My wife and I will be visiting Bavaria in December. December 7 - 12 to be exact. Our tentative plans are to spend a couple of days in Munich and travel by train to Fussen on Friday the 9th. We are thinking of staying in Fussen to take advantage of its sites and Christmas Market on Friday and seeing the two castles on Saturday. If we stay in Fussen, will there be any problem getting to and from Hohenschwangau? Or should we stay in Hohenschwangau? What I have read so far suggests more to do in Fussen. On Sunday, we planned on taking the train back to a hotel near the Munich airport for an early flight Monday. However, it seems that Sunday may be a wasted day unless there is something between to see. Any suggestions? Is Oberammergau worth the trip to see?
How far in advance should we buy our train tickets? Can I expect it to be crowded that time of year? Can we wait until we get to Munich to get our tickets?
Is there anything that I should be aware of or consider?
I know that's a lot of questions, but we would like to make the most out of this.