In the summer of 2008, my wife and I are planning to travel to and in Germany with two other couples for about two weeks. We will probably fly into Frankfurt and concentrate our visit in western and southern Germany.
My dilemma involves travel within Germany. We want to be flexible enought to travel to different towns, both large and small, but a rental car/vehicle large enough for 6 people plus luggage would be expensive and not handy in small towns.
However, to rely on train travel would involve hauling several piees of luggage on and off trains and then into taxis for travel to our overnight accomodations.
Any suggestions about what to do would be greatly appreciated.