I will be in Germany on business (flying to and from Frankfurt) but will have a few days for sightseeing. I am planning to travel around by train. So far, I know that I will be staying in Freiburg for work for a few days and in Wuerzburg for work for at least a day or two. There will be a 3-day break, Sat-Mon, in between. I booked a B and B in Bacharach for the 3-day period and plan on taking a boat cruise on the Rhine, visiting some of the castles (Rheinfels, maybe Marksburg) and towns/villages along the river. I like hiking so I am tempted to also take the train to Moselkorn (about 2 hrs from Bacharach ) and hike to Burg Eltz. I am wondering what do you think regarding this itinerary and whether my time would be better spent visiting Bavaria instead (since I will have to go to Wuerzburg anyway).
So, to clarify: Frankfurt-Freiburg-???Rhine???-Wuerzburg-Frankfurt? Or would visiting Nuernberg and surrounding areas be better?
Ideally, I prefer lots of walking, wondering around old towns, and not too many tourists :) but I think the latter will be a tall order during a summer weekend.