My oncologist just gave me the “ok” to see a bucket list item, Germany’s Christkindlmarkts. My wife and I are leaving in 2 weeks and are planning this trip on the fly. We’re staying 15 days and returning on Christmas eve.
Flying to Berlin, then train to Dresden and Munich. We are looking for any suggestions on day trips from any of those cities or places to visit along the way. As of now we are very flexible with only the flights booked. No other specifics set on an itinerary. We are undecided on Nuremburg. Major travel sites recommend it for the large market. However, most individual comments disagree b/c too crowded and bland. We’ve taken river cruises and previously saw the river cities and don’t want to repeat those sites (Regensburg, Wertheim, Salzburg, Heidelberg). We’ve also been to Munich before and saw Dachau and Neuschwanstein. We’re sticking to central, eastern, and southern regions. We’re likely only using train/bus travel.
With an open agenda we’re looking for any suggestions, especially unique experiences (special spa, Christmas events, unique site). As fyi, I am a big history buff (Eagle’s nest?). Thinking of stopping at Wittenberg due to my Lutheran heritage. Already planning on going to Potsdam for a day trip. We’ll also see the major sites in our base cities that are recommended in guidebooks.
No need to repeat items in recent postings on this forum as I am following them.
Especially enjoyed/unique hotel suggestions also appreciated. A sincere thank you to those who reply. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all.