A Trip Through Time to the Imperial Cities of Central Europe
9-Day trip to the important cities of the Holy Roman Empire
On this tour we travel along the trail of The Holy Roman Empire and visit some of its most important cities. We learn about European history as we follow in the footsteps of emperors and see where they walked, worked, ate and slept. From our start in Frankfurt and along the route all the way to imperial Vienna we also see some fantastic scenery and immerse ourselves in the culture of three countries.
We begin the trip in Frankfurt, where emperors were crowned. Then we visit beautiful Heidelberg with its castle and Speyer with its churches. Next we head east to Rothenburg and the Romantic Road and then on to Nuremberg, where new emperors usually held their first diets (general assembly). We then head into the Czech Republic and to Prague, the city of a thousand spires. The last couple of days are spent in Vienna, the most truly imperial city on Europe.
A Day-By-Day Look at Our Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival Frankfurt – Coronation church- welcome dinner
Day 2: Heidelberg (electorate seat) and Speyer (emperors’ tombs)
Day 3: The free imperial city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Day 4: Nuremberg with the Kaiserburg and Karlstein Castle near Prague
Day 5: Changing of guards at Prague Castle, old town with Jewish quater
Day 6: Castle Konopiste on way to Vienna, traditional Viennese Dinner
Day 7: The imperial city of Vienna, where most of the emperors lived
Day 8: Schönbrunn Palace, Klosterneuburg and more Vienna
Day 9: Sad Farewells and auf Wiedersehen!
This is a 9-day trip that is visually and culturally stimulating. The trip normally starts in Frankfurt but the itinerary can be reversed; there are several possibilities to extend the trip from Vienna (Salzburg/Munich; Budapest) or Frankfurt (Black Forest; River castles). As with all our private tours, this trip can be customized to suit your wishes.
- Door-to-door transportation in comfortable and roomy vehicles
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Quality hotel recommendations according to your preferences
- Always excellent restaurant options with local cuisine
- Guiding services for the entire trip with background and historical information
- Built-in free time in the cities to explore on your own
- Transparent pricing – no hidden costs
More Information and Pricing
We will be happy to send you detailed trip information, pricing and to answer your questions. Please select one of the Private Tour options on our request form.