Frankfurt/Mainz/Koln in February???

Jul 13th, 2001, 08:53 AM
  #1  
mauld
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Frankfurt/Mainz/Koln in February???

I'm planning a long weekend in mid Feburary to Germany and was wondering about the weather. Would it be foolish to go to those cities at that time of year (snow storms, generally bad weather etc.). I wasn't planning on driving and I don't mind the cold--but I would be hoping to walk around the 'old towns' of those cities.
 
Jul 13th, 2001, 09:26 AM
  #2  
Linda
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Snow in Germany in February is a distinct possibility. Will they have a storm while you are there? Who can say! If any of us had that kind of ability to predict, we'd be rich from our stock market earnings. If you really want to avoid snow, I suggest you go south, like to Naples, or Seville; put off Germany for July. But if you like crisp weather and want to see Germany, take your chances and go. Germany is beautiful in the winter, all white and clean. You may get snow, and it will probably be cloudy, but it may be sunny and beautiful.
 
Jul 13th, 2001, 10:19 AM
  #3  
Art
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
All of the mentioned cities will be in a party mood. This is in the middle of Fasching and those cities do party.
Cheers,
Art
 
Jul 13th, 2001, 10:48 AM
  #4  
Lee
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mauld, I lived in Frankfurt and although it can be cold, there usually isn't what I'd call heavy snowfalls in that area. A few inches is about it in the lower areas. Art is right about Fasching, it's pretty much fun and Mainz is really into it.

The tour boats are not running on the river, but you can either drive or take the train all along the Rhine. You won't have any crowds or fellow tourists, either. Reservations? Just drop in anywhere.

We've stayed at the Hotel Cafe' Post in Assmanshausen overlooking the river. It's clean, comfortable and a central location for Rudesheim, Koblenz, St. Goar, Bacharach and Mainz, not to mention the 25 castles in that area.

Just dress warm and drink gluhwein!

 
Jul 13th, 2001, 12:32 PM
  #5  
mauld
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is 'Faching', and that being the case, should I book my hotel room early?? I was planning on staying at the Hyatt in either Mainz or Koln (I can get a cheap corp rate and I'm a Diamond with Hyatt).
 
Jul 13th, 2001, 05:39 PM
  #6  
Art
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mauld, Fasching is similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans except a lot more fun. They have parades, parties both private and public, masquerade balls and sitzungs (sp). It officially starts at 11:11 am on Nov 11th. (11:11:11:11) and ends on ash Wednesday. A sitting is where they serve dinner and have speakers, mostly lambasting politicians. There is a law in Germany that as long as you stand in a barrel you can not be sued for slander. It took me a couple of years to get enough of the Mainz accent to understand them however. There is another law that if a husband and wife agree to take off their rings and go out, she can not be sued for divorce is she gets pregnant. Those are in the minority however. The masquerade balls or private parties are the most fun. Anyone can go to a masquerade ball and they do dress up with costumes. You would see a lot of cowboys and Indians if you went to one. As Lee mentioned, it can be very pretty there in the Winter along the Rhein or Mosel rivers. Have a great time.
Regards,
Art
 
Jul 13th, 2001, 05:42 PM
  #7  
Art
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Forgot, I would book a little early although most of Fasching is attended by the locals.
Cheers
Art
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tony5
Europe
5
Aug 6th, 2012 09:30 PM
davidjac
Europe
13
Jul 28th, 2006 09:59 PM
jfm
Europe
5
Nov 4th, 2004 07:36 AM
Carol
Europe
4
Jan 7th, 2003 07:39 AM
Annalynn
Europe
4
Mar 14th, 1999 12:50 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:54 AM.