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Automotive Plants in Germany – upper class

9 Days – Munich – Stuttgart – Frankfurt –
Wolfsburg – Berlin

Day 1:
Arrival Munich
Arrival in Munich and hotel check-in. How about a stroll though the old centre of Munich in order to get a first impression of the Bavarian capital? For the evening we suggest a visit in the probably most famous tavern of the world, the Munich Hofbräuhaus (brewery.)

Day 2:
Munich BMW World
After breakfast, you will visit the BMW plant in Munich. During a guided tour at the BMW World, you will get a detailed insight into the history of Germany`s third biggest automobile manufacturer. In the international ranking BMW is holding the tenth place of the biggest automaker. BMW World has opened its gates in 2007 and offers different guided tours, such as BMW Tour Compact, Architecture, Premium Tour, a technology tour, a tour for young people, as well as several special interest tours. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 3:
Munich-Stuttgart (approx. 220 km)
In the morning, your local guide is awaiting you for a sightseeing tour through Munich, the third biggest city in Germany. You will see the Marienplatz with the column of St. Mary in the very heart of the city; the new town hall with its famous carillon and its elaborate facade, seat of the mayor and the city council; the old-established and very popular Viktualienmarkt; the medieval city gate Isartor; the Cathedral Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the landmark of Munich; the grand and expensive commercial street Maximilianstraße; the Residence, former centre of power of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings; the 3 Pinakothek-museums with outstanding collections; as well as the Baroque Nymphenburg Palace, one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe. In the afternoon, you will drive to Stuttgart, where the plants of Mercedes Benz and Porsche are awaiting you.

Day 4:
Stay in Stuttgart + Mercedes Benz Museum
After a rich breakfast, you will visit the Mercedes Benz factory, where you can experience what it takes to make a Mercedes a genuine Benz and where you can have an exclusive look at the factory. After Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz is the second largest German carmaker and is internationally ranked number 5. Then, we recommend a visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum, where you can admire historical cars, from the first car of the world to the legendary Formula 1 Silver Arrows to today`s cars. In the afternoon, you will visit the Porsche Museum at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Here, motors of all Porsche series-production vehicles are being shown, including the Cayenne motors. The Porsche Museum informs the visitor in a spectacular and exciting way about the history of this company, starting with the first inventions to the latest models. Besides world-famous icons, such as Porsche 356, 550, 911 or 917, the museum also displays the high technical history of Professor Ferdinand Porsche from the early years of 20th century. The evening is at your own disposal.

Day 5:
Stuttgart – Hockenheimring – Heidelberg – Frankfurt (approx. 230 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. On your way to Frankfurt, you will stop at the famous motorsports race course Hockenheimring. The Formula One circuit, which was opened in 1932, attracts per year over 700,000 visitors from all over the world and is considered one of the most modern courses in the world. On the 4.57km long ring, legends like Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher celebrated their Formula One victories. Besides motorsports events the Hockenheim ring is also a venue for large open-air concerts. After the visit of the race course, you continue to Heidelberg, the oldest university town and without doubt one of the most beautiful places in Germany, where you will be welcomed by your city guide. On your walk through the historical centre of Heidelberg, you will see the Old Bridge, the trail “Philosophenweg”, the old university assembly hall, the stables, the town hall, the knight, as well as the university library. The town`s highlight will be your visit of the Heidelberg castle. The symbol of this town, which is enthroned on the hill overlooking narrow alleys and picturesque old town rooftops, belongs to the most famous castle ruins of Germany. For ages, the complex of the castle was a symbol of rise and fall of the residency of Electoral Palatinate and a source of inspiration for many artists during romanticism. In the late afternoon, you continue to Frankfurt/Main.

Day 6:
Frankfurt – Wolfsburg (approx. 370km)
The morning is at your own disposal. We recommend a nice stroll through Frankfurt, the European centre of finance with its impressive skyline. You might start with a visit of the Römerberg and the over 600-year old town hall Römer, which has been the city`s center since medieval times and the coronation place of 10 German emperors, and proceed to the nearby Cathedral St. Bartholomäus, the largest sacral building of the city, before you visit St. Paul’s church. This site of the first German National Assembly (1848) has been destroyed during World War II and has been reconstructed 1947/48 as a symbol of German Democracy. A visit of the old opera house and a look at the Goethe Haus, where the famous German poet has been born complete your tour. In the afternoon, you will set off for Wolfsburg.

Day 7:
Visit VW World – Berlin (approx. 230km)
After breakfast, you will head to the VW plant, where you get to know the heart of Volkswagen. Experience the production of Volkswagen and take a look behind the scenes. The Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg is the parent plant of the corporation, which also owns the brands Audi, Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini. Almost every 6th car in Europe is a Volkswagen. Thus, VW is the largest European automotive group. Following the guided tour, we recommend a visit of the Volkswagen car museum. Among 140 cars on 5,000 square meters you will find not only all products of this brand, but also prototypes and unique copies. In the afternoon, you will set off to the German capital Berlin. The evening is at your own disposal.

Day 8:
City Tour Berlin
Today, your tour guide takes you on a sightseeing tour through the German capital: Visit Alexanderplatz, Berlin`s most famous square with the World Time Clock and the Fernsehturm (TV tower) Alex, with a height of 368m the city`s highest building offering a tremendous view from its panoramic floor; Berlin Cathedral, former court church of Prussia`s royal family, the Hohenzollern; the medieval quarter Nikolaiviertel; the world heritage Museum Island, uniting five important museum buildings into a harmonic ensemble on the river Spree; Berlin Town Hall, official seat of the mayor which is colloquially known as the “Red Town Hall”; the Gendarmenmarkt, generally regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe; as well as legendary Checkpoint Charlie, the former border crossing point between East and West Berlin. The evening is open for your own explorations.

Day 9:
Departure
After a rich breakfast, you will return home with long lasting memories of Germany.

Upon request we gladly offer adequate transfer services (coach / minibus / limousine / driver-guide / train / rented car).

Kindly note that our programs are merely suggested itineraries. Please do not hesitate to send us your request for a tailor-made quotation according to your special interests.

Please also note that due to the opening times of included sights the program might have to be modified.

In cases of special events or important fairs and conferences, an accommodation in a centrally located hotel might not be possible. The excursion program however is generally not affected by these events.