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Help with Rhine/Mosel River itinerary

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We have 2 nights in the Rhine River Valley (mid September). On the first day, we will be driving from Lucerne (4 - 5 hr drive). And on the third day, we need to return our rental car and catch an afternoon train to Paris.

Looking for the most scenic drive in the the Rhine Palatinate to experience "storybook" Germany. From what I’ve read, the stretch between Bacharach/Rudesheim and Koblenz and then along the Mosel from Koblenz to Cochem (or further?) seems to be a beautiful route with all the castles, vineyards, hillside towns, etc. For having only 2 nights, would you say this is the best area to focus on?

Coming from Lucerne, should we drive to Cochem and then drive east along the Mosel to Koblenz then drive south along the Rhine to Bacharach/Rudesheim? Or should we drive to Bacharach/Rudesheim first, drive north along the Rhine to Koblenz, and then west along the Mosel to Cochem?

With limited time, what are the best places to visit? Where should we spend the night? Should we stay both nights in the same place or 2 nights in different places?

And then I need to take train service to Paris into consideration. Are there any TGV trains in the area going to Paris? Or will be have to take a local train to a larger city and then take the TGV to Paris? What would be our most efficient option (fastest, least amount of changes, etc) for getting to Paris?

I would love to hear your suggestions!

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