I am in the beginning stages of planning a two week trip to Germany with my 15 year old son. I have done quite a bit of research (Rick Steves DVD's, books, various travel websites) and have many ideas (too many!) This forum has many astute posters and I am hoping for some insight based on your experiences.
A little about us. We will be traveling around March/April of 2009. My son will be 15 and we love WW 2 history. We are not into nightlife and clubbing but desire to truly experience German culture and history.
My first thought was two focus on two cities and spend our time on "day trips". But the more I have read, I am leaning towards renting a car and seeing the country by driving it. The only "must see" in our itinerary would be Dortmund to visit friends (1-2 days).
If we started in Munich and worked our way north west (via car)towards Dortmund, what would be some suggested sites/cities/towns? I know Munich is rich with WW 2 history and we would plan on spending a couple of days there.
I appreciate your insight and advise, thanks in advance.