Our family of 8 are traveling to Germany and Austria in July this summer. There are 2 adults, 3 college students, 2 high school students, and 1 ten year old in our group. We have our plane tickets and are flying in and out of Frankfurt. I have our itinerary set with hotels booked in all places. We currently have a 9 passenger van that we are picking up and dropping off at the Frankfurt airport. But I'm wondering if we should do a combination or train and van rental. With so many in our group, I thought train passes would be a lot more expensive. Below is our itinerary. Does anyone have any advice on if we should stick with our rental van for the entire trip?
Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt. Pick up Rental Van. Drive to Kaub.
Day 2: Kaub: Middle Rhine Rock Climb. See a Castle
Day 3: Kaub: Ring Tour in Rudesheim am Rhein
Day 4: Kaub: Day trip to Cologne. Back to Kaub for the night.
Day 5: Drive to Wurzburg. Prince Bishop’s Residenz. Spend night in Rothenburg
Day 6: Rothenburg. Spend night in Rothenburg
Day 7: Drive to Neuschwanstein. Night in Mittenwald
Day 8: Luge, Partnach Gorge (Klamm), Zugspitze Cable Car from Ehrwal. Night in Mittenwald
Day 9: Drive to Salzburg. Night in Salzburg
Day 10: Salzburg. Night in Salzburg
Day 11: Drive to Nuremberg. Night in Nuremberg
Day 12: Drive to Frankfurt to catch flight home.