Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  2. 2 Supplements in Carry on bag
  3. 3 Restaurants in Rome near Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain
  4. 4 Shannon Airport - Mobile Data Card
  5. 5 Seeking reasonable itinerary
  6. 6 B&B in Ireland
  7. 7 Norther Spain first Iteniary
  8. 8 What experiences were most memorable for your kids?
  9. 9 Trip Report Italy Trip- Venice, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast
  10. 10 Chania Crete -apartment or home stay
  11. 11 Trip Report Criss-crossing the Camino: 5 weeks in Northern Spain (and a bit of France)
  12. 12 What kind of tea can i choose in afternoon tea in France?
  13. 13 Trip Report Lake District: HF Holiday houses Derwent Bank and Monk Coniston
  14. 14 Trip Report 13 Days with 13-year-olds in Greece
  15. 15 Alitala
  16. 16 Paris Oct 31-Nov 4
  17. 17 Iceland photo tour- any tips?
  18. 18 Restaurant suggestions in Bologna
  19. 19 Lake Como - Luzern - Germany (need help) - Amsterdam
  20. 20 Villa Honegg: an insider's tip for the Central Switzerland
  21. 21 Azores v. north coastal Portugal-Best use of time between Lisbon and Porto
  22. 22 Car service from Vienna Airport
  23. 23 LeHavre to Rennes/St. Malo?
  24. 24 Europe First Timers
  25. 25 Photography gear for Rome and Venice
View next 25 » Back to the top

Mosel Valley and Black forest itinerary help needed

Jump to last reply

Hello,

I am leaving on vacation with my family in less than 5 days. We are a couple in our mid 30s and our 3 year old boy. Would appreciate help from Fodorites.

I am putting down the details of my trip below. I am a little unsure of the Mosel valley and Blackforest part of the trip. All help appreciated..

26th June - Fly into Brussels and leave for Brugges the same day
26th - 29th June (3 nights) - Brugges (Belgium)

29th June - Leave for Ernst (5 Km from Cochem) - by train (would most likely arrive by late evening)
29 June - 2nd July - 3 nights at Ernst

2rd - 4th July (2 nights) - Plan to spend it in the Black Forest towns

4th - 6th July (2 nights) - Fussen

6th - 9th July (3 nights) - Munich

9th - 12th July (3 nights) - Zell Am See (Austria)

12 July - Leave for Vienna and fly out on 13th July

Now the help that I require:

We were initially thinking of taking the romantic road, but after reading reports of the black forest, decided to take this route.
I am looking for good scenery with an option to stop at small quaint towns. I would like to visit the Cockoo clock factory, the waterfalls and maybe take short hikes / walks (here we might be a little constrained because of our little boy).

We are looking at a 2 night stop, on our way from Cochem to Fussen.

1. I would like to avoid large towns like Baden Baden and feel we should stay at either Gengenbach or Schiltach.
Considering the driving distance, would like to take a stop before these places - any suggestions?

2. I read posts on car vs train and am still a little undecided. Do we need a car to move around in the Mosel valley? Would it be more convenient?
Also can the Black forest be enjoyed by train?

Any suggestions / comments are welcome.

Thanks a lot.. Look forward to hearing for you on this..

19 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement