Small Towns -Southern Germany

Old Jan 10th, 2003, 04:14 PM
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Henry
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Small Towns -Southern Germany

I have been to Germany several times and have visited many of the more popular cities and towns. I'm looking to find out about towns that are worth visiting that are a little less popular.
 
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 04:32 PM
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Two that I considered delightful:

Landshut, about 35 miles northeast of Munich

and

Oberkirch, in the Black Forest, not far from Strasbourg

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 04:39 PM
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Here's a piece I've written on several small, wonderful towns that international tourists have probably never heard of; they're located near one another close to the Altmuehl River between Munich and Nuremberg:

www.epinions.com/content_84480069252
 
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 05:11 PM
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Henry - may I suggest the following:
1) In Southern Germany - Mittenwald and Oberamergau, Passau
2) In Wurtemberg - Ulm, Tubingen, Schwabiscn Hall, Bad Wimpfen.
3) Baden - Freiburg
4) Harz region- Gottingen, Goslar, Quedlinberg.
5) Franconia - Bamberg, Wurzburg, Erfurt, Regensburg.
6) Rhineland - Mainz, Bernkastel, Cochem, Trier, Braubach, Boppard, St Goarhausen
7) Saxony - Dresden and Leipzig
8) North Germany - Lubeck, Bremen. Hamburg
These are only a few of my favorites, there are hundreds of other idyllic towns & sites I have not yet explored. Have a great trip and enjoy!
 
Old Jan 11th, 2003, 03:17 AM
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to the top for Henry
 
Old Jan 11th, 2003, 05:27 AM
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Mittenwald and Berchtesgaden are two of my favorites.
 
Old Jan 12th, 2003, 11:06 PM
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hi there,
if You dont wanna run into a lot of tourist try
Esslingen (near Stuttgar, nice old houses and ruins)
Sigmaringen (between Stuttgart and Ulm, castle and Danube valley)
Bietigheim, Besigheim, Marbach (old town with city walls, old houses, birthplace of Schiller, lot of castles arround in the valley of the river Neckar)
Rastatt (between Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe, nice baroque town with castle)

have fun
Gar
 
Old Jan 13th, 2003, 08:33 AM
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There are a few that you may consider:

Titisee or Schluchsee in the Black Forest

Any of the towns in the Bayernsche Zell

The area of Tegernsee, 37 kms south of Munich

Kufstein, on the Germany Austrian Border

 
Old Jan 23rd, 2003, 12:20 AM
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Maulbronn between Frankfurt and the Black Forest was a surprise discovery for me about 30 years ago. The monastery (which can be visited) was converted to a boy's school shortly after the Reformation, so it survived in good shape. On the other side of the square are traditional beam houses.
 
Old Jan 23rd, 2003, 10:31 AM
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Check out the area around Lake Konstanz. The town of Konstanz, Meersburg, Lindau, etc. The parents of two exchange students we hosted (brothers) are from there; we have visited twice and loved it! We stayed in a small hotel in Walhausen (about $50 per night for two), which is on the lake and has boat transportation to all lake towns. It seems that biking around the lake is very popular. Very historical area and close to small towns in Switzerland. Not very many US tourists in that area that we could tell. Karen Brown recommends two hotels in Meersburg that look very nice.
 
Old Jan 23rd, 2003, 01:24 PM
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Hi, Henry. Try the Pfalz area, west of the Rhine, the Weinstrasse. Lots of vineyards, it's where the Romans lived, warmest area of Germany, small medieval villages with walls intact, some larger medieval towns - e.g., Worms, spa towns - Bad Durkheim, lots of walking areas - can't remember the mountains - Hunsruck maybe - wine festivals. You won't see many English speaking tourists, mostly German, but locals are very friendly. Great local beer.
 
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