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      Elbtunnel suggestions

      Hamburg 4 hours ago

      I am going back to Hamburg in mid-May, for 5 days, having been persuaded by two former work colleagues (who have no German and have never visited Hamburg) to act as translator, organiser and guide. So this may be the first of a few questions...
      Last time I walked through the Elbtunnel, it was being refurbished and ther were no cars. I assume the work is now complete (correct?) and that we would be sharing the tunnel with cars. Anyway, has anyone any suggestions for what to do once you emerge from the tunnel ion the southern bank of the Elbe? Last time, I took in the view of the city across the river, walked past the various works entrances to Blohm + Voss, and looked for a memorial to the prisoners from Neuengamme who had worked as forced-labourers in the shipyards (I never found it. Does it exist? Where exactly is it?), My main question: Is there any 'route' back to 'central' Hamburg, involving a reasonable walk and/or public transport, other than a stroll back through the tunnel?

    • Itinerary question 1 week munich

      Germany 10 hours ago

      We arrive MUC on a Sat around 3. Return 8 days later on a Sunday. Must see locations: Salzburg (Sound of Music). beautiful alpine villages and a couple of Ludwig's castles. Thinking of driving for most of trip. Probably need 2 days in Munich (historic area mainly), and 2 full days in Salzburg. Thinking we should keep Munich for the end of trip because otherwise we'd be there on a Sunday, when markets and shops are closed. So question is whether we should drive south to Fussen or east to Salzburg on arrival from overseas flight?
      All suggestions welcome! thank you!

    • Nightlife.

      Berlin Feb 24, 2015 at 4:45 AM

      can anyone recommend me some clubs in Berlin where I can listen good techno,minimal,where entrance and drinks are not too expensive..

    • Munich in March - Strongbeer Festival

      Munich Feb 22, 2015 at 10:45 AM

      My husband and I are traveling to Munich to land in the early morning on March 22. Our plan is to start off taking the train from Munich to Salzburg and do some sightseeing for the day then head off to ski the alps for a couple of days and return on Thursday to enjoy the Strongbeer festival to end our trip. Any suggestions on how we planned our trip? We figured the weekend would be best for enjoying the Strongbeer festival. Should there be any reservations made for tables at the different beer halls as they might get busy? Where do we find a list of interesting things going on during it? For example: strongman competition.

      We are open to any and all suggestions!

    • Inline Speed Skate Shop

      Hannover Feb 18, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      Hi I am going to be in Hannover in April. I am looking for a Inline Roller Skating shop(s) to purchase professional high speed skate equipment---especially wheels and bearings. Can some one please help me with phone/email of the shops.

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      Dusseldorf & Munich

      Munich Feb 3, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Hi there,

      I will be travelling to Dusseldoft and Munich on business during 23 Feb through 26 Feb. I will have sometime to explore the city. I was wondering whether I should spend an extra day that I have in Dusseldoft or Munich. Any advise would be appreciated.

      Also please recommend must visit places in Munich.


    • getting to the Baden Airpark early in the morning on weekends

      Karlsruhe Feb 24, 2015 at 5:43 AM


      we are having a flight on 5.04 (Sunday) at 8.20 in the morning from the Baden Airpark.

      Is there a way to get to the airport so early?


    • Schwangau Public Transportation

      Schwangau Feb 16, 2015 at 5:45 PM

      Is there public transportation in Schwangau? Is there public transportation between Schwangau and Fussen train station? How can I go to Linderhof Palace and Ettal Abbey (Benediktinerabtei Ettal)?

    • Eagle's Nest

      Obersalzberg Feb 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM

      Will be staying in Munich. What is the easiest way to get to Eagle's Nest from there?

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      Tour the night watchman

      Cochem Feb 13, 2015 at 4:47 AM

      My husband and I will stay in St. Goar for 3 nights to know the region.
      What do you think of this tour?

      Is it nice to it and then get dinner in town and enjoy the view of Cochem by night? Then take the train back to St. Goar?

      thanks !

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      Visiting in March?

      Nationalpark Berchtesgaden Feb 8, 2015 at 11:23 AM

      I'm visiting a family friend in Passau, Germany in early March and would like to spend a day or two (?) seeing the park - will any light hiking be possible? I'm not sure how much snow will be there or what the weather is like. Also, any suggestions on where to stay that has close access to the park?

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      Nürnberg Feb 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM

      How do I get from downtown to the place where Viking River Cruises embarks passengers?

    • one week in Tegernsee

      Tegernsee Feb 4, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Hi, can you please recommend day trips by bus or train from Tegernsee?
      Kind Regards Victoria

    • Bacharach day trips

      Bacharach Feb 22, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      We arrive in Bacharach on Wednesday afternoon 2 Oct 2015 . We have 2 nights booked and leave on Friday morning for Cologne. We plan to travel by KD ferry to Koblenz and then get the train.
      Can you recommend a day trip for Thursday..?? maybe tours to Castles..??
      Do we have to pre book tickets for the ferry to Koblenz..??
      Any other suggestions much appreciated.
      Roger and Pat ( in our 70's but going strong..!! )

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      Weather Munich - May 2015

      Munich Feb 20, 2015 at 6:27 AM

      We'll be in Germany early May Heidelberg and Munich. What is the anticipated weather like for this time of the year?

    • Transportation

      Cologne Feb 5, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      I will be in Cologne for the IDS fair.
      I am satying in Dusseldorf.

      How much is the train ticket from Dusseldorf to Cologne?

      On the day I am visiting, the fair ticket allows me to travel all day in the Langenfeld (Rheinl.) region. So, with this in mind what ticket should I by from Dusseldorf to Cologne?

      An how much is the ticket from Dusseldorf to Cologne airport? Best way to get there?


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      Visiting neighboring countries in Europe

      Hemer 11 hours ago

      Hi. This will be my first time to travel Europe. I'll be staying in Hemer for 6 weeks. I only have weekends to explore Germany and hopefully to travel some neighboring countries like Netherlands, France and Belgium. Do you think it's possible considering the limited time I have? Please suggest places I must see, and the travel time if possible, and I'll do my research from there. Thanks in advance :)

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      At the main train station

      Düsseldorf 14 hours ago

      Must all tickets (including those pre purchased through Rail Europe Canada) be machine stamped before boarding?

      I heard there is a huge fine or you can be taken to the police station if tickets aren't machine stamped.


    • Hiring a Taxi Half Day

      Rostock Feb 18, 2015 at 4:13 AM

      Is it possible to hire a taxi or car/driver for a half day in order to get to some villages of interest? What is the general cost? I'll be there in April for a limited time (from Canada) and would like to plan ahead.

    • herrnhut from warnemunde

      Herrnhut Feb 16, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      To travel by train or bus,what is the best way to go,& how much would it cost?

    • praveenpd's Profile Photo

      Dusseldorf & Munich

      Düsseldorf Feb 3, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      Hi there,

      I will be travelling to Dusseldorf and Munich on business during 23 Feb through 26 Feb. I will have sometime to explore the city. I was wondering whether I should spend an extra day that I have in Dusseldoft or Munich. Any advise would be appreciated.

      Also please recommend must visit places in Dusseldorf.


    • Rooms,hostels..

      Berlin Feb 17, 2015 at 4:44 PM

      Hi, is there any web site that I can find room in a flat or small apartment for two people, for 7 days that is not too expensive..

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      Taking a stroller in a Horse Carriage

      Schloss Neuschwanstein Feb 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      We will be visiting Neuschwanstein Castle with a 3 y.o. child in early May.

      The bus will not be available in these days due to some road maintenance.

      We will not take inside tour, only some Courtyard shots and up and down to the Bridge.
      Is there a possibility to bring a stroller in a Horse Carriage with us or our only option is to take a long walk uphill ?


    • Day trip from Mainz to tour a castle(s)?

      Mainz Feb 3, 2015 at 3:19 PM

      We are thinking that we might like to take a day trip from Mainz via train (we have a eurail pass) to find a castle(s) to tour. We had seen that Koblenz was just up the river and wondered if it would be a worthwhile trip to go up there, getting on and off the train along the way at any places that are interesting. Or would there be a more exciting/interesting trip to see/tour castles going from Mainz via train in another direction? Thanks!

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      Question about Zugspitze roundtrip option

      Garmisch-Partenkirchen Feb 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      We will arrive to Eibsee by car and from there would like to take a cable car (Eibsee Seilbahn) up to the top straight away.
      Then, after spending some time at the summit, we will get down to the Zugspitzplat (by Gletscherbahn) for some lunch
      The question is - can we go backwards to Eibsee exactly vice versa?

      I mean the following route: Eibsee --> Zugspitze Summit --> Zugspitzplat --> Zugspitze Summit --> Eibsee (all by cable cars).

      Or our only option is a train only ? We are going with a little daughter, prefer not to boil her in a train full of tourists.

      The second question - Can we buy the tickets directly at Eibsee station or we have to visit Garmisch for a tickets ?


    • From Frankfurt airport to Kassel

      by saramourade Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      Hello all,

      Hope you are ok.
      I shall be in Kassel in May, it will my first time alone in Germany.
      Could you please help me?
      I shall book a train from FRA to Kassel. I'll be in Motel24 Kassel.
      Could you please advised me, which train is better? when I will be in Kassel, shall I take a bus to go to my accomodation or it's not too far by walk, but I'll have all my bags with me.

      Thanking you in advance for you help.

      Best regards

      Sara, from Mauritius

      4 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 12:05 AM
    • Henschel Museum

      by NorthernLights13 Online Now Jun 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      I would like to go to this museum on its opening Saturday or Sunday in July.
      Is it possible to go by public transportation from the train
      station or would we need to go by taxi?

      1 Answer Jun 17, 2012 at 5:51 PM
    • Need Help

      by Lena81 Online Now Jul 20, 2011 at 2:21 AM

      Hello everyone,

      Could someone help me regarding a transfer from Dortmund to the Kassel.
      I have booked a flight to Dortmund-and need a transfer(by bus if it possible)to Kassel.
      How could I transfer myself to Kassel(and back:))?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2011 at 3:06 AM
    • Kassel Huskies

      by movingtocortina Online Now Jul 18, 2010 at 1:42 AM

      Does anyone know if you can purchase Kassel Huskies jerseys, sweatshirts, shirts, etc.?

      5 Answers Jul 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM
    • Shopping for Pram and baby Strollers in Kassel

      by alvinmoe Online Now Apr 10, 2008 at 12:34 PM

      Hi VT members,
      Could you please guide me where I can find the store for baby strollers? Supermarket near Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe Station?

      Thanks and appreciated your help.


      4 Answers Apr 13, 2008 at 4:20 AM
    • Earliest ICE train from Kassel

      by jmutale Online Now Sep 11, 2007 at 6:43 AM

      What is the earliest time one can can travel from Kassel to Frankfurt by ICE train?

      Is there a train at 05:00AM?

      2 Answers Sep 11, 2007 at 8:51 AM
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      Cheapest way to get to Kassel

      by McCoq Online Now Jul 15, 2007 at 2:24 AM

      Hey, i'll be in Frankfurt for few days, and then i would like to go to Kassel. What's the cheapest way to get there from Frankfurt? Train, bus? Or are there other options? Thanks.


      6 Answers Jul 28, 2007 at 9:00 AM
    • Documenta - home exchnage with London for a few days?

      by Andylikesfoot Online Now Feb 17, 2007 at 9:54 AM

      We'd love to visit the Documenta show sometime in July for maybe a week - is anyone interested in lending us their home in Kassel in exchange for ours in London's Highbury - see #34315 for details. If not, can anyone recommend a good b&b or self-catering apartment?
      Many thanks

    • gabithebrat's Profile Photo

      need help finding map.

      by gabithebrat Online Now Jul 14, 2006 at 7:46 AM

      can anyone please tell me where i can download a map of the streets in kassel?
      i'd like to be able to visit the house i was born in, and revisit the sites that i have baby pictures of myself at.
      thank you

      6 Answers Mar 28, 2009 at 2:56 AM
    • guesthouse/pensione

      by A535 Online Now Jun 8, 2006 at 5:04 AM

      I will be in Korback in October, can anyone recommend a guesthouse or pensione to stay at in the city. Thanks

      1 Answer Jun 8, 2006 at 6:55 AM
    • Wiley_Coyote's Profile Photo

      a few days in the area...

      by Wiley_Coyote Online Now Oct 26, 2005 at 5:44 PM

      howdy VT people,
      i'm coming out to kassel for work for about 10 days in early november. i'm expecting to have several free days in between as i only have things to do the first couple of days and the last day..soo...any suggestions on what i can do in the area for those in between days? i'm pretty flexible and open to just about anything.

      4 Answers Oct 31, 2005 at 8:32 AM
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      Holocaust memorials in Kassel -- can you help me with their location & transportation

      by shrimp56 Online Now Jun 6, 2005 at 5:20 AM

      Holocaust memorials in Kassel, Germany -- I need help with their location & transportation.

      One is the Aschrottbrunnen Fountain which is presumably at the City Hall/Rathaus where the original fountain was located.

      The other may be a bit more elusive: It would be at the main train station, I think, and consists of a plexiglass box containing rocks wrapped in paper. For the story see:

      Several questions. Is the Denk-Stein-Sammlung memorial project still at the train station and if so which one? And which train station in Kassel is best located for getting to the City Hall? And what's the best way to get from one to the other? I will be doing this as a day trip from Wiesbaden so I want my ducks in a row before I start off!

      Danke in advance!

    • yezrod

      by yezrod Online Now Apr 16, 2005 at 8:58 AM

      will be in kassel on june 16 thru 19 2005 any sugestions to make my trip better

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2005 at 4:42 PM