I am still trying to decide where to go this summer and Germany is a possibility but I have never been there (have traveled extensively through other parts of Europe) and I have some questions before I commit:
I do not speak German. I do speak English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese - will I be OK communicating?
I like to visit a country or city chronologically (quirk of mine). If you were visiting Germany chronologically from most ancient sites through the Cold War, where would you go and what would you do?
I prefer public transport whereever possible, but will trains get expensive for a party of six (four kids in that group)?
I prefer to be right in a city or in a village where I can walk everywhere - which cities/villages are most interesting as a pedestrian.
If I stay in Berlin, will that give me easy access to such things as visiting the castles on the romantic road or going to Munich?
My children enjoy museums, historical sites and parks. We would love both history and art museums and are studying about both WWI and WWII. Please let me know of particular WWI and WWII sites you would recommend.
Thank you in advance for your answers. Money is tight but we want to keep traveling with our kids and showing them the world so I want to make something happen this summer but need to be smart about it and narrow down what we can do. We will probably do a home exchange in order to cut out that cost.
Is Germany the right place for us to go? Maybe your answers will help us decide.
We have already taken the kids to Beijing, Paris/other parts of France, around all of the USA, and Canada. Now I am just rambling. Sorry.
I look forward to your replies!