Subject: RE: Bavarian towns?
Why not sample the northern portion of Bavaria, Franconia, for a day or two. A distinctly different area than Upper Bavaria (to the south), yet just as interesting. Rothenburg, Wuerzburg, Bamberg ... just a few of the places to visit.

You would find Iphofen, a small and charming, walled village straight from the middle ages a fine place to stay for two or three nights. Well located as a sightseeing base. More info on the village and the area at

Driving in German is just fine. Excellent roads, good drivers. See

You'll find some helpful information on Ludwig's castles and nearby sights at