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Colmar, Lauterbrunnen, Germany?

Hello! My husband and I will be in Europe for 12 days from the end of July through the beginning of August. We are flying in and out of Frankfurt. We are looking to do 3 locations-two longer stays (4-5 days) in Colmar and Lauterbrunnen and one short stay in Germany. Any recommendations on where to go in Germany? We have never been and are looking for a location that makes geographic sense with our route, but also contains some WWII history.

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"We have never been and are looking for a location that makes geographic sense with our route, but also contains some WWII history."

Your route will be determined about the airport(s) you plan to use. Any idea about that?

I would suggest taking a day trip from Colmar over to Freiburg during your Colmar stay. Then if you fly out of a nearby German airport like Stuttgart or Frankfurt, you could see a little of something else near one of those places. Black Forest? Rhine River Valley? German Wine Road, or Half-timbered Route? Since you have perhaps just 3 days on one end or the other of your trip, I probably wouldn't insist on visiting a Nazi documentation center or a concentration camp, places which will only send you on an additional longer journey that subtracts from the interesting things you might see and do close by.