When the trip planning began, it was going to be the most extravagant trip ever! Flights were booked almost 3 months in advance and we got the best deal directly on MakeMyTrip. Our visit was planned around the Bokwa Mini Beat in Giengen, Germany and a visit to our German friends Aline & Dirk.
I was being overenthusiastic and almost packed 8 cities into a 15 day itinerary. Reality struck me soon - we had to save all the money we intended to spend in the next three months and it would be spending just 1 night in each city and half the nights travelling - that's not my completely my thing.
Finally the trip was planned as follows:
Land in Zurich, Switzerland - Meet our friend Dirk and head to his house in Allensbach, Germany and visit the lakeside town Konstanz.
Two nights in Giengen, Germany - a small imperial city hosting the Bokwa Mini Beat.
Hit the road with the Bokwa family and reach Frankfurt, Germany - Explore the financial hub located on the river Main, this was going to be the first major city we explore.
Take a train to Paris, France about 3.5 hours on the train with a change at Manheim, Germany.
Spend two nights in Paris, fall in love with the food, coffee, cheese, macrons, the sight of the iron lattice.
Flixbus to Amsterdam, The Netherlands - you know what to do here! (Cough Cough!) Spend two nights at the Bulldog Hostel and explore the scene, red or green.
Crossover into Scandinavia, visit my brother in Copenhagen, Denmark.