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Germany's South:
Rhine River, Bavaria, Black Forest

Rothenburg – Munich – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest – Rhine Valley – Cologne

16 days | from EUR 2,997.00 pp in dbl-room*

Cobble stone streets and timber-framed houses in the medieval town of Rothenburg, the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein, the romantic Rhine Valley and a towering gothic cathedral: This tour is designed for first time visitors. You will experience a mix of beautiful countryside and vibrant cities. If you can spend a few more days, why not add-on a stay in Berlin?


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Day 1 to 3: Rothenburg

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 09.11.2018): DB – VW Golf /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, Premium/FF
Location: Frankfurt, Airport

To Rothenburg206 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A Tollhouse from the year 12642 Nights | bed & breakfast

Originally built in 1264 as a customs house, the hotel occupies one of the best locations in Rothenburg: on main street, next to a medieval city gate and just minutes from the central square. The current hosts, Stephan and Lilo, are the fourth generation of the same family to run the facility, which has been a hotel since 1488. The first thing guests notice is the charming entryway decorated with antiques. The bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and no two are alike. They all have one thing in common, however: Each was personally decorated by the hostess with exquisite attention to detail. Guests can sample traditional Franconian dishes and home-brewed beer in the rustic restaurant.

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Day 3 to 5: Munich

From Rothenburg to Munich201 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A Villa at Nymphenburg Palace2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The attractive Neo-Renaissance villa was built in 1886 next to the Nymphenburg Palace and park, one of the most famous sites in Munich. The 17th century palace, now open to the public, has played an important role in numerous historic events. The small, family-run hotel next door prides itself on its 23 individually designed bedrooms and friendly service. Bicycles are loaned for free, for example, and tickets for the local public transportation system for the ride downtown can be purchased at the reception desk. In spite of the quiet location, Germany`s largest beer garden is just minutes away. The hotel staff will gladly provide restaurant recommendations and assist with the planning of local activities. Indeed, the little inn was recently named a Service Hotel by the travel website Venere. 

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Day 5 to 7: Pfronten

From Munich to Pfronten148 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A remote mountain-top castle2 Nights | bed & breakfast

On a lofty summit originally selected by King Ludwig the Mad for the site of another fairy-tale castle after completion of Neuschwanstein sits a hotel which is like no other. Newly arrived guests are first struck by the endless vistas of mountains, green valleys, lakes, and forests at their feet. Then comes the hotel itself, in which every room was individually and imaginatively decorated by the owners themselves, resulting in living quarters that are not mere guest rooms but distinct creations that exude luxury, taste and comfort. Next to the hotel the ruins of Ludwig's final project still stand, within whose tranquil walls the visitor may better sense the lingering spirit of the eccentric ruler than at tourist-plagued Neuschwanstein, clearly visible in the distance. Travellers who brave the narrow road leading up to the castle will be richly rewarded.


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Day 7 to 9: Konstanz

From Pfronten to Konstanz138 km | 3 hours 30 minutes (including ferry crossing)

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Accommodation:
A former Dominican Convent in Constance2 Nights | bed & breakfast

On a small private island on the shores of Lake Constance lies the former Dominican Convent. Most of the comfortable rooms have beautiful views of the garden or the lake. Amazing wall paintings dating back to the 13th century can be admired in the corridors. A short stroll of only three minutes will take you into the Old Town of Constance. An extensive breakfast is served in the restaurant which also offers international cuisine and seafood for dinner. The Dominikanerstube is known for its regional dishes and when the weather is nice coffee and cake await on the terrace. The bar is named after Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who was born here. 

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Day 9 to 11: Freiburg

From Konstanz to Freiburg126 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A Park Hotel in Freiburg2 Nights | bed & breakfast

Culture and Literature play a mayor part not only in the region but also in the family run hotel. Over the years many authors and artists have come to stay and today each room has its own literary patron saint with a small selection of books and artwork – often dedicated – on display. At reception a vast collection of books, written by former famous guests, is available to browse. The hallways are adorned with photography art work from the Black Forest and the surrounding area. The location is central: just a few steps lead to the pedestrian zone and everything Freiburg has to offer. In the morning the sumptuous breakfast is a great start into the day. 

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Day 11 to 13: Heidelberg

From Freiburg to Heidelberg193 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A boutique hotel on the River Neckar2 Nights | bed & breakfast

On entering the rooms in this new boutique hotel guests are first struck by the stunning views of Heidelberg from every window. At night the illuminated castle and Old Town spread out before you will almost seem unreal. For more unrestricted panoramic views you can relax on the rooftop lounge, or spend the afternoon or evening even higher up in the hotel's private vineyard – with a well-stocked picnic basket provided by your host. Read more→

After admiring the view guests can begin to admire their temporary home away from home: every room and every piece of furniture in it were exclusively designed by a Florentine architect with an eye to balance and harmony. All items of furniture were handmade by local craftsmen. While thoroughly modern, the interior decor was designed to recapture the late 18th century spirit of Romanticism, when Heidelberg was Germany's philosophical and literary centre. The noble simplicity of the 18th century building's white exterior gives the impression of a private residence rather than a hotel. Downtown Heidelberg is just a few minutes' walk away across the famous Old Bridge.

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Day 13 and 14: Oberwesel

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Lorsch Monastery
When the abbey was consecrated in 774, Emperor Charlemagne was personally present with his family and court. Later he raised the abbey to one of his most important imperial monasteries. Three buildings of the formerly large complex remain: a fragment of the Nazarius basilica, a section of the monastery wall and the famous Königshalle. When Lorsch Monastery was declared a World Heritage Site in 2014, the monastery areas were linked in terms of landscape architecture. An herbal garden was also created – according to the specifications of 1,200-year-old Lorsch pharmacopoeia.

Accommodation:
A medieval castle overlooking the Rhine1 Night | Dinner, bed & breakfast

During the 12th century the Dukes of Schöneburg ruled the area from this castle on a hill above the town of Oberwesel and levied duties on Rhine commerce. The castle was burned down in 1689 and lay in ruins for over 200 years until it was bought and restored by an American named Mr. Rhinelander in the early 1900s. Read more→

Today the modern, luxury hotel is owned once again by the town of Oberwesel and has been managed by the Hüttl family since 1957. It offers 20 elegant, individually furnished rooms and two suites with four-poster beds and balconies facing the Rhine River. Guests can stroll through the surrounding forests, meadows and vineyards or just relax and enjoy the one-of-a-kind views.

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Day 14 to 16: Cologne

From Oberwesel to Cologne160 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Rental car drop-off
Location: Köln downtown

Accommodation:
An award-winning hotel next to Cologne Cathedral2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The 5-star hotel has been an institution in Cologne since it was first opened in 1863. In 1910 it made headlines when it began offering ensuite bathrooms with running warm water, a rarity at the time that was considered the epitome of luxury and comfort. This tradition has been proudly maintained over the last century: exactly 100 years after it began offering warm water, the hotel in the heart of Cologne was named the Hotel of the Year by one of the country's leading hotel and restaurant guides. The exceptional service extends from the “pillow card” which enables guests to select just the right pillow for a good night's rest, to the free minibar and valet parking. Two restaurants are available: the “Hansestube”, serving innovative French cuisine, and the Japanese restaurant Taku, which received a Michelin Star in 2012. The rooms are surprisingly quiet despite the central location just steps from the train station and the Cathedral.

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From Cologne to Frankfurt by rail


Additional Services

Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 09.11.2018): DB - VW Golf /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, Premium/FF

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 3,399.00*
(from EUR 2,997.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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