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Marienberg fortress high above the Main river in Würzburg. © CTW/ Andreas Bestle

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Dream Routes of Germany

These are the routes that keep your dreams alive

The Dream Routes linking Germany´s historical cities. Embrace the ancient Romans, the Hanseatic League, impressive architecture, palaces and picturesque old quarters as well as wine making.

Just book online and discover their history. Whichever route you take, each of our cities has an appeal of its own.

Itinerary description

VINOPOLY! - Wine samplers on German rivers

/assetimage_1778_240w179.jpgWine has shaped the history, culture, art and, not least of all, the people of Germany themselves. A friendly, nearly Southern European cheerfulness sets the tone not just in the vineyards, but in the cities as well.

Freiburg in the Black Forest (Baden wine region) is famous for its "Spätburgunder" (Pinot Noir), Müller-Thurgaus and "Grauer Burgunder" (Pinot Gris) especially. Koblenz nestled in the corner where the Rhine meets the Moselle brings together two of Germany?s oldest wine areas, the Moselle and the Middle Rhine, famous for their Rieslings.Mainz on the northern tip of Rhinehessen is where the Silvaner reigns supreme among other stalwart whites including Rivaner and Rieslings. Trier lies in the heart of the westerly wine region, the Moselle River, which is home to many fine whites and particularly the fruity Riesling and the crispy Elbling; Wiesbaden in the heart of the Rheingau harvests well-regarded Rieslings and Pinot Noirs; while Würzburg in the northern Bavarian region of Franconia, offers mineral-rich but light Rieslings.

Each of these cities provides a unique combination of culture and wine, and they are perfect for the individual traveler. They are all convenient to Frankfurt Airport, reachable by train and still offer a refreshing change for all of the senses.

Complete tour package preferred tour operator, TOEUROPE, offers a five-day rail circle tour from / to Frankfurt airport and four overnights in two of our wine cities.


EUR 699 / $ 979*

- 5-Day Rail Circle Tour from/ to Frankfurt International Airport
- Rail tickets
- 3*** and 4**** hotel accommodations in Mainz and Freiburg
- Buffet breakfast
- Black Forest Rail Circle tour

Bookable: throughout the year

*Please note: Prices in $ depending on current exchange rates.


Our preferred partner

Bookings with TOEUROPE

TOEUROPE specializes in arranging Rail- and Self-drive tours for Independent Travelers. The well designed tour packages make it easy for visitors to explore the nicest sites individually. The company was established in 2001 and with more than 50 tours today TOEUROPE offers an unrivaled variety of independent tours.

Further information:
Please call toll free (USA/Canada): 1.800.817.8137
or international: +49.6475.911.0239


Map of Germany - Itinerary

Wine Heritage

Landmarks of Wine Culture

/assetimage_3286_130w144.jpgSince 2010, the German Wine Institute has awarded prizes to "Landmarks of Wine Culture": places which are documenting the history and tradition of wine growing in an impressive way. Good news: Landmarks of Wine Culture can be found in our Wine Cities too:

Heidelberg: The Great Vat

Würzburg: Staatlicher Hofkeller Wine Estate

Würzburg: Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wine Estate

Würzburg: Juliusspital Wine Estate

Trier: Vereinigte Hospitien Wine Estate

Wiesbaden: Kloster Eberbach Wine Estate

Mainz: The Kupferberg´s Visitors Center