My fiancee and I have booked a flight to Frankfurt for 2.5 weeks in late May/early June 2009. We're flying into Frankfurt because it is nonstop, free (with flier miles), and a good central hub for the cities we are thinking of visiting. We don't necessarily have to stay there for very long (or at all). Right now we're definitely planning on going to Paris, but the rest of our itinerary is up in the air. Locations we're considering are:
Belgium (Bruges/Ghent/Antwerp/various cities)
Paris & other french cities
Zurich & surrounding areas,
Innsbruck Austria and surrounding areas
We can definitely add suggestions to the list, but we obviously won't have time to visit all of these.
Any suggestions? Where will we find the best food culture? Our food budget is roughly $80-90 USD per day ($40-45 pp), so we're probably looking at a lot of street food, bakeries, and cafes with an occasional nice place.
We're both skiers and would love to see the alps and maybe ski, but it's not a must. As far as sights go, we tend to enjoy cities with narrow, old, cobblestone alleys that are dated and quaint and that you can walk around for hours and get lost in. Food, of course, is also a big factor.
Anyway, we're totally open for suggestions. Anyone care to help?