12 days in Germany, Prague & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Prague & Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly to Montreal, Bus to Dorval, Train to Ottawa


Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of St Peter's and Altes Rathaus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Neumuenster and Marienkapelle. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Hofkirche (in Wurzburg) and Regensburg (Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, Basilika St. Emmeram, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at ST. JAKOB, steep yourself in history at Heilig-Geist-Spital, make a trip to Ehekarussell, and appreciate the history behind Narrenschiffbrunnen.

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Ottawa, Canada to Nuremberg is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Nuremberg. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get a sense of the local culture at Speculum Alchemiae Museum and Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague. Get in touch with nature at Lom Velka Amerika and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, walk around Vyšehradské sady, admire the striking features of New Town Hall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get some historical perspective at Augustinerkirche and Haydnhaus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Third Man Museum and Castle Grafenegg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Winzer Krems (in Krems an der Donau) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hofmobiliendepot - Imperial Furniture Collection, explore the world behind art at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Bank Austria Kunstforum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

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Getting from Prague to Vienna by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.