We are planning to spend about 1 week between the Alsace region & the Black Forest. We don't particularly love big cities. When we went to Bavaria & Austria a few years back we tried to stay in smaller towns, although we did spend 3 nights in Munich.. Where would you make home base in Alsace? Both Colmar & Strassbourg look like big cities..Is there a more quaint, scenic ,smaller town you migh recommend?
The same question for the Black Forest. Rick says to stay in Staufen and use that as a base to explore the region. He praises Baden-Baden but that looks like a big city (with casinos, etc...which does nothing for us). Is there another spa town that we might like better?
If we stay in Staufen, is there a good day trip into Switzerland you might recommend?
We will have a car so I was also thinking that a day/night in Luxembourg might be worth it (on our way north to Bastogne and the Huertgen Forest). Any ideas where we should stay and explore? Luxembourg CIty for example??
Thanks folks for your help.