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15 days road trip - Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Südtirol

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It has been long time and good to be back. After our 2011 whirlwind tour of "17 days in London, Paris, Florence, Rome and Interlaken" and it is time again - but by road this time.

Still working on the itinerary and below are highlights . Trying to find the best scenic routes with a good mix of autobahn and back country to save time. Theme here is off-the-beaten-path to enjoy the countrysides - castles, lakes and mountains. Advantage of having a car means you have wealth of choices and access to hard-to-reach places. One notable miss is Baden-Baden/Black Forest but I hate to say I could fit it in. There is only so much you can.

15 Jun: LAX- FRA:
16: Arrive at Frankfurt then Stuttgart by rail.
16,17: Stuttgart
18: Pick up the car and on road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. with a brief stop at Ludwigsburg, just north of Stuttgart. Overnight at Rothenburg
19: On road to Prague - detour from autbahn before Nuremberg and drive thru Altmuhl valley. Brief stop at Karlstejn castle before reaching Prague.
19, 20: Prague
21: On road to Cesky Krumlov. Wish we could stay overnight here but not more than few hrs. Leave early at arrive Vienna by evening.
21,22: Vienna
22: On road to Salzburg - stop at Melk, Wachau Valley.
23, 24: Salzburg, Salzkammergut, Hallstat

(*** Plan B: Skip Salzburg and drive to Slovenia. Overnight at Bled and explore Lake Bohinj area. Overnight at Lake Bled area and drive to Bozen and then base Schliersee)

25 Jun - 2 Jul: Schliersee (Bavaria): Day trips from this base for whole week. Long relaxing drives in Alpenstrasse, explore Bavaria, South Tryrol. Stop for lakes & castles -Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, Neuschwanstein, Bad Tolz, Zugspitze, Chiemsee. Possible extended drives to Kastelruth, Alpe di Siusi alpine meadows on Italian side.

2 Jul: Back to Stuttgart with a brief stop at Hohenzollern Castle. Drop off the car then train to Frankfurt
3: FRA-LAX.

Pl chime in and give your inputs, point me to hidden gems and recommendations.

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