My husband and I will be in Germany between 26th August and 11th September this year as part of a larger trip to Europe and UK. I'm starting to get my head around what we plan to see and do, however I think I'm just getting myself more and more confused on how to spend our time.
Our basic itinerary is as follows, but I would welcome any comments or other suggestions.
Our interests are the landscapes (Alps, wine regions etc), exploring smaller villages, local arts and crafts, photography, local foods, castles etc. But not really into museums or churches.
26th August - Land in Frankfurt in the morning. Spend two nights in Frankfurt (recover from any jet lag and explore the city). Accommodation is booked.
27th August - Frankfurt.
28th August - Pick up hire car, drive to Bamberg for two nights. Accommodation for Bamberg is booked.
29th August - Bamberg.
30th August - ?
31st August - Salzburg
1st Sept - Salzburg
2nd Sept - ? I was thinking somewhere along the Alpine Route maybe.
3rd Sept - ?
4th Sept - Innsbruck.
5th Sept - innsbruck.
6th Sept - Lake Constance region (Lindau?).
7th Sept - Lake Constance region (Lindau?).
8th Sept - Black Forest Region (Baden Baden?).
9th Sept - Rhine region.
10th Sept - Rhine region.
11th Sept - Return rental car to Frankfurt.
One of the questions I've asked myself is should we skip Lindau to spend more time in the Black Forest or Rhine area?
We don't want our trip to be rushed and be constantly on the go. We want to be able to take our time driving between one place and the next to stop and take in any sights.