I'm trying to decide between 2 possible plans and need thoughts from experienced travelers. Our current May travel plans take us from Munich to Switzerland (first Swiss night at Berggasthaus Aescher). We are a group of three - mom and 2 college daughters and Neuschwanstein is a "must see."
Plan 1: Do castles as a day trip from Munich on Wednesday, our 2nd full day in Munich. Leave early with day bags only, return in time for dinner and after. Sleep in same beds we've been in for a few nights. Leave Thursday morning at 7:00am for 5 hour train trip with one change to next location in Switzerland.
Plan 2: Check out of Munich hotel on Wednesday, check bags in Fussen while we do castles, and then travel part way to our Switzerland location - possibly Lindau - for a one night stay before continuing on. I'm a little confused with the train schedules -- the travel times and number of stops for the Fussen to Lindau are very different if I look at next week versus my actual date in May. The May details are not as favorable - longer and more stops to get to the same place. Would this be due to work going on with the tracks or something?? Would these times be likely to change between now and May?
Doing the castles on Thursday on the way to Switzerland is not an option.
Thanks in advance for your opinion.