I am going to the Freiburg area this July 2011. I have no idea what the transportation infrastructure is like here. I know when I flew into Hanh Airport I rented a car to see the area along the Rhine. I didn't even need my car until the day I returned to the airport. Even then I could have managed by train. So when I go on this next trip, I would like to NOT have to waste money on a car. But here is my problem. I am flying into Karlsruhe-Baden Airport. Is there a train that I can catch directly from the Airport itself or do I have to take a bus or taxi to a main station somewhere? Also, I will arrive at 9:30 pm. I have to get to Kollmarsreute. Will trains be running that late into the evening? If not is there a hotel right at the airport or one that has a shuttle bus to it?
What towns, villages and sites are NOT to be missed while staying a week in the area of Freiburg?
Thanks, Kathleen from Ireland