Waiting for next July's Delta SkyMiles to become available (a week or so more, woohoo!), so I'm making a couple of backup itineraries in case my original flights don't work with the number of miles I have. We are definitely starting in London, taking a short cruise on the Queen Mary 2 to Hamburg, staying in Berlin a while, then.....doing a 3rd location, which I want to be outdoorsy, museum-recovery-esque.
One possibility is to fly home from Munich. (Don't want to "do" Munich on this trip, just would use it as a flight hub.) We'd do 3-4 nights in the Bavaria/Tirol area, probably with a car. I'd like to just stay in one hotel and do a daytrip or two, possibly to Salzburg or the kings' castles area, as opposed to switching hotels. If hard pressed, I'd say the kings' castles would be a slightly higher priority than Salzburg although both seem very appealing. We have a lot of Best Western points that can be redeemed in any of the 3 locations mentioned, although we are not locked into those three areas by any means.
Family is two adults, two kids (will be 10/13, experienced travelers). We love the outdoors and really enjoyed Murren, Switzerland - that feeling of being "in" the Alps, fresh air, hikes, cows, quiet, etc. Which of the above 3 areas might give me a similar feel? I don't necessarily mean with the size of the town as I know Innsbruck especially is much larger than Murren, but more the feeling of being right by or right in or directly looking at the mountains, with quick/easy access to doing outdoorsy stuff, while still convenient enough to daytrip places if we want to. Thanks!