1st time travel Germany/Belgium

Aug 28th, 2008, 09:47 AM
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1st time travel Germany/Belgium


Next summer will be my first trip to Europe. It will be my girlfriend and I and possibly two other friends. The plan is to go for about a week and a half towards the end of May. I plan to fly into Frankfurt and then travel to Heidelberg for a few days then to Dachau and finally Munich. My questions are... Will I have enough time to travel between these places and back to Frankfurt in a week and a half? Does anyone recommend that I take another path? I would still really like to hit heidelberg as I have relatives that live there. Also would I be better off going to Belgium instead and saving Germany for another go? Thanks for the help...
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Aug 28th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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Save Belgium for another trip. Can you schedule an open-jaw flight from Frankfurt to Munich or visa-versa?
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Aug 28th, 2008, 10:04 AM
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would it be expensive to fly from munich to frankfurt? If not I wouldnt mind doing it...or I guess I could just head into frankfurt and leave from munich? Im not sure which will be a better idea.

I also planned on maybe going north from munich and hitting nuremberg then back to frankfurt for departure. Im not sure on this yet though
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Aug 28th, 2008, 11:12 AM
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I think what Bird meant was not literally flying from Frankfurt to Munich but open jaw of flying into Frankfurt and out of Munich, or vice versa.

I also would leave out Belgium.

If you flew into FRA, you could spend a couple of days in the Mosel River Valley around Koblenz and Trier. Then head down to Heidelberg, the Black Forest around Freiburg, through Bavaria to Fussen (maybe visiting Ludwig's castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof), finally spending a few days in Munich and Dachau.

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Aug 28th, 2008, 12:01 PM
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dfr4848 - that is what I meant (must be that 4th martini at lunch).

A drive from Munich to Frankfurt via the Romantic Road should be enough to "wow" your girlfriend(s). The train would make it slightly more difficult, but manageable.
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Aug 28th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Do you know how long the drive would take roughly from munich to frankfurt?
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Aug 28th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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so far this is what I am thinking

May 19:

-Arrive Frankfurt-
-Take train to Heidelberg-

May 20-21:

-Spend day in Heidelberg-

May 22:

-Take train to Munich-
((will this be an easy feat?))

May 23(saturday):

-Spend day in Munich-

May 24(sunday):

-Day trip to Dachau-
-Spend night in Munich-
((will this be bad going there on a sunday as most things are closed down? and can I do this by way of taxi? will this be expensive?))

May 25:

-Travel to Rothenburg-

May 26:

-Travel to Wurzburg-

May 27: This is a freebie day, would you recommend I spend an extra day in Munich or heidelberg, or go somewhere else instead that is closeby to Frankfurt on this date?

May 28:
-Depart Frankfurt-

Thanks for the help everyone you are making this a lot easier
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Aug 28th, 2008, 04:34 PM
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i have the same question, if we went on a leasurely pace by car, stopping at little charming towns along romantic road from rothernburg to munich, how long that trip trip will take. is one day enough, assuming we leave rothernburg in the morning, say around 10 am.
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Aug 28th, 2008, 04:50 PM
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It's pretty easy to take the train to Munich from Heidelberg. It would involve changing trains in Mannheim.

I haven't driven from Frankfurt straight to Munich, but I would imagine that it would be about a 5 hour drive depending on traffic and how fast you drive.

I went to Dachau on a Sunday (in December) and it was very quiet and eerily somber. I would recommend taking the S-Bahn train to/from Munich - with a short bus ride to the memorial in Dachau. Very easy.
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Aug 28th, 2008, 05:57 PM
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thanks for the help it is greatly appreciated
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