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Help for September Germany Trip

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On our only previous visit to Germany about 10 years ago, we flew into Munich, and after just one night there, spent 3 days in Rothenburg before moving onto Vienna, Budapest and Prague. We spent our final night in Frankfurt before departing – that’s the sum total of our German experience up until now.

We (two couples in early 60’) have booked our flights and will arrive in Berlin on September 17 and depart from Munich on October 2. We’re fairly seasoned travelers, having been abroad many times, and to Europe about 20 times, mostly with the same couple. The very basic outline will be 4 – 6 days in each of three different locations - first in Berlin, then onto a small town in either the Moselle Valley or Black Forest, and finally a small town in the Alps not far from Munich.

Other than rooms at the Munich City Hilton on points the night before our departure, hotels have not yet been booked, and we’d be open to suggestions – we typically like centrally-located, small family-run places for around 200 Euro per night, preferably including breakfast. We will pick-up a rental car upon our departure from Berlin, and keep it until our last day arriving in Munich.

We like to see one or a maximum of two major sites each day – museum, castle, garden, boat trip, etc. We are into a pretty relaxed pace, good food, wine and beer (we prefer casual restaurants over more formal places), walking in pretty towns, sightseeing, and chatting with locals – none of us speaks German, however.

The areas we’d like some help with are:

Zeroing in on our second location. The Moselle and Black Forest don’t seem to be easily located for one central base allowing day trips to both areas, is that correct? We’ve looked at Cochem and Baden Baden as potential bases, but it’s still very much up in the air. We briefly discussed dividing this portion of the trip into two separate segments, but that got voted down as we really like at least 4 nights per base to minimize moving around. When were younger, we moved around a lot more, not so much at this point.

The third location is still undecided, though we want to be within an hour of Munich if possible. We’ve looked at Garmisch and Mittenwald.

Hotels, with the general parameters mentioned above.

That seems like enough for starters. Thanks for any help.

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