(note: also posted in Nuremberg forum). In late September, our family of 3 adults will be arriving from Prague by bus on a Sunday, leaving for Frankfurt on Thursday, so will have 3 1/2 days for sight-seeing in the northern Bavaria area. (Nazi rally grounds and museum, beer gardens, a castle or Residenz in Wurzburg, etc.). I've narrowed our potential visits to Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenberg and Wurzburg, but know that we need to eliminate at least one if not two of those towns in this short time. We had been planning to rent a car, either when leaving Prague or in Nuremberg, with a drop-off in Frankfurt, but am now thinking that just taking the bus from Prague and then using the trains might be a better option. I'd very much appreciate input on 1) suggested itinerary for those 3 1/2 days 2) where to make our base for those 4 nights. We would be ok (and might even prefer) two locales, each for 2 nights 3) should we rent a car or use public transport. Complicating my thinking is a desire to make a stop in Dettelbach, a small village outside of Wurzburg and the birthplace of my great grandmother. It would be a thrill just to stroll the streets for an hour. I'm assuming I'd need a car to get there but perhaps could take a taxi.