On September 23rd I will fly to Frankfurt for 21 days. I have already seen most of the places on this route, but I'm spending two nights in Bad Wildbad, in which I have never stayed, and I am staying for the first time in Aggenstein, in Pfronten, which I often recommend, but in which I have never actually stayed.
This is my itinerary:
- Sept 24: Arrive at FRA. Train to Bad Wildbad for 2 nights at Hotel Sonnenhof.
- Sept 25: Spend the day in Bad Wildbad. Visit the Palais Therme, a spa built in Moorish style in the late 1900s by a duke.
- Sept 26: Travel from Bad Wildbad to Sigmaringen by way of Calw, hometown of Hermann Hesse, and the Schwarzwaldbahn (scenic railroad), and Donaueschingen, headwater of the Danube.
- Sept 27: Stay in Sigmaringen. Visit the castle.
- Sept 28: By train to Fischen, in the Iller Valley, near the ski area of Oberstdorf, where I will stay in an apartment for a week. Visit the Austrian Alpine Valley of Kleinwalsertal
- Oct 5: Leave Fischen. Visit Neuschwanstein. Go to Pension Aggenstein in Pfronten for night.
- Oct 6: Travel to Oberammergau via Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald.
- Oct 7: Travel by bus and train from Oberammergau via Kochelsee, Holzkirchen, and Schliersee. Stay in Osterhofen, at the foot of the Wendelstein.
- Oct 8: Go up the cable car from Osterhofen to the Wendelstein, then down the other side on the cog rail train to Brannenburg. Train from Brannenburg to Prien, then by bus along the Alpenstrasse to Bad Reichenhall. Train to Berchtesgaden. Spend three nights in Berchtesgaden.
- Oct 11. Train to Munich, stopping in Laufen, to vist Dr. Wolfgang Ruetz, a classmate from my high school, Sammamish, in Bellevue, WA.
- Oct 11-15: In Munich.
- Oct 11: Fly back to Denver.
My report of the trip will start here with Week one.