My daughter is living in eastern Germany this year . I will be visiting her for three days en route to another destination, arriving Wednesday noon in Frankfurt, departing Sunday morning on a 10:00 a.m. (international) flight. On this and previous trips she has seen Frankfurt, Marburg, Berlin and area, and a good bit of Bavaria. One part of Germany that she has never seen includes Mainz, Heidelberg, the Rhein, etc. So I was thinking that this might be a good area for us to visit together. I am looking for some advice on an itinerary. Here's one thought.
DAY 1: Arrive FRA at noon. Train to Mainz; if not too tired, sightsee Mainz; sleep in Mainz? (thinking of leaving my suitcase either in FRA or Mainz and picking it up on return).
DAY 2: Boat from Mainz or Bingen to either Sankt Goar or Boppen; spend the night. (It's not clear to me how much one can hop on and off a boat and what folks would suggest for such a trip).
DAY 3: Train to Heidelberg. Sightsee/spend night Heidelberg.
Day 4: Maybe a side trip to Ladenburg (suggested by a friend). Later, train to somewhere not too far from FRA so I can get to the airport and she can get a train back to Jena on Sunday.
Does this sound feasible? interesting? what would you change? I know some of it's probably too fast. I was just hoping to show her a few things before she returns to the States in July. Any hints on the train travel, too, that'd be appreciated. She has a Bahncard 25, but it sounds like some group/regional tickets would be more economical. Thanks.