Germany Tour: Steve Kilpatrick

Hello Jerry,

Our trip was wonderful! Except for the few glitches at the hotels in Zurich and Salzburg, everything was great. The rental car went smoothly, each of the hotels was expecting us and very gracious, and the sights were fantastic. We had a lot of wonderful experiences, but mostly we enjoyed driving the back roads and seeing the small towns and villages. You were right, the Rhine was beautiful and the castle hotel in St. Goar was our favorite of the whole trip, following in a close second place was the hotel in Rothenburg. We loved Rothenburg and being in that hotel right on the street in the village was great! Our least favorite hotel and city was in Innsbruck. We had a difficult time finding the parking garage for the hotel and the walk to the hotel was made more difficult because it was raining.

I think the best day we had on the whole trip was when we were in Switzerland. Early one morning we left Luzern and had an enjoyable drive to Lauterbrunnen, where we rode the cable car and train to Murren. On the way up it started snowing. We did some hiking on the mountain trails out of Murren in the snow. It was like being in a fairy tale.

Although we enjoyed the big cities of Luzern, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna, the traffic and difficulty of finding parking was a challenge. We decided that on our next trip to Europe we will stay in the countryside and small towns and villages and avoid the big cities.

One of the real highlights of the trip was the food! Each meal just got better and better. Fantastic!

Jerry, you and Umfulana have been great and a pleasure to work with. You always responded to my emails and questions very quickly and professionally.

Especially helpful was the GPS coordinates you gave me for the hotels. I brought my own GPS with maps of Germany, Switzerland and Austria loaded and it was a lifesaver! I don't think we could have made it without it.

Thank you for all your help and for a wonderful trip. We went to Scotland two years ago and didn't think anything could top it, but my wife and I both agree that this trip to Germany, Switzerland and Austria was better for both the scenery and food.

Thank you,