LAID-BACK AND SOPHISTICATED. GERMANY MAY BE YOUR SOUL MATE.
We’re just being frank here, but Frankfurt is eﬀortlessly cool and the perfect lead in for this 8-day adventure. This booming metropolis is a concrete paradise with a unique German charm. You’ll get well acquainted during a night walk with your U hosts. Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg will certainly live up to the hype as well. We suggest a U Time excursion to a fairytale castle, bike trip along the Main river, getaway to the Franconian Brewery Museum and a Nuremberg culinary tour. Discover the best of Deutschland on one amazing vacation.
Day 1Frankfurt - Cosmopolitan Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, home to bankers and hipsters, avant-garde skyscrapers and ancient abodes. After dark, delve into its dynamic nightlife scene, visiting bars, clubs and under-the-radar hot spots with your U Host.
Day 2Miltenberg - Start things oﬀ with an invigorating bike ride, then choose your own adventure in postcard-perfect Miltenberg—a vineyard hike and castle visit. Head oﬀ to explore a medieval castle and visit an innovative winery, where you’ll get to know the estate’s young and forward-thinking vintners.
Day 3Würzburg - The old stone bridge over the Main River is a lively scene at night, a mix of street artists, musicians and locals sipping wine with friends old and new. We’ll stop today in the birthplace of the real-life inspiration for Snow White (who knew?), surely among the fairest towns of all. Cycling enthusiasts can pedal from Lohr to the next port, or you can kick back onboard and just enjoy the view. Go for baroque with a visit to the Würzburg Residence, famous for its grand staircase, hall of mirrors and ginormous ceiling fresco (larger than the Sistine Chapel’s).
Day 4 Würzburg - This region of Germany is famous for its Frankenweins (that’s weins, not steins), which you can sample at the local market while shopping for tonight’s slow food cooking class onboard. Venture along the Romantic Road to what might well be the prettiest town in Germany, Rothenburg, which you can explore however you wish. Don’t miss the Medieval Crime Museum—genuinely creepy and well worth a visit, trust us.
Day 5Bamberg - The Beer Capital of Franconia is known for its unusual smoked brew, but that’s not the only reason to love Bamberg. Discover its many charms with an Old Town stroll. Canoe or kayak the Main and Pegnitz Rivers on an outdoor adventure that fully immerses you in Germany’s dramatic natural beauty. The area around Bamberg is a rock climber’s paradise. Get your gravity-defying fx on one of over 6,500 (!) established routes. Little known fact—Germany’s Franconian region is home to one-third of the country’s breweries, with more than 400 beers just waiting to be tasted by you. You may never think about beer the same way again after this heady experience.
Day 6Nuremberg - Discover this historic city in one of three ways—wander on your own, take a guided bike tour or see the sights on a shuttle bus city tour. Learn all about Nuremberg’s dark past on a guided bike tour of top WWII sites, including the Documentation Center and the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials. Nuremberg was once an important crossroad of the spice trade, a legacy that endures to this day with the city’s famous gingerbread and spicy sausages. You’ll sample both on this “Made in Nuremberg” culinary tour.
Day 7Kelheim/Regensburg - Travel through time at warp speed on our “2,000 Years in One Hour” walking or biking tour of Regensburg, and feast on sausages at the world’s oldest sausage restaurant, which uses recipes that haven’t changed in centuries. Paddle your way (by canoe or kayak) through the gorgeous landscapes of the Danube Gorge. Later, enjoy a tall cool one at the world’s oldest brewery, located in a rather unexpected place—a German monastery. For many gear heads, the epicenter of German engineering is Regensburg’s high-tech BMW factory, where you can observe how the Ultimate Driving Machine is made on a fascinating tour.
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