I briefly lived in Schweinfurt, Germany (Bavaria) and absolutely LOVED the Christmas season there. I would like to take my husband back to Germany and other countries on ~10-12 day trip around the holidays next year (2014), and I would love to hear suggestions of what we should and shouldn't include. Ideally, I want to work in a visit to London/GB and/or Paris, as I've never been to either before. We also want to ski somewhere...Black Forest, Alps, we're open to suggestions!
Lastly--how do you best recommend getting around--rent a car, Eurorail, etc.?
Thanks in advance for all your advice.