Hello everyone. I've been really impressed by the helpful information I've seen on these boards so I thought that I would post my tentative itinerary and see what suggestions people have.
First off I am taking this trip with my wife and 10 year old twin boys. We are from Florida and as such are really interested in seeing the mountains and small towns throughout this area. We intend to do most if not all of our traveling by train (my boys love the idea of riding trains because we don't really have that option here in central Florida) but are also considering renting a car for a couple of days from Fussen to drive around. This itinerary is not set in stone. I am leaning towards these destinations but am posting this because I want any and all feedback and I'm open to suggestions if anyone knows of a better place to visit etc...
Trip will be from 7/21/2014 through 8/17/2014. I plan to fly into Frankfurt and out of Munich.
Days 1-2 sleep in Bacharach and visit St Goar/Rheinfels Castle.
Day 3 sleep in Rothenburg.
Day 4 Not sure if Rothenburg deserves another night or if there is somewhere better to go that isn't too far out of the way.
Day 5-7 sleep in Fussen and visit the surrounding sights.
Day 8 Not sure what I want to do here. My wife wants to stay somewhere like Seefeld or Mittenwald. Any suggestions?
Days 9-12 sleep in Munich.
Days 13-15 sleep in Salzburg.
Day 16 Fly from either Salzburg or Munich to Oslo for next leg of our trip.
Let me know what you think of the destinations as well as the traveling distances in between. This will be our first trip to central Europe so we are going by what we've heard and read online.