Deep green forests, romantic castles, paradisiacal mountain landscapes and even miles of sandy beaches. germany is full of diverse and impressive landscapes. There’s no place like home! The best thing about it: to explore this vacation paradise, we only have to step outside our own door. so grab your favorite person, get in the car and start your own adventurous germany discovery trip. To make your road trip through germany perfect, we have compiled a list of breathtaking must-see hotspots and supplemented the itinerary with suggestions for popular and unusual experiences. nothing stands in the way of your perfect road trip through germany!
a few infos at the beginning: we start our journey in munich. you can of course start from anywhere and adjust your route accordingly. With our route you cover 2936 kilometers by car and the complete driving time is approx. 36 hours. It is up to you and your travel companion to decide how long you want to stay at each location and whether you want to make any stops in between.
enough talking, now we can finally start our road trip!
Boundless freedom on the zugspitze
Boundless – that’s the view from the summit of the highest mountain in germany, the 2.962 meters high zugspitze, to be. If you bring the right equipment and experience, you can climb the way to the summit yourself, otherwise we recommend you to use the mountain railroad. Whichever road takes you there, once you’re there you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. An unforgettable first stop on our road trip through germany.
Fairytale scenery in the allgau region
Feel like a prince and princess for once. The mystical and romantic backdrop of neuschwanstein castle is like a fairy tale and will completely enchant you. we think everyone should visit this magnificent castle once in their life. Therefore we planned it directly as a second stop on our road trip through germany. If you are a true fairy tale fan, you should definitely also take a look at the many other castles and palaces in germany and, depending on your mood, include them in your road trip.
wind in the sails on lake constance
Just relax, let yourself be carried by the waves, breathe the fresh sea air and feel the wind in your hair. At our next stop we pull out all the stops. It’s off to kressbronn on the swabian sea, lake constance. Here you can admire the picturesque landscape and relax together. Our tip for the perfect stay at lake constance: sailing and dinner. A culinary 2-course menu, sailing into the sunset and an overnight stay with a rich breakfast buffet the next morning are waiting for you and your favorite man.
To get to your next hotspot on our route, we would recommend that you don’t even get on the autobahn. Take a little more time and drive through the country roads of the idyllic black forest. deep green forests, breathtaking views and charming small towns. it is worth it!
Romantic old town flair in heidelberg
Germany has some picturesque backdrops to offer. One on our list is heidelberg. The streets of the historic old town and the magnificent castle invite you to a romantic and extensive walk.
pure romance between the vineyards
So, and now for our romantic secret tip for you and your sweetheart! Vineyards as far as the eye can see, river valleys like something out of a picture book and numerous castles and palaces. This is what you can admire in the middle rhine region. The best conditions for a romantic time for two. To top it all off, you can organize a vineyard hike or wine tasting for you and your favorite person.
Rhenish cheerfulness in cologne
Which city should you visit on your road trip?? We say: cologne! That’s why the cathedral city is the next stop on our list. here we are at the first sight you should not miss: the architectural beauty, the cologne cathedral. To really get to know the charm of the city and the cheerfulness of the people of cologne, we recommend a fun comedy city tour or a tour of the cologne breweries.
Oh yes! Don’t forget to put a love lock on the hohenzollern bridge with your favorite person, because then your love will last forever, according to belief! if you want to know more about the city on the rhine, you can also read our insider tips for a unique day in cologne. You can also find special overnight accommodations for the cathedral city with us.
idyllic time out on norderney
After the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s high time for some idyllic peace and quiet. What could be more natural than visiting one of the beautiful north sea islands in germany?? we have chosen the magical island of norderney for our road trip. From the small town of norddeich you have the possibility to get to the island by car ferry or in the course of a mudflat hike.
Here you can expect salt water, sand, a light breeze and plenty of peace and quiet. We think, the perfect combination to relax in between times. on top you can explore the beautiful landscape and the lighthouse of the island. you have already been to norderney and would like to explore another north sea island? Then we have collected our top 7 islands for you here.
Cultural diversity in hamburg
Deeply relaxed and with renewed energy, you continue your road trip through germany with your favorite travel companion. full speed ahead, the next stop is hamburg! to get a bit more action on your trip, you can drive along the north sea coast to hamburg.
To really get to know the city, you should definitely take an extraordinary city tour. Follow in the footsteps of olivia jones and explore the famous reeperbahn or learn exciting secrets about the elbe philharmonic hall. If you want to spend an extraordinary time with your sweetheart in the hanseatic city, we recommend a dream day in hamburg.
water sports paradise mecklenburgische Seenplatte
In our opinion, breathtaking landscapes always go! that’s why the next stop on our list is the mecklenburg lake district. Here is the national park muritz. This is germany’s largest land-based national park and has a lot to offer.
You don’t have to be a nature lover to get your money’s worth here. The mecklenburg lake district with a network of over 1000 lakes is a true paradise for sports lovers and especially water sports enthusiasts. Here you can go canoeing or sailing, but also water sports like stand-up paddling are offered.
Time travel through berlin’s history
Berlin, berlin, we are going to berlin! you heard right, the next stop is our capital city. in our opinion, no road trip through germany is possible without visiting the heart of the country. Take your time and see the city with its history and its millions of sights at your leisure. If you are looking for accommodation, here you will find special hotels in berlin.
We have another cool tip ready for you. in berlin there is a city tour with an original GDR oldtimer. Here you experience an ultimate time travel to the GDR. the best thing about it: the original berlin currywurst and the cult GDR drink "vipa" are included.
get close to nature in saxonian switzerland
Beech forests, rocky reefs and wild streams. in the saxonian switzerland the nature of germany shows its most beautiful side again. This fascinating national park is perfect for enjoyable walks or adventurous hikes. in this picturesque paradise you should also walk on the bastei bridge. from there you have a breathtaking view over the elbe valley and the table mountains of saxon switzerland.
Medieval flair in eisenach
At the next stop you get culture and recreation in a double pack. let yourself be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery of wartburg castle and its impressive history. Here lived in 13. the saint elizabeth of the eighteenth century, who dedicated her life to the poor and made her mark in history as a noblewoman. about 300 years later martin luther translates the new testament into german for the first time at the same place. These and many other significant historical events are centered around this historic place.
But now for the highlight of this stop: you can not only visit the castle, but also spend the night there in the romantic castle hotel with your favorite person. on the terrace of the hotel you can end the evening perfectly with a breathtaking view of the sunset. A dream!
experience nuremberg’s romantic old town
slowly our road trip through germany is coming to an end. But before we head home to munich, there’s one more beautiful spot on our list: the old town in nuremberg. it’s definitely worth stopping and leaving the car one last time before heading home for good. Stroll together with your favorite person through small streets and corners in the center of nuremberg, past famous medieval buildings and discover the half-timbered houses in weibgerbergasse. It feels like a little trip back in time to the middle ages!
A secret tip for you: nuremberg’s old town is beautiful, but you should take a peek under the ground. In the Middle Ages, every household brewed its own beer, but the prerequisite was a cellar of its own. To solve this problem, city dwellers built a 25.000 square meter basement labyrinth that stretches over several floors. you can only explore the nurnberg rocky passages with a guide. groups can be led through the maze with flashlights both during the day and in the middle of the night. goose bumps are guaranteed! to make your stay perfect, you can stay overnight in nuremberg with your favorite person.
pure relaxation in munich
Back in beautiful munich! To round off your road trip in the right way, we recommend that you relax once again at the wellness center. you will also find the therme erding, the largest thermal spa in europe, near munich. Here you can experience a whole day full of wellness, relaxation and time together with your favorite person!
with our tips your personal road trip adventure can finally begin! you want to know more routes for a road trip with your favorite person? Then these vacation roads in germany are just the right option for you!
We hope we could inspire you with our hotspots for your road trip through germany and wish you a good trip and a wonderful and unforgettable time!