Very unexpectedly we learned that my husband has to take a business trip to Munich. He hates travelling so I'm going along and we're going to make it a pleasure as well as business trip. This is happening Oct 10 so I need help planning what we should do. Airplane tickets are being purchased today round trip to Munich. We will be arriving Tues Oct 10 and returning to the US on October 17. He needs to be in Munich (well actually Germering for meetings on Monday October 15 and possibly the 16th). Client has advised us to stay in Germering on Sunday night. Since he might have to go back on the 16th that might mean being stuck there two nights. Do we really need to stay there?
From what I can gather there is a huge pharmaceutical conference in Munich on Oct 10 through the week and hotels seem pricey. We were thinking with the jet lag maybe just jump on a train and continue on to Salzburg for a day or two, then somehow see some castles and whatever else and make it back to Munich Saturday or Sunday for sightseeing. We will almost certainly have Tuesday available too.
1) Suggested itinerary keeping in mind that we will need to pay for almost everything out of pocket. We have never been to Germany before but have been to Switzerland and love the Alps. If I can get husband to something like that he'd love it. We also enjoy museums and historical buildings.
2) Suggestions for me for Tuesday. I want to go to Dachau but maybe that's best with husband.
3) Suggested guide books and anything I need to quickly accumulate before going to have with us.
4) Wherever we'll be on the 11th something slightly special to do because its my husbands birthday.