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Train and time spent in each place-need help please!

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Hello everyone! We are leaving for Germany in 2 weeks and I would love some help figuring out which trains to use and how many nights we should spend in each place. Here's what we are thinking so far--
Fly into Frankfurt early May 11 (Sunday)- Would love to take the train directly to Lake Hallstatt. How is this best done and should we make reservations? Or, if that is just crazy, where should we stay? Is there another small village along the way or would Munich be best?
Lake Hallstatt-2-3 nights-plan to relax, enjoy the scenery, want to tour the salt mines, probably visit Salzburg, take a boat out on the lake
on to
Garmisch-2-3 nights (best train to get there? Reservations needed?)-definitely the Zugspitze
on to
Colmar-3 nights (thinking a rental car may best best here for flexibility to explore villages, etc... Need to p/u car in Germany. Would taking the train to Freiburg to p/u there make sense?
Drive on to Dusseldorf- 2 nights (my husband has to work but we aren't sure about exact days that week yet)
Drive on to
Cochem or other small river town-hope for 2 nights but depends on hubby's work--want to do a river cruise and see Burg Eltz
drive to frankfurt
Drop rental car and Fly home from Frankfurt Sat. May 24-mid-day

This is our first trip to Europe and I am SO SO excited! I would be grateful to y'all for any input, tips, thoughts on our plan, help with figuring out trains-- mostly which ones make sense for our route. Do y'all think a pass would be best?
Would also love any recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, etc...
Also, what's the weather like this time of year? Checked accuweather for the long range forecast and it looks like low to mid 60's during the day and upper 40's at night. Is that about right? Is it rainy this time of year there?

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