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Car vs. German Rail vs. Eurorail
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I am new to traveling in Germany and Switzerland, and was wondering what you all would suggest is the most convenient and cheapest way to travel. I plan on visiting the flying into and out of Frankfurt. I am hoping to see the Ludwig castles, Swiss Alps, and Burg Eltz Castle. I only have less than a week 5 days to be exact and sadly not more. Is this too much or is it possible to see everything and not be running around like crazy? If it is possible what transportation would you suggest? Thanks for your help and input!

I am leaving from Frankfurt, Germany with $2000 for 6 days
Heidelberg, Füssen, Gimmelwald, Cochem
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I would concentrate 5 days in a relatively small area — thus probably skipping Switzerland. Train, taking advantage of specials available at http://reiseauskunft… will probably be cheapest. A car would be great for at least a couple of days to truly explore the area around the Ludwig castles, but will be more expensive than the train unless there are 3 or 4 in your party.

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Thanks for the suggestions!

I am leaving from Frankfurt, Germany with $2000 for 6 days
Heidelberg, Füssen, Gimmelwald, Cochem
Requesting help with Transport, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food