We are a 60s couple with 8 pervious solo trips to Europe using Rick Steves' guidebook. We have 22 days in May set aside to travel in a Germany but we have been too busy shoveling snow and fighting the cold in a Minnesota to get a good itinerary planned. We have not booked any flights yet. Could you suggest places to visit and stay?
We prefer long stays in a few areas rather than short stays in many areas. We love museums, local wine, beer, and foods, churches, cultural events, and nature. We have already been to Freiburg, Munich, Salzburg, and Reutte, so we want to concentrate on the Rhine and Mosel areas, and Berlin and Dresden areas.
Our first thoughts have been to fly into Frankfurt and immediately train to Bacharach. Stay for 4-5 days doing day trips up and down the rivers by car or train. Then travel someplace south and central of Frankfurt for a few days. Then traveling to Dresden, maybe Gorlitz for several days and finally Berlin for as much of a week. We would fly out of Berlin.
Thank you for any suggestions you can offer.
Mary and Dave