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Is the German Twin Rail Pass best for this itinerary?

Is the German Twin Rail Pass best for this itinerary?

Apr 24th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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Pass prices are based in euros now so they have been fluctuating up and down since Jan 1 - usually just a buck or two but sometimes much more.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:15 AM
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PalenQ, that would make sense - except the German Twin Rail Pass is the same price as before on the sites I'm looking at.

But in any event, I think the 5-day Denmark-Germany Saver Pass is likely the best deal I am going to get, so I'll probably buy it today, before the price goes up again.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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That could be, or is i believe, because the prices of two-country passes, which are considered to be Eurailpasses and that is a part of their official name, are set by one group and that of the German Pass by another - so there would not necessarily be any coordination to price adjustments even though the euro is the major factor. Basically the passes are marketed by different groups.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:28 AM
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And in your case the Can $ fluctuations against the US dollar no doubt factors in as well as i believe eurail products are based in US $s and the CAD $ price is adjusted to it.

While i'm not exactly sure who sets Eurailpass type prices though the Eurail Committee sitting in Utrecht Holland is my suspect, RailEurope (US) i think controls German Pass prices due to the fact that they bought DER a few years back - DER was the German Railways outlet in the U.S. to sell European rail products, much like RE is of the French and Swiss railways, the two stakeholders in RE. But i don't think RE sets Eurail products though they could the 2-country passes which they seem to originate.

Not clear a'tall but that's my take on it.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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I phoned my local TravelCuts office and they told me the price can be changed every Monday. If I go into the office, they will print out the pass for me there and save me shipping charges, so that's what I will do tomorrow.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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CanadianUniversitiesTravelService, TRAVEL CUTS, i believe that's what it stands for is tops in my experience.

Have you checked prices for the very recently launched Germany-Czech pass to see if it's cheaper than the German-Danish one? Or the similarly new German-Poland pass - and if you can hop to either Poland or Czech R they may be better for you.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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PalenQ, I'll ask my daughter just in case she wants to swap the Czech Republic for Denmark, although we would forfeit an EasyJet ticket in that case (but would easily make it up on the cheaper prices in the CR). But she did really want to go to Denmark, so I doubt it, and seeing all 3 countries in 9 days would be pushing it. I'm looking forward to trying all of this rail travel - most of my travel in Europe has been via cheap flights.

I was considering a Polish border town as a daytrip, but I am pretty sure she is not interested in further Polish exploration at the moment.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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I did a day trip from Berlin to a Polish border town and paid a supplement of about one euro that wasn't covered by my railpass. (Kostryn, but i'd look for a better one than this rambshackle place - though it did give me a look at today's Poland.)
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:44 AM
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PalenQ, I reopened this thread to get ideas for a Polish border trip. If you have some ideas, I'd be glad to hear them:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...=2&tid=1378788
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Apr 25th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Back to the drawing board - the price went up overnight to its old price. I had bookmarked the purchase page for buying it online with shipping, and that still said CAD $434. So I tried to proceed with that, and it worked, until I got to the last page where it said the price had changed to $516.

Very annoying that I missed out by not buying it yesterday.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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As for Polish border towns - no i have no idea. thanks for the site.
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