So my plan as of now is still to go to Prague first. There's a great little hostel situated right in the altstadt, or whatever its called in Czech. Prices aren't bad either. I would arrive on the very same day as my departure from Incheon Int'l at around 5pm. (Since it took 23 hours from NY to Incheon, this seems very strange to me.) I would stay 3 nights, one for recovery. Next will be Tuebingen for 3 nights at the Jugendherberge, or youth hostel. Now, I had thought about going to Baden-Baden. I know everyone says it very pretty, but all things considered, I just couldn't get interested enough to spend the time and money. Everything that could have tempted me there I can find just as easily in Tuebingen. Sure, there's the Black Forest and the Roman Baths, but the forest to the east is just as nice, I know the paths, and Roman Baths are just another tourist attraction that don't really mean anything to me. So Baden is out.
So after Tuebingen, I would take the train north to Muenster, where my good friend Anja is attending the University for her PhD, crash with her for a few days, then to visit my friend Merel who lives near/in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She herself will be leaving for her own university town in northern Groningen, which is where I would have visited her if my plans were unchanged. She'll be busy, but then I'll probably be able to find plenty of things to do and see there by myself if not with her. After probably 3 or 4 days, I'll head to A-dam to catch my flight home. Hopefully no volcanic ash will interfere.