Train Munich → Hamburg
Duration 5h41 - From $53
The golden tweet of Germany Here's the Glockenspiel on Munich. Set at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. The city is a mix of rustic tradition, modern life and at times, a somber history. And while one should never forget history, lest be condemned to repeat, we'll focus on what makes Munich a destination for beer lovers, believers in fairy tales and Christmas gift shoppers. And for those wishing to travel to Munich and beyond, be sure to get a German Rail Pass ! First, the spiel on the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Located in the 800+ year-old Marienplatz, or central square in the city center. This huge mechanical clock has 43 bells and 32 life-sized figurines that come to life in a 260-foot tower, reenacting two scenes from Munich's history. The whole show lasts about 15 minutes, culminating in the appearance of a small golden bird chirping three times. And the crowd goes wild. Show up at 11am to see this “tweet” show. Munich is best known the world over for its incredibly rambunctious Oktoberfest. For 16 days, the city becomes a giant keg party. For years, the fest has followed a traditional calendar of events. On the first Saturday, the tapping of the first beer barrel by the Munich Mayor. On the last Sunday, fireworks commence in the Theresienwiese, the fest's main field. In the days between, find millions of revelers clinking beer steins together, chugging and chanting “O'zapft is !” Learn more about Munich
A city well done Think of Hamburg the way people like their burgers cooked – some like it juicy, others a bit more cooked. Hamburg tempts visitors with a taste of both. With a population only exceeded by Berlin, Hamburgers have been, well – burnt, for much of its 1000+ year history. Nearly destroyed during World War II, the city has come back better than before. With 1400 parks and gardens and surrounded by water, the city has gone from almost gone to green. One of the best ways to discover this recovery is by boat. Cruise the river Alster, gliding past enchanting gardens and canal-side mansions. See what's caught in the waters at the open-air Altona fish market on Sundays, which dates back to 1703. Get there early – like, 5:30 am – and prepare to bargain with vendors. Learn more about Hamburg
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"This was our favorite trip. Even riding the ferry was an adventure. "
Value for moneyConvenience
"Great and comfortable "