Why a 5 days in Germany itinerary? Because Germany has lots and lots of interesting cities and locations. Most people are very busy from Monday to Sunday on their daily hustles and bustles and thus get no time to visit other places.
However, the fact that you are busy all week long is not enough reason not to explore the world.
A 5 days in Germany itinerary
If you don’t know where to start from the next time you get time, Germany is a good place to begin with.
Day one: What to do in Berlin?
1. Visit the Grunewald forest
If you are planning to go to Germany for the first time, stopping at Berlin, which Germany’s capital city make you feel you are at the right place.
If you love nature, Grunewald forest is a good place to start your adventure from. It is the largest forested area in Berlin and you can access it through S-Bahn. The forest packs a number of amazing activities which you will love.
You can venture through the wood together with your loved ones by bicycle, foot, or on a horseback and have a close look at different trees and shrubs and enjoy the fresh air as you enjoy trees as they blow and whistle.
If the weather allows, you can take a dip in the clean waters of Wannsee and have a look at a man-made hill known as Teufelsberg.
2. Visit Zoologischer Garten & Aquarium
In the afternoon, visit the oldest zoo in Germany which was opened in 1841, and the most popular in Europe. It is the most ideal place for a picnic and a great scientific resource where you can take your children for knowledge.
The zoo contains more than 14.000 creatures some of which are endangered species.
You can visit aquarium where you will get an opportunity to see sharks, insects, crocodiles, amphibians, as well as fish floating on the colorful illuminated tanks on the dark corridors.
3. Take a Photoautomaten selfie
Everything you do in Germany is a memorable experience and that why your day will not be complete without taking a selfie or a group photo and have a souvenir to take home and show the people you left behind.
Photoautomats are photo booths open all hours to capture precious moments and print the photos in just a few minutes.
4. Have dinner and sleep in a cozy restaurant (!)
After a busy day, all you need is a nostalgic atmosphere to dine in and eventually sleep like a baby.
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin has a two-floor spa and restaurants that serve you with the most delicious and well-prepared food at affordable price. The spa has a fitness center where you can visit before sleeping for exercise, and you can also get a massage to relax your body.
The rooms and suites vary in terms of prices, and you can choose one that meets your expectations according to the weight of your pocket.
However, these rooms have some things in common such as black granite bathrooms with bathtubs, limestone floor, and mahogany and cherry furnishings.
For Private Guided Tours in Berlin, follow this link.
Day two: What to do in Munich?
From Berlin, you can take a 5hr train to Munich, which is a glorious city with attractive historical monuments and buildings.
The city has accommodative public transportation systems such as subway and bus that makes it convenient for you to move from one place to another. Here is how you can spend your day.
1. Visiting Glyptothek museum
You can start off your day by visiting a Neoclassical building of Konigsplatz known as the Glyptothek museum. The beautifully made building happens to be the only museum worldwide dedicated to ancient sculpture.
As a visitor, you are allowed to wander the exhibits and examine one of a kind art which is open for everyone to see.
2. Visit Bavaria Statue
Munich is a beautiful city and when you land here, all you want is to know more about Bavaria. That’s why Bavaria Statue tells you more about this place. It is about 18.5metre tall weighing about 90 tons.
It was erected in 1850 by King Ludwig 1 to personify Bavaria. The statue is very big and attractive thus the best place to take a selfie as well as group photos with your loved ones.
3. Go swimming at Müller´sches Volksbad
If the weather is favorable, nothing will be more exciting than swimming in a historical public pool that dates back to 1901.
Even though swimming might not sound as great as other activities one would dream about in a foreign city, Müller´sches Volksbad creates good memories as you take a dip with other people from all over the world.
The place also has a Roman steam bath inside and a Finnish-style sauna with one of a kind lighting which you will love.
4. Have a walk along The Botanical Gardens
In the evening, you can brighten up your day by visiting the Botanical gardens, a 50-acre land located next to Nymphenburg Palace.
The greenhouse contains everything you would want to see from palm trees to terrapins. Inside is a café that serves all meals and alcoholic drinks and if you love ice cream, you will still get it there.
5. Taking a bottle of beer at Hofbräuhaus
After a long day, all you want is to have a drink from a tranquil environment and that place could be no other than the famous Hofbräuhaus, a historical building that dates back to the 16th century.
The place has enough seats thus ensuring that every customer enjoys his or her drink eating comfortably as they enjoy a live brass band and walk out a happily ready to sleep with more expectations of great things on your third day.
For Private Guided Tours in Munich, click here.
Day three: What to do in Cologne?
From Munich, you can take a bus or a train to Cologne depending on the mode of transport you like. Here, you can do the following;
1. Climb Cologne Cathedral
You can start off your day by visiting the second tallest building in Cologne as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Cologne Cathedral or Kolner Dom.
Here, you can straighten up your legs by climbing to the top of this historical building and enjoy an amazing view across the city.
If you love the heights, you can as well tour the treasury and see the astonishing chapel for free.
2. Stuff your face at the chocolate museum
The chocolate museum covers more than 4000 square meters and when you come here, you will get a chance to learn more about the origin of chocolate and how cocoa is grown.
Interestingly, you will see how chocolate is made right in front of your eyes and if your lucky star shines on you, your guide can dip wafers into the liquid chocolate and give you to taste.
3. Visit Cologne zoo
Cologne zoo was established in 1860 and marks one of the top-most animal attractions sites in Germany. In this zoo, you will find historical halls that date back in 1800, as well as new facilities that are being introduced such as the expansive Asian elephant park.
If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy watching primates such as tamarins, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. If you are lucky enough, you experience a feeding session for sea lions, otters, penguins, meerkats, and hippos.
4. Visit Belgian Quarter
You can opt to end your day by going to the Belgian Quarter. Once you get here, you get a chance to taste delicious meals and drinks as you enjoy live music and by the time you get out of here, your heart will be soothed to sleep soundly.
For Private Guided Tours in Cologne, click here.
Day four: What to do in Frankfurt?
From Cologne, you can travel to Frankfurt by train or a bus. The average travel time is about one hour thirty-three minutes with the quickest route taking one hour six minutes. When you finally get here, here is what you can do.
1. A visit to the main tower
It will be great to have a visit to the main tower the first thing in the morning when you are full of energy.
The tower was named after German river Main and is open to the public. After getting here, take an elevator which will take you through the 650-feet high platform and enjoy the view of Frankfurt.
Main Tower Restaurant & Lounge is located right here and you can enjoy a cocktail and meals to help you start the day with energy.
2. Visit Senckenberg Museum
Dropping by one of the largest natural histories in Germany sounds like a great idea. Senckenberg Museum is a good place where you or your children can get the education.
The place displays thousands of exhibits that range from fossils to Egyptian mummies as well as some of the famous attraction such as the largest dinosaur skeleton.
3. Take a walk through Palmengarten
Palmengarten is a botanical garden that dates back to 1868. It was established by a group of Frankfurt citizens and takes you on a horticultural journey from the blooming flower gardens in Europe to the rain-forests’ exotic plants to the African Savanna.
It is laid on 50 acres and with various greenhouses erected, you can have a glimpse of various botanical species from all over the world.
4. Eat local at Erzeugermarkt Konstablerwache
In the evening, head to Erzeugermarkt Konstablerwache and have a taste of all the regional culinary food offered here, from cured meat to assorted cheese and wash them down with your favorite wine.
This is also a perfect place to try hand cheese with music (Handkäse with Musik), or green sauce blended with herbs (Grüne Sosse) and have something to say when you get home.
5. Dancing at Robert-Johnson club
Before retiring to bed, you can join other music lovers at Robert-Johnson and dance your heart out on the dance floor.
The club can hold up to 100 people and therefore, it is the right place to connect yourself with others as you enjoy music mix from international and local DJs.
For Private Guided Tours in Frankfurt, click here.
Day five: What to do in Hamburg?
On your last day in Germany, you can take a train to Hamburg and see what the place has that other places don’t.
1. Have a look at Elbtunnel
Elbtunnel is an underground river tunnel and the longest river tunnel worldwide and flows under river Elb in Hamburg. When you are at the harbor, you can access the tunnel’s entry point and reach the other side.
Upon entering the tunnel, it will take you less than ten minutes to walk to the other side and you will have a chance to explore the other side of the harbor. The tunnel is amazing and you can also opt to enter with a bicycle. Even though the other side of the harbor looks okay, the tunnel too looks marvelous.
2. Climbing on Rickmer Rickmers
Rickmer Rickmers is the famous floating landmark in Hamburg and a great place to be. You are given a chance to climb on top of the ship and enjoy a magnificent view of the port.
3. Go shopping at the Best Vintage Shop
If you still have some penny left on you, go out shopping at the Best Vintage Shop. The place offers beautifully preserved vintage things and you can buy some for you or your loved ones.
4. Visit Hamburg Harbor
Hamburg is definitely a harbor city given that it has the third largest port in the world that dates back 800 years ago.
You can have a different taste of Germany’s best by taking a boat tour or strolling along the waterfront. You can as well enjoy seafood dinner at restaurant Rive viewing the port as you flash back your memories in Germany.
For Private Guided Tours in Hamburg, click here.
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Final thoughts for a 5 days in Germany itinerary
Visiting a new place is the best feeling one can ever have. It helps you to have a new experience as you visit new places and meet new people in your life.
If you happen to be lucky enough and get a leave from work or plan to take a vacation with your family. This above is how you can spend 5 days in Germany and as you go back home, you will definitely have something to smile about.