Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Sleep at Heathrow
  2. 2 Arezzo - how much time?
  3. 3 First time in Spain - family of 2 adults & one child(10 yr old)
  4. 4 Help me get excited about a week in Portugal
  5. 5 South of London in March, ancient trees and Daffodils?
  6. 6 Mid-May stay in Lauterbrunnen or Murren
  7. 7 15 days honeymoon trip to Europe in February end and March
  8. 8 Keukenhaf
  9. 9 Netherlands- Texel
  10. 10 Netherlands, Brussels and possibly Luxembourg
  11. 11 8 day flexi Swiss pass
  12. 12 Cotswold - great food & ambience for lunch!
  13. 13 9 day trip to France
  14. 14 Help with Country House Hotel Christmas 2018
  15. 15 Order of Amalfi visit in October
  16. 16 England
  17. 17 Annecy or Talloires or other?
  18. 18 Santa Maria Novella products??
  19. 19 Waze Navigation in Iteland? Or other?
  20. 20 US dairy vs European Dairy
  21. 21 Restaurant suggestion Bamberg
  22. 22 Trip Report Once upon a time in Italy
  23. 23 2 week May trip with kids
  24. 24 Which Aran Island??
  25. 25 Serious fire at Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond
View next 25 » Back to the top

Rhine/Mosel River Itinerary

Jump to last reply

I've been daydreaming about Germany, and am trying to come up with a 3-4 day itinerary for a way future summer trip to the Rhine River region, assuming all public transportation (no car rental)

Day 1:
Burg Eltz. Possibly also walk through nearby Cochem with remaining time.

Day 2: Rhine River boat ride Bingen to Braubach, visit Marksburg Castle, return via train, possibly stopping to see other towns along the river

Day 3: Cologne - I've only ever passed through this town with ~40min stops at the train station. Enough time to run through the cathedral and take pictures, but not to see really anything. I'd like to spend a little more time in the cathedral, maybe visit El-DE Haus or the city museum, enjoy some Kölsch beer. Could the nearby Brühl castle be combined with a half day in Cologne or would that be too much?

Is this doable? What towns make good bases for these day trips? I'd prefer only one hotel for this region.

Also, for either day 1 on the Mosel or Day 2 on the Rhine, are there good bike paths/rentals near either of these areas? It would be fun to bike along the river for a while instead of sitting in a train looking out the window to enjoy the scenery. Do they have bike rentals that can be rented/returned in two different towns? If not, can bikes go on the trains? This could of course also be an additional day to my itinerary if the other days are too full.

Thanks!

30 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement