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Old Sep 4th, 2003, 06:48 AM
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Rhineland/Bavaria/Salzburg/Vienna/Cesky Krumlov/Prague itinerary advice

Hello: We need some comments/suggestions if this itinerary is reasonable. We'll have a car the entire trip. We haven't made any hotel reservation yet, so changes can be made easily.

10/8 Mid-afternoon arrival in Stuttgart and spend the night.
10/9-10 Baden-Baden/Black Forest (2).
10/11-13 Fussen/Garmisch (3).
10/14-16 Salzburg/Hallstatt. Should we stay one night in Salzburg and 2 in Hallstatt so we don't have to backtrack?
10/17-19 Vienna (3).
10/20 Cesky Krumlov (1).
10/21-23 Prague (3).
10/24-25 Rothenburg/Wurzburg (2).
10/26-27 St Goar (2).
10/28 Early drive to Frankfurt, drop off the car, fly back in the afternoon.

Should we spend more time around the Romantic Road and drop St Goar?

Any recommendations are greatly appreaciated.
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Old Sep 4th, 2003, 07:04 AM
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lingling,

Notice how you now need to scroll to the right to see titles? This is because you didn't put any spaces in your title. Please don't do that!
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Old Sep 4th, 2003, 07:25 AM
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That is a LOT of driving. I would not use a car for the trip to Vienna (don't know why you'd want a car there) and Prague (or there!) (rentals are frequently excluded from use in the Czech Republic.)

I would squeeze in another day in northern Bavaria (Rothenburg/Wurzburg and environs) but not at the expense of the Rhineland.
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For what it's worth, I think you could reduce or eliminate your stay in Salzburg/Hallstat and concentrate your time to some other place - Prague, Vienna, Stuttgart, etc. Or why not Munich? I thought Salzburg was too geared towards tourism. If I ever see another Mozart Ball.....
I also agree with the comment that you are spending too much time in a car.
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Overall I like it ! We did a similar itinerary in 1999. Sure, you are driving too much but no one day is that bad. I would stay in St. Gilgen for 3 nites and do Salzburg and Hallstatt from there, and then hit Melk as you drive to Vienna--maybe Durnstein too.
I would drop St. Goar from the end and use that time elsewhere--you will be getting weary at the end. Have fun !
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Hello Everyone: Thank you all. I take your advices very seriously.
Apology to elberko for not spacing the title.

To Russ: We are allowed to bring the car to AT and CZ. We plan to park in the hotel garage or carpark, then walk or take the taxi/bus when in town. We use the car for long distances and to out of the way places.

To Bird: We were in Munich/Innsbruck/Alpine region and cruised the Mosell 2 years ago, that's why I am considering dropping St. Goar. One of the 3 days in Salzburg/Hallstatt is our rest day.

To Bob the Navigator: I have read many of your posts. They are all excellent advices. I also took BavariaBen and the late Mr. Wes Fowler's recommendations to all those wonderful places in Black Forest. We certainly will drop St. Goar and add another day in Black Forest and Rothenburg areas. 3 nights in St. Gilgen is a great idea. I will check your olds post for hotels in St. Gilgen.

Thanks again.
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