Experience Germany's story. Ride a treelined trail along the course of the former Berlin Wall. Admire the splendor of Dresden, once known as "Florence on the Elbe." Bike amid dense woodlands, old-world towns and quiet waterways. The culture, the cuisine, the history, the hospitality. Germany's story from a fresh perspective: your family's own.
1-2 Ride on bike paths that meander through forests and lakes, taking in the abundance of green spaces in the outskirts of Germany's capital city Learn about the infamous barrier that once separated West Berlin and East Germany, and witness a remnant of the wall along the way Admire Cecilienhof Palace, where the fate of post-war Germany was decided The breathtaking Sanssouci Park greets you in Potsdam, a city considered one of the country's most beautiful World Heritage sites Dine like royalty on Michelin-starred regional cuisine.
3 Venture into pastoral Germany and Lusatia—a Slavic enclave with its own language and customs Bike in Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, a world of verdant forests, grassland, charming old-world towns and a vast network of shimmering waterways Ever heard of the Spreewald gherkin? Try one while you're here! Kids set off on a kayaking adventure through enchanting canals Adults taste local Schnapps at a family-owned distillery or luxuriate at our hotel's incredible spa Cap off the day with a family cruise down the river on a traditional punt boat.
4 The baroque splendor of Dresden —from the glorious Zwinger palace complex to the stunningly restored Frauenkirche, a Lutheran church crowned by one of the largest domes in Europe—is truly unforgettable Witness the beauty of Germany's pacesetting environmental efforts as you cycle past nature reserves, sunflower fields and organic farms.
5-6 From Dresden, pedal to the baroque Moritzburg Castle The Elbe River and a patchwork of vineyards provide a glorious backdrop for wine tasting for adults The younger set tests their skills on an exciting ropes course Soak up the brilliance of Dresden on foot or ride through the Elbe Valley past castles and quaint hamlets A fitting end to the journey, enjoy a splendid meal in the historic Zwinger palace.