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Proposed 12 night Germany itinerary for April

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I'm throwing together a trip plan for Germany after getting a cheap ticket with miles. Primary interest really is Berlin, Dresden, and Nuremberg, but flying into Amsterdam was the most practical. I like history and nice towns (I'm a photographer) but art museums not so much. I'm not much interested in Bavaria either on this trip (been briefly before). I've been to Amsterdam, no desire to spend more time there. I plan to train across to Nurmberg, Dresden, then Berlin but have about three nights to play with on the way over:

Here's my proposed itinerary
Fly into Amsterdam:
Train to Mosel Valley (stop for a few hours in Köln on the way)
Cochem - 2-3 nights ? (day trips to small towns)
Nuremberg - 2 nights
Dresden - 2 nights
Görlitz - 1 night
Berlin - 4 nights
Fly to Paris/Fly home

I'm really not firm on the first 2-3 nights. It's a long train ride with changes down from Amsterdam (4-5 hours) Cochem, but I have an easy direct flight that gets into Amsterdam early, and I think a few hours in Köln might break it up. The Mosel valley looks pretty, but what's it like in early April? Statistically, climate data shows April not to be an especially rainy month. I'm hoping to see some small towns to balance the big cities at the end. I'm trying to avoid tourist traps; I know the Mosel valley is incredibly touristy in season but perhaps not yet?

Any better alternatives to the Mosel valley towns that are somewhat in my path between Amsterdam and Nuremberg? I'd like to avoid tourist traps; Rothenburg ob der Tauber sounds like one. And I think I have enough big cities. I also considered Black Forest and Freiburg area. I wonder which area would be more appealing in April?

Görlitz is another small town I'm tossing in before Berlin; the idea of a town split between Germany and Poland is intriguing and looks like another break between big cities.

Any thoughts or ideas appreciated!

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