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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.

    • Indian Restaurant

      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. !

    • Shopping for Gold

      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.

    • Castle Puzzle

      Oberammergau Oct 4, 2015 at 3:24 AM

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

    • 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?

    • by car from Wurzburg to Fussen

      by dacsuzy Online Now Aug 27, 2015 at 4:57 AM

      Does anyone have any recommendations for places to visit, restaurants, things to do during the day,where to sleep

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2015 at 12:38 PM
    • Planning the trip

      by meher012 Online Now Aug 9, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      I plan to come by train from munich to see Neausweisten castle from inside and the photo op and I will make reservations , after which i want to see alpsee, but not spend too much time there and go to the luge.
      i dont want to walk full perimeter, which route do you recommend walking up till.
      How far of a walk or hike is the spot from which we can see the lake fe above in terms of time it will take.
      If the bridge from which pictures of the castle are taken is there an alternative spot?

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2015 at 1:18 PM
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      Important Note – Neuschwanstein Castle Views

      by Trekki Online Now Jun 12, 2015 at 6:27 AM

      According to Neuschwanstein Castle website, Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge), the location to take the classic photo of the castle, will be closed for renovation from August 3rd 2015 on. As of now, the work is expected to end mid November 2015:

      Please be aware of this when planning your trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. Thank you

    • From Hohenschwangau back to Fussen train station by bus

      by ckckck Online Now Jun 8, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      Most questions are on how to get to the castle. I would like to know the frequency of the bus from Hohenschwangau back to Fussen to catch the train back to Munich. I will be taking the 6pm train and would like to know if that means I need to catch the 5pm bus.

      1 Answer Jun 8, 2015 at 9:03 AM
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      Taking a stroller in a Horse Carriage

      by EvgenyR Online Now 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 ?


      11 Answers Mar 1, 2015 at 8:34 AM
    • path to castle

      by lunsfoe Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 5:19 AM

      How long is the hike to the castle?

      3 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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      Best Bavarian towns

      by GeiserGeyser Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      My family and I are planning to drive from Munich to Neuschwanstein castle for a day trip this July. We would like to see some smaller Bavarian towns, and are considering stopping in Obergammergau because I have read it is fairly close. Is there any Bavarian town more directly on the route to Schloss Neuschwanstein that would be worth a visit?

      9 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM
    • Day trip

      by TheStalleys Online Now Oct 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM

      Would it be easier to take a day trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein from Innsbruck in Austria or from Munich? We would have a hire car so would drive ourselves. Thanks

      5 Answers Oct 25, 2011 at 6:26 AM
    • Neuschwanstein/ Legoland

      by Bimalaggarwal Online Now Jun 10, 2011 at 12:28 PM

      We wish to visit Logoland in Günzberg, and Neuschwanstein Castle.
      We would be travelling from Switzerland and back.
      Any recommendation as to which place to visit first, and for overnight stay
      would be helpful.
      We would be travelling by car.
      Upon looking at maps/googling, I have understood so far that we could stay at Füssen or Günzberg. Any other opttions? Any hotel rcommendations?

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM
    • From Neuschwanstein castle to Durbach

      by Arismou Online Now Jul 22, 2010 at 2:15 AM

      Hello All,
      Will be driving from Neuschwanstein castle to Durbach.
      Instead of getting motorway 7 and 8. If I drive thru Titisee and Freiburg, is this road more tiring driving and more causious to drive thru the mountains?

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2010 at 9:34 PM
    • Hot Air baloon in Schloss Neuschwanstein

      by spygliuxas Online Now Apr 20, 2010 at 4:40 AM


      Does anybody know where we could hire hot air baloon to see the castle from the air and how much (July 2010)?

      Thank you!

      Kind regards,

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2010 at 3:02 AM
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      Trying to find the best timing!

      by Sojna Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 2:55 PM

      Hi, I am trvelling to Neuschwanstein, end of August, and I would like to reserve tickets via internet, to avoid lining up.
      The question is: If my train arrives at Hohenschwangau at 10.15, what time should I book the guided tour? I haven' t still decided how to get up to the castle, but since I have a young children, I might have pressure to take the horse carriage! Anyway, please, count a plenty amount of time, so as not to get to the castle, all stressed up. Thank you very much for your help!

      2 Answers Apr 3, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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      Fussen and Schloss Neuschwanstein

      by tobu Online Now Apr 1, 2010 at 8:18 AM

      Hi all,

      In 2 weeks (Fri 16/04/10)I'm visiting Fussen,I'll spend there 3 nights and I'v got few questions.

      1)Do I need to buy train ticket from Memingen to Fussen in advance? Or it should be okey, if i will buy it when i'll get there? I have no idea how busy this train could be on friday around lunch time.(and the same on the way back on Monday around 10am)
      As I checked web page, i did not find any direct connection, most of them are with interchange in Buchloe.

      2)I would like to walk from Fussen to Schloss Neuschwanstein,but i do not want to go inside. Do I need to buy ticket for this castle?
      Can I just walk up on the hill, pass both castles and then walk through Marienbrucke up towards Tegelberg?

      3)Any tips for companies renting bicycles in Fussen? Read on VT that cycling paths are excellent there.

      Thank you for all your replies.

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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      A little help on route planning ?

      by loislois Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 12:33 AM

      Once we arrive at the village in the foothill of the castle and take the tickets for the castle tour, how we can go up there?

      I mean is this better to go by bus to Marienbrucke and then go walking down the hill to the castle


      will be better to go straight to the castle and how on foot or somehow else?

      Of course I try to figure the easiest route because of that we will have small kids with us and try to find the easiest way :)


      12 Answers Jun 15, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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      Is 1 day enough for both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles ???

      by loislois Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 12:14 AM

      Is 1 day enough for both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles ???

      We plan to be there on a working day (no weekend.

      Will start our journey at 10.00 hours from Garmish. Add a stop to Oberammergau.

      Also please let me another one question : Usually, how is the wheather in the middle of July ?

      Thank you in advance.

      4 Answers Jun 22, 2009 at 2:44 PM
    • forest scene singers hall

      by weeksr Online Now May 5, 2009 at 9:18 AM

      I visited singers hall at Schloss Neuschwanstein in February. I fell in love with the forest scene. I want to find a reprint for my home. I have been searching for two months without success. The administration for the castle has not been helpful and the people for the culture administrator are not returning my calls. Can you help?

      3 Answers Nov 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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      Front view of the castle

      by shadow Online Now Mar 4, 2009 at 6:11 AM

      Do someone know how to reach the location from which one can get the panoramic view where you can see the front view of the castle (for Is there a trail or is this view only accessible by air (helicopter or balloon)?

      16 Answers Jun 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    • Neuschwanstein for the elderly

      by agni321 Online Now Feb 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

      Next month I will be taking my mother and aunt on a trip to Bavaria and I would like them to see Neuschwanstein because I remember how magical it was when I was there many years ago. I read that there are many steps to go up and although both are in good health, I'm not sure they could make the climb. Is there any way to avoid the steps on the tour?

      7 Answers Mar 2, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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      The exit of the tour

      by mariana_11 Online Now Feb 21, 2009 at 3:18 PM

      I am looking for help!
      I was in the castle in June of 1995, I remember almost everything, but I can´t see where does the tour finish. I mean , I supose, that the large stairs (where is a dragon) what is placed in a tower it´s the final point, and the last that we see is the singers saloon, but after go downstairs....... what is the last door we must pass to stay in the open?
      And, by the way, counting the windows, I see 5 floors. 1- there is where the tour starts. 2nd is "the empty one" in which is a bar and shopping 3rd is the King´s rooms 4th the the throne room, and 5th???
      Thank you very much

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2009 at 4:38 PM
    • Trains to the castle?

      by chloegovan Online Now May 17, 2008 at 1:44 AM


      I am travelling from Salzburg to the castle, and was hoping to take a train to Fussen, but on there are many options, one of which is: Fußenberg, Wenzenbach - is this the right station? Or would it be better to travel to Hohenschwangau instead?
      I notice both take a similar amount of time.
      Also I would like to go to the bridge for a view of Neuschwanstein but have my elderly mother travelling with me (very active but in her 60s) and I do not want her to walk. is there a better way of getting to the top and is it possible to take a horse and carriage?

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57 AM
    • Looking for picture magnets

      by LudmillaMcglamery Online Now Sep 23, 2007 at 9:11 PM

      Are Castle picture magnets (5x8 cm) available for sale, if so, how?

      1 Answer Oct 2, 2007 at 4:54 AM
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      How to get there.

      by Hugs4fun Online Now Sep 19, 2007 at 1:38 PM

      I'm wanting to go visit Schloss Neuschwanstein, but not exactly sure how to get there. I will only be traveling by train/bus. Are there buses and or trains near by?

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2007 at 7:39 AM
    • one day enough?

      by Gundachetty Online Now Aug 22, 2007 at 11:04 AM


      Is it possible to see neuschwanstein,Hohenschwangau,Linderhoff castles in one day. we reach Hohenschwangau at 11.30am that day.

      if i book my tickets thru internet, can i collect them in Hohenschwangau and then start to move to neuschwanstein? should i specify my time to Hohenschwangau castle too.. cannt i go there anytime after seeing N castle first?

      Many thanks in advance to all replies!!

      2 Answers Aug 22, 2007 at 6:07 PM
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      Walk from Jugend Point to Castle

      by VictoriaCampbell Online Now Aug 21, 2007 at 5:30 PM

      I have read that you can walk from the Point and the Bridge downhill to the Castle. One posting said that elderly people should avoid this path as it is steep. I am travelling with my 75 year old mother who is very active. Can anyone tell me if this path is truly too steep? Thanks in Advance. Victoria ( London, Ontario Canada

      7 Answers Oct 8, 2007 at 8:55 AM
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      Hot Air Balloon Over Neuschwanstein Castle

      by VictoriaCampbell Online Now Aug 11, 2007 at 6:37 PM

      Does anyone know of a company that offers hot air balloon rides over or near the castle? I want to use every opportunity for the perfect photo of the castle while visiting the area from Canada. This is be my only trip to Germany and I don't want to come home with any regrets. If there are no hot air balloons companies does anyone have any other feasible idea? I will arrive in the area on October 16th, 2007


      3 Answers Aug 12, 2007 at 2:28 AM
    • Timing for quick trip of both castles???

      by bobbi_p Online Now Aug 3, 2007 at 11:30 AM


      I wanted to book tour tickets via the web page, but I see that the requested time slots for the tours are total blanks. If the tours begin at 9 AM, I want to hike up to the bridge for my photo ops, and I want to tour both castles, what's the minimum time spacing I should request? Which castle would you suggest touring first to potentially leave my photography opportunities until after the tours?

      Any timing tips for us on a tight schedule will be greatly appreciated. (We're staying in at Pension Schwansee in Schwangau, so we're hoping for an early morning tour and perhaps photo ops the evening before.)


      1 Answer Aug 3, 2007 at 1:48 PM
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      From Munich to Neuschwanstein??

      by outdoorz13 Online Now Jul 27, 2007 at 12:03 PM

      Hi, I'll be in Munich on Sept 23, 2007 and I want to spend the day traveling to see the Neuschwanstein Castle. I do not feel a desire to go inside the castle, just want to see the grounds, the views, the bridge, the lake. I do not want to drive myself, but am willing to take the train or bus or tour group. I've never taken a European train before.

      If I take the train, where do I get off the train? Do I then take a bus from the train station to the castle? Is there a bus from Munich to the castle? Or do you suggest a tour company from Munich?

      I'll be alone so want to know if this is easy to do. Thank you for your help!! It's my last day in Europe so I'd hate to get lost...hehe.

      7 Answers Aug 17, 2007 at 5:10 PM
    • Fussen to Munich

      by swedeepea Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 3:04 PM

      After visiting Schloss Neuschwanstein, I will be driving to Munich. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about good places to visit along the way. I am considering Andechs Monestery. As well, I am traveling with older children. Any ideas? Thank you.

      3 Answers Apr 19, 2007 at 1:04 PM
    • Visiting the grounds without the inside tour

      by lolopasstrail Online Now Jun 8, 2006 at 5:31 AM

      WIll be driving by the area and would like to stop at the castle and park. Would also like to walk up the hill to the castle and around it, but don't really have time for a tour.

      Is it possible to walk up to the castle without purchasing the tour tickets?

      Many thanks,

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2006 at 8:59 PM
    • Accomodations nearby

      by grannyfranny Online Now May 20, 2006 at 9:30 AM

      Does anyone know of a place to stay for the night close to the castle that is not too expensive? There will be three of us looking for only one night accomodations. We are just looking for a safe, clean place. We will be coming in by train so we need to be near a train station and will need transportation to get to the castle. Any ideas, anyone? Thank you

      1 Answer May 20, 2006 at 9:39 AM