We are spending 8 days in Austria & Germany. I thought I had the major points figured out, but as the train booking windows are looming, I could sure use some expert help. All dates are the end of June, and we are a family of 5 (me, DH, 3 kids, only one of which is under 12).
Tu- train from Venice Santa Lucia to Salzburg hbf, will book 13:35 train on dbBahn with 1 change
Wed- tour with tour company of Berchesgaden, explore Salz. Old Town, etc. on foot in afternoon/evening
Th- a.m. Salzburg, then buy Bayern tickets at station, travel to Munich; check into hotel, HOHO bus tour of Munich
Fr- Neuschwanstein Castles--can't decide on Mike's Bike Tour 08:00-20:00 (this seems SO LONG!) or get Bayern (?) tickets and go on our own to get back earlier & have more evening time in Munich
Sat- a.m. Munich, then travel to Rothenbug ob der Tauber--buy "weekender" train ticket @ station (?) or other kind in advance?
Sun- Rothenburg to Bacharach--ticket type?
Mon-stay in Bacharach hotel, train from bacharach to Bingen, Rhine cruise to Marksburg, 1:00 English tour of Marksburg Castle (do I need a reservation?), then train to St. Goar, on to Oberwesel, & back to Bacharach
Tu- 05:30 train Bacharach to Frankfurt for flight home to USA at 09:30.
Thank you so very much!