We have 8 days to see Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Fussen (castles) Salzburg, then back to Munich. We've never visited Germany before and are unsure about the best way to travel. We prefer the more scenic routes but need to be somewhat efficient with our time. We get to Munich early in the morning and would not be able to check into a Hotel to rest until late afternoon so we thought we should just head to Rothenburg. Would it be best to rent a car at the airport or take a train this first day to Rothenburg and then rent a car to begin the Romantic Road? We are a little anxious about the autobahn but certainly willing to try it.
There seems to be two thoughts on Rothenburg as far as how long to stay. 1 night or 2? More time on the Romantic Road? or in Salzburg area? We are not big on big cities.