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Nov 3rd, 2016, 12:00 AM
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looking for a sugestive itinerary for Munich and Paris

Hi
We have a plan to visit Munich and Paris in this November for a week. Can anyone please give me a sugestive itinerary?

* Is it ok if we are spending 3days in Munich, 1 day in Stuttgart and 3days in Paris.
* I heard Stuttgart is a nice place but not sure we should include it as it is a very short tour?
* what are the side seeing we can do in Munich and Paris? This is our first time.
* Moreover how can I obtain a dim in Germany for net and GPRS? Is it eassy to get? I heard you need to be a German citizen to obtain a dim.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 12:01 AM
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 02:45 AM
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What do you plan to do at Stuttgart? What are your interests? If you are interested in car museums, in Ludwigsburg castle or other places in and around Stuttgart, why not?
If you are looking for a scenic medieval city, Strasbourg or Mainz might be better choices.
If you are interested in one of the oldest cathedrals of Germany, in a big Technic Museum and a good Maya Exhibition, go to Speyer.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 03:13 AM
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>> what are the side seeing we can do in Munich and Paris?

Millions, if you meant "sightseeing". Without knowing your preferences and your tastes, we cannot recommend things. The easier for you would be searching for Paris or Munich trip reports on Fodors, and follow them, if you don't want to further elaborate.

The Search button is up on your right.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 03:33 AM
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>I heard you need to be a German citizen to obtain a dim.

You need an address in Germany, e.g. your hotel; it's just a formal requirement. I'd go to one of the mobil phone shops operated by turkish or arab people around the station and tell them what you need. They will find out the best solution for you, in all likelyhood a better one than you will get in the branches of the big brands.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 03:55 AM
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You can buy a prepaid SIM card. They are sold virtually everywhere, but such a little mobile phone shop operated by Turkish or Arab people (no joking) might be indeed the best solution for you. And yes, they are in and around train stations.

I personally find Stuttgart not overwhelming, exept if you want to see an automobile museum. Nearby Ludwigsburg has one of the finest town squares in the country, a large castle with a splendid park and two churches on the town square.

But maybe it is a better idea to skip Stuttgart altogether and to spend a day in Strasbourg which is a fine historical city, full of sights and attractions.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 07:50 AM
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Thanks to you (all) for the answer.
yes I mean sightseeing. It was an auto correction problem.
We are more interested in castles and nature.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 08:10 AM
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If castles are a priority, then visit Hohenzollern Castle, south of Stuttgart:

http://www.burg-hohenzollern.com/startpage.html
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 08:11 AM
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Then, castles in Paris:

- Chateau de Versailles: it's a short train ride from Paris

- Notre Dame cathedral: not a castle, but beautiful and majestic in the same way. Visit the lively Latin quarter around it.

- Palais de conciergerie: underrated, IMO. Impressive medieval structure inside. You can pair it with Saint Chapelle (see both floors), with spectacular stained glass. After you finish it, stroll along the river Seine next to it and soak in the nature of Paris.

- Louvre, a nice castle itself, and a wonderful museum for even non-museum people.

- Sacre Coeur and Monmartre, not only for the Basilic but also for the view from the hill top, its ambience, its old quarter

- Eiffel Tower, not a castle, but symbolic nonetheless, and take only 5 mins to see (don't need to climb it). Better view it from Trocadero square (Trocadero station on Line 6).

- Plenty of parks and nature: Luxembourg garden, Albert-Kahn garden museum (only guided visit),... but I doubt they will be worthy in November.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 08:35 AM
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I just returned from a trip to central Europe (Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Praha and Munich).

Paris has a lot of pro's and con's IME. I'll stick to the my favorite experiences as I don't want to give you a preconceived notion about your first visit.

My favorite moments:
Watching the sunrise at Trocadéro hill. Its a hill next to the Eiffel tower across the Seine river. Absolutely beautiful.

Getting the "worlds best" hot chocolate from Angelina's. Its near the Louvre Museum and, yes, its so good. I didn't wait for a table as its very popular and crowded. I went to the cafe and gift shop and paid the 8 Euros for a nice cup of rich, silky heaven. If you're into art, The Louvre is amazing as well. The park across from the Louvre is nice place to rest after standing in lines.

Going to the Latin Quarter to drink where Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, The Beat generation (Kerouac, Ginsberg, etc) and other literary legends used to drink: Brasserie Lipp, Les Deux Margot and Cafe de Flore. Its a very chill area and a 15-20 minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. Entrance to the cathedral is free and worth the walk.

Sitting at the Seine with some good baguettes, cheese and beer.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 08:49 AM
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>> paid the 8 Euros for a nice cup of rich, silky heaven <<

There is no need to travel to Paris for a cup of hot chocolate. It is the easiest thing to make it at home. I will post about it in the "Cooking Secrets" thread.
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Nov 3rd, 2016, 09:39 AM
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The hot chocolate at Angelina is stultifyingly cloying, IMO, and the service is usually terrible. There are plenty of more appetizing hot chocolates in Paris, and yes, you can easily make it on your own (though that's not the point of splurging on a vacation).

I personally wouldn't bother with a stop in Stuttgart on such a short trip, but you haven't explained why you picked these places, so it's hard to guess why you singled them out.
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Nov 4th, 2016, 09:57 AM
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lol
That was not reason why I traveled through Paris. In fact, Paris is at the bottom of my list as far as favorite European cities. Amsterdam and Prague were better imo.

As far as Angelina's, I'm not a fan of sweets or hot chocolate but it was damn good. It is world famous so I had to see what the hype was about.
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Munich is awesome. I recommend getting lost at Viktualienmarkt and taking a free walking tour of the city. They start at 2PM at Marienplatz (town square).
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