Germany is one of my favorite places to visit. The culture, cuisine, history and beauty of this country draws me back time and time again. And, now I have yet another reason to head back to this charming country – in 2018, the Adventures by Disney Germany vacation will take travelers to Berlin, for the first time ever.

This newly reimagined Germany trip will still include a visit to the storybook town of Rothenburg, as well as a mesmerizing tour of the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle. But, next year you’ll also have the chance to experience both the South and the North of Germany in a whole new way.

Grab a Bavarian pretzel because I’m going to share with you my top five “must-do” activities on this German adventure:

1. Bike along the Berlin Wall
New for 2018, take a scenic trip on a train from Bamberg to the storied city of Berlin. While in Berlin, bike along the Berlin Wall, an iconic symbol of the Cold War. Prepare to be blown away by the unique mix of old and new, including stunning architecture and a vibrant art scene.

Neuschwanstein Castle

2. Explore Neuschwanstein Castle
Journey to the idyllic grounds of Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular castles in all of Europe, for a fairytale-esque tour of this 19th-century masterpiece. Fun fact: This architectural marvel was Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park!

3. Master the Art of Graffiti
Also new for 2018, learn firsthand how the vivid street art of Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt got its start. Beginning in the vibrant streets of Kreuzberg and Friedrichhain, the tour will conclude at Humboldthain Music Club for a colorful Graffiti workshop, where you can create a graffiti canvas of your own.

Rothenburg, Germany

4. Journey to Rothenburg
Travel to the Bavarian village of Rothenburg, which served as the inspiration for Pinocchio’s village. Take in the view of the cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses, and learn to twist pretzels from the head chef at the Striffler Bakery.

5. Indulge in German Fare
Speaking of food, Germany offers a variety of culinary adventures. My favorite? Dinner at the world famous Hofbrauhaus! Enjoy partaking in a meal of traditional and scrumptious Bavarian fare (I’ll always order the schnitzel).

Start planning your adventure today!