Journey to united Germany, a nation physically and culturally at the crossroads of history. See quaint medieval villages, beautifully restored cities and unequaled cultural wonders. Visit the cradle of German civilization, Lake Constance. Lose yourself in the Black Forest, a fairy-tale land of cuckoo clocks and half-timbered, thatched-roofed houses. Admire imaginatively painted housefronts in quaint Bavarian villages nestled among Alpine peaks.
Gaze at the soaring spires of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in Speyer, Bamberg and Freiburg. Immerse yourself in the baroque splendor of Wurzburg Castle or the rococo intricacies of the Wieskirche. Be dazzled by Neuschwanstein, "Mad" King Ludwig II's vision of medieval splendor. Walk in the gardens of Frederick the Great's Sanssouci Palace.
Join the boisterous celebration of Oktoberfest in Munich, the metropolis with a heart. You can almost taste the gingercakes, marzipan, sausages and beer. Relive the fall of the Berlin Wall, walk through the Brandenburg Gate and explore the treasures of Germany's capital.
Sojourn along the wild and lonely Baltic coast. Trace the footsteps of Goethe and Schiller in Weimar and Martin Luther in Wittenberg. Visit medieval Waitburg Castle, lively Erfurt marketplace, and the rugged Saxonian Switzerland. Relish delicate Meissen porcelain. Marvel at the splendors of restored Dresden, Germany's "Fklorence on the Elbe."