My Husband and I will be traveling to Germany for our anniversary this may for the first time. I was wondering what is your opinion/advice on this itinerary. Is it realistic to do all of this? I think I'll be renting a car for most of the trip but should I use the train instead? Any advice will be much appreciated. :)
DAY 1- Flight arrival into Dusseldorf at 7:45 am (take train to Cologne) See the Cathedral, Eau de Cologne 4711, maybe chocalate museum) rent a car drive to Bacharach to sleep.
DAY 2- Drive to Oberwessel a few minutes away and spend the day in the Rhine. Stay in the Auf Schoenburg Castle and enjoy the castle the rest of the evening and following morning.
DAY 3- Drive up 2 hours to Alsfed and see the fairytale house and explore the area. Then drive up to Sababurg see the sleeping beauty castle and spent the night there.
DAY 4- Drive to Kassel in the morning and see the Brother Grimm Museum. Then drive towards Saalfeld and see the Dragon Canyon in between. Sleep in Saalfeld that night.
DAY 5- Go see the Saalfeld Grotto in the morning. then drive down to Holr in route of the romantic road to see the snow white castle. Next towards Rothenburg for the night watchman tour and spend the night there.
DAY 6- In the early morning drive to Triberg to see the Black forest, Cuckoo Clocks and the waterfall. Sleep in Triberg.
DAY 7- Drive to Fussen to see the Famous Castles have lunch and then drive to Salzburg.
DAY 8- Tour of eagles nest in the morning and then Sound of Music tour. Sleep in Salzburg.
DAY 9- Go see Hallstat in the morning along with salt mine tour and Mozart dinner concert at night. Sleep in Salzburg.
DAY 10- Drive to Munich in the morning explore the city and sleep there that night.
DAY 11- Flight back to US in the morning.
Is this a good idea or not really?