I went to a couple less rural places in Germany too. In the order of photos, Munich, Regensburg, Bamberg and Stuttgart.
In Munich, Chloe and I went to the BMW museum, walked around the Olympic Park, went to the top of St. Peter's Church to look down on the Marienplatz, and of course checked out the English Gardens and watched the surfers.
In Regensburg, I went to about a dozen different churches of many types of faiths and ages. The woman I was with, I'm beating myself up because I can't remember her name, is obsessed with churches and has lived there her whole life so I got I learned a lot about them. I was also forced to use a ton of German the weekend I was there and it was pretty awesome. By the end, I actually was feeling a lot more confident about it.
Chloe really wanted to stay in a hostel while in Europe and our flight was out of Stuttgart. There was no way I was going to stay in a hostel the night before hopping on the international flight back home if I didn't have to. So we compromised and left Peissenberg the two days early and went to Bamberg for a night. Which is another Old German Town with a ton of history. The other thing Bamberg is famous for is BEER and I love beer. Their most famous beer is Rauchbier or Smoke Beer. Per recommendation from the Kreuzers I tried Spezial's Rauchbier because it has the best smoke flavor without tasting completely like an ashtray.
From Bamberg we headed to Stuttgart via a train and enjoyed our last night in Germany. In Stuttgart, we checked out Porsche Museum followed by Konigstrasse for some last minute shopping. Chloe picked up some Birkenstocks for about 50% of the price in the US. Then onto the plane back home where we almost missed our flight from London to Chicago.