Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Solo train travel in Germany

Jump to last reply

Planning a trip to Christmas markets in Germany this year. Posted some questions before: http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/christmas-markets-2014-404668-2.cfm. Thank you to those who replied.

I'm posting again because the person I was going on this trip with has canceled and I'm thinking of going on my own. I have read a few posts about solo traveling and understand that as long as I'm aware of my surroundings I should be fine. My first concern is I had booked hotels that were close to the train stations, easier to walk to with luggage. Good idea or bad idea for someone alone? I thought nothing of it when I was thinking there would be two of us. (Best Western Hotel in Nürnberg and Hotel Kipping in Dresden are the ones I'm rethinking.)

Also I have been looking at train schedules at the bahn.de site. The time between connections is sometimes 3 or 5 minutes, I think they must know that this is enough time to change trains but if anyone knows these train stations Wurzburg, Steinach, Ansbach and knows if they are easy to navigate I would appreciate the information. I'm just trying to know as much as possible because I'm a little nervous about doing this by myself but at the same time I would hate to cancel and wait another year.

I'm thinking of buying the train tickets when I get to the stations specially from the Frankfurt airport to Rothenburg which is my first stop because of the possibility of flight delays. Is that a good idea for the rest of the trip? (Rothenburg-Nuremberg-Prague-Dresden-Berlin)

Thanks in advance!

15 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 venice, the dolomites, and the italian lakes - in 1 week
  2. 2 paris apartment opinion airbnb
  3. 3 Planning 18 day euro trip HELP
  4. 4 Advice for 6 nights 7 Days in Switzerland
  5. 5 Rheinland-Pfalz Day Pass & Rhine Cruise
  6. 6 Looking for Suggestions - 12 Day Agenda for Greece
  7. 7 lauterbrunnen-wengen 4 days
  8. 8 Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?
  9. 9 Scotland Votes "No"
  10. 10 Early October 2014 Trip to Mosel Valley and Rhineland
  11. 11 10 Days in France/No. Spain starting tomorrow
  12. 12 Trip Report Spain (Practical) Trip Report
  13. 13 Where to buy French pashmina scarves on line?
  14. 14 Trip Report Mr & Mrs Annhig go bummelling round Germany.
  15. 15 Plitvice Lakes, Croatia...is it worth the trip?
  16. 16 Trip Report Italy Trip: Another Scrap With Friction
  17. 17 Trip Report Splendid Summer Trip in Scotland and Ireland
  18. 18 Street Parking in Lisbon- Regulations?
  19. 19 Paris Markets for a 5 Course Meal
  20. 20 Air France strike
  21. 21 US looking into preclearance at European airports
  22. 22 shortened trip to Italy
  23. 23 Gift for French business associate
  24. 24 Family of 4 considering living abroad for 1 or 2 years. Advice?
  25. 25 2 weeks on Lake Maggiore
View next 25 » Back to the top