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.
Bad Rappenau, the Neckar Valley and its majestic Castles
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Recognized as a spa town since 1930, Bad Rappenau offers everything for a perfect vacation, with numerous attractions nearby. Discover the River Neckar valley with its picturesque towns and majestic castles; and visit Maulbronn, home to the best preserved… [ + ] More Details
Estimated Cost: starting at $421 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Bad Rappenau travel guide, vacation apartments in Bad Rappenau
Fichtelgebirge, world-famous porcelain, historical towns and the great outdoors
The Fichtelgebirge is one of the oldest mountainous regions of Germany, belongs to the group of low mountain ranges and lies primarily in Upper Franconia. The mountains and valleys attract many visitors who enjoy the outdoors summer and winter. Famous… [ + ] More Details
Mountain lake vacation in the heart of the Bavarian Alps
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At the foot of the Alps, less than an hour's drive from the Bavarian capital Munich, the Alpine region Schliersee / Spitzingsee offers a wonderful vacation world to explore. Water sports, hiking, mountain biking and stunning views from top of the Wendelstein… [ + ] More Details
Travemünde and Lübecker Christmas flair "Lübsche Weihnacht"!
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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
6 days visit to Aachen, Bad Münstereifel and Monschau, Eifel's gem
The health climate resort of Monschau offers nature & culture amidst the famous hedges and impressive scenery of the surrounding Eifel region. Stroll through its winding alleys lined by quaint half-timbered houses, visit Bad Münstereifel in the east… [ + ] More Details
Tübingen - Discover the charming Historical Town on the River Neckar
Tübingen with its completely intact, most beautiful historical old town center has the youngest average population in Germany with around 22.000 students, or a quarter of the whole town's population. Discover local hospitality, castles, museums and… [ + ] More Details
Frankfurt am Main in 3 Days
Visit the eclectic Frankfurt where art, culture and experience collide. Frankfurt is self-named the "most international city in Germany" and harbors many treasures to prove it. [ + ] More Details
Explore Medieval towns in Hesse and along the Lahn river
The old free imperial city of Wetzlar is picturesquely located on the Lahn River above its conjunction with the Dill. Experience the city and its surrounding valley, stroll through medieval villages and castles; enjoy a spa-day, go shopping and visit… [ + ] More Details
Oktoberfest In Munich Tour
Munich is a city that combines modern infrastructure with Bavarian hospitality and tradition. The historic buildings, streets and parks contrast with the modern BMW museum and Bayern München’s Allianz Arena stadium, a symbol of modern German architecture.… [ + ] More Details
Bad Kissingen - back to the top through Sport and Wellness
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In times like these, the demand for stress relieves through sport and wellness grows considerably. Not only business people and managers seek options for relaxation and nothing is better then a complete change of scenery. Relax in world-famous Bad Kissingen,… [ + ] More Details
Estimated Cost: starting at $467 for 2 persons / 7 days (accomodation only, does not include airfare)
Suggested duration: 7 days
Related: Bad Kissingen travel guide, vacation apartments in Bad Kissingen
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
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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