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German Train Travel- need some help with final plans

Jul 16th, 2007, 07:43 AM
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<want to do: Neuschwanstein (tour scheduled for the morning of 13.07 at 9:45), Linderhof, Zugspitze, Wieskirche, and luge>

from Kempten you need not suffer any terrible roads unless you want to to get to these points - none of these require any mountain driving unless you go up the Zugspitze, which i don't even know if possible
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Aug 10th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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yes the strike that is looming over German trains is not railpass friendly as conditions state that strikes are not cause for refunds, etc.

So it makes pass planning hard - yet i've rarely seen any strike that really lasts very long. Trains are essential to countries like Germany and the public clamor usually means a quick resolution.

But the water torture type of strike postponements and not settling that is going on leaves a question of uncertaintly for pass planning.
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Aug 11th, 2007, 06:33 AM
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guess strike put off until at least Aug 27 - let's get it over with alright already!
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Aug 13th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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and after 38 years of studying European trains intensely i can't recall any strike that really went on for days - i'm sure there are some but the chances of a serious upheaval is remote i believe - especially in Germany
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Aug 16th, 2007, 03:52 PM
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Well, I hope they get something settled before October. I am going to Bavaria then. Although some of my travel will be by bus, a lot will be by train.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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I wouldn't worry that much - hard to believe it would defy the history of many such strikes and not last more than a day or so.

And as someone said on another post, a chunk of train drivers are not in the union that's threatening the walk out.

But yes - the maximum disruption from this is by putting it off and extending many folks angst - a Chinese water torture kind of
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