Hi Wonderful TA People!
I am a planner normally but life has been out of control for months and now this wonderful trip is upon me (us - my 12 year old daughter will be my main travel companion) and I am scrambling to get a basic trip plan together ASAP. My husband will be working in Mitterfels/Straubing (he's been gone 2 weeks already - first Honk Kong and now he's litterally in the air as I type this to Lyon France. Next stop - Straubing). My daughter and I catch up to him in Lyon and then we all go to Straubing, but as he'll be working crazy, daughter and I are on our own to sight see. It's going to be great, I know it! We fly out Thursday to Lyon. Yikes.
I have done some research and have found Regensburg, Passau, and Landshut to be places to visit. I have just emailed the appropriate tourist offices asking for tour info (walking tours, etc.) And hope to get responses in a few day. I plan on spending a full day in each of the above towns. I do have links saved for each town although less on Landshut so if anyone has tips for Landshut, I really love to hear them.
What other towns should we visit? I will have a rental car and anything within 1-2 hours one way that is 'worth the drive'. I am open to.
I also have a link to the National Park by Deggendorf (seems closest entrance to Mitterfels?). Can someone give me an idea of what a day trip might look like here? Is it scenic drives, hiking, what?
I also read a day trip suggestion on a thread here about going to Schaerding, Austria (it took me awhile to figure out Schaerding isn't in Germany!). I will visit the Austria TA Forum next to research info, but if anyone here has anything to say, I'd love to hear it. The town website is all in German so I can't read it.
Basically I feel I have a few days covered, with enough info that when I get to the towns I won't be wandering around too lost, wasting precious time. But any and all help for other places to visit and things to do, would be so wonderful.
Thank you in advance for helping me!