Day 1: Mainz. Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport (or at Mainz Main Train Station) to start your tour. Taxi transfer to your hotel in the Historic Highlights City of Mainz, located near Mainz Main Train Station. "Live Mainz" - The state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate can probably best be understood under this motto. Because Mainz, the city at the confluence of the Rhine and Main and in the middle of the largest German wine-growing area, combines a way of life, a zest for life and a rich, age-old culture in an almost proverbial manner. Enjoy your arrival day in Mainz and explore the City which the Romans laid the foundations more than 2000 years ago.
Day 2: Heidelberg and Freiburg. Take a train to the Historic Highlights City of Heidelberg. A taxi will take you up to the Castle. Heidelberg is renowned for its romantic ambiance. Joseph von Eichendorff, the German Romantic poet who studied in Heidelberg in 1807, could be speaking today: "Heidelberg itself is magnificent romantic city; there the spring entwines the houses and courtyards and everything ordinary with vines and flowers, and castles and forests tell a wonderful fairytale of times past". Your hotel is located right at Freiburg main train station.
Day 3: Black Forest and Augsburg. First-class train ride to through the Black Forest to Neustadt/Schwarzwald, a holiday world of its own. Busy hustle and bustle combined with sweet idleness. Neustadt subscribes to the resort town tradition. There are the "Heimatstuben" - a permanent exhibition of native folk art and customs, the St. Jakobs-Münster (cathedral) and the educational woods trail which provides information on flora and fauna. From the tower to the Hochfirst crest (the local mountain) one has a spectacular view of the region, stretching from the Vosges Mountains on the other side of the Rhine to the French and Swiss alpine chain. The Hochfirst ski jump is Germany's largest natural ski jump. Your hotel is located right at Augsburg main train station.
Day 4: Regensburg. Take a train ride to the Historic Highlight City of Regensburg. When you arrive in Regensburg, you will be welcomed with legendary Bavarian hospitality into the best-preserved medieval city in Germany, where two thousand years of history remain alive today. The town began as a Roman camp, Castra Regina, named for the Regen River on which it lies. Emperor Marcus Aurelius saw to the completion of the camp and had the northern gate of the camp, the Porta Praetoria, built in the second century A.D. You can still visit this awe-inspiring structure during your stay. Your hotel is located close to Regensburg's main station.
Day 5: Regensburg/ Frankfurt Airport for departure. Take a first-class train ride from Regensburg to Frankfurt Airport. Or continue your tour from Regensburg or any other train station in Germany.
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