I'm reposting this from the incorrect forum, with updates, and I need your help. We are taking a celebratory family vacation this July with 10 people, ages 3-71. We are staying 7 nights in Munich, 4 in Prague, and 3 in Berlin. We plan to leave our belongings at our hotel in Munich, and take a couple of day trips from there. Neuschwanstein and hohenschwangau are. One of these. We have had our eyes on rothenburg since the beginning of planning this, but I am thinking this is too far from Munich to make it worthwhile. I am looking for a nearer town that will give us this same Bavarian village feel. I have read about Bamberg, regensburg, ulm, and landshut, as well as Oberammergau, garmisch-partenkirchen, and mittenwald. I am trying unsuccessfully to get a feel for which best meets these qualifications. All of them sound great, but we gotta pick just one, and don't want to spend all day traveling back and forth, nor move all of our stuff any more than planned. A person on another message board mentioned that Oberammergau is close, charming, and we can see where they do the passion plays, as well as incorporate a visit to the third Ludwig II palace and a visit to Weiskirchen. This is intriguing, but sounds like a LOT for one day. Will you please weigh in? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.