Subject: Re: Bavaria, Austria, Hungary with 12 year old

The Romantic Road does sound like a reasonable place for R& R for a day or two. Wurzburg is about an hour from Frankfurt and may be a good place to stay.

In Germany, a good alternative to hotels, especially if you have a car since most of them are in small towns, are the inns attached to local breweries, which have a restaurant downstairs and several rooms to rent upstairs. Some of their lodging is fairly inexpensive. Some places are nicer than others, but we've never had a bad experience. The restaurants are more like a family place, not like a pub or bar. (Of course, you have to like beer.) The website for the association is .

In Austria, I think Melk and the monastery are worth a side trip.

Carol in Boulder Colo.