Attractions

Top Choice Memorial in Dachau

KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau

Officially called the KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau, this was the Nazis’ first concentration camp, built by Heinrich Himmler in March 1933 to house political prisoners. All in all, it ‘processed’ more than 200,000 inmates,…
Top Choice Palace in Würzburg

Würzburg Residenz

The vast Unesco-listed Residenz, built by 18th-century architect Balthasar Neumann as the home of the local prince-bishops, is one of Germany’s most important and beautiful baroque palaces. Top billing goes to the b…
Top Choice Museum in Nuremberg

Deutsche Bahn Museum

Forget Dürer and war-time rallies, Nuremberg is a railway town at heart. Germany's first passenger trains ran between here and Fürth, a fact reflected in the unmissable German Railways Museum which explores the hist…
Top Choice Castle in Nuremberg

Kaiserburg

This enormous castle complex above the Altstadt poignantly reflects Nuremberg's medieval might. The main attraction is a tour of the newly renovated residential wing (Palas) to see the lavish Knights' and Imperial H…
Top Choice Museum in Altstadt & Residenz

Residenzmuseum

Home to Bavaria's Wittelsbach rulers from 1508 until WWI, the Residenz is Munich's number one attraction. The amazing treasures, as well as all the trappings of their lifestyles over the centuries, are on display at…
Top Choice Castle in Füssen

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Appearing through the mountaintops like a mirage, Schloss Neuschwanstein was the model for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. King Ludwig II planned this fairy-tale pile himself, with the help of a stage designer rath…
Fortress in Coburg

Veste Coburg

Towering above Coburg's centre is a story-book medieval fortress, the Veste Coburg. With its triple ring of fortified walls, it’s one of the most impressive fortresses in Germany though attracts few foreign visitors…
Theatre in Bayreuth

Markgräfliches Opernhaus

Designed by Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, a famous 18th-century architect from Bologna, Bayreuth's opera house is one of Europe's most stunningly ornate baroque theatres. Germany's largest opera house until 1871, it has a…
Castle in Coburg

Schloss Ehrenburg

The lavish Schloss Ehrenburg was once the town residence of the Coburg dukes. Prince Albert spent his childhood in this sumptuous, tapestry-lined palace, and his wife Queen Victoria stayed in a room with Germany’s f…
Historic Site in Nuremberg

Reichsparteitagsgelände

If you’ve ever wondered where the infamous black-and-white images of ecstatic Nazi supporters hailing their Führer were taken, it was here in Nuremberg. Much of the grounds were destroyed during Allied bombing raids…