in Hamburg


Buxtehude, the River Elbe Valley and metropolitan Hamburg

Buxtehude, the River Elbe Valley and metropolitan Hamburg
[ source: Wikipedia ]

Buxtehude in Lower Saxony lies next to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in the east and the River Elbe in the north, marking the border to Schleswig Holstein. Discover the the Hanseatic Town of Stade, the Old Land and the famous Lunenburger… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $514 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Buxtehude travel guide, vacation apartments in Buxtehude


Bad Windsheim - between Steigerwald and Frankenhöhe nature parks

Bad Windsheim - between Steigerwald and Frankenhöhe nature parks
[ source: Wikipedia ]

The whole county is covered by large forested and hilly areas. The River Aisch runs through the county with all main towns on its banks. Romantic villages, parks and modern spa-facilities await you in Bad Windsheim, Herzogenaurach and Rothenburg ob der… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $514 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Bad Windsheim travel guide, vacation apartments in Bad Windsheim


Beautiful Ostrach-Valley in the Allgäuer Alps

Beautiful Ostrach-Valley in the Allgäuer Alps
[ source: Wikipedia ]

Bad Hindelang knows how to welcome its guests. Embedded in the Ostrach-Valley it is the starting point for leisure-, sport- and cultural activities throughout the year. The Allgäuer Alps invite for hiking and skiing. State-of-the-art spa facilities,… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $770 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Bad Hindelang travel guide, vacation apartments in Bad Hindelang


Travemünde and Lübecker Christmas flair "Lübsche Weihnacht"!

Travemünde and Lübecker Christmas flair
[ source: www.travemuende.de/ ]

Travemünde is one of the largest ferry ports in Europe and a seaside resort since 1802. With its cozy old-town lanes and historic facades along the Trave River, it is in fact the pearl of the Baltic. Join in the festive season with its Christmas markets… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $440 for 2 persons / 6 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 6 days
Related: Travemünde travel guide, vacation apartments in Travemünde


Würzburg - the gateway to the Romantic Road

Würzburg - the gateway to the Romantic Road
[ source: Wikipedia ]

The inviting city of Würzburg has a lot to offer. Fortress Marienberg and the Residence are a must see, and enchanted towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Wertheim with its majestic castle are nearby. Visit the Spa Town Bad Mergentheim and the amazing… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $642 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Würzburg travel guide, vacation apartments in Würzburg


Culture and historical splendor in Leipzig

Culture and historical splendor in Leipzig
[ source: Wikipedia ]

Leipzig, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony has a lot to offer. Known for commerce, art & culture you will enjoy sightseeing, museums and galleries, concerts and theater, great shopping opportunities and a vibrant nightlife. [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $706 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Leipzig travel guide, vacation apartments in Leipzig


The mountainous climatotherapeutic region Berchtesgadener Land

The mountainous climatotherapeutic region Berchtesgadener Land
[ source: Wikipedia ]

The entire Berchtesgadener Land in the southernmost part of Germany has long been associated with the traditional concept of health cures. Leisure activities in the higher elevated Bavarian Alps with its tranquility and unpolluted air, traditional… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $733 for 4 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Berchtesgaden travel guide, vacation apartments in Berchtesgaden


Stay in Abenberg Castle

Stay in Abenberg Castle

Abenberg is situated in the Franconian Lake district. Surrounded by rolling hills and the wandering Main River, this is a locale that surely can't be missed. Stay in the famous Abenberg Castle and live your dream. [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $420 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Abenberg travel guide, vacation apartments in Abenberg


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Bettina provides more Details about Germany Trip Plans for your Germany Travel

What is a Live Like a German Trip Plan?

We feature two types of vacation packages:

Comprehensive Germany Vacation Packages (fully organized, everything included, staying mostly in hotels)

Trip Plans (self organized, staying mostly in vacation apartments)

Here is how these differ in more detail:

1.) Comprehensive Germany Vacation Packages

Those are vacation packages where we work with a trusted local tour organizer, and those typically include transportation to the places, admission cost (if applicable), a local tour guide (English speaking), and lodging (primarily in hotels). These offer convenience, because everything is completely organized for you - and make your Germany travel arrangements very convenient.

The disadvantage compared to the Live Like a German - Germany trip plan is that these don't allow that much flexibility. Hotels are pre-booked, transportation is arranged, and tour guides etc. scheduled. So everything typically has to stay on schedule.

2.) Live Like a German - Trip Plans

Each Live Like a German trip plan comes with a complete itinerary for each day, and spans typically over 7-10 days. For each activity listed we point you to a comprehensive travel guide that provides you with all the details you need to know (e.g., estimate for admission cost, opening times, map, driving directions, insider tips, and reviews.) In addition, for each we suggest vacation rental apartments where you can stay, along with an overall pricing estimate so that you can determine how this fits into your Germany travel budget. The travel advise and all reviews are mostly obtained from local residents, allowing you to live like a German during your Germany vacation!

Think about a Live Like a German trip plan as a detailed travel itinerary, which lists all related activities for each day, and provides you with detailed information on admission cost, driving directions, special travel tips and advise, mostly obtained from local residents to make them truly unique and useful. We compiled these Germany trip plans around popular themes, to make it easy for you to experience a lot of German culture and history within a short amount of time, while maintaining a reasonable cost structure. You can print the travel guides and itinerary before your trip, and therefore keep it easily accessible during your Germany vacation.

One big advantage is that the travel itinerary in many cases is very flexible. For example, if you don't want to visit a particular castle that day, just exchange it with another activity. If reservations are needed we provide you with instructions and phone numbers, or may also be able to help you with making them. We basically provide you with a collection of things you can do, and you pick the ones that are you most interested and decide when to do them.

I decided to go with a Germany trip plan - how do I book it?

We conveniently provide you with links to vacation rental destinations based on the destinations in the Germany trip plan. Just follow those links, browse the selection of Germany vacation apartments or holiday apartments, and pick one that you like. For this one you can use our Check Availability form, fill in your travel dates, and we will get back to you with a free quote.

So with a trip plan you basically pay only for the accommodation, for which you can find plenty of choices on our web site using our Germany travel search. Just do a quick search (see searchbox on top of the page), select one of the recommended Live Like a German vacation apartments and make a reservation. The price of the vacation package then depends on the number of persons traveling and includes only the lodging part. Admission, costs for food, transportation, and other travel related expenses are not included. However, we provide you with a rough estimate based on 2 persons so that you can get a sense of the overall cost and what to expect to pay. In addition, we provide you with a telephone hotline in case of questions that may arise before, during, or after your Germany trip - we're always just a phone call away!

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