A great combination for a tour of Germany or the German leg of a European tour would be a trip that includes Berlin, Saxony and neighboring Bavaria. In addition to the large cities of Berlin, Dresden and Munich, beautiful landscapes like Saxon Switzerland National Park and the Alps can be added. En route stops can be made at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Potsdam, Bamberg and Regensburg. A trip from Frankfurt to Dresden can become more rewarding by making stops in Thuringia, a former part of Saxony. There, places that should be visited include Eisenach, the birthplace of composer Johann Sebastian Bach and home of the famous Wartburg Castle, medieval Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, and Weimar, where the poets Goethe and Schiller stand for the highly civilized German culture and the Buchenwald concentration camp stands for the barbarian times in German history. But since every city in Germany is no more than an hour away by plane, any combination is possible.