We are currently planning our second trip to Germany. We will fly in and out of FRA. This will be our second trip to Germany, so we have seen several highlights already.
Night 1 - Wurzburg
Nights 2/3 - Nuremburg (day trip to Bamberg)
Nights 4/5 - Munich
NIghts 6/7 - undecided. Fussen, Garmish? suggestions?
Night 8 - FRA (stop in Heidelberg for a few hours on the way)
Currently, I'm thinking we will use the train for the first part of the trip and then pick up a car in Munich for getting around south of Munich. We have read that winter tires are now required. Is that correct? And should we have any concerns about driving in December? We live in Charlotte now, but both grew up in WV, so snow driving is not new. Right now, I think that I would like to stay in Garmish. It seems like it would be a good location for the areas I'm interested in visiting (Linderhof, Oberammergau, Zugspitze). To that point, is it worth the cost for the cog wheel train and cable car to Zugspitze? I'm not interested in skiing, but I do like the idea of sledding and the seeing the views. Are there other places for sledding that would work just as well? I will not be packing snow pants and I see that you can rent that type of gear there. So, I want to make sure we'll have access to the proper clothing, if needed Or would we be better to try to stay in Fussen or someplace else? We are in our mid-30's. so were interested in towns that will have fun places to eat/drink.