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    • NH Collection Koln Mediapark

      Cologne Aug 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM

      is that a central location for visiting the markets?

    • Planning to move to Düsseldorf

      Düsseldorf Aug 18, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      Hi I'm a uk qualified electrician planning to move to Düsseldorf need some advice fancied a change don't know a lot of German but thought take it as it comes thought should be able to pick it up when I'm there but intially need an English speaking job and a cheap place to stay long term any advice

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      German style restaurant in general area of Ostbahnhof

      Berlin Aug 13, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      A group of six friends from different parts of the world will be meeting in Berlin next month.

      We are staying in the general area of Ostbahnhof station. (My partner and I are staying at the InterCity).

      What we are looking for is a German style restaurant where we can book a table for six people on a Saturday night. Doesn't have to be "fine dining" but a happy place for friends to meet over good food - and a few beers!

      We can travel by public transport if necessary.

      Suggestions would be most welcome.

    • What building is this?

      Berlin Aug 5, 2016 at 12:33 PM

      Can someone identify this building for me and it's location?  I took the picture in 1982 and I believe it is in Berlin.  Any help would be great!  thanks.

    • Visit to Audi factory

      Ingolstadt Aug 2, 2016 at 7:38 AM

      I'm planning to visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt in August, but I don't know if it's possible and where I can book. Can anybody help me? Thank you

    • Food/carousel/sing-along in Berlin?

      Berlin Jul 28, 2016 at 2:59 PM

      Could you please give me some recommendations for
      a)a good streetfood (some kimchi, pulled pork burgers, burrito, bratwurst etc)? I'm just looking for something interesting to grab for lunch/late dinner and I am wondering what you usually treat yourself with.
      b) are there any sing along piano bars (like NYC)? Or something fun Germans would do in the evening.
      c) does Berlin we happen to have carousel rides for adults? I kind of miss those.

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      Train; Ulm to Rüdesheim; Koblenz -Aachen; Aachen-Düsseldorf are rail pass /saver tickets worth it?

      Germany Aug 11, 2016 at 2:48 PM

      We are meeting some friends in Germany (who already have first class German rail passes) for their trip. And will be going with them by first class train from Ulm to Assmannshausen/Rüdesheim; (cruising by KD Line to Koblenz) then Koblenz to Aachen; then Aachen to Düsseldorf, and it seems that a rail pass isn’t worth it. Also we looked at booking saver tickets and selecting specific scheduled trains with loosing the flexibility of changing the times, any thoughts or comments? All are appreciated. Thanks, Chuck

    • Visit to Audi factory

      Ingolstadt Aug 2, 2016 at 7:37 AM

      I'm planning to visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt in August, but I don't know if it's possible and where I can book. Can anybody help me? Thank you

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      Public toilets

      Berlin Aug 8, 2016 at 3:12 PM

      How common are public toilets in Berlin? I am a 60 something male and often find myself needing to use a toilet when out and about. Haven't been to Berlin since 1974 so would appreciate any tips. I understand places like U Bahn and S Bahn stations don't have toilets.

    • Rugen with or without a car and where to stay

      Rügen Aug 4, 2016 at 11:21 AM

      We are planning about a week to ten days on Rugen at the end of Aug/beginning of September, if possible, without a car. We like walking, sightseeing, wildlife and birdwatching as well as sampling the local food and drink, of course. Where would be the best place to stay and should we use two bases to get the most out of our trip?

    • Route to take from Zurich, Switzerland to Neuschwanstein castle in Fussen Germany.

      Füssen Aug 10, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      We will be coming from the U.S. to Zurich,Switzerland and want to see the Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen, Germany. We don't know what is the best route to travel there from Zurich. Car, train or plane.

    • First Trip to Munich this December!!!

      Munich Aug 10, 2016 at 8:18 AM

      Hi all. You guys seem to have some great suggestions, so please help me out with a few ideas. We have 8 days there and we love adventures!!! Willing to drive up to 4-5 hours to get anywhere fun.
      1. Best car to rent in Munich for the winter? We plan on doing a few day trips and I am not familiar with the cars that you can rent.
      2. We plan on going to Neuschwanstein Castle. Any other must see places to go to around there?
      3. Favorite restaurants?
      4. Anyone every do a day trip down to Italy? I know its like a 4-5 drive down. Is it doable in the winter? The Hubby really wants to get pasta in Italy!!! Kind of thinking about Verona. We are willing to spend a night there if it is worth it.
      5. Christmas Markets! I love Christmas and want to go to the best markets.
      Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Anything and everything will be considered.
      Thank you.

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      Veste Coburg

      Germany Aug 3, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      We hope to visit Coburg and its Veste (castle and art collection) early next spring. I enjoy visiting castles but have a hard time with tours as my hearing comprehension is poor, especially in German. I have found no on-line mention of a tour being required to visit the Veste. Can someone verify for me that the castle is open to public without signing up for a tour? Thank you, Gary

    • WOW Travel

      Germany Aug 2, 2016 at 7:04 AM

      Hi, I'm writing from Estonia and I'm not sure, that this is right place for my question, but I'll try anyway :) So I have question about WOW Travel agency ( - we bought in May 2016 trip to Cypros from them (must take place on October 2016), but we can not contact this company anymore. Does anyone know anything about this firm? Are they still working? Are they trustfurthy? Or can anyone tell, where I can get answers for my questions? Thank you! best regards, Maikki

    • Help with Black Forest itinerary please !

      Black Forest Aug 1, 2016 at 2:10 AM

      Me and my husband with our two children 15 and 13 years old are heading to Black Forest area on 25th of October. We will arrive at Frankfurt airport from Berlin (by train) to receive our rented car then to our pre-booked farm house in a village near Linden (some where in the east of the forest).
      We will stay 5 nights and this is our primary itinerary. I need your expert suggestions of any modifications. We don't plan to hiking or dining but only to getting around to picturesque places, beautiful nature, culture and history. We also able to go to a lot of places in one day and love walking and not get tired quickly.

      25 October Frankfurt airport (13:30 pm) to the farmhouse in Tennenbronn Schramberg (3 hours drive) then walking in the area around the house in the forest.

      26 October driving in the early morning to Triberger falls then to Titisee lake then to Todtnau falls and the roller coaster and may be the cable cars.

      27 October driving in the early morning to Colmar (France) then to Strasburg.

      28 October driving to Europpark (for my kids).

      29 October, I am not decided yet to drive to Interlaken in Switzerland (3 hours drive) because I had been there before and my kids are not, they would love to see the high range mountains of the Alps. We can start the journey at 6 am arrive at 9 am then leave at 4 or 5 pm (sunset in this area is around 5pm)
      Or to go to Baden-Baden but if it is similar to Strasburg or Colmar they will be enough.

      I heard also of the open air museum I don't know where is it and on which day can be done. I would like also to see the coco clock making and may be a castle or something.

      I would appreciate all your comments and thanks in advance, I always relied on your suggestions in all my previous trips.

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      Museum Opening Times

      Berlin Aug 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I'll have 2-3 free days in Berlin, beginning of September 2016. From Saturday till Monday evening. I'm looking for a list of museums including opening times including weekdays. It's OK in German, I read freely.

      On my last visit ten years ago I wasted a lot of time getting to Museums that had opening times on the internet, but they were closed on the day I came, or closed for restorations.

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      Customs in Munich for transit fliers?

      Munich Aug 6, 2016 at 6:47 PM

      Travelling to Romania from the States via Munich (MUC) airport. Do I go through Customs in Munich or Romania? I have less than an hour between flights arriving and departing in terminal 2.

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      Berlin Welcome Card

      Berlin Aug 18, 2016 at 1:39 AM

      Do I get this card in Berlin, or do I have to order it from home before my trip?
      On my 2,5 free days in September I want to visit several museums etc., but I don't know yet which ones. Because I don't know what I'll see with my group, and how the weather will be for walking.

      I won't take the card which includes the Schoenefeld airport, because I don't want to carry my suitcase to the bus, I prefer a taxi. Or is there the option of taking the airport trolley to the bus station? Then I could take the taxi only inside the city.

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      Exchanging Money?

      Berlin Aug 3, 2016 at 9:29 PM

      Having read up on travel in Germany in general and Berlin in particular, there are several travel web sites that mention that credit and debit cards are not accepted as readily as they are in the USA and Canada.

      One of the hotels I am considering is well placed and available at a good price, but it is cash only upon arrival or pay by money order, as mentioned on these travel web pages.

      If I decide to go with this option, would I be best off getting Euros to pay for it at an ATM? Usually currency exchanges are a rip-off, but of course ATM fees can fall into that category as well, so I would like to know what the best options might be.

      Thanks in advance,

    • Whats the temperature like...

      by Thessa_2 Online Now May 31, 2016 at 9:16 PM

      Will be mainz this June. Do I
      pack warm?

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2016 at 6:35 AM
    • shopping on Sunday

      by palm828 Online Now Nov 12, 2015 at 6:51 PM

      Any chance the stores like DM or Rewe or Mueller would be open this Sunday November 15.
      I was told there are 4 Sundays in the year the stores are open.

      2 Answers Nov 13, 2015 at 11:11 AM
    • Shopping on Saturday April 04th, 2015.

      by palm828 Online Now Mar 21, 2015 at 4:49 AM

      Good day all!
      I am planning to visit the city of Mainz, Germany on Easter weekend. Saturday, April 04th. Need help! Can someone tell me if the stores will be open ex. groceries, food, pharmacies, clothes...etc. If yes, then what time do stores close.
      Thank You!
      John. :)

      11 Answers Mar 22, 2015 at 1:58 PM
    • Day trip from Mainz to tour a castle(s)?

      by Wolverine83 Online Now 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!

      13 Answers Feb 18, 2015 at 9:32 AM
    • Public Laundry in Mainz?

      by Wolverine83 Online Now Dec 15, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      I am hoping to pack rather light for our 10 day trip since there won't be great variations in temperature, and hope there might be a public laundry facility in Mainz for a mid-week refresher of some clothing?

      5 Answers Dec 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM
    • European Trains

      by Wolverine83 Online Now Dec 6, 2014 at 7:38 AM

      If I buy a Eurail pass, does it include the trains that would run from Frankfurt airport to Mainz or are those not included in the system? I am trying to compare a price for the pass to the prices for individual train rides that we know we'll be taking and having a hard time finding pricing for the individual train rides.

      26 Answers Jan 5, 2015 at 1:10 PM
    • Pharmacies open on Sundays?

      by jm9221 Online Now Oct 9, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      Hello all.!!!
      I will be in Mainz, Germany on Sunday, Oct 19th. I heard the pharmacies or (drugstores) are closed on Sundays.
      Q. Are there any exceptions? Or does anyone who live in Mainz if there are any pharmacies open on Sundays in Mainz?
      Thank you in advance.!
      John from Montreal.

      9 Answers Oct 9, 2014 at 10:24 PM
    • Topographic map retailers

      by Garry2 Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

      Where in Mainz can you buy topographic maps?

    • guest house in historic center

      by RWN Online Now Dec 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Are there any historic guests houses in center of Mainz

      1 Answer Dec 21, 2013 at 4:55 AM
    • Sporting goods, used

      by Lynne102763 Online Now Nov 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      I'm looking to buy gently used ski clothes, gloves, goggles etc. are their any stores that specialize in this?

    • Used Clothing Stores and Formal Gown Stores in Mainz?

      by jkessler Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Are there good discount or used clothing stores in Mainz? Also where would be a good place or places to find formal dresses in Mainz? Thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 5:53 AM
    • Supermarkets on sundays

      by suneshbravo Online Now Jul 25, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      Please tell me which supermarkets are opened on sundays.
      Thank you.

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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      Mainz to Oberwesel (august)

      by leightonclifton Online Now Jun 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      I plan to get the ferry to Oberwesel

      Does anyonehave any ideas how often ferry's leave costs etc.

      I have had a look at the KD website and it says there are only two ferries at 8.45am & 9.45am is this correct or are there more ferries

      Any help is much appreciated


      9 Answers Jun 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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      Frankfurt airport to mainz

      by leightonclifton Online Now Jun 9, 2013 at 4:23 AM

      do i need to prebook a train from Frankfurt airport to mainz to save money i've been on the DB Bahn site and there are a number of trains which are not available for purchase on line but it states they are 15euros flat rate.

      is this rate available if i just buy on the day

      thanks for any help!!

      39 Answers Aug 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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      Frankfurt to Mainz

      by JudeA9 Online Now Feb 4, 2013 at 5:48 AM

      Hi, I'll arrive in Mainz to study there on a study abroad program. I will be arriving in Frankfurt Intl Airport. I've been looking at the buses and trams and different types of transportation, but I cant quite figure it out. What is the easiest and cheapest way for me to get from the airport to FH Mainz?
      Help is appreciated

      2 Answers Feb 6, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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      Mainz-Wiesbaden-Frankfurt or Wiesbaden-Mainz-Frankfurt?

      by Redang Online Now Nov 8, 2012 at 10:48 PM

      Hi there:

      In a few weeks, I'll travel from Karlsruhe (after the meeting there) to Mmainz and Wiesbaden, and the question, is, which order would you recommend me? Mainz-Wiesbaden or Wiesbaden-Mainz?

      Something absolutely essential to consider is that I must be at Frankfurt Airport no later tha 5 pm that day.


      PS: Should I visit just one city, and, which one? (in case you consider it's too much in just one day)

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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      Frankfurt airport to mainz athletics baseball club

      by kierk1 Online Now May 1, 2012 at 2:31 AM

      My son is coming for tryouts being held at the athletic club. Anyone know the easiest way from the airport Frankfurt (FRA) to the club? Thanks!

      5 Answers May 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM
    • Germany DB Train Fine of 40 Euros

      by starryeyes828 Online Now Jul 23, 2011 at 6:03 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I was recently fined 40 euros for not having my ticket. I actually had my German university
      ID (which counts as a train pass), but I had lost it that day. Seriously, I would not lie about this. However, the guard didn't speak English and shouted at me, "In Germany, WE SPEAK DEUTSCH".
      I still tried to explain my situation in vain.

      I gave him my name, date of birth, and temporary address in Germany. My question is,
      will this follow me back to the states? I don't see how they can do anything about this
      since they don't have my credit card info or anything. My address is Germany was
      unofficial, so it's not connected to my name. Also, I'm leaving in a couple days so
      even if they mailed something to my German address, I would never receive it.

      I'm a poor college student and I did nothing wrong. I really don't want to pay this
      stupid bill. What should I do?

      Thanks for your help :)

      10 Answers Aug 8, 2011 at 3:01 PM
    • Travelling from Frankfurt Airport

      by hobbsiefamily Online Now Jun 28, 2011 at 6:35 AM

      I am coming to a competition to be held at the Sportzentrum Mainz-Laubenheim.

      Please could you tell me the best way to travel there from Frankfurt airport, either by train or by taxi and rough travelling times and costs.

      I am also staying in Mainz at the Novotel. Is it easy to get from the Sportzentrum to Mainz centre, ie is it walking distance, or would I need to get a taxi?

      Thanks very much appreciated. Trying to be organised before I get there!

      8 Answers Jun 29, 2011 at 6:39 AM
    • Looking for Jesters

      by ramblingrose Online Now Dec 2, 2010 at 5:56 PM

      I am thinking about vacationing in Germany next November and I was wondering if the 11-11 celebration in Mainz is public? If so what could I expect?

      3 Answers Dec 4, 2010 at 10:58 PM
    • paris to mainz

      by PHANTOMROSE101 Online Now Nov 26, 2010 at 5:45 AM

      Hello, How can I get from Paris to Mainz. I wish to travel by train. Many thanks, Rose.

      3 Answers Nov 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM
    • airport train

      by golions Online Now Jul 26, 2010 at 7:21 PM

      We are arriving into Frankfurt airport in Dec. and then wish to travel to Milano italy the next day, a train travel person in Australia told us that to catch a train from the airport we would have to go via Mainz and change trains there is this correct, or should we go from the main city station, Thank you

      7 Answers Jul 27, 2010 at 9:14 AM
    • I just found out that I am moving to Mainz for a year! Please help!

      by Bcheesbro Online Now Jun 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM


      My wife and I are moving from the United States to Mainz this August. I will be teaching at the University of Mainz for one year. My wife hopes to find work upon her arrival. Unfortunately, neither of us speak German - though we are trying pick up enough to carry on conversations. I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate any insight you can provide.

      1. We have not yet found a place to live. I have been looking at furnished apartments online, but haven't found anything. Is it advisable to secure an apartment in advance without actually seeing it? Or is the furnished apartment market extensive enough that I should be able to find a place in the first two weeks that I am there?

      2. Also, what is a reasonable commute to the University? Meaning, if we don't have a car, is it onerous to commute from one of the out lying suburbs or even Wiesbaden?
      3. My wife and I hope to travel as much as we can while we are in Europe. We would like to see several places in Germany as well as Paris, Prague, Amsterdam, etc. What do you recommend as far as buying a Eurail pass or the Bahn discount cards? Is it something I should buy before I arrive?

      4. I am flying into Frankfurt. I will probably have three or four large bags with me. Should I try to take the train to Mainz or rent a car? I will be arriving early on a Tuesday morning after a fourteen hour flight.

      5. In case I wait to find a place until I get there, do you have any recommendations on a place to stay for the first two weeks while I try to find accommodations?

      6. Last one: Do you have any thoughts on my wife finding a job? She is a certified public accountant here in the states. She understands that it may be difficult to find work in her profession, so she is prepared to take (almost) any sort of job. She does not speak German.

      Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide assistance with these questions!

      18 Answers Jul 2, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    • Beach in Mainz

      by jenniferhamrick Online Now Jun 28, 2010 at 12:27 AM

      We're new to Mainz and would like to find a beach to take the kids to. I read in one post that there are artificial beaches along the Rhine. Can anyone give me specific directions? (Are there multiple beaches or is there only one?) We're in Wiesbaden.

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM
    • do I have the time?

      by lesmith Online Now May 29, 2010 at 1:57 AM

      I will have a layover in Frankfurt (6/5 saturday) I'm arriving at 11:30am and departing 5:20pm. Do I have time to go to Mainz to take the KD boat tour? What is the exact way to get to the boat dock from the airport? I will be traveling with my 8yr old son. We plan to leave our luggage at the airport. Any suggestions or input would be appreciated.

      4 Answers May 29, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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      Taxi from Hahn to Mainz

      by JohannaKaarina Online Now Mar 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM

      I would appreciate a rough estimate (100€? something else?) for a taxi fare from Frankfurt Hahn airport to Mainz?
      Many thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2010 at 4:58 AM
    • holiday apartment

      by valiant128 Online Now Nov 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM

      I am coming to Mainz this Christmas with my husband and 2 adult daughters to visit my son and his wife who just moved to Mainz. We are having troubles finding and apartment self-catering unit to rent over the holidays. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2009 at 12:06 AM
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      Canadians traveling to Mainz

      by lapsycrafter Online Now Feb 14, 2009 at 8:18 AM

      My husband and I (both in our 60's) are planning a 6 day trip to Germany.We will be arriving in Frankfurt Aug.27 6:30am. We've been told the best place to start our visit to the Rhine is Mainz north. Also mentioned is Rudesheim. We wanted to stay at,looks nice on the internet.
      My question: Are these towns close,of course the thought of no speed limits interest my husband.(me not so much) Is it a good idea to rent a car or travel by bus and train. We are interested in wineries. My husband is not much of a walker
      Also want to take a river cruise
      Any help with setting up an itinerary would be of great help.

      6 Answers Feb 14, 2009 at 12:01 PM
    • Time to kill in Mainz

      by windrush Online Now Jan 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM

      I will be in Mainz for a birthday in early April and want to go to a couple of nice authentic German food places for lunch on the Sunday and Monday before flying back to England from Hahn.
      I have a car and am looking for somewhere up to 45 minutes outside Mainz city preferably an old inn or something like that.
      Any foodies out there with appetising ideas?

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2009 at 2:23 PM
    • Mainz Trains

      by khughes12 Online Now Oct 29, 2008 at 11:39 AM

      What is the 3 letter code for booking trains to Mainz?

      7 Answers Oct 30, 2008 at 2:29 AM