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Bavaria in August

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Hi. We are planning at trip to Bavaria for first half of August 2016. We are two adults and a nine year old. We are active and enjoy hiking and bicycling. The adults are interested in museums and the nine year old will tolerate some museum activities, history over arts. We went to the Dolomites about five years ago and loved it. We are not big on crowds. We considered the Berchtesgaden area, but we aren't so keen to emphasize WWII history this trip. I would like to see at least one Ludwig castle. My wife would prefer to avoid them as they seem to be overly popular and crowded. But since we are in the area I think we can manage at least one.

I need some feedback on the following rough itinerary/ideas. We are flying in and out of Munich.

We'll arrive in Munich on August 3rd. We are planning to spend time in Munich on the way out. So we are thinking of driving south to Mittenwald or there abouts to see the Alps, Zugspitze, and Alpenpark. I'm thinking we'll stay two nights in Mittenwald or in that area. Do some hiking. Maybe make a day trip to Innsbruck.

On the 5th, maybe later in the day drive to Lindau at Lake Constance and stay the night.

On the 6th bike from Lindau to Rorschach (30 km) and take the ferry back. Stay another night in Lindau.

On the 7th head to the Black Forest. This part of the trip is a bit vague. I'm not sure if we should go to Strasbourg, Stuttgart, both, neither, stay in small places, etc. We'll probably do some hiking and check out scenic sites. My wife is from Eastern Europe and European forests are not so special for her. But we live in California and it may be more exotic for our son and myself.

We are planning to get back to Munich on August 10th so we can certainly spend at least one full day there on the 11th. We depart on the 12th. We could get there early on the 10th to have closer to two days. We want to see the BMW museum and factory tour. We'll probably also see some art museums and also spend time just walking the city. Or maybe we should get back on the 9th and have closer to three full days in Munich. I know this won't be enough time to do everything in and around Munich and we aren't planning or expecting to do everything in the city. We are hoping for a taste and instead intended to emphasize more of the outdoors.

Any feedback and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!

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