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Home Base

We will be traveling to Germany sometime during the summer of 2016. We will fly into Frankfurt and our plans include the Weinstrasse, Baden-Baden, Munich and what ever we can do for 3 weeks. My question is about having a home base for traveling. An example would be to do the wine road and perhaps stay over a day and return to our home base before leaving on another trip. Does this make sense? And, are there places you know of that would work out for this type of travel.

Thanks

Gary

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If it were me, I would be thinking of 3-5 home bases. I completely understand not wanting to change hotels frequently and there is something very nice about staying put and getting to understand an area. However I suspect that you will find easier to keep moving forward rather than returning. Germany is a pretty big place! I'll be interested to see what others suggest.

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It a personal preference issue. Some folks here really enjoy day trips from a home base, staying in the same hotel for a number of nights and returning each day after sight-seeing.

We have tried home basing and did not like it. Two days in a location is about max for us. Part of the reason is that we love our evening strolls in various towns. A quick day visit does not connect us to a place. We are more into experiencing a place than just seeing the sights.

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That makes a lot of sense, though I would also recommend more than one home base. I would pick a week each in places like

  • one of the towns on the Rhine, e.g. Oberwesel, you can reach the Mosel and the Weinstrasse from there
  • in the Black Forest (close to Baden-Baden)
  • Munich
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Beatrix has spelled out better what I was thinking about. Only, I would spend some time in Berlin. :)

Pam

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Pam is right, Berlin should be on top of anybody's list for visiting Germany. However, you've listed only destinations in the SW of the country and Berlin is in the far East. If you can swing it, it's definitely worth the detour.