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Germany Trip 2024

Wednesday 29th May - Monday 3rd June 2024

 

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A five-night Frankenstein themed tour of literary and historical locations in southern Germany

 

We’ll have dinner at Burg Frankenstein (at the restaurant in the ruined castle that Mary Shelley heard about when she was touring the Rhine region in 1814); stay in Ingolstadt, where Victor Frankenstein studied and began his sinister experiments; and we’ll visit Laupheim, the birthplace of Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Studios, where the film careers of Frankenstein (and Dracula) really began.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1 (Wednesday 29th May):

Fly to Frankfurt; transfer by bus to Darmstadt (30 mins) for a two night stay at the Best Western Hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Burg Frankenstein

 

Day 2 (Thursday 30th May): Darmstadt

Free time to explore the museums, or the Mathildenhöhe art nouveau district of Darmstadt. Afternoon departure by group taxis to Burg Frankenstein (13.5 km).

Evening meal on the terrace at Burg Frankenstein restaurant.

(www.frankenstein-restaurant.de)

 

 

Ulm

 

Day 3 (Friday 31st May):

Depart after breakfast by train for the historic city of Ulm on the Danube (c.3hrs 30mins). Check into our two hotels for one night’s stay; rest of day/evening at leisure to explore the medieval town (cathedral, Fishermans’ quarter, museums, beer gardens...)

 

 

Day 4 (Saturday 1st June): Laupheim

Depart after breakfast by train for Laupheim

(30mins). Visit the Museum of Christian-Jewish History (Carl Laemmle Exhibition); lunch at the Red Ox. Late afternoon departure for Ingolstadt via Ulm (c.2hrs 50mins). Two night stay at the Altstadthotel.

 

Ingolstadt

 

Day 5 (Sunday 2nd June): Ingolstadt

Morning tour of the Frankenstein connections (Medical History Museum, graveyard, etc.); afternoon/evening at leisure.

 

Day 6 (Monday 3rd June):

Depart after breakfast by train to Munich (c. 45mins) for return flights to the UK.

 

 

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