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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 24, 2016
3 Days Trip in 1st week of Feb 2017  (9 Answers)

Hi Members,

Can you please help me to plan the trip for 3 days in Germany. I know the time is very short but I would like to get the most out of it in 3 days. I am travelling from Dubai and will go to London after that. Which city I should land in and how to get the most out of it in 3 days?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 07, 2016
Marburg vs Tübingen  (7 Answers)

In about a week we need to make flight reservations for Germany next spring. We plan to meet friends in Franken (Franconia) the first week in May and finish by flying out of München. We have 5 days before Franken to enjoy elsewhere. We are thinking of flying into Frankfurt and visiting Limburg, Marburg & Miltenberg, or flying into Stuttgart and visiting Esslingen, Tübingen & Ludwigburg. I believe that either area would be good but wonder if there is any special reason to visit either the last week in April. Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks, Gary

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 08, 2016
travel and itinerary for journey Vishopen(Port) to Vienna to Steffisvurg  (8 Answers)

We are Australians and first time travellers to Europe. We get off a cruise boat in Vilshofen (Port) on the 21st October and have 7days to get to Steffisvurg and the town of Traubenweng. We were looking to spend 4 to 5 days in Vienna. Any suggestions on travel and itinerary to do this journey would be appreciated. Ian

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 11, 2016
Train; Ulm to Rüdesheim; Koblenz -Aachen; Aachen-Düsseldorf are rail pass /saver tickets worth it?  (3 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 03, 2016
Veste Coburg  (6 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 02, 2016
WOW Travel  (4 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 21, 2016
Wernigerode  (1 Answer)

What are "must dos" in Wernigerode apart from steam trains?

I'd appreciate tips on local pubs where I could enjoy a good German beer.

Staying at Wernigerode for several days in September.

Paul in Australia

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 18, 2016
Public Transportation  (2 Answers)

I am a little confused about the City Tour Card or MVV. Also would like information regarding the Public Bus Line 100 which stops at all museums. Is this bus like the hop off hop on? Is this bus included in the City Tour Card or MVV? Our main purpose is to visit the museums in Munich. Which ticket would be the best value for your money? Thank you so much for your answers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 05, 2016
M'era luna festival 2016  (3 Answers)

Hi, I don t know if I m writing in the right forum...I d like to know if someone is interested on participate to the M'era luna, a music festival on the 13/14 of next august,near hannover in Germany,eventually also visiting some German cities...I live in Rome and I ve never been there before...if someone liked to share the trip with me or has suggestions thanks a lot (and sorry for my english)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 02, 2016
Traveling from Austria to Germany  (3 Answers)


In August we (a late 20s couple) are traveling from Salzburg to Munich then to Innsbruck. Do you think we should take a train or a bus? Also, do you have any recommendations on which train or bus company and if the tickets should be purchased in advance?

Many thanks for your assistance :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 19, 2016
Rhine River Cruise  (4 Answers)

Just wanted to know that does the cruise run even during heavy rains?
Also can we buy tickets on the same day as we are travelling?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 07, 2016
Travelling for 21 days in Amsterdam - Germany and Denmark during Christmas Time  (9 Answers)

Hi everyone,

Me and my partner (both in our mid twenties), we are planning a trip to Germany at the end of the year.
We will be flying in and out of Amsterdam. We will be flying in on Christmas morning and leaving on the night of the 14th of Janurary. so all together, its about 21 days minus the flying time.

Its our first time so we are hoping to visit Netherland, Germany and Denmark. We would love suggestions on where to visit and how to plan our trip! Mainly we are thinking of hiring a car and maybe using the train.

We mainly would like to do the touristy things as its our first time. I would love to see the beautiful castles in Germany!!
I was reading that during that time, there are Christmas markets in Germany. Will they still be there during the period which we visit? any suggestions?

Also if you guys have any travelling tips especially for travelling during this period, like which places arnt suitable for visiting due to the snow, etc? We're from Australia so havn't see too much of snow, so will be exciting!!

Thanks for all the help everyone~


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 05, 2016
Flooding and train travel  (4 Answers)

I am hoping someone might have some information regarding the current weather situation.
We are traveling by train from Amsterdam to Baden Baden tonight and I am wondering g if the severe flooding is disrupting train service in the area.
I have been hearing terrible reports about Central Europe flooding.
Thanks so much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2016
Hotel suggestion  (2 Answers)

Has anyone true recommendation about Is this good choice to stay for a 3 days?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2016
Accomodation  (2 Answers)

How crowded and noisy is Berlin at nights? I have choosen to book a place at which is quite in the middle of city and therefore a bit uncertain.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2016
Rudesheim Travel  (4 Answers)

We are travelling by train to Rudesheim to catch the KD Rhine Cruise from Rudesheim. Can anyone suggest how far are the train station and the port we have to board from?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2016
Travelling with kids : which region?  (2 Answers)

We plan to have a family vacation (including a 5 years old and 1.5 years old boys) for about a week. We would like to establish a base, and then take short drives to destinations about it, as my younger son hates driving. We start from Heidelberg, and can take one long drive for about 3 or so hours (hopefully with some interesting stops) for our base. We need to fly back from either Frankfurt or Munich.

Which of the following region would you recommend, and in those regions, which town should we pick as a star?

Also, if you can pinpoint us to some highlights for children at age 5 and 1.5, that would be great.

Flying back from Frankfurt:

A) Moselle valley and the rhein river valley (including Bonn, Kobelnatz, Mainz and around)

B) Belgian Ardenes / Eifel Region (too far?)

C) Northern Alsace / Lorraine (we have already been in Strasbourg and the wine road)

D) Saarland

Flying back from Munich

E) Bavaria (North or South? )

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 26, 2016
London - Cologne Flight  (8 Answers)

I want to carry 30kg. Which flight's best?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 24, 2016
Frankfurt Hahn HHN airport to Frankfurt Main International Airport FRA  (1 Answer)

How long is this journey by (a) bus (b) by train?
How frequent are the buses and trains?
And how much does this cost?
Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 21, 2016
Car Service in Germany  (4 Answers)

I am looking for a reliable car service in Germany (serving Bonn/Cologne area specifically). Does anyone have any recommendations? I do not want to take a taxi.

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 20, 2016
Rhine region  (3 Answers)

We are a group of 8 students travelling to Rhine region on 27th June. We will be reaching early morning and we're planning to take cruise. I just wanted to know that is train a better option to travel from Bingen to Koblenz or cruise from Bingen to Koblenz. I also wanted to know if we should take the cruise from Koblenz to Cologne and stay in Cologne for the night or directly travel from Koblenz to Amsterdam. We need to reach Amsterdam on 28th June.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 06, 2016
Deutsche Bahn  (3 Answers)

Will there again be a Deutschlandpass 2016 ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 18, 2016
what to wear for summer in Bremen, Germany?  (6 Answers)

For a woman, are little summer dresses or mini-skirts and sandals ok.? or better pants, t-shirts and boots? Not sure how hot/cold is summer over there.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 25, 2016
Fine tuning of our itinerary...questions !  (1 Answer)

Situation :

- 2 adults and 2 young kids (4 and 8 years old)

- 24 nights from july 10 to august 4

- Train only


Berlin 5 nights (zoo ?)

Dresden 3 nights

Nuremberg 3 nights

Salzburg 3 night

Munich 4 nights

Cochem (or another base in moselle/Rhine) 5 nights

Luxembourg 1 night


1) We want to do some day trip from Nuremberg( Bamberg ?, Rothenburg, Wurzburg?, Playmobil park ?, Regensburg ? ) So we are thinking about removing one night from Berlin since we wont do extensive museum visits. Maybe one or 2 museums + the zoo.

2) Is Nuremberg the better place to stay for visiting that region ?

3) 5 nights In Rhine may seems to be too much but we want to : day trip to Cologne, Day trip to Trier, Day trip in the Rhine valley (cruise).

4) In Salzburg we've hear abouth mine salt that can be cool for kids, does anyone know which one it should be ?

5) we're to stay in salzburg ? we maybe want to do daytrip to Berchtesgaden and Konigsee. Is there any place well located to travel to those places ?

6) Is 4 nights in Munich too much ? We want to go to the Deutsches Museum and make a daytrip to Garmisch Partenkirchen (for the Zugspitze)

7) Anyone can show us place that are not on our itinerary but that would be very cool for our family ?

Thanks a lot !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 24, 2016
To book accommodation or not?  (4 Answers)

We are driving from Brussels (leaving 26th August) to Italy (arriving 29th-30th August) via Germany/Austria. My question is should we book accommodation before we leave or just try to find something as we drive down in a town/village? I have some form of itinerary mapped out but this could change depending on how the driving is going. August I know is one of the busiest holidays seasons and we will also be driving over the weekend, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 19, 2016
Things to do in Germany?  (7 Answers)

Hi all, I am travelling to germany in March(16th till 27th) and would like to visit various cities. Although I have already decided which cities I wanna go to but I haven't decided what things I can cover in each of these cities. I am an adventurous person, have interest in history, culture, people and language, infact I am learning German. I would also like to know real germany, how people do things. Can anyone let me know what can I do in these cities.
My rough plan is
"stuttgart - 18th
munich - 19th,20th
berlin- 21st, 22nd
hamburg - 23rd
Amsterdam- 24th,
Cologne -25th"

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 17, 2016
where to cut/add ?  (7 Answers)

We are not still decided if we should book 2 or 3 nights in Dresden (which would mean we have to cut a night somewhere else). For now we have :

(arrival from Yul-Zurich-TXL flight)Berlin 5 nights

Dresden 2 nights

Nuremberg (+ daytrip) 4 nights

Salzburg 2 nights

Munich (+ daytrip to Garmisch) 4 nights

Rhine+ Moselle (Cochem, Trier, Bacharach,Cologne) 6 nights

Luxembourg 1 night (flight back home)

We have a hard time figuring where to add or cut time . Thanks for your help !

We are a family of four ( 2 adults and 2 kids of 4 and 8 years old)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 17, 2016
A change from France  (4 Answers)

We usually take the Eurotunnel to France because the half hour crossing is more suitable for our dog.
In way of a change we thought of heading for Germany instead of France.
We normally book one or two weeks through Cottages4you but unfortunately they don't have properties in Germany and I can't find a similar site which does.
If you know of a comparison site or knows of a dog friendly cottage in a picturesque part of Germany preferably within 100 miles of Calais I would very much appreciate your advice.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 04, 2016
Suggestions  (7 Answers)

Hi, I am visiting Germany for a 23 day visit with my family (wife,sister & mom) from June 21st to July 14th with my arrival and departure being Munich.
I would like to know what all should I cover in Germany and my mode of travel will be by car except in cities like Munich and Berlin.
After a rough understanding of the places to see I thought of doing this, as I arrive in Munich, hire a car and head to Rothenburd ob de Tauber from 21st to 23rd June and then drive down to Fussen for 2 nights from 23rd June. I would like to know if there would be any other recommendations on the time of stay and place as well. After Fussen head to black forest region for 4-5 nights and then to the Rhine valley region for again 4-5nights, then head to Statsbourg for 3-4 nights and then to Berlin for 4-5 nights then back to Munich for 3 nights.
How does this sound, I would like to do some scenic non touristy places hence the place of stay could be BnB's some with good views some with good gardens and place to walk and relax. Would appreciate some detailed feedback on places to visit and locations to opt for staying.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 30, 2016
Accommodation in Wacken (Rockfestival)  (2 Answers)

who has a recommendation for Accommodation in Wacken (for the rock festival) or in the vicinity. Thank you!

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