We are crossing our fingers and hoping that we'll be able to travel to Germany over the Christmas holidays. We have two very active boys, ages 9 & 12. This will be their first time overseas. We're thinking of booking the flight from Nashville into Munich, which is fairly straightforward. Based on reading many of the threads in this forum, I'm thinking of the following:
Nuremburg- 5 nights - daytrips to Bamberg, Würzburg and/or Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Giessen- 7 nights (Christmas with family)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen- 5 nights- winter sports/some sightseeing
We won't have a car. My husband and I have already been to Munich, Salzburg and Berchtesgaden so we're trying to pick some new places. I've considered swapping out Stuttgart for Nuremburg. As for activities, our kids won't have patience for things like large art museums. I think they'd enjoy seeing a castle, museums like the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg (my husband and I have been), etc. Of course we want to go to some Christmas Markets with them. It's tough to balance exposing them to history and culture, but also keeping it within their interest and tolerance levels.
So, I guess the question is, does this seem like a good plan? Any suggestions on sites to see or things to do with children in these areas that would be unique to the culture and history of Germany?