Leave tomorrow (10/3) for Bavaria

Oct 15th, 2007, 03:37 AM
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>German's don't like to turn on the heat.
You're staying in the wrong place.

You're aware, that you have to turn it on yourself in the room, right? Nobody is going to do it for you.
Try the knob on the radiator ;-). Since the heating season has already started, it should work everywhere.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 06:29 AM
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Isn't it strange how we perceive the same things so differently? I loved Feuchtwangen's charm more than I did Nordlingen. Nordlingen is certainly bigger but I found it to be noisy and congested during the daytime hours. I also didn't think that some of the buildings were as nicely preserved as they could have been.

Again, just a different perspective.

Glad you are having a good trip!
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Oct 15th, 2007, 06:58 AM
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Logos,

sending this from Munich. I know about the knob. The problem is there is no hot water to circulate. The incoming pipes are cold.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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Poor guy, what awful hotels are you staying in?
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Oct 15th, 2007, 07:16 AM
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Keep in mind, the incoming pipes will only get warm, once you open the valve. (Turn the knob). When they're cold, it doesn't always mean the heating is not operational, it's just that the water isn't moving.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 12:05 PM
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I am watching your posts closly as I leave on Saturday to Munich. Are all of the leaves still turning color or has this past already? I am heading south to Fussen, is there still some fall colors?
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Oct 15th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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>Are all of the leaves still turning color or has this past already?
Leaves are still there (most). First frost expected in town this weekend. By first week of November leaves will be gone as usual. (Except for the trees between Stachus and Marienplatz where you'll see leaves at least until mid December).
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Oct 15th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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If you're here this weekend, you may experience the day weather finally changes and fall/winter season starts. It's just this one day every fall and after that, there's no return. . (Is this as sudden in many places in northern America too?)

Most people I know need a few days to adapt to the change in climate after that.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 01:38 PM
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We will arrive to the Frankfurt airport on Friday October 19th. We want to take a regional train to Wurzburg.

Are the regional trains running yet? Or are they still on strike?
Thanks! Laurie
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Oct 15th, 2007, 01:47 PM
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I just checked the DB website and the train we would take from Frankfurt airport to Wuerzburg is an ICE train.

Is this train affected by the strike?

Can I just buy a ticket upon arrival?

I would buy a ticket now, but I don't know if the plane will be on time. So, if I buy a ticket for a 10:30 train, if we miss this train, is the ticket good for the 11:30 train?

Thanks for your help! Laurie
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Oct 15th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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>Are the regional trains running yet?
Right now, yes they're running. Tomorrow will be free of strikes too, but a solution looks as distant as ever. A strike on Friday is possible.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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>Is this train affected by the strike?
Only due to regional trains blocking the tracks or other general strike related problems (If there should be a strike at all).
>Can I just buy a ticket upon arrival?
Yes
>is the ticket good for the 11:30 train?
Yes, any full price ticket will be valid.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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Hi Larry!

I hope you are having a wonderful last few days of your trip (and boy am I envious! ;-) ).

DH and I return to Germany or Austria every couple years... not intentionally, but somehow we just do. We visited the Wieskirche for the first time this past May and I have to agree with your assessment... it is a beautiful Baroque / Rococco piece of architecture, but I didn't think it especially impressive when compared to Ettal Monastery. I'm not sorry we stopped and took a look but I wouldn't stop again.
On the other hand, we really enjoyed Harburg castle and would probably rate it as a "really try to see", though perhaps not a "must see".

Thank you for the invaluable assessments of other RR sights, as there were many that we have not seen during past trips. Bad Mergentheim and the museum you mentioned will definitely be on the list for the next trip!

-Jill (in Thornton, CO)
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Oct 15th, 2007, 02:12 PM
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Hi Larry (again),
I just took a look at your geocities website and it is so helpful, thank you!
When you return and are settled back into the routine of things, I would love to hear your impressions of Burghausen. We will be in Austria for 16 days in May and will be passing through Bavaria when we drive from Ehenbichl (near Reutte) to Salzburg. We're planning a short detour to see Herrenchiemsee Palace... an additional detour (possibly overnight) to Burghausen would also be possible. In looking around on the city website link provided on your webpage, it looks like a very interesting city.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 05:57 PM
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Aloha,
We never have a change of season where I live (Hawaii) it is Summer all year. This will be my first trip and was hoping to see some fall (orange & reds) colored leaves (as this does not happen in Hawaii). I guess I will just have to wait and see if I am lucky to see some. I am a bit nerveous about the change in weather but that is what will make it fun for me, I have never had the chance to sit by the fire and have a warm drink.
Mahalo to Larry for his informative posts and others who have helped with their unput! I am so excited I leave Hawaii on the 20th and it will take me until Monday before I touch down in Munich.
Mahalo,
Jeanne
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Oct 15th, 2007, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the info, Logos.
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Oct 16th, 2007, 01:56 AM
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>some fall (orange & reds) colored leaves
Most look rather uniform, not remotely like you would expect in north America. That's mainly because forests are largely pine trees in Bavaria with only few other. They have been cultivated over centuries. In the mountains, the weather conditions are harsh, which favours pines too. Anyway, what you see insn't the "original" landscape, but something built by humans. Maybe that's part of the beauty?
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Oct 16th, 2007, 02:00 AM
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Max on Monday expected is 41F, min is 32F
Max today is 66F. And yes, don't get frustrated by the fog.
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Oct 16th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Aloha Lofos,
Thank you for the information, as I really dont have anything to compare it to (fall leave's that is)I'm sue it will be beautiful to me. I think the fog (which is also new to me) will only add to the adventure! I am a little worried about the cold. I have purchased a few pairs of silk "Thermals" to wear under my clothing, and I will have to learn the art of "Layering" as here our attire is much diffrent the object of the game is to stay cool here.
Mahalo,
Jeanne
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Oct 16th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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You will adapt after a few days like everybody does. 32F is not really cold, just cool. ;-) The fog usually starts in November but will only be there during "fine" weather periods, so maybe hope for rain . (not really)
However in the mountains above all that fog the weather can be beautiful!
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