German Christmas Markets

Old Jul 25th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Manytrips wrote:
Frankfurt am Main- 2 nights to adjust to time change
Rothenburg ob der Tauber- 1 night
Würzburg - 2 nights
Nürnburg - 1 night
Munich - 1 night
Salzburg - 2 nights
Munich to fly home

(PLs note spelling changes for train website)

It does not look bad to me. We like 2 days per town but others can handle a quicker pace. I do not like day trips; I would rather pack than backtrack.

It would save time if you go to Würzburg before Rothenburg. After you reach Würzburg, you can use a Bayern-Ticket at 28 euros per day for 2-5 people. I think that is the best bargain. (There is even a greater bargain, Tages-Ticket Plus at ~15 euros, going from Rothenburg to Nürnberg.) Check train schedules by using the following website and changing the "Means of transport" to "only local transport". Buy the tickets there.

We did Christmas Markets last year and are going back for more this year. Visit sights during the day. The markets are magic at night. Have a Glühwein to keep away the cold. Our favorite stop was Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Regards, Gary
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Old Jul 25th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Looks like a wonderful trip. Does anyone have recommendations for where to stay in each of these towns for the OP (and for me since I'm following this thread)? =)
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Oh, I am jealous. I loved my Christmas markets vacation in 2004 with my mother. We started and ended in Munich, going to Salzburg and Innsbruck in between. In Munich used Hilton points, but stayed at Hotel Weisse Taube in Salzburg. It seemed from what I remember to be just around from the town center so easy access to the market. The accommodations were fine and the people were great.

Manytrips, in Sazburg, if you have a chance buy one of the fried bread things wrapped around a stick to cook. You can get different flavors. I got one on the way out from the market when we were headed to the train station. Wish I had one at the beginning of the trip, as I would have been able to have more. If you do a trip report and eat one, I would love for you to find out the name of it. I have never seen anything like it again.
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Old Jul 26th, 2009, 04:21 AM
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Hotels much depend on one's tastes and budget. I am a moderate cheapskate.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Gasthof Goldener Greifen

Würzburg - Hotel Barbarossa or Hotel Sankt Josef

Nürnburg - Hotel Ibis Marientor

Munich - Hotel Blauer Bock

Salzburg - Hotel Pension Bergland

Regarding my post above, the Bayern-Tickets and Tages-Ticket Plus should be bought in Germany at the local train station.

Regards, Gary
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