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Mar 6th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Girl from US needs advice with day trips to Landshut or Nuremburg

I am from the US and traveling to Regensburg Germany for a third time next week and love to take day trips while my husband works. I have been to Munich & Passau which I love but was thinking of Landshut or Nuremberg . I am comfortale with the train but prefer to walk once I get to the town & explore. Is this possible in these two cities to see things without getting additional transportation?
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Mar 6th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Yes. BTW, a guidebook and Google Maps Street view are really good tools for this type question.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Thanks, good suggestion.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Landshut is a gem which hardly anyone seems to know about. I highly recommend it, and here is why: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/a997/

You could walk into town from the station but taking the bus will save you some precious time. If you travel on a Bayern-Ticket, the city bus is included. The transportation tip in my Landshut page has the details about the buses.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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SO just show my Bayern-Ticket and they will let me on & off the city bus? Is there a name for the bus? Oh! I am so excited. Thanks so much.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 11:55 AM
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I found the bus information. Thanks so much.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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The main rail station in Nurnberg is across the street from the "old city" walls and there is plenty to see within walking distance of the train station. Nurnberg also has an excellent and easy to understand public transport system and the trams alone go to a lot of locations.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 04:56 PM
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We enjoyed Landshut as well. It is very pleasant place to walk about. Our pictures:

http://mcchelsea.smugmug.com/Christm...0635634_WwvXRT

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Mar 6th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Having lived in Nürnberg all I can say is Nürnberg. The back streets of the old city are wonderful. From there, assuming you enjoy walking, it is not a bad stroll to the Nazi Parade grounds, which are suitably left decaying. The people can be friendly, with just a few exceptions.

Landshut is enjoyable and has a strong claim on your time, but Nürnberg is a must visit for centuries of history and charm.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Landshut's old town is originally preserved with authentic historical houses while most of Nürnberg's old town is a post-war reconstruction with houses that clearly show their origin in the 1950s, at least to those who know a bit about architecture.
Both destinations are surely worthwhile and a decision for only one would be hard. Jackie, I hope you get two days off so you can visit both places? ;-)
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Mar 8th, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Thanks so much for all of the information. I agree, I am going to visit both places since I have two day-trips and it would be just too hard to pick from just one!
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