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Frankfurt to Oldenburg

We will be flying into Frankfurt on the 22nd of June, and continuing by train that day to Bremen. From there we will be attending wedding festivities in Oldenburg on the 23rd and 24th of June. I'm not sure what time we will have to see anything on those days.
So that leaves Sunday to Wednesday to see as much as we can before flying out on the 29th from Frankfurt.
As I have gone through these topics it is looking like the Rhine River area might be the best fit for us for the short time. I'd like to see a little in the north on Sunday and may need that day to rest some after the prior 3 days. We can take the train south late in the day. Looking at the Koblenz to Bingen area and will travel back into Frankfurt on Wednesday for some time there before flying out. We love exploring, biking and since we're in the place for our favorite Riesling wine a winery would be great. It looks like that area could be accessible as 2 days of day trips. Would it be better to stay in one place because of luggage restrictions or break it up? Just not sure about the order of everything. I’d like to have all reservations made by weeks end.

21st leave from Baltimore, MD
22nd Frankfurt to Bremen
23rd Oldenburg
24th Oldenburg
25th Oldenburg to Bremen / Bremen train to the south
26th
27th
28th Last minute shopping travel to Frankfurt to see some of the city
29th Fly out of Frankfurt back to Baltimore

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"We love exploring, biking and since we're in the place for our favorite Riesling wine a winery would be great. It looks like that area could be accessible as 2 days of day trips."

Yes, book 2 days in just one spot.

For riverside biking I think you will find the nearby Mosel River Valley more accommodating and pleasant than the busier Rhine. There are beaucoup wineries there as well - yes, Riesling varieties rule here. Many winemakers offer rooms if you want to stay at a winery. The Rademacher winery in Cochem is one such place. Cochem is one of the region's most charming options:
http://www.der-takt.de/typo3temp/_processed_/csm_NEU_T_Reichsburg_Cochem_3_087e83a8d1.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Germany_(9),_Rhineland-Palatinate,_Cochem,_Markt.JPG
Cochem's Reichsburg Castle offers tours: http://www.cochem.de/tourismus/bilder/seiten/bilder_Bild_238.jpg
It's a short train ride and a hike from Cochem to Burg Eltz (see Rick Steves' tips.)
https://de.best-wallpaper.net/wallpaper/1920x1200/1206/Castles-in-Germany-Burg-Eltz_1920x1200.jpg
http://www.bensbauernhof.com/burgeltzfrommoselkern.html
https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/three-rhineland-castles

Cochem is near Trier, Germany's oldest city, and an easy day trip by train:
http://www.trier-info.de/english/sights-in-trier

You can have a nice time on the Rhine as well - don't misunderstand. In fact you may wish to do a river cruise there prior to reaching the FRA airport area, even if you spend your time on the Mosel.

And let me throw you one more curve... MAINZ. It's a nice city with a variety of things to do and a nice shopping area connected by pedestrian-zone streets. I don't think I'll alone in recommending Mainz. Mainz is on the way to FRA airport, whereas Frankfurt is beyond the airport. Catch a train to the FRA airport train station on the day of your flight from Mainz in 20-25 minutes.

http://www.neumainzer.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Besuch-auf-dem-Mainzer-Wochenmarkt.jpg
https://www.radurlaub.com/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_Rhein_Mainz-Dom_d742a8dd4c.jpg
http://www.master.economics.uni-mainz.de/augustinerstrasse-abends.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8517/8466997951_748e0b61f0_b.jpg