Wow! Sounds like a lot of fun...and just so you know Berlin is not like the rest of Germany. Being in Munich you are in the south of Germany and can easily access Switzerland, Italy or even Austria. In Germany is Lake Constance which borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland and if you talk to people from any of those countries they will all have differing stories of where the borders are! It is beautiful there. Very beautiful area and the town of Constance (Lake Constance?) was a place I wanted to spend more time in than the day we had when we were there. If you want to head to France the Normandy Coast is very, very nice. You can walk and see some of the old battle grounds from WWII and they have some castles and one of my husbands favorite places was Mont-St-Michel which has an abbey on it (you can look up and read about it). Also, the people were much more friendly and helpful than the people in Paris.
I do not like just riding around, I want to get out and do and experience and try different restaurants and talk with the locals...once again I am envious of your trip...when are you going....keep us posted.
Grandma Pam to 3
“Other creatures receive food simply as fodder. But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations.”
― Judith Jones, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food