My husband I will be traveling with my neice in the first week in July 2014. We long to see some old small towns and country side of Germany. We will be spending one night in Füssen (to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, where my dad said he was housed as a soldier during WWII) and then travel to Kaierslautern. We have one night to spend on the road. We are trying to decide between taking the Romantic Rd and spending the night in Rothenburg, or taking the Alpine Rd and spending the night somewhere along the way, maybe somewhere near Triberg or the Black Forest Open Air Museum.
We'd get to see some of the amazing sites on the Alpine Rd, possibly stop at the Black Forest Open Air Museum, visit Baden Baden (maybe visit the pool there or day tour the casino).
I think the drive along the Alpine Road might be challenging and we'll be driving for the first time in Europe. I also think that this route to Kaiserslautern might take more time and so we'd have less time to stop in villages. Summer ski lifts and any other "great heights" activities are out.
Romantic Road -
We’d get to see some what we imagine when we think of small old German towns. Get to stop in Dinkelsbühl (which is what I think Dinkel’s Bakery in Chicago was named after, maybe we’d find some good pasteries there), visit Rothenburg for the night tour to see a medieval village and see the Christmas store the next morning. We’d finish the Romantic Rd in Würzburg, then head toward Kaiserslautern.
We would miss the beautiful Alpine Rd. The drive from Würzburg to Kaiserslautern might not be very interesting, and we don’t know of any places to visit on that route from Wurzburg to Kaiserslautern.
Any suggestions for which route would be a better choice? Anything that we should take into consideration.