I'm hoping you all can help plan an impromptu trip. My husband will be travelling for business in the end of June- beginning of July and I have decided to tag along. We are thinking of arriving in Dusseldorf June 28th. He will have to attend meetings June 30 and July 1 in Erkrath (just outside of Dusseldorf) and will also have to work July 5 in Cologne. We plan on flying home July 9th.
So we will have 2 days free after our arrival, 3 day weekend between his work obligations and 3 more days before we leave. Any ideas as to how we should spend the long weekend and the final 3 days?
Neither of us has been to this part of Germany. I'm sure we could spend 3 days happily in Cologne but any ideas where we should go from there? A train trip to some town along the Rhine? Rent a car and go where? (Ideally not too far, we would rather limit the time we spend driving). We are looking for something picturesque, low key and relaxing.