Trip is for my daughter - just graduating from med school in August.
So far - she's flying in to Nuremburg on Sept. 13 and visiting a friend at Vilseck.
Friday - arrival
Saturday - open / Sunday - open / Monday - open / Tuesday - open / Wednesday - open
Thursday - open
Friday - travel to Munich (stay)
Saturday - Munich - Oktoberfest opening ceremonies (know to get there very early from other posts)
Sunday - still in Munich - what to do ? Back to the 'beer fest' or ?
Monday - checking out of hotel in Munich.
At this point can go back to Vilseck or spend the day seeing something in the surrounding area on the way back. Not opposed to an overnight somewhere.
So to structure things - first the Munich Mission
Hotel is secured so I'd like to try to finalize an itinerary for these days:
Saturday is taken --- Oktoberfest is not to be missed -who would really go to Germany and miss that (she doesn't drink but the experience is to be there...)
So they can arrive early Friday morning and spend the day seeing something then check into hotel. They have Sunday and, while checking out of hotel on Monday - can still spend the day seeing something. My issue is the distance between these things. AND how she can see things at an easy pace but pack as much in as possible.
She loves gothic architecture, she plays some classical piano so anything that would have to do with the "greats" would be a thought. I read somewhere about a zip line or hang gliding in the area --- she tries to get in a zip line wherever she goes (keeps a log of them).She really wants to see the area, the people, the culture...just experience it. So....with that said:
I've been reading about the following:
Salzburg - Ludwig castle - Zugspitze
I also read that you can spend three days just seeing Munich.
Is Salzburg in Austria? Oh yes, that question. Reason I'm asking is regarding border crossing and is there issues with that.
So what do ya'll think? This trip's costing me and I really want to make it as special as can be.
If I can get help with the Munich mission - then maybe I can come back and ask about that first week. There's so much distance between "tourist" areas and I don't want her to spend 8 hours traveling to see one thing....know what I mean? Thanks advance for all your help!!