Hello... we have an upcomig trip in early April with 4 adults and 1 baby. :) We'll be passing through Germany for a few days and want to make the most of it, but don't want to push TOO hard with the little one in tow (he is 7 months old & travels well).
Here's our loose itinerary for this portion of our trip:
Day 1: travel from Amsterdam to St. Goar, night booked in St. Goar
Day 2: spend day exploring Rhine towns, night booked in Rudesheim
Day 3: ? 1 more day in Rhine towns? OR possibly Rotenburg? travel to Fussen & spend extra time there?
Day 4: Neuchwanstein castle & night in Fussen
So, a few questions:
1. Is 1 day enough to explore a few different towns along the Rhine (only towns between St. Goar & Rudesheim)?
2. Since it's the off-season, can we buy tickets for the KD boats (or any boat taxi/ferry option) the day of? And can you buy tickets for shorter sections of the Rhine? I only saw tickets online for full-day access across much larger sections.
3. We are open to renting a car, or taking trains from Rudesheim on to Fussen. We want the trip to be relaxing, but see as much as we can. Will we get plenty of cute storybook town scenery in the Rhine towns (St. Goar, Bacharach, Rudesheim) & Fussen... or will we be missing out if we skip Rothenburg?
4. By taking a car between Rudesheim & Fussen, the travel time is drastically reduced & we can see more (ie. Rothenburg)... but it also means we need to get a car in a smaller town, get a carseat & return the car either in Fussen or in Salzburg (our next stop). Any suggestions based on that dillema?
We so appreciate any input here! Thank you in advance :)