So I’ve very excited, my step-dad, my mom, my grandmother (Oma) and I are all heading to Germany next month (July 13th-28th). My mother’s side of the family is German, they came over here when she was four, and they haven’t been back in like 30 years.
We’re working on planning exactly what we should do/go see, etc. We’re flying into Hamburg and then from there we are heading up north to Kosel (130 km north) to where our relatives are. We’re going to stay there for a few day and then my mom, step-dad and I are going to go sightseeing. My grandmom is gonna stay with the family.
We’re renting a car and my mom has bad arthritics so we can’t do too much walking. Although I haven’t decided yet but I might leave them and go off on my own durning the day sometimes. (We plan to rent local cell phones to keep in touch).
Anyway so I would like some suggestions for some must see things in Germany… we only have two weeks so we’re not going to go to any nearby countries.
Also I can’t even guess how much cash to bring… not counting gas or hotel, how much do you think we need per person per day? Will most places take credit cards? Do we have to pay high fees when we use our credit cards overseas?
As far as gas… what kind of mileage can we expect? (What’s the word for mileage if you talking about kilometers?) Does diesel make a big difference?