My wife and I went to Germany with a group of friends in 2010 and we have been wanting go back to Bamberg since. We found this tour, bambergbeerme.com, and decided it decided like fun. We were planning to arrive a couple of days early and, since I've brewed several alt several times, go to Dusseldorf for a couple of days and then to Miltenberg for a day to visit the Faust brewer since I've tried making the Schwarzviertler recently. The trouble is that it turns out that there's a big trade show in Dusseldorf the days we wanted to be there. Supposedly this fair brought in 242,000 people in 2007! Hotels are hard to come by and ridiculously expensive, like $400+ per night. So it looks like we're going to scrub Dusseldorf. I could see spending a night in Cologne but not two, but since we've been there before, we could live without it. I've been to Munich twice, so I don't particularly want to go there either. So I'm looking for suggestions on where to spend a day or two, preferably along the rail lines. We're planning on flying into Frankfurt. Thanks.