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.



10 Days In Kassel

10 Days In Kassel
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I think I can promise you that you will experience unique things in Kassel which you will remember for a long time. Kassel certainly is among the most beautiful of Germany's bigger towns. [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $5 for 2 persons / 10 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 10 days
Related: Kassel travel guide, vacation apartments in Kassel


2 Day Vacation on the Rhine

2 Day Vacation on the Rhine
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Saturday to Sunday on the Moselle, Rhine, Eifel. [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $100 for 2 persons / 2 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 2 days
Related: Cochem travel guide, vacation apartments in Cochem


Medieval events at Ronneburg Castle and biking Volcano Vogelsberg Mountains

Medieval events at Ronneburg Castle and biking Volcano Vogelsberg Mountains
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On the eastern edge of the Wetterau region, in the state of Hesse lies Büdingen, the town with a proud history and medieval flair. Enjoy nature at the volcanic Vogelsberg Mountains, discover eventful castles and spend a day in Bad Orb. The newest addition… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $217 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Büdingen travel guide, vacation apartments in Büdingen


Medieval Büdingen, rolling hills and metropolitan Frankfurt

Medieval Büdingen, rolling hills and metropolitan Frankfurt
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The historical center of Büdigen is considered to be one of the best preserved medieval townscapes in all of Europe. The surroundings of Büdingen are extremely beautiful with many lovely sightseeing spots. Famous Spa Towns offer wellness pure and the… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $226 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Büdingen travel guide, vacation apartments in Büdingen


4-days in the World Heritage City of Bamberg

4-days in the World Heritage City of Bamberg
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Spend a wonderful long weekend in romantic Bamberg, in the heart of Franconia (Bavaria), surrounded by three of Europe's most beautiful Nature Parks, Franconian Switzerland, Steigerwald and Haßberge. Experience the atmosphere of the old streets and… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $256 for 2 persons / 4 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 4 days
Related: Bamberg travel guide, vacation apartments in Bamberg


4-days Merry Month of May traditions in Bacharach, Middle Rhine Valley

4-days Merry Month of May traditions in Bacharach, Middle Rhine Valley
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The small winegrower town of Bacharach on the west bank of the majestic Rhine knows how to through a party. The annual festivities start with the welcoming of the "Wonnemonat Mai" on April 30. Join the fun and experience unique German traditions, including… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $280 for 2 persons / 4 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 4 days
Related: Bacharach travel guide, vacation apartments in Bacharach


Lenggries, mountain pastures and "bayerische Gemütlichkeit"

Lenggries, mountain pastures and
[ source: www.lenggries.de/ ]

Lenggries in the Isar River Valley looks up to Mountain Brauneck, part of the Bavarian Alps. Hiking, biking, skiing and spa treatments are part of the fun vacationers can look forward to. Then there is the famous spa town Bad Tölz in the north, Tegernsee… [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $283 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Lenggries travel guide, vacation apartments in Lenggries


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


4 Day Hiking Trip along the Rhine River

4 Day Hiking Trip along the Rhine River
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Nestled in the valley of the vineyards are some of the most stunning hiking trails in Germany. Travel along the Rhine River and collect views of old churches, the meandering Rhine River and iconic vineyards. [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $300 for 2 persons / 4 days days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 4 days
Related: Bingen travel guide, vacation apartments in Bingen


3 Day Party Weekend in Cochem

3 Day Party Weekend in Cochem
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Cut loose and experience the fun-side of Germany's party scene! Mingle with people from across the lands and get your dancing shoes on! [ + ] More Details

Estimated Cost: starting at $300 for 2 persons / 3 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 3 days
Related: Cochem travel guide, vacation apartments in Cochem


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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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We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

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