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How to get to Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands

Oct 2nd, 2007, 08:32 AM
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How to get to Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands

From Austria, we will be coming from Innsbruck, then we would like to transfer to Germany, in Nurnburg (is this where the nurgburg ring is? this is still tentative so we haven't really researched this yet), and then on to the Netherlands, in Amsterdam.

How do we get from one place to another by train? Can you please tell us more about the Eurail pass? And does anyone know how long the travel time would be?

Thank you in advance for whatever help you can give us
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 08:46 AM
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>From Austria, we will be coming from Innsbruck, then we would like to transfer to Germany, in Nurnburg (is this where the nurgburg ring is?

No, Nürburg (near Koblenz) and Nürnberg (in Franconia/northern Bavaria) are different places.

> this is still tentative so we haven't really researched this yet), and then on to the Netherlands, in Amsterdam.

How do we get from one place to another by train?

Step 1) research the train schedules (for example at www.bahn.de)
Step 2) Buy the tickets (if not already taken care of by buying a pass)
Step 3) Enter the train
Step 4) exit the train at the right station


>Can you please tell us more about the Eurail pass?

www.raileurope.com
...but rarely a good deal.

>And does anyone know how long the travel time would be?

From where to where?
In any case, use bahn.de website (or similar like www.oebb.at) for schedules and prices.
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 08:51 AM
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the only pas you would consider is the Eurail Select pass, where you could chose Germany, Austria and Benelux as your three countries

same benefits as classic Eurailpass but narrower geographic scope. Saverpass means 2 names on one pass - about 18% savings over single pass

For your rather wide ranging trip the pass may indeed be a good deal - the pass is only first class if over 25 and first class has its benefits - more room for luggage - more empty seats, etc. www.bahn.de will give you sample prices in euros for most of your journeys. Sounds like you're a European rail novice and if so i always refer you to some great sources: www.ricksteves.com has a lot on train travel on his site and railpasses; www.budgeteuropetravel.com where you can get the free and excellent European Planning & Rail Guide that is a thorough primer on European trains and passes and would help answer questions that you pose; and fordorites - an amazing collection of experts on this forum - like Altamiro, above, who knows everything about German and nearby country trains IME.
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 10:00 AM
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Sounds to me you need first to figure out where it is that you are going.

IF you are indeed traveling from Innsbruck to Nürnberg in northern Bavaria, your route will be via Munich (München.)
Leave at 8:24; arrive 11:32.

You might be able to save a few euro by riding as far as Munich on a regular ticket, and then taking a regional train to Nürnberg on a Bavaria Pass.

Your journey time would be longer as would you wait for a regional train.
The Bavaria ticket is not valid on inter city (IC or ICE) trains.

From Nürmberg to Amsterdam is a longer journey. The fastest travel time is about 6 hours, 24 minutes.


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Oct 3rd, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Innsbruck- 1.5 hours

Munich-Nurnberg 1.75 hours

Nurnberg-amsterdam about - 3.5 hours to Cologne then 2.5 hrs to Amsterdam - by the fastest trains (note with the Bavaria Pass you cannot take the fastest trains but mainly often significantly slower regional trains)
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 12:25 PM
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hi, wandering,

I know it may be an obvious point [at least to some] but have you looked at a map?

get a map, and a good guide book, and then start using the web-sites recommended here.

to give you any useful advice, we need to know when you are going, for how longm what you like to do and your budget.

from what you've said so far, you might like to think whether you could do an "open jaw" flight - ie into one city, eg Vienna, out of another eg amsterdam.


Happy planning,

regards, ann
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