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France v Germany after Holland/Belgium/Lux

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France v Germany after Holland/Belgium/Lux


My wife and I have a trip planned to to to Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. We have about 10 days for these. We were hoping to travel by car and possible see a few more places nearby. I was wondering if it's better to spend time going to the west on the French side or to the east. The towns on the Rhine look interesting. We love nice villages, vineyards but also appreciate nice architecture, beautiful churches, wineries and the like. Last year we did the Danube in Austrian and were very impressed with the quaint villages and of course Vienna. the Rhine also looks similar but if there's something better on the French side why not? I thank you all in advance for your help.

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1. Re: France v Germany after Holland/Belgium/Lux

Very tough choices.......we have done both areas driving.

If you decide on Germany ..you can visit Trier Cochem , Burg Elz Castle is in that area & continue to the Rhine area with lovely towns & villages... Bacharach..Koblenz ( where the Rhine & Mosel meet) there is also St Goar.

If you decide to do France...perhaps head toward the Alsace Region with their lovely towns & villages( lots of excellent wines) ...Obernai Riquewhir Ribeauville...Colmar etc etc.

From Strasbourg ( alsace region ) you can drive to Freiburg Germany abt 53 miles or Heidelburg abt 82 miles from Strasbourg if you want a taste of Germany.

Heidelburg Castle would be worth a visit.

You need to plan your days allotted ,driving times & take the time to map your course that suits you.

A Europe GPS is strongly recommended.

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