Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Hamburg, Cologne or Frankfurt

Jump to last reply

Hello again,

To catch you up, my wife and I will be travelling mainly through Germany, Austria and Prague for six weeks during May and June 2013.

I thought we had the majority of Germany covered with out planned 25 days there. However, on further investigation I found that we will be seeing neither the Rhine River nor the Black Forest areas.

Currently our itinerary has us spending our final 3 nights in Germany visiting Hamburg before heading to Cologne for a quick train change and on to Bruges.

The only city on our itinerary that I am not really au fait with is Hamburg. So my question is:

Should we still stay in Hamburg for the 3 nights and forego the Rhine and Black Forest, or should we:

1. Spend the 3 nights in Cologne and take day trips along the Rhine and Heidelberg and then continue our trip from there to Bruges, or

2. Spend the 3 nights in Frankfurt where there are quite a number of day trips available to see the Rhine, Baden-Baden in the Black Forest and Heidelberg, as well as a short trip to Cologne to see the Cathedral etc.

We have heard that Hamburg is a bustling city and is big on night life. Our travelling habits are more about lots of sightseeing and lots of walking through the day and then we are usually in bed by 9pm. Given our travel habits, I am not sure that Hamburg would hold as much interest for us as perhaps visiting Cologne, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden and the Rhine / Moselle River region.

Any thoughts please?

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  2. 2 Shipping Prosecco
  3. 3 Ways to travel from Venice to Bologna
  4. 4 What do you think of this Paris apartment rental?
  5. 5 Paris Perfect: Which Apt for Honeymoon?
  6. 6 Suggestions for places to stay on Madeira, but not Funchal? And driving?
  7. 7 Your favourite places in Bath
  8. 8 December vacation help, 2 weeks - southern Italy or Spain or other?
  9. 9 Have you recently visited Copenhagen?
  10. 10 Italy and Croatia
  11. 11 Europe Tour with Kids
  12. 12 Trip Report Venice: Vene, Vidi, but not even close to Vici
  13. 13 Trip Report Adventures in Italy with Momma
  14. 14 Lakes District UK
  15. 15 First cut at Andalusia itinerary 15 nights
  16. 16 Kimhe--flamenco
  17. 17 Sicily in May 2015 Itinerary Question
  18. 18 Trip Report My experiences in Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid, Segovia & Toledo
  19. 19 Paris French Language School - Help me decide:
  20. 20 Life Jackets on Gondolas in Venice?
  21. 21 Italy 14 days
  22. 22 First timers travelling through Italy, Switzerland and France in Feb/March
  23. 23 One night Athens-what area to stay in.?
  24. 24 Best way to get from paris to florence?
  25. 25 Swiss lakes with elderly relatives
View next 25 » Back to the top