Help! I know there is great knowledge in this group around the Christmas markets.
We have booked almost everything we need for a trip to the Christmas Markets in December. The last hole is near the end of our trip. We have 2 nights in Rothenberg odT Dec 8-9 (checking out on the 10th) and then a night in Munich Dec 11. We wanted to stay in Dinkelsbuhl or Nordlingen for the night of the 10th. but can't seem to find what we want. It's a Saturday so probably high demand. (Just 2 of us, not a big party.)
Are we looking for the right thing? We want to be IN the town with the market we will visit that day, so we don't have to worry about having a gluhwein (or two) and getting home. Plus we have heard that traffic can be completely closed, or if open, very difficult on market weekends. We're willing to drive to the town and get ourselves parked by 10 or 11 am on Saturday, and then not move the car til we head to Munich the next morning. But we'd also prefer secure parking for the car, not catch-as-catch-can street parking.
Does anyone know of a place that meets our wants in one of these towns?
I know a lot of people use trains for the markets. We don't plan more than one market that day, but maybe a good train connection would be better if we knew of a good spot somewhere near by. Not sure how well served Dinkelsbuhl or Nordlingen are.
I thought I had a booking in Dinkelsbuhl at the Mesier Altstadt (reviews said they had parking) but on contacting the hotel directly they said there is no private parking inside the walls. There's an odd situation with the Meiser, hard to find the Altstadt property as most links refer to a different Meiser hotel, so I don't feel great about that reservation.
Help please! I feel fortunate that we only have one missing night--but we need to get it sorted, as I expect it will only get harder to find places.