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      Nuremberg Xmas Market and Beginner Sking

      Bavaria Sep 30, 2015 at 6:58 AM

      Greetings forum. We are planning to go to Nuremberg to experience the Xmas market from around Dec 16th. 3 kids ages 8, 10 and 13. My questions are:
      (a) I have the options of direct flights to Munich, Frankfurt or Berlin. From the map it looks like Munich or Frankfurt might be the closet to then get to Nuremberg. Please advise which will be the best airport to fly into out of the 3 options for onward fastest/efficient transportation to Nuremberg - taxi or rail.

      (b) After 3 days of the market which we think should be enough, we are thinking of combining this with a "learn to ski" vacation. Is there any recommendations nearby Nuremberg that might work esp in Dec month? I have heard of persons combining Nuremberg market with sking in Austria so not sure if learn to ski options are available in environs. Recommendations on Austria welcome as well if better.


    • Nuremberg river boat docks

      Nürnberg Sep 25, 2015 at 1:26 PM

      How does one get to the river boat dock "hafenstrasse, anliegestelle fur Kabinenschiffe" from the central bus/train station or Bahnhofstratte street? Is there a bus line that takes you close to the docking area.

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      Coburg Sep 10, 2015 at 3:13 AM

      Hello is there an Indian Restaurant in Coburg ? can somebody please send me the address / tentative location or contact details of the place.
      Major Indian food cravings Happening. !

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      Munich Sep 9, 2015 at 2:16 AM

      I would like to thank you in advance for taking your time to answer my question.I just moved to Munich, and I'm looking for a place to buy gold jewelry or coins.

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      Oberammergau Yesterday

      I am looking for the royal castle neuschwanstein puzzle. How can i find it to purchase it?

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      Car rental return - Munich

      Munich Sep 5, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      I will be renting the car at airport to travel to Neuschwanstein castle and then to Salsburg. On return, I want to spend some time in Munich city. Earlier, I thought of the option to return back the rental car at airport and then taking train to the city. Looking at the google map suggestion, returning at train station may save me driving time as well as time to use public transport. I want to know if driving in Munich city is easy and then I will not spend too much time stuck in traffic OR is it the best option to return to airport and take a train to the city.

    • Stag Weekend questions

      Munich Sep 13, 2015 at 4:57 AM


      I’m going with a group of 20 males to Munich next month on a stag (after Oktoberfest ends) and have been reading it’s tough with bouncers and stuff there which is annoying but what can you do, we will try our best. The rough plan is touristy beer halls evening and then Schwabing one night, Haidhausen the other night and probably Kultfabrik late probably both nights… does these sound feisable with the size group we are?

      We won’t be dressing in stupid outfits or anything, we’re all aged between 30 – 34 and won’t be walking up to doors in a huge group or anything.

      Also a couple of other questions if any helpful sorts out there might know –

      Where would be the hottest curry restaurant in Munich? I want atomic levels of spice if possible, ghost chili curry sort of thing.

      Is there any hope whatsoever of getting tickets to Bayern Munich v Koln FC around the grounds on the day for a reasonable price (unlikely I know)

      We’re into music-wise, rock n roll, rock, indie, Britpop sort of stuff, are there any particular bars, pubs, clubs we should aim for, or is it all just electro dance stuff?

      I’m trying also to find an obese stripper for the stag, like the fatter the better, they call them blubbergrams in Ireland and roly-poly strippers in the UK, for an idea of what I’m on about,  is there anyone or anywhere I could contact to book this for the stag? All I can find is regular strippers but that won’t do..

      Thanks for any guidance!


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      Stop enroute

      Donauwörth Sep 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM

      We plan to be traveling by train from Nördlingen to Augsburg next spring. There is a transfer point at Donauwörth, which appears to be a pretty nice town for a visit. I was thinking of a 3 hour stop just to get a quick look at the town. Does anyone know if there are luggage lockers at the train station? Is there any reason why this would not be a reasonable plan? Thanks for any help. Gary

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      Hotels walking distance to Nuremberg Xmas Market

      Bavaria Sep 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      Hi trying to find out a few hotel or accommodation options which are closest to or directly on the Xmas market - say 5 - 10 mins or less walking distance as with 3 small kids. Bit of a struggle on the internet to get a direct answer. Grateful for any recommendations or suggestions. Thanks.

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      Munich city centre car parking

      Munich Sep 30, 2015 at 12:40 AM

      I am staying in Munich next month and thinking of hiring a car from the airport, I am staying in the centre of Munich and don't mind having to walk a distance to get the car.
      Any suggestions

    • Passau River Cruise Port excursion to Salzburg City Centre

      Passau Sep 17, 2015 at 4:11 PM

      I have a group of 18 adults. We will be arriving at Passau port on a river cruise early morning in November. We will like to either take a private tour or a private transfer to visit Salzburg for about 9 hours including to/from transportation times. Please advise the best way to go Salzburg. If possible, please suggest a reliable local tour supplier or a reliable private transfer company to contact.

    • Garmisch-Partenkirchen area location to stay?

      Garmisch-Partenkirchen Sep 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      Hi GaPa experts,
      Please recommend me location to stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen area. I just spent couple of hours searching for the answer, but there are so many conflicting opinions! We are two couples – no kids, will have a rental car and planning to stay for 5 nights in this area, probably rent a house/apartment. What town would you recommend to stay? We’d like to drive around, visit couple of castles, enjoy scenery, go for 2-3 hour hikes, etc. At night we’d like to go out (would be nice within walking distance) and have at least some selection of restaurants/bars.
      Thanks a lot in advance!

    • bus transportation

      Nürnberg Sep 16, 2015 at 11:05 AM

      What is the best bus or tour to take from Nuremberg to Salzburg?

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      How do we get there?

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 19, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      Staying in Nuremberg, what is the best way to get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber? Are there tours we can take from Nuremberg?

      7 Answers Mar 22, 2015 at 5:15 AM
    • Travel to Rothenburg

      by jcl50 Online Now Oct 30, 2014 at 5:22 AM

      From reading all the info, travel to Rothenburg from Munich is quickest by car but I am from Australia and unsure of driving in Europe. Is there a company that will transport my husband and myself by car? We have booked to stay for 2 nights.
      I really want to spend time here as I only got to spend an hour there on a previous trip.

      9 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 12:43 AM
    • Getting to Rothenburg o d t from Munich

      by ssauter Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      At the train station in Munich is there an employee to be sure that the tourist get correct ticket to Rothenburg o d t ? Some say its one stop and some say two stops , which one? I would truly appreciate some help! THANKS

      8 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 2:44 AM
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      Tour on monday to Rothenburg

      by vera_dr Online Now Jun 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Departing from Munich, do you know any company making the tour on Monday?
      Sept 15th.
      Travelling alone, so I prefer to be on a tour.
      Thank you!

      6 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    • Prague to Rothenburg ODT

      by spyx Online Now Nov 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Can someone please advise on how we can travel from Prague to Rothenburg in mid-decemeber using train/buses? We don't drive so renting a car is not an option.

      5 Answers Nov 21, 2013 at 7:00 AM
    • online purchases

      by pam6942 Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      I would like to purchase some wine on line and also prints of rothenburg. Can you please tell me a website where I can do this? My husband and I visited Rothenburg 3 weeks ago and wish we would have purchased some more items.

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2013 at 4:16 AM
    • Want to see Rothenburg

      by pairoftravelers Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      I'm going to be in Nuremberg and will be heading to Prague, is Rothenburg totally out of the way or do you think I might be able to stop on the way. I understand that theirs lockers for our luggage @ the train/bus station.

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 4:42 AM
    • getting there by bus or something other than train with 2 or 3 changes

      by babagnell Online Now May 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      does anyone know of a bus service or tour bus that would be better than the train?

      12 Answers May 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM
    • Is Whitsuntide Festival too crowded to see town?

      by dmonahan Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      We will be in the vicinity for more than a week. We thought we would visit during the Whitsuntide Festival. We also want to see the town and take the Night Watchman Tour. Should we visit once early in the week when it's quiet, and go back for the Festival, or can we do it in one trip?

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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      Self Catering

      by Auldbuff Online Now Jun 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      would like to visit Rothenburg with my wife in September and looking for self catering 1/2 bedrooms with all usual amenities, TV dishwasher etc. as I will be renting a car accommodation outside the city would suit as long as it is accessible by bus/local train in the evenings to visit Restaurants Rothenburg

      4 Answers Jun 24, 2012 at 4:14 PM
    • Easter Shopping

      by Kalaki1503 Online Now Mar 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

      We will be visiting Rothenburg on tour from Munich on April 8, Easter Sunday. Will any of the tourist shops be open on this day?

      1 Answer Mar 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    • 5 days in Rothenburg

      by levlex Online Now Jan 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

      Can anyone advise if 5 days would be too long to stay in Rothenburg, early June (hopefully not too many tourist). We have to rely on public transport and interested in lots of walking as well as sightseeing. Will be coming from Munich and after Rothenburg thought about spending 5 nights in Neckar Valley region for walking. Any suggestions would be appreciated - perhaps there is a small village or town that would be better to base ourselves instead of
      Rothenburg. Our aim is to stay in only 2 areas as a base - 5 nights in each. Public transport is most important.

      7 Answers May 7, 2012 at 2:37 AM
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      Cost of taking a taxi from train station to city center

      by MizBlack Online Now Nov 26, 2011 at 7:47 PM

      I'll be heading to rothenburg in mid december and staying in hotel eisenhut. I've read somewhere in the forum that it takes 10 minutes to walk from the train station to the city center but i don't know if its such a good idea to walk in the cold with a piece of luggage.

      Taking a taxi seems to be the alternative. Does anybody knows the cost of taking a taxi from the train station to the city center?

      5 Answers Nov 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM
    • Suggestions for children

      by bonniecrocker Online Now Feb 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM


      I live in Wiesbaden and am taking my 3 children to Rothenburg Feb. 25-28. We will arrive by car on Friday. On Saturday, there is a volksmarch. Kids are 7, 7 and 9. They are interested in seeing the criminal museum (want to see all the torture stuff lol) It looks like that museum is only open from 2 pm-4 pm so may try to hit it on Friday. We plan on the 11 km volkmarch Saturday. We are flexible and can leave any time on Monday.

      My questions are: any other suggestions for things to see that would interest this age group while we are there? I believe there is a night watchman tour on Saturday that I will definitely take them to. Any suggestions for restaurants that have the type of foods kids would like and any that might have healthy food for me (not really interested in the usual schnitzel, bratwurst,etc.)

      We will be staying at the Hotel Gasthof Zum Breiterle. Thanks for any help that you can provide and I'm not big on driving in the dark. That's hubby's job and he can't come with me due to work.


      11 Answers Jul 11, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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      1 or 2 days in Rothenburg ?

      by yankeepeddler Online Now Jan 8, 2011 at 8:08 AM

      I'm booking my hotels as I write and I'm not sure whether you need 1 or 2 days in Rothenburg (July). Any suggestions? If I take two days, then 1 day will have to come off my trip to Karlovy Vary in Czech.

      8 Answers Jan 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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      Local bus ride

      by MAUIRADISE Online Now Jul 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM

      We will be coming to Rothenburg by train. Is there a local bus transportation from the train station to the town center? Thank you for any suggestions.

      6 Answers Jul 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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      by neelv Online Now Jul 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM

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    • shopping in Rothenburg

      by KarenCupit Online Now Jun 26, 2010 at 1:22 AM

      I was there in 2008 and went to a shop that sold jams, condiments etc and also dried apples, you could order on line but I've lost the brochure,they were the best apple chips ever, does anyone know what it is called?

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2010 at 1:45 PM
    • Train route from Frankfurt to Rothenburg

      by lizetvd Online Now Jun 6, 2010 at 6:47 AM

      What is the easiest and shortest train route from Frankfurt to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and again from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Paris? Do I need to make reservations for any of these train trips?

      Thank you!

      4 Answers Jun 7, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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      One Night in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

      by Birdfan Online Now Apr 24, 2010 at 7:31 PM

      I have only one night and two 1/2 days. I would like to walk as many places as car. Where is the best location to stay to reach as many things on foot that I can sqeeze in
      Appreciate all suggestions..many thanks

      5 Answers Apr 25, 2010 at 7:33 AM
    • Shopping in rotheburg

      by lindspryor Online Now Dec 11, 2009 at 1:38 PM

      My husband and I recently spent part of our honeymoon in Rothenburg ob der tauber. We had an amazing time and left with many fond memories. We had so much luggage and so many souvineers, that we couldn't bring back everything that we wanted. i brought back three terra cotta replicas of the town and I would like to have more. I have looked all over the place online and I can't find a webiste from any of the stores that sold them. Does anyone know how I could buy some more of these rothenburg town replicas online? We also brought back some beautiful plaques that were handpainted and were engraved by woodburning. We have had so many compliments and thought they would be neat gifts for people. I have had no luck buying these online either. I even have a brouchure for the place that we bought the engraved plaques at but apparently it doesn't have a website. The name for it is Altstadtladen. Thank you so much to anyone who can help!

      2 Answers Dec 11, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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      Pension Hess Das Laedle

      by zenastar Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 9:43 PM

      I am considering staying at Pension Hess Das Laedle in Rothenburg but I am having trouble finding reviews on this place. I would like to know something about it first. All comments are appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 11, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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      Train to Nuremburg

      by zenastar Online Now Dec 3, 2008 at 11:34 PM

      Hello all,
      I am planning a day trip to Rothenburg from Nuremburg. I plan to be there on Sunday,
      Does the night watchman perform on Sunday and is the christmas museum open?
      Since I want to catch the night watchman i will need to take the last night train to nuremburg at 10pm.

      Getting to my real questions: I will have to make two train changes. The layovers at each station are very tight, around 5 minutes. How likely is it that a train will be late, causing me to miss the next train? Do they que the connecting trains if the previous one is tardy? Will there be other trains I can get on if I miss the connectors or am I stuck at the train station all night? Should I skip the night watchman and hop on an earlier train?

      thanks for much for your help

      6 Answers Dec 6, 2008 at 9:46 PM
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      Loveliest place to stay in Rothenburg

      by la_dolcevita Online Now Nov 10, 2008 at 3:25 AM


      My husband and I are looking for somewhere to stay in Rothenburg ob der Tauber for 2 nights in December. We would like to stay somewhere really special. Any ideas?
      We are then going to drive down to Munich stopping for a few nights on the way. Where are the best places to visit and stay in the area from Rothenburg down to Munich. Nordlingen? Augsburg?

      I love Germany and particularly Bavaria however i have only visited the south around Munich.

      Many Thanks

      7 Answers Dec 11, 2008 at 9:29 PM
    • December weather

      by LizB. Online Now Oct 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM

      We are visiting Rothenburg at the begininng of December for the Christmas marktet etc. is there any chance we may have some snow?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2008 at 2:09 PM
    • Horseback riding near Rothenburg?

      by tjperry Online Now Sep 17, 2008 at 7:29 PM

      Could anyone give suggestions on places in/near Rothenburg where we could go horseback riding through the countryside for an hour or two? We will not have a car, so something within walking or taxi distance from old town would be perfect. Thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2008 at 12:57 PM
    • Please advise us on the best way to get to rothenburg from munich in december

      by reynoldsvicann Online Now Jun 24, 2008 at 6:26 AM

      My husband and I are going to munich in dec to see the christmas markets and the castle in fussen. . We have a hotel for 6 might munich and need to return to there after we see the sights. Can you please advise us which means of transportation is best. We are open to trains renting car ect. Thanks so much for you hlp!

      2 Answers Jun 24, 2008 at 8:59 PM
    • Rothenburg to Dachau

      by nelle1958 Online Now May 28, 2008 at 1:26 PM

      I will be spending 3 days in Rothenburg in December. I would like to visit Dachau one of those days. Is there an easy way to travel between the 2 places? I can only take the bus or train.

      3 Answers May 28, 2008 at 8:13 PM
    • Luggage transfer from Wurzburg to Rothenburg

      by Dbangsund Online Now May 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

      We are traveling by bicycle from Wurzburg to Rothenburg using folding bicycles that will have been brought to Germany in large suitcases. We need to have these empty suitcases moved from our hotel in Wurzburg to our hotel in Rothenburg while we take four days to ride between the two cities. Any suggestion of how we might have our four suitcases transferred from Wurzburg to Rothenburg? Thanks for the help. David

      1 Answer May 18, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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      Places to Sleep in Rothenburg-- on a budget!

      by jvictor28 Online Now Apr 14, 2008 at 12:26 AM

      Hi all,

      I'm planning to stay in Rothenberg with my boyfriend for 2 nights (May 28, 29), and I was hoping someone could recommend a place for us to stay that is not too expensive. Also, we are backpacking and will arrive by train to Rothenburg-- any suggestions on what location would be best? Thanks for your help!

      5 Answers Apr 14, 2008 at 6:50 PM