Considering a trip with my wife, taking in Elsess/Alsace. Fly to Euro Airport (Basel), then an anti-clockwise, or clockwise, circuit by train and/or bus taking in Colmar, Strasbourg, Freiburg, Breisach etc. If we had to travel from Basel to Freiburg, I am sure the best (cheapest) option would be to use a DB Baden-Württemberg-Ticket for 2 people. My German is not bad, but and I have looked at this PDF, bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv... . But could a German-speaker please confirm my understanding that the ticket would be valid from our Swiss departure point (Basel), and be valid on local transport (RVF) in Freiburg when we got there. Is there any problem buying the Baden-Württemberg-Ticket at Basel station?
Thankyou to 'the usual suspects' (Turtleshell, abalada, Kakapo2) for your replies to my previous questions about Freiburg. I now intend to visit the 'Goldener Sternen' ( and its urinals!) on Monday 12th Nov. If I understand the website correctly ("Ab SOFORT ist es wieder soweit! Wirtshaus-Quiz mit Bier, Billy Knox und tollen Preisen. Aus den Irish Pubs in den Goldenen Sternen eingezogen: Der Sternen-Quiz-Abend.Der Sternen-Quiz-Abend findet jeden Montag ab 21 Uhr in unserem Nebenzimmer statt".), there will be a quiz using a 'live video link' to some Irish bars in Freiburg. I may try to wangle my way onto a team using my natural British charm (!) and limited aptitude for the German language... Or if anyone attending this quiz and reading this - a very, very remote possibility! - needs another team member (degree in European Humanities, semi-fluent in five languages, OK on music pre-1980 and British sport!), please let me know...
Just under two weeks till my trip to Freiburg. Can't wait. A bit sad to learn that the Schauinslandbahn is out of service (Nov 2012 til Apr 2013) for maintenance. Someone knew that I was coming! Question: is it worth going up to Schauinsland by one of the substitute bus services? Question: What are the chances of snow? For weekend 10th/11th Nov? I am going to see SC Freiburg play Hamburg SV. I checked out SC Freiburg's latest game, and saw images of players playing in a snowstorm! ( bundesliga.com/en/liga/news/... ) Final, trivial, question: does anyone know which bar these urinals are located? metro.co.uk/weird/651215-ger... I'm not surprised musicians complain about them!
I am taking an early train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Frankfurt airport. The train gives me a 6 minute connection in Mannheim. Does anyone know if that is long enough to change trains with luggage? Will it be in on the same track? thanks
Hi everyone !! Is that any locker service provided in area of Freiburg. Where to find it? I need to keep my luggage before take night train to other destination and I need to check out hotel at 11am.
Will be spending 1 week in Freiburg where we hope to visit Strasbourg, Colmar, walking in Black Forest area and more. Can anyone explain what the Baden Baden Wurtemburg ticket is and if it is worthwhile. We are 2 seniors from Australia. Also spending 1 week around Heidelburg/Neckar Valley area. Thanks
Does anyone know if this supermarket is open on the German holiday dates of 31.10.2011 and/or 01.11.2011? Any other information on food shopping on holiday dates would be appreciated.
We have a german rail/ eurail pass- is it valid for trip on Schlossberg furnicular, city bahn in baden-baden and Zäpfle-Bähnle in titisee? If not, does RVf ticket cover it?
We are visiting freiburg in first week of may and going to stay there for 3 days. We have a eurail pass and are travelling with a 2 yr old. following is the itenery we are planning: Day 1- go around freiburg, munsterplatz etc. I read that Schauinsland and Schlossberg are close to freiburg. how do we go about planning tour for these two. we do not have car. will our eurail pass cover bus/trams in freiburg or we can buy some ticket for the bus/trams in the black forest area? Day 2- visit titisee and Schluchsee- since both are closeby . i have the train timetables. But is there any entrance fee to visit the lake? if we drop Schluchsee (since both are lakes),what else can we cover on that day? something closeby? Day 3- visit Triberg and baden-baden- we r planning to go to triberg via train although it takes 1 hr 45 mins since we have a pass. In triberg we can see the waterfall, cuckoo clock. Is there any entrance fee to visit the waterfall? is the black forest museum worth visiting?. In baden baden, we will not go for spa or casino as we have an infant. just to go around the city. what is the best way to see the city? I heard something about RVF ticket, if we buy rvf ticket, will it cover land transport in all black forest area? i have made this itenery based on reviews abut the place ..dont know much about them. please suggest any other place we can include in our itenery.
I've 1 full day on April 11, where should I visit between these 3 places. I found Colmar pictures are very attractive. I will travel by rail or bus, which mode is the best ? I saw someone suggest bus Freiburg - Colmar (RegioElsassTicket), not sure it runs during April or not. There is no English in its website http://www.rvf.de/ Where can I buy it? Where can I get on bus, Freiburg HBF??
Hi Im hitting Freiburg on Friday the 28th of Jan and am looking for some good bars to party in. Does anyone know a good bar to start around 5 and well.. some good bars to stay out in until 5 in the morning? Thanks Will
Hello, we' ll be in Freiburg next week and, since I am a little bit afraid of weather conditions, I would like to know if there are any big malls to spend some pleasant time, when it is too cold outside. We are not really shopping - maniacs, but we could give a look at toys, books, traditional products, or clothes. I know about the christmas market, of course, but I would like to have an alternative, in case of bad weather. Any other inside activity would be very appreciated, as well. Thanks a lot!
i would like to travel by train from munich to freiburg please can you help me to find to exect train.
I will be staying at Freiburg and like to go Triberg and holding europe pass, Can I use the europe pass to travel to Triberg? What is the train station name should I get down? I will in Freiburg Oct 6/7 and like to see the Black forest. Any other suggestions ? thanks Lena - Singapore
I know that I need to buy a low emission zone sticker for my car if I drive in the center of Freiburg. I am trying to find out exactly what is considered the center and where the low emission sticker is needed. I have looked at the tourism website for Freiburg but can't find a map of the restricted zone. Any help would be appreciated. Danke Jeannette
Hi, I'm just wondering if there are places to buy souvenirs in Freiburg? I'm visiting Freiburg to attend university in September and all of my friends and family would love me to bring back typical German souvenirs (e.g. 'I Love Germany/ Deutschland' items, German dolls etc..)
Hi Folks Im currently on holiday in Europe and will be driving into central Freiburg tommorow. I am driving a Volkswagen hired from Hertz in Amsterdam. Would anyone please know how i would go about obtaining a low emission sticker to allow me to access the centre as my hotel is within this zone. I was given incorrect information by my rental company as they said i didnt require any sticker to enter this zone as the car was new. Thanks in Advance Gary
I am driving to Freiburg from France to catch the night train to Hamburg. I will be in Germany for 5 days - is there anywhere to park my car at the Freiburg station long term? If so any idea of the costs? Thanks
WE ARE A COUPLE TRAVELLING FROM MONCHENGLADBACH TO FREIBURG.PL SUGGEST BEST MODE OF TRANSPORT.WE WOULD LIKE AN APRTMENT WITH COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS BUT EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN FREIBURG.WHAT IS THE BEST PUBLIC TRANSPORT SCHEME TO TRAVEL ON IN AND AROUND FREIBERG UPTO TITSEE AND TREIBERG ?
Hi there I'm looking for help with train travel. I've looked at about a million sites and I'm just so confused :s I know I might be too early to actualy book but the info will come in handy soon enough. What I need is what company I should book with and which stop I book from. I'm traveling from Freiburg (im Breisgau) to Triberg on August 3rd. In Freiburg I'm staying at the Stadhotel Freiburg, Karlstrasse 7 and at the Best Western Hotel Schwarzwald Residenz, Burgermeister-De-Pellegrini-Strasse 20 in Triberg. Would a bus or ? possibly be better in this area? Thanks for the help!
Would anyone know the cost for two to take the round trip bus from Freiburg to Colmar? Or perhaps the train from Basel to Colmar would be better. Any suggestions appreciated! Also, I have seen that the railpass combo for Germany & France is very expensive. Does French rail have something similar to the Lander pass for French regions as between Colmar & Strasbourg?
My husband and I are arriving in Germany in late September. We are trying to find the cheapest way to get from Munich or Frankfurt (which ever is cheaper) to Freiburg. Originally we were looking at taking a train, but it seems to be quite costly. Is it really as expensive as it looks online? Is it cheaper to buy tickets when we are in Germany? Is is cheaper to take a bus, if a bus even runs to Freiburg? Sorry for all the questions, I have just been on the internet for a long time searching. Thank you all for your time. ps... we are planning on traveling from Germany to Switzerland, then staying with family for about a month, then traveling onwards to France and Spain. Would a rail-pass be worth the cost?
Hi: We are planning to visit switzerland and southern germany in early september. In a past visit to southern france the field and vineyard burning was terrible. My wife has asthma so it is more than a inconvenience. I am wondering what the Freiburg situation is for field / vineyard burning in september. I know it cannot be ruled out, but is it common, continuous, smokey conditions in general at that time of the year. Surrounding areas the same? thanks in advance for any info. Bob
Hello there! I'm accompanying my boyfriend on a business trip to Freiburg next month. We have plans for the weekends (Munich, then Zurich) but during the week I'll be on my own all day and pretty much every evening since my boyfriend will be working and networking Mon-Fri. I've never been to Europe before and I'm very excited, but I don't know much about Freiburg (I'd never heard of it before, to be honest) or how to keep busy all week. Are there tour group companies in the area? Cities nearby that would be easy for a non-German speaking person to get to (and safely back from)? I'd rather find a few day long tour group to join than go out and about alone (I imagine it will get pretty lonely by the end of the week), but since I probably will be alone, any tips in general for what to do? Thanks!
Hi it´s my first time in Germany !!! I am worried because it is the first time I travel to Freiburg and I want to know where to take the street tram number 1 to go to oberliden... Thank you very much !!!!
Hi, I’m travelling to Germany for vacation and would like to know if there’s any way that I can take the river instead of the road or train from Frankfurt to Freiburg. Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks Faaro
Can anyone give me details on how to get to Freiburg from Strasbourg, please? Which specific trains should I take and how much would it cost? How long is the travel time? and how often do the trains come? Moreover, what is the cheapest way to get there? Thanks a lot
Hi. I' am plannig a short trip for the"end of the year" by car from Genoa in Italy. We are looking for a nice and funny location for this short holiday. We love to go for discos and clubs. Is a good period to visit Freiburg or is it an empty city for holidays?
Hi, I will visit Freiburg in the 1st week of Dec. for 4 days. I read about this Hand made jam place in the black forest, and I want to know how to reach it and how far is it from Freiburg or any information about it. the address is Konfitürenmanufaktur, Alfred Faller GmbH, Seeweg 3• 79694 Utzenfeld/Schwarzwald. one more question, does anyone know a cheese factory in this area? I love visiting factories and buying products fresh from the factory :) what is the best place to have black forest cake without alcohol ? I think its called 'econo' right ? Thanx :)
I'm a New Zealander, travelling to visit family in Waldkirch, in September. We're planning a cycle trip, and also the family have no car, so I need to hire a bicycle for about 3 weeks. The type of bike I'm looking for needs to be suitable for touring (with lots of low gears, and carrier for panniers, mudguards, and reasonable quality gearing and brakes, and lightweight frame), as well as suitable for shorter trips around town. I'd be grateful if anyone could advise me of places to hire a bike, either in Waldkirch or in Freiburg. I've tried looking on Google but have had no luck. Alternatively I could buy a bike if there are second-hand sales of good quality bikes. My family could then re-sell after I leave. Many thanks Ruth