Tour 2 – Highlights of South Germany

Tour 2Day 1: Arrival in Frankfurt Main and transfer to your accommodation in the romantic city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On a walking tour with the Night Watchman through the Old Town of Rothenburg with its winding narrow alleys and gorgeous half-timbered buildings you will experience the medieval flair.

Day 2: Visit the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum where about 50,000 exhibits from more than 1,000 years of German and European justice history tell interesting stories about criminal cases, torture, hangmen, witches and robbers. Afterwards free time in Rothenburg at your own disposal. A walk on the impressive city wall is absolutely recommendable.

Day 3: In the morning you are leaving to Munich by train or private coach transfer. Check-in to your centrally located hostel or multi-bedded hotel in Munich. On a guided bike tour through the city in the afternoon you’ll Munichpass the main sightseeing highlights such as Marienplatz with the famous Glockenspiel, the Bavarian Parliament building and the English Garden.

Day 4: Visit of the Deutsches Museum, the world’s biggest museum of science and technology. In the more than 30 exhibitions covering 25,000 square metres of floor space, you’ll find a variety of interesting exhibits such as artificial lightning, a replica of a mineshaft and the star show in the planetarium. Complete your day with a traditional German dinner at a Bavarian Brauhaus.

Day 4: One of the highlights is awaiting you today: on a worthwhile day trip to the fairy tale castles of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof you can experience the beautiful Bavarian landscape and get in touch with the life of the former Bavarian kings & queens.

SalzburgDay 5: On your private coach transfer to Salzburg you will visit Schloss Herrenchiemsee located on a small island in the beautiful Chiemsee. Enjoy this magnificent castle and the view over the lake and the Bavarian mountains. Arriving in Salzburg a Sound of Music bus tour will welcome you in the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Day 6: Visit of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the largest and best preserved castle complex in Europe. Located high above the Baroque towers of the city a train ride up to the fortress will bring you directly into the mighty walls of these sturdy defenses. In the afternoon you’ll go on an excursion to the famous salt mines in Berchtesgaden. Explore the world of the local miners who have mined salt for centuries deep inside the mountains.

Day 7: Leaving Salzburg and transfer to your accommodation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the afternoon you will go on a hiking tour through the impressive Partnachklamm gorge. A hiking trail through huge canyons with raging clear water promises a unique nature experience.

Day 8: Today you’ll go on a day excursion to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. A cogwheel train will bring you up the mountain. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the Alps to the German and Austrian side. Zugspitze

Day 9: Your last day will be a sporty one: ride with the Flying Fox down the famous Olympiaschanze (Olympic ski-jumping hill) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and explore a terrain, which you only know from sports broadcasts.

Afterwards it is time to say goodbye: private coach transfer to Munich airport.

Program Inclusions
- All overnight accommodations include bed & breakfast basis
- Airport and city-to-city transfers, listed meals, activities and excursions

Program Exclusions
- Transport to/from the departure city
- Passport, visa or other document costs
- Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Tips for guide and/or drivers

Centrally located hostels or multi-bedded hotels with en-suite facilities

Ground transportation with private motor coaches, trains, long distance buses

All tours include breakfast, half and full board can be added on request

Program components
Activities, excursions and visits can be modified or added to the tour itinerary individually
All tours can be customized to your specifications.


a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
This newly-opened design budget hotel boasts 116 rooms housed in the historically-protected "Alten Brotfabrik" (old bakery) in the Fanny-von-Lehnert street in Salzburg. The former factory is a true one-of-a-kind in the Salzburg city history. The new design concept "a&o: next generation" makes the building a real highlight! The new heart of the building is the bright lobby and welcomes its guests with reception counters in a modern, colourful city look. A great night's sleep at a good price! Its central location, about 6 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof (central station), makes it easy to reach the Salzburg Altstadt (old town) in minutes using public transport. The hostel's friendly staff has plenty of suggestions for how to fill your leisure time. The a&o Hostels offer special services for class trips: There is free WiFi in all rooms, in the lobby and at the bar. Teachers and chaperones are welcome to have free open, non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.
Hotel Rappen
For over 400 years the Rappen has been located by the Gallow’s Tower (Galgenturm) of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and is therefore a fixture in the history of the past imperial city. The Rappen was first documented as tavern and inn in the year 1603. The reconstruction in the post-war period and the continuous development of the establishment, such as including another historical neighbouring building in 1960 and the expansion of the newly opened Toppler House in the year 2009 resulted in the present state of the Hotel Rappen Rothenburg: a modernly furnished hotel with imperial city flair, in which hospitality and satisfaction of the guests has been emphasized for over 4 centuries.
Hotel Roter Hahn
Located right in the centre of the city. Here, where Garmisch and Partenkirchen come together, the bed-and-breakfast hotel Roter Hahn gives you the closeness to the people and the places. The “Kurpark” (spa gardens) and the Convention Centre offer a wide range of programms and are just a stones throw away from the hotel. The many different restaurants and coffee bars leave nothing to be desired. It is this excellent location that gives you the freedom to do whatever you please.
CVJM München
The YMCA Youth Hotel is located in the heart of Munich. The main station, the Karlsplatz (Stachus) and the pedestrian area with numerous shops are only a few minutes walk away. Due to the well-developed public transport network many attractions of Munich are easy to reach.