Munich, concludes Frankfurt, Germany
A disjointed 3 days. The first morning when we were to meet the bus was confusing. Several busses were there, we were told to just get on one and the guide would make sure we got to the hotel that night. The guide seemed confused about that. So we were on a crowded 2 story bus going to the Neuschwanstein castle. This guide talked a lot about 'very little'. We didn't expect to have to give the guide 21 euros each for the admission. We did not receive our information package until we reached the hotel that night. The castle tours were good and we had enough time at the 2 castles that we visited. The first night's hotel was fine, the hotel staff drove us down to the bus stop the next morning and we caught a different bus with a different driver (Kirksell) He was very friendly and spoke English well. We returned to Munich - we didn't expect to be backtracking. That day we stopped in several small towns and had short (20-30 mins) to explore on our own. People got on and off the tour all day. That night we arrived in Rothenburg. The tour included a "Nightwatchman" tour. This was really good!!! The hotel that night was extremely old (500 years) very hot. Old bed and pillow. The next day we were on our own until 4:00 then a taxi took us to the bus stop and we boarded a different bus with a different driver. This guy was impatient. He left a few minutes early and left 2 girls behind. When he was told he ran back on foot and got them. Then 2 other girls realized they had missed their stop and he kicked them off!
Really Great!! Our Guide Franz took us by train then bus to the camp. We had a small group of 5 people. He spoke english well and talked to us the entire time. He summarized what was on the displays and had us read and think about some of the information. He had us go through the shower building on our own and reflect on the experience.