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Nov 12th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Final 2 nights for 14 day itinerary....need suggestions

We have 15 people traveling by public transportation. Here is our current itinerary.

Munich - 5 nights
Berlin - 3 nights
Boppard - 3 nights
Frankfurt - 1night to fly out

We have 2 more nights for either before Berlin or after. Any suggestions would be great!
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Nov 12th, 2012, 09:24 PM
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It would seem to make sense to stop somewhere between Munich and Berlin, or between Berlin and Boppard.

I am going to try and recommend things that are easy to plan and execute by train. There are certainly a ton of great places to spend 2 days along either route, but not all of them are going to be a comfortable goal for 15 people traveling together.

You can travel by train from Berlin to Boppard in about 6 hours with 1 change in Frankfurt. There are other options for a change, like Cologne, but Frankfurt is the fastest. You can also travel from Munich to Berlin direct, with no changes, in about 6 hours.

Since the Munich to Berlin portion is a little easier, without a connection required, it might make sense to take advantage of that and not stop along the way. Breaking up the trip to Boppard, which requires a train connection anyway would seem to "interrupt" your trip transportation less. However, the rail stops along the various routes between Berlin and Boppard aren't the most interesting places for a group of 15 to stay for 2 days - depending on what you want to see, of course.

Hamburg could be an option - it is only 1:40 from Berlin, direct and then from Hamburg to Boppard is about 5.5 hours with 1 change in either Frankfurt, or Koblenz.

Visiting Hamburg would give you a chance to see a little different part of Germany as, for centuries, it was part of the Hanseatic League involved in the North Sea trade. It really is a beautiful city worth a couple of days.

If you want other ideas and don't mind a couple of connections, slow trains, and longer trips, let me know and also what you might want to see in this new stop you plan.
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Nov 13th, 2012, 04:24 AM
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Bamberg is on the train line between Munich & Hamburg; Bamberg has a great center, and is also wonderful for beer (unfiltered Kellerbier; smoked Rauchbier); you could side-trip to Nuremburg or Wurzburg from there easily too (each are under an hour by train),
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Nov 13th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Oops - - I meant Bamberg is on the line between Munich and Berlin.
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Nov 14th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions. We aren't opposed to an extra stop along the way. It would be nice on either side to have a break mid-way since these both are going to be long rides.
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Nov 15th, 2012, 04:43 AM
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I loudly second the vote for some time in Bamberg!
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Nov 15th, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Bamberg definitely!
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Nov 16th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Bamberg is surely an excellent choice. Another interesting option on the way from Munich to Berlin would be Erfurt and Weimar.
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Nov 17th, 2012, 05:43 AM
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Here's another vote for Bamberg, particularly if anyone in your group enjoys drinking beer.

http://www.beerguide.de/bamberg/bamberg.htm

I can highly recommend the Hotel Weierich, right in the old center of Bamberg. They took very good care of us when we stayed there in 2007. They have a nice little restaurant on the ground floor that was affordable with tasty food.

http://www.hotel-weierich.de/

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Dec 25th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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We have decided on Bamburg. Thank you for your recommendations!
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Dec 26th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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I would add days onto Berlin, as 3 is not nearly enough. You could also add at least one day to tour Frankfurt.
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Dec 26th, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Great that you chose Bamburg - you'll really enjoy it. I stayed there 'by accident' once and have been back twice.
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