I'm working on itinerary for our final days in Europe. We depart from the Frankfurt airport at 2:00, 14:00, so thought we'd plan on arriving at the airport by about 10:30 to have a little leeway for train delays and to get a bite to eat before departure.
So, we need to stay somewhere less than about 2 hours of the airport so as not to feel too rushed that morning. A previous post had suggested Mainz, and our family had suggested we check into a hotel there and then take an afternoon trip to St. Goar. However, I have been reading a bit about Wurzburg and I think it looks like an even better option...an easy trip from Rothenburg, and there'd be more than enough picturesque and historic sightseeing to fill our last day, it appears to me. Then it looks like an easy trip to the airport, as well. Does this sound like a good plan?
If so, can anyone give me tips on how best to arrange our day? I've just taken my Germany guidebook back to the library! I'd love to see Veitshöchheim and have read about the boat tour that goes there. Would that be worth our while or would a bus be quicker transport, since we are short on time? Or should we just try to see the Residence Palace and the Fortress? If we only have time for one guided tour, which one should we tour?
Also, any suggestions on where to stay? I'm going to read reviews today, but suggestions on places convenient to the train station or convenient to sightseeing with easy transport to the train station would be most appreciated.