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Christmas trip to Germany, what city?

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Apologies in advance that this might be a bit convoluted, as I'm in the early stages of planning...

Spouse and I plan to fly from Perth, Australia to Zurich, and then either fly/train to 'somewhere' Germany for 7-9 days to soak up the Christmas markets and general holiday atmosphere - we'll be there from approximately Dec 15-23, and then we'll head to the Engadine in Switzerland for another 10 days or so.

I realize this doesn't make the most logistical sense, but flying into Zurich allows us to take the A380 direct from Singapore on SQ (13 hour flight), which is our preference over taking a 777 from Singapore to Munich.

As much as we'd prefer to be in the Engadine before Christmas, our travel dates are such that we need to visit Germany first in order to take in the pre--Christmas festivities.

My dilemma is where to go in Germany? Last year we spent three nights in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and five nights in Munich. On previous trips we've stayed in Berchtesgaden, Mittenwald and Garmisch. We've previously visited all of Ludwig's castles, so that's not a draw.

I guess we're after two bases, perhaps another location that's similar to Rothenburg (Dinkelsbuhl, Wurtzburg, Cochem, Nordlingen?) and a smallish, easy to get around on foot type city (Bamburg?). We're most interested in winter landscapes, mountains, walking, architecture, and of course plenty of gluhwein and bratwurst. We'll be traveling by train.

All suggestions appreciated.

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