7-Day Road Trip to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

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7 days & 6 nights
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Set off on a grand 7-day Euro trip through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Visit multiple cities like Munich, St. Gallen, Salzburg, and Vienna, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 2 nights in Germany, 3 nights in Austria, and 1 night in Switzerland.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Germany, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Munich and begin your adventure from there. Explore Munich, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Austria. Immerse yourself in the allure of Salzburg, Vienna, and Gemeinde Melk, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Switzerland. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of St. Gallen.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Salzburg’s Fortress Hohensalzburg and St. Gallen's iconic Abbey of Saint Gall. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 7-day self-drive adventure in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Included

Hotel, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sankt Gallen - region in SwitzerlandSankt Gallen / 1 night
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 1 night
Aerial view on Marienplatz town hall and Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany.Munich / 2 nights
Gemeinde Melk - city in AustriaMelk
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 2 nights

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Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of Munich skyline with Marienplatz town hall in Germany.Marienplatz
Photo of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria.St Stephen's Cathedral
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
Photo of aerial view of Olympiapark in German city Munich which hosted olympic games at 1972.Olympiapark
Photo of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.Belvedere Palace Chapel
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
Schönbrunn_Palace_parkSchönbrunn Palace Park
Photo of a yellow pavillion in the Schonbrunn tiergarten zoological garden in Vienna, Austria.Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Photo of Vienna State Opera house in Austria on a sunny day.Vienna State Opera
Photo of beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
photo of Musée et tour BMW .BMW Museum
Photo of Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Summer, Salzburg castle in background.Mirabell Palace
Karlsplatz, Bezirksteil Kreuzviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyKarlsplatz (Stachus)
Photo of Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.Hellbrunn Palace
photo of view of Odeonsplatz .Odeonsplatz
photo of view of Red Bull Hangar-7,Himmelreich Austria.Red Bull Hangar-7
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
photo of The Abbey Cathedral of Saint Gall in St.Gallen, Switzerland.Abbey of Saint Gall
photo of the Abbey Cathedral of Saint Gall at morning in St.Gallen, Switzerland.St Gallen Cathedral
Natural History Museum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Wahlkreis St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandNatural History Museum St Gallen

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Day 1

Day 1 – Munich - arrival day

  • Munich - Arrival day
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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus)
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Munich in Germany. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Munich for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to Germany to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Munich before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Munich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Stachus. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 24,791 visitors.

Find your way to your hotel in Munich. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Germany. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Munich. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Little London / Bar & Grill, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Zum Dürnbräu is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Munich.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Zephyr Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Pusser's is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. The Boilerman Bar is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Your multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Munich and St. Gallen

  • Sankt Gallen
  • Munich
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Drive 239 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Marienplatz
  • Victuals Market
  • English Garden
  • BMW Museum
  • Olympiapark
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On day 2 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Munich in Germany. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in St. Gallen, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

After soaking in Munich’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: St. Gallen, Switzerland. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 35 min. When you arrive in St. Gallen, it's time to take a break from the road.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Munich — Marienplatz. About 118,139 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Viktualienmarkt is another top sight in Munich that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved point of interest in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 58,191 visitors.

English Garden is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Munich, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61,616 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent BMW Museum. Because of its allure and charm, around 35,349 visitors have rated this attraction and automobile museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. More than 250,000 people visit this attraction each year, and today is your opportunity to be one of the lucky travelers to explore it.

Discover the allure of Olympiapark. Echoing its popularity, 68,103 travelers have awarded this famous olympic park and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in St. Gallen.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of St. Gallen’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Kafi Franz, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, tibits St. Gallen is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Zur alten Post. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in St. Gallen tonight.

Round off your dining experience by visiting news Café Music Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Baracca Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Paparazzo Bar likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 3

Day 3 – St. Gallen and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Sankt Gallen
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Drive 369 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Abbey of Saint Gall
  • St Gallen Cathedral
  • Natural History Museum St Gallen
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your multi-country journey across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - St. Gallen in Switzerland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Salzburg where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

When you’ve had your share of St. Gallen, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Salzburg, Austria. Your travel time is around 4 hours.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in St. Gallen is the fantastic Abbey of Saint Gall. As an appreciated benedictine abbey and local gem in the area, Abbey of Saint Gall has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,646 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary St. Gallen Cathedral. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,083 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Natural History Museum St. Gallen, a standout museum and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 842 reviewers.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Salzburg. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Salzburg boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Germany.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at IMLAUER Sky - Bar & Restaurant in Salzburg, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out WeiherWirt. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Salzburg.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Harry Bär is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Darwin's Cafe Bar is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Celebrate day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Salzburg and Vienna

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
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Drive 320 km, 4 hours 9 min

  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Red Bull Hangar-7
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Salzburg in Austria, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Vienna. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Vienna. This car ride takes around 3 hours 14 min.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Salzburg, including the outstanding Fortress Hohensalzburg. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 43,309 reviews, this fascinating museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Salzburg is also home to the captivating Hellbrunn Palace, a local château considered one of the highlights of the city. About 19,017 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Mirabell Palace is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Salzburg. This extraordinary château and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,688 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Hangar-7 will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing architectural structure and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,007 reviews.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Vienna of your choice.

As the sun sets on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Vienna's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Germany to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Vienna has them.

Make sure to book a table at die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch, a popular restaurant in Vienna. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Vienna at Flanagans, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Puerstner. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Vienna tonight.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Kruger’s American Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Josef Cocktailbar, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Loos American Bar provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Vienna to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Vienna

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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
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Day 5 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Vienna. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Tiergarten Schönbrunn. This outstanding zoo and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 50,414 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Tiergarten Schönbrunn is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Schönbrunn Palace is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This château and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 53,579 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing château, Schönbrunn Palace. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 145,237 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Belvedere Palace Chapel, an outstanding zoo, is one place you should visit while in Vienna considering its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 66,332 travelers.

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Vienna's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Germany to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Vienna has them.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Vollpension, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Zum Schwarzen Kameel offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Plachutta Wollzeile is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Vienna.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Kleinod. Alternatively, go to Needle Vinyl Bar, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Roberto American Bar provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Celebrate day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Vienna, Gemeinde Melk, and Munich

  • Munich
  • Vienna
  • Melk
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Drive 410 km, 5 hours 2 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Melk Abbey
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Vienna in Austria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Munich, your home for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vienna and set your GPS to Gemeinde Melk. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 8 min. Upon reaching Gemeinde Melk, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

St. Stephen's Cathedral is a travelers’ favorite in Vienna, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 103,855 visitors.

In Vienna, don’t miss Vienna State Opera, a great opera house and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 49,854 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vienna and set your GPS to Gemeinde Melk. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 8 min. Upon reaching Gemeinde Melk, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Gemeinde Melk is the fantastic Melk Abbey. As an appreciated abbey and local gem in the area, Melk Abbey has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,473 reviews.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Munich’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Munich. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Andechser am Dom, a top-rated dining destination in Munich. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Augustiner-Keller, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Nur Einmal Leben. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Munich this evening.

Keep the evening going at The Keg Bar, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Havana Club, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks.

As the night falls in Munich, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Munich - departure day

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  • Odeonsplatz
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On day 7 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Munich before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As your final day in Germany unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Munich’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Germany. Keep the spirit of your trip to Germany alive with these special souvenirs.

Get a last taste of Germany’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Munich and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

The time has come to say farewell to Munich for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 7-day European road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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