Hello everyone. I'm planing a trip this year with my wife and 10 year old twin boys. We would like to fly into Germany the week of 7/21 and leave the week of 8/12. I've been reading websites & books for a couple weeks now but i'm having trouble balancing keeping the children engaged and happy as well as enjoying our first time in the region.
Taking destinations from online forums, i've checked into the standard places everyone always hears about:
Bacharach, Rothenburg, Munich, Fussen, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden etc...
Can you please help me fill in the blanks?
I was planing on traveling by train for the whole trip. But if it's needed I could rent a car in certain areas just to reach out of the way places.
We both love small towns and mountains and are very interested in seeing / visiting some places in and around these three countries.
Also does anyone know about these rail passes? I've been told that they are great but then i've read recently that they aren't as good as they used to be. Are they still worth it?
Thank you for any advice you might have,