Will be travelling through Germany/Denmark in May. We are starting in Munich on 3 May and spending about 1 1/2 weeks in Germany before heading into Denmark. Bavaria is of particular interest. I'm just wondering how many days we should allow in both Munich and Berlin and places to visit/stay overnight while travelling between the two. We are most probably going to be using rail passes.
Any suggestions appreciated.
well it depends whether you prefer cities or rather small towns/landscapes etc. Many people visit Nuremberg on their way up north, most probably because of it's NSDAP history. Munich is nice, but not very typical for contemporary Germany. Anyway, I would spend at least 2 days in Munich if I were you and 3-5 in Berlin. South of Munich is Garmisch-Partenkirchen which is a lovely place (mountains/landscapes etc).
As you are saying you will be travelling with rail passes you could also go the long way round to visit Heidelberg (very worth seeing) while moving northwards. I dunno if your rail passes are valid for Czech's Republic too, if yes why not go via Prague (or Nuremberg/Prague) which barely is a detour on your way to Berlin?
BTW: Just checked your profile and want to add the following: I highly recommend you to visit Germany's most beautiful city Giessen. Coincidentally this is the city I live in and I had good use for a 27 years old Australian female!
Have a nice trip through Germany and enjoy your stay. I hope you will gather positive experiences only!
I come from Denmark my self, and i couldn't help but notice, that you don't mention Denmark.
Have you already planned where you are going in DK?
I saw in your log that you have been in Tivoli at Christmas time. That's great, it's a very nice arrangement they make.
Anyways, what i want is also to recommend to you to go to "Nyhavn" and "Christiania", if you intend to come back to the Copenhagen area.
Besides that, we have a great inner copenhagen, with streets with old buildings (from around 1700-1800 and later.) most of them located in Copenhagen K.
But you are free to ask, if you have any other questions.
and have a great trip