The big cathedrals of Germany

 

Day 1: Zurich -Speyer -Worms

Arrival in Zurich. Drive to Speyer. Visit of the Imperial Cathedral to Speyer, in the 11./12.

Was built in the 19th century and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1981. Continue to Worms, visit the cathedral. At the Diet of Worms in 1521 Martin Luther had to answer before the Emperor Charles V, which resulted in the break in the Western Church. Dinner and overnight in Worms.

 

Day 2: Worms - Trier - Bernkastel-Kues

After breakfast we drive to Trier, which is the oldest city in Germany. Here we visit the Hohen Dom zu Trier - the oldest bishop church in Germany.

We now have time to visit the Porta Nigra and the ancient ruins of the city. We enjoy the beautiful old town with the well-known market place - you have enough time for your optional lunch. In the afternoon

We drive along the Moselle to Bernkastel-Kues, where we check in for two nights at the hotel. At dinner, there is the opportunity Mosel wines to taste.

 

Day 3: Bernkastel-Kues - Cochem - Burg Eltz

After a leisurely breakfast we drive by boat (departure 10.00 clock) on the Moselle along to Traben Trabach. There we are already expected by the bus, which brings us to Cochem, where we pay a visit to the charming old town. We

visit the castle Eltz, which is roaring on a rock, which is beautifully embedded in the nature reserve of the Eltzer forest. A local guide brings us closer to the history of Germany's most beautiful and best preserved castle. The treasury

can be visited independently. In the late afternoon we drive back to our hotel in Bernstkastel-Kues and enjoy dinner there.

 

Day 4: Maria-Laach - Cologne Cathedral - Koblenz

Today we leave Bernkastel-Kues and drive to Maria Lach. Visit there

we the venerable Benedictine abbey Maria Lach. Especially worth seeing

is the abbey church from 1156. It is a jewel of romantic architecture. After our visit we leave the Eifel and continue to Cologne. Arrived in Cologne, we experience another highlight of our trip - the Cologne Cathedral. It houses many works of art from the 9th cent. Among them are the relics of the Three Kings. After a tour of the cathedral and a short rest we continue our way to Koblenz, where we stay for 2 nights in the hotel.

 

Day 5: Rüdesheim - Romantic Loreley - St. Gorarshausen

The bus takes us to Rüdesheim. Today we will pass the legendary Loreley rock with the Rhine ship. This section of the Rhine with numerous medieval castles, steep vineyards and legendary Loreley

was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Lunch optional in St. Gorarshausen. Then we will be picked up from the bus and returned to Koblenz in our hotel. We can arrange the afternoon freely. Only in 30 minutes. We reach on foot the historic old town with its romantic streets and the Liebfrauenkirche. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 6: Koblenz - Ehrenbreitstein - Limburg an der Lahn

Before leaving for Limburg, we visit the fortress Ehrenbreitstein on the other side of the Rhine. With a breathtaking cable car ride (1st driveway 09.30 clock) over the Rhine we float to the fortress, which is located on a rocky spur high above the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. We have some time to walk through the beautiful park or to enjoy a cafe. After returning to the bus we drive to our final destination to Limburg. In Limburg we visit the impressive St. George's Cathedral in Limburg, which in its unique location, high

stands on top of a cliff above the Lahn. Spend our last night

we in Limburg.

 

Day 7: Return to Zurich

Return Flight. 

 

Our services:

- Transport in a modern coach from 

- Double rooms in good middle class hotels 

- Half board

- Entrance fees

 

Price: from € 1.195,-- p. Person in Doubleroom

The minimum number of participants for this trip is 20 people.

 

Travel documents: identity card or passport