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Honeymoon in Germany

by Will.Reis Online Now Oct 13, 2003 at 4:02 PM

Hello all, My wife and I will be traveling in Europe for three weeks on our honeymoon. We plan on spending some time in Germany, specifically at Baden-Baden. We will be there during the Christmas - New Year season. Any lodging recomendations? Also, are there any special events at Baden-Baden on Christmas or Christmas Eve? Or on New Year's Eve and Day? Any other advice or recommendations regarding Baden-Baden would be great. Thanks.

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    Re: Honeymoon in Germany

    by Apus Online Now Oct 14, 2003 at 12:13 AM

    I had a look on their website www.baden-baden.de - there is a opera festival mentioned. If I would be you ;-) I would send an Information request to the tourism centre (on the same site) and just tell them what you like and what you are looking for. lodging: have a look on baden-baden.de/tourism/booki... 25.12.2003 - 30.12.2003 Festival Hall Mariinsky Opera Festival I Richard Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelung, Ticket Hotline Tel: +49 (0) 7221 275233 31.12.2003 Kurhaus New Year's Eve-Gala maybe ask "vt-poweruser" ;-) tini58de , she lives in Karlsruhe not far away. from baden-baden you can make wonderful daytrips to black forest and it's villages and cities and even france is just a stonethrow away. I would recommend visiting the old town centre of Strassbourg. or you could make a trip to the very beautiful german wine road with dozens of beautiful villages. I could show you some very nice places. Its one hour by car to my place from baden-baden. Speyer (22km) with the cathedral of the Salian emperors (11C, UNESCO World Heritage, largest cathedral of the world in romanesque style!! - ) and also Heidelberg is in the same range.

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    Re: Re: Honeymoon in Germany

    by Sjalen Online Now Oct 14, 2003 at 1:11 AM

    Yes, I too would recommend a day in wonderful Strasbourg! Also down to Freiburg-in-Breisgau, a lovely and lively university city where you could also go up the Schauinsland mountain and see for miles into France and Switzerland (see my Black Forest page for pics).

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    by sniem Online Now Oct 14, 2003 at 3:53 AM

    Hi there, you could also visit the Casino in Baden-Baden on New Years Eve. They are open but I'm not sure if they have a special programm for that evening. Even if your not into gambling it's really worth a visit, on this or another evening and said to be the most beautiful casino in the world. Here is their website: http://www.casino-baden-baden.de/ I would also recommend a visit to the famous thermal baths, actually that's from where the name Baden-Baden originates. A great place to eat is the restaurant LA PROVENCE (Schloss-Str. 20) in an old wine cellar. Silke

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    by Nelie Online Now Oct 14, 2003 at 4:52 AM

    The hotels in Baden-Baden always offers special packagages. You get more infos on the official Homepage of Baden-Baden. http://www.baden-baden.de/en/index.html A really must see activity are the spas ( Friedrichbad and Caracallatherme) For closer details see carasana.de/home/de/index.ht... A silvester Party usually takes place in Kurhaus and some other locations like the discotheque Max's. But by now I do not know any closer details. Arround Baden-Baden are many hiking trails. E. G. A nice walk is from Neues Schloss to Altes Schloss. At Altes Schloß you can climb up the tower and from there you have an extraordinary view over Baden-Baden and the “Rheinebene” If you like to go to the Casino to play roulette or Black Jack you need a suit and a tie or something like a coktail dress. With jeans and sport shoes you get no admission. If you only like to participate a guided tour a suit is not necessary. A great experience is to go to Festspielhaus because it is so huge. But you should organise your tickets before. Here are the contact details: Festspielhaus und Festspiele Baden-Baden gGmbH Beim Alten Bahnhof 2 76530 Baden-Baden info@festspielhaus.de Telephone number for reserving tickets: Tel: +49(0)7221/3013-101 Fax: +49 (0) 7221/3013-211 I have several tips on my Baden-Baden page: virtualtourist.com/m/4e7ba/1... As a daytrip you can visit Straßbourg or you could go by tram from Rastatt to Freudenstatt. This special tram is called Murgtalbahn and the railway line leads you through a wonderfull landscape and you can get off at Gernsbach or Weissenbach or Forbach. This tram has a homepage but it is only in German but by clicking on the citys you get at least an impression http://www.gaggenau.de/murgtal/ Please drop me a line when you know the exact dates you will stay in Baden-Baden. Then I could show you some nice spots.

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  • Re: Re: Honeymoon in Germany

    by pioupiou Online Now Oct 15, 2003 at 9:02 AM

    Hi, If you stay in Baden-Baden, I recommend a day trip (or more) to my wonderful home-town: Strasbourg! (in France, just accross the border) Have fun /Anne

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    Re: Re: Honeymoon in Germany

    by Will.Reis Online Now Oct 16, 2003 at 11:49 AM

    Anne, Thanks for the tip. I think we (my wife and I) will at least make a day trip to Strasbourg. From what we have seen, it looks like a wonderful place. We went to http://www.strasbourg.com and got some good infromation. Do you know of any other good web sites? We will definetely visit the Cathedral. Can you recommend any other "must see" places? Merci beaucoup. Supria & Will

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  • Re: Re: Honeymoon in Germany

    by pioupiou Online Now Oct 16, 2003 at 3:39 PM

    Well the best area is the whole oldtown center, which included the cathedral of course, but also this area called Petite France, which has old pebbled streets and really old houses (some of them from the 12th century) Around Xmas, (usually from the 1st december till the end of the year) there is a really nice Christmas market, it used to be only in front of the cathedral but now it spread all over the city and is quite popular. But it's a great time to visit as the streets are very nicely decorated and lit. If you can choose, though, avoid week ends, as it's even more crowded than usual! Feel free to ask me if you have any specific question! /Anne

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    Re: Honeymoon in Germany

    by Jimmy_Stimm Online Now Dec 14, 2004 at 2:28 PM

    I'd just like to add my two cents in that Strassbourg is definitely worth the trip. The cathedral is beautiful. A hotel suggestion is the Cathedral Hotel, located directly across from the Cathedral. I stayed there and loved it. (http://www.hotel-cathedrale.fr/) Also, try the "Baeckeoeffe", a local dish. It's awesome. My girlfriend and I will be in and around baden-baden for new years as well. It should be fun.

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