My husband and I plan to arrive in Germany on Aug 8 (Friday) and depart Aug 17 (Sunday) on Delta flights. I think it will be better to fly to Frankfurt and out of Munich or the reverse based on where we want to visit. My "must" is to visit Wurzburg because that is where I was born, but I haven't been back to visit. We also want to visit a concentration camp and the Mercedes and Porsche museums. I had originally planned to arrive in Frankfurt and drive to Wurzburg, but both Porsche and Mercedes are closed on Monday, so I'm concerned that if we fly to Frankfurt the timing would put us in Stuttgart on Monday.
These are places I would like to visit, so I would appreciate advice and recommendations on what is feasible and "not to miss" during our 9 days (flying out morning of the 10th day). We plan to rent a car for flexibility, but we will include train travel if it will save time. A boat tour would be great on the Main or Rhine if it's a great way to see sights. Would also like to know if we can stay in a castle one night but may need to wait on a trip to Ireland for that.
This is the list that I'm sure I need to narrow down.
Stuttgart (Mercedes and Porsche museums)
Dachau or another concentration camp
Berchtesgaden Park and Eagles Nest
I really need to book flights as lower fares are selling out, so I need to know where to begin and end. If we fly to Munich, is it feasible to head to either Berchtesgaden or Neuschwanstein or is that too much on day of arrival?
Thanks so much for any advice. Too much to see and too short of a trip!!