Ok this might be a long one! We will be heading into Germany for Oktoberfest, this will be my 2nd trip to Deutschland, hubby's first...except for the time he got stuck at Munich's airport, due to a snowstorm. That doesn't count!
Anyhooo, I took a look at Rick's favorite Germany/Austria itinerary and it looks great. We have no problem renting a car, but after reading a bit, I see that the transportation is good there. So, our dlemna is that we haven't decided on flying into Frankfurt or Munich just yet (trying to book flights this week, using miles) and we also must go to Prague as part of this trip (preferably by train, I understand car rentals may be a bit more expensive if going to Eastern bloc countries). I seek your advice on a recommended itinerary based on Rick's Favorite Germany/Austria itinerary (can't post it too long). Let me preface this by saying we are very open with our itinerary with the following absolute requirements:
Arrive 9/18, departing 9/30 or 10/1 (Franfurt or Munich which is best?)
Must attend Oktoberfest, staying somewhere in/near Munich for 2-3 nights (preferably in a lower cost Zimmer--no hotels!)
Must see Prague (my ancestry is Czech, his is German)
Rothenburg/Dinkelsbuhl would be nice as would other parts of Romantic Road.
Can't wait to hear from you experienced Bavarian travelers!