I am traveling June 2-16th 2009 with my husband and two kids (7 & 9 yrs old) and want to see castles, history (interesting/exciting enough for my two young boys), cathedral, rolling hills, biking, hiking and relax! The first 5 days of my itinerary are already set since we will be traveling with other family members to visit relatives. I need help with the remaining 8-9 days. We plan to rent a van or station wagon for the length of our trip.
We are flying in and out of Frankfurt. The first 5 days will be to: Osnabruck, Hannover, Wolfsburg, and Briselang.
Over the next 8 days I wanted to try to have a base camp in a town for 2-3 nights and have day trips. I was planning to see the following towns in this order:
10. Baden Baden
12. Bingen/Bacharach to Koblenz to take a Rhine River boat tour.
13. Fly out of Frankfurt.
Any feedback is appreciated. I especially would like feedback on:
1. For 8 days of travel are all of these towns worth seeing? Did I leave a must see town out?
2. Which ones should we sleep in or use as our base camp?
3. Is there a better, more efficient order to see them in?
Your feedback is appreciated!