Hi everyone and thanks for reading! I've tried to find the answer to my question searching the forum but can't find just what I'm looking for.
I'm taking my 13-year-old daughter on her first trip to Europe in March, and we have a very limited amount of time. We fly into Paris and plan on two nights there, then I'm thinking about one day/night in Amsterdam, then we'll have four nights left before we have to get back to Paris for one last night there before our flight home the next morning (couldn't find an open-jaws flight cheap enough, unfortunately).
I want to spend those four non-accounted-for days in Germany, but I have never been and I can't decide where to go.
I absolutely love Europe and I know my daughter will too. This is intended as sort of an introductory trip, with the idea that she will be back. Many, many times, I hope! We do not need to see everything; it's more important to me that she get the vibe of European travel and see how easy and fun it is to do.
I'm interested in everyone's ideas of what would be best to see in only four days/nights. I am thinking about the Rhine river area, maybe Dachau, possibly Munich. I've read nice things about Salzburg, too (though I know that's not Germany, haha). I'm not interested in trying to make it to Berlin this trip.
We would probably prefer smaller, more atmospheric towns and are not really interested in a lot of museums for this first trip. We like cathedrals and castles. We do not have unlimited funds but don't mind spending what we need to to have the best trip we can have. We travel light and don't mind jumping from town to town. We like to try new, interesting (and good!) food but don't want anything fancy.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!