Neuschwanstein Castle

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  • 19th century Romanesque Revival palace on a hill in Bavaria
  • Paid for with Ludwig II of Bavaria’s personal fortune and through borrowing, rather than using Bavarian public funds
  • Intended as a home for the king, it was opened to the public shortly after his death

 

Porta Nigra

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  • Roman city gate constructed in 170 AD
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Aula Palatina

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  • Roman palace basilica commissioned by the emperor Constantine I
  • Built in 310 AD
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Europa-Park

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  • #3 of the top 25 amusement parks in the world
  • Opened in 1975

 

Cologne Cathedral

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  • Roman Catholic cathedral renowned for its blend of Gothic architecture and German Catholicism
  • Building started in 1248 and was completed in 1880
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Museum Island

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  • Complex of internationally significant museums that occupy the island’s northern part
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Aachen Cathedral

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  • Roman Catholic church and one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe
  • Constructed by order of emperor Charlemagne who was buried there in 814 AD
  • Built in 805 AD
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

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  • Palace constructed in Baroque style in 1780
  • The interiors of the palace are considered a masterwork of Baroque/Rococo or Neoclassical architecture and art including: the grand staircase, the chapel, and the Imperial Hall
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Lübeck

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  • Port city known for its extensive Brick Gothic architecture
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Miniatur Wunderland

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  • One of the largest model railway attractions in the world, founded in 2000
  • Railway track has different themes such as the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and a replica of Italy and the Hamburg Airport
  • Exhibit includes 1,300 trains, 100,000 moving vehicles, and 400,000 human figurines
  • Upcoming exhibits include sections for France, England, Africa, and Australia

 

Black Table Magic Theater

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  • Magic show performance in the city of Aachen

 

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  • One of the world’s largest urban public parks
  • Created in 1789

 

Reichstag Building

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  • Constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire
  • Opened in 1894
  • In 1933, the building was severely damaged after being set on fire

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,226

food $37/day x 16 days = $592

hotel $47/day x 14 days = $658

tickets (all attractions) $166

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,642