I am going on a trip with my daughter after having to cancel her trip in 2020 (just weeks before we were to leave). Instead of celebrating her HS graduation, we will be celebrating college. :)
We are traveling May 2024. I am basing a lot of this on what she wants to see. I will be receiving my pre-ordered Rick Steve's Vienna book in a couple of weeks, so unfortunately the Vienna part is not complete yet. But I put down some ideas from youtube videos.
I appreciate any input you can give me.
Thanks, and sorry for the long list!
Rothenburg 2 nights
Nurnberg 1 night
Munich 3 nights
Fussen 2 nights
Salzburg 3 nights
Vienna 3 nights
Day 1: Arrive in Frankfort. Take the train to Rothenburg. Check in, shop, enjoy the town, eat, maybe do the Night Watchman that night.
Day 2: Rothenburg. Follow the Town Walk from the book, and stop at the places to tour along the way. Shop, walk around wall, etc.
Day 3: Nurnberg. Train early. Visit the tunnels, do the city walk, stopping to tour when desired along the way.
Day 4: Nurnberg. Visit the German museum, hauptmarket (?). Leave when done for Munich (probably right after lunch). Start in Munich. If want to see the market, hit that first. Then, the Art museum, with a beer garden at night. OR museum then the market/beer garden.
Day 5: Munich. First, Mass on Sunday. 10am Mass at the Asam (St. John) church. Then, City tour with the RS app. When that is done, visit the Residenz, since the walk pretty much ends there.
Day 6: Munich. Nymphenberg Palace complex. Relax at a beer garden that night? Shopping. Anything else we might have missed and wanted to see.
Day 7: Fussen. Early train to Fussen. Do the city walk. Explore/relax… the Falls, the treetop walkway, the museum.
Day 8: Fussen. Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. Leave early, do the tours and see the bridge. Return to Fussen. See anything missed/shopping.
Day 9: Salzburg. Thurs? train to Salzburg. Get Salzburg city card at the station. Check in. Explore St. Sebastian, Mirabell palace and garden?, steingasse (if time). Old beergarden for dinner that night.
Day 10: Salzburg. Start with Mozart Geburtshaus to beat crowd. Then the city walk, stopping at the museums along the way. Mozart’s wohnhaus. If happening that night, the marionettentheater. Mozart concerts one of these nights if possible.
Day 11: Salzburg. Can be switched with day 10 if needed. Start with Sound of Music (4 hour) tour. Then, tour Festung Hohensalzburg (fort) and Nonnberg Convent. Mozart concert that evening, if missed earlier.
Day 12: Vienna. Mass in Salzburg. Train to Vienna. 2:25 direct train.
Day 13: Vienna
Day 14: Vienna
Day 15: fly home
To do ideas for Vienna:
- St. Stephens Cathedral (tower and catacombs)
- St. Peters church
- Hofburg (treasury and butterfly house)
Shonbrunn Palace (guided tour and palm house)
Karlskirch (can go to roof?)
Museum Quartier (Kunsthistorisches?)
Belvedere Palace (outside gardens)
Staatsoper (famous opera house)