Castles Tripping Itinerary Featuring Top 12 Hotels in Germany

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

With as many as 20,000 castles in Germany, tourists will be spoilt for choice! These range from 19th century historicist palace Neuschwanstein, one of the world's foremost tourist attractions - Part theatre, part fairytale, Neuschwanstein Castle embodies the soul of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, popularly known as 'mad King Ludwig', to Torgau's Early Renaissance Castle Hartenfels, where Martin Luther preached.

Step into the world of royalty, deep history and exquisite ornaments as @thewanderclan.official curates a sample itinerary of must-see castles, exclusive VIP access through Bavarian alps to Berlin's underground clubs and private touring of the cultural highlights of Munich, Nuremberg, Frankfurt and Heidelberg.

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Sample itinerary from SGD 14,800 per person (double occupancy), inclusive of accommodation, private guide & transfers.

* Rates may vary depending on date, customization, and availability.

Day 1 Munich

Private transfer from Frankfurt airport

Day 2 - 3 Munich

Experience the best of Munich with a full-day private tour through Old Town, exploring shopping streets, local picturesque gardens, and the infamous Viktualienmarkt outdoor food market for lip-smacking treats!

Take a trip down to the BMW Welt world of experience -observe production processes at the BMW Group Plant and discover a new display of tradition and future trends at the BMW Museum, as well as the Nymphenburg porcelain factory which was founded in 1747 and today, renowned designers and fine artists such as Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Reed Kram, Clemens Weisshaar, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh, Carsten Höller, Olaf Nicolai and Wim Delvoye, create designs for the production of porcelain objects and works of art.

Spend the next day deep amongst the world-famous castles of Germany with a private excursion through Neuschwanstein with hilltop castles, the Bavarian countryside, panoramic views, Hohenschwangau castle, and Wieskirche church.

Accommodation: Hotel Bayerischer Hof

Day 4 Colmberg

En route to Castle Road, take a pit stop at Nuremberg - the second-largest city of the German federal state of Bavaria after its capital Munich, also known as “the city of sausages”, “the city of gingerbread” and “the city of toys”! Here, take a tour of the Nuremberg Transport Museum which traces its roots back to 1899, learn about history at the Germanic National Museum, or marvel at the Architecture of St. Lawrence's Church or be stunned by the beauty of Roman Catholic Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) which dates back to 1352 and is a must-see Gothic landmark.

Accommodation: Burg Colmberg

Day 5 - 7 Kronberg

Along Castle Road, en route to Kronberg, stop by Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a town in northern Bavaria known for its medieval architecture, charming towns, and Heidelberg Castle - the castles of Neckarsteinach or the fortified town of Bad Wimpfen, for historic sites, museums, and cathedrals.

The next day, enjoy a private tour of Frankfurt City highlights of churches, Goethe House, local neighborhoods. Afternoon at leisure to explore the hotel’s beautiful parkland, book a spa appointment or a round of golf, or perhaps visit the town of Kronberg.

Lastly, highlight the trip with a private excursion to Burg Eltz and Rhine Gorge with hilltop medieval castles, optional short cruise or scenic drive through the Rhine Gorge, walkthrough medieval villages and vineyard-covered hillsides.

Accommodation: Schlosshotel Kronberg

Day 8 Kronberg

Private transfer to Frankfurt airport


1. Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa, Retreat & Cultural Hideaway

Elmau, Germany

Experience the sounds of silence and rushing streams just 62 miles south of Munich in a magical sanctuary in the Bavarian Alps. Discover a luxury spa retreat and cultural hideaway beyond compare. Relax in six separate spas for adults and families, offering calm and serenity. Enjoy spa treatments and traditional Chinese medicine. Practice yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Pilates. Reenergize with unlimited sports in winter and summer. Kids can roam free or participate in edutainment and soccer camps. Feast on outstanding gourmet food, and listen as time is suspended time during classical and jazz concerts with the great artists of our time.

Insider Tip Try a traditional Finnish sauna experience with a therapist who will use birch branches to get your circulation going and splash cold water on you. –Tracy Larson Excelsior, Minnesota

Exclusive Benefits Enjoy a complimentary upgrade on arrival & receive USD100 F&B credit, complimentary wifi, early check‑in/late check‑out & daily breakfast for 2 per bedroom.

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Starting from SGD 1,314 for a minimum of 2 nights, Juniorsuite Deluxe



2. Schlosshotel Kronberg

Kronberg, Germany

Hideaway with history at the former summer residence of Empress Victoria, Schlosshotel Kronberg: Idyllically situated in the climatic health resort Taunus, known for its cultural and recreational value, nature and culture are only two reasons to visit this beautiful region. Guests are invited to switch off and experience first-class hospitality and European history at first-hand, while overlooking a spacious 58-hectare castle park, a rose garden, and 18-hole championship golf course. A destination on its own that combines seclusion and culture at its best.

Insider Tip While culture lovers experience European history during a historical tour through the castle, connoisseurs are invited to explore the world of Prinz von Hessen wines, the hotel-owned winery.

Exclusive Benefits Enjoy a complimentary upgrade on arrival & receive USD100 F&B credit, complimentary wifi, early check‑in/late check‑out & daily breakfast for 2 per bedroom.