Our destination is the Black Forest. Plane lands in Munich and we'll stay there a few days, then head west. We are debating whether to go by train to Freiburg and THEN rent a car to sightsee around the area, or to rent the car at Munich airport (during our stay in Munich we will be using trains; when we're ready to leave we will then go back to the airport to rent the car). The DB website shows the train trip will take just over 4 hrs. I'm thinking that driving will take much longer. We're OK with that if there are some worthwhile stops along the way. Travel will be in April so I'm not sure if snow will be an issue, being close to the Alps.
A couple of points: we've driven in Germany before so we're comfortable navigating the small towns and lack of parking. Also, we haven't totally ruled out using the trains within and around the BF instead of by car (but that's another topic).
How long of a drive is it straight through to Freiburg? Or perhaps there's another larger town where we could rent a car.... we just thought Freiburg since it's close to the BF.
Any suggestions appreciated.