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Old Oct 22nd, 1999, 08:55 PM
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bruce
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They say there are no stupid questions...

Hi,
We are flying into Frankfurt next week and will be staying our first two nights in Rothenburg. Question: is it difficult getting onto the Romantic Road from the Frankfurt airport? We will be a little dull in the senses after the flight so will not be to adept at reading any confusing maps.

thanks, bruce
 
Old Oct 23rd, 1999, 06:19 AM
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Ed
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It'll take you about 75-90 minutes, almost all Autobahn. You take the A3 east to the A7 south. Couldn't really be much easier.

A bit of info about the area at http://twenj.com/bavaria.htm
 
Old Oct 23rd, 1999, 08:01 AM
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You might have some trouble getting into Rothenburg itself actually. Cars aren't allowed in several gates and parking is next to impossible we've found. If you are indeed staying overnight I believe it's legal to park your car within the city walls.

Be sure to visit the Criminal Museum. It's a great spot for home videos as well.

Have fun!
 
Old Oct 23rd, 1999, 09:47 PM
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bruce
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Thanks Ed and 'turnip' for the feedback.
bruce
 
Old Oct 24th, 1999, 07:02 AM
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Mary Ann
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We did exactly that last month. We used cw.lease (routeplanner) for the trip tic to help get to Rothenburg, along with our Michelin atlas. We were so excited to get our rental car and get on the road that we forgot to get DMs for our one night. Not to worry. We stopped on the Autobahn at a big restaurant/rest stop which had ATMs. Parking is allowed in the city, we stayed at an old Pub. The hard part, even with a city map we had was figuring out how to get to our lodging with one way streets. We isolated the nearest external parking lot to the pub and walked there to find out the best entrance and route to their location. The trip tic really helped
 
Old Oct 24th, 1999, 07:05 AM
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We did exactly that last month. We used cw.lease (routeplanner) for the trip tic to help get to Rothenburg, along with our Michelin atlas. We were so excited to get our rental car and get on the road that we forgot to get DMs for our one night. Not to worry. We stopped on the Autobahn at a big restaurant/rest stop which had ATMs. Parking is allowed in the city, we stayed at an old Pub. The hard part, even with a city map we had was figuring out how to get to our lodging with one way streets. We isolated the nearest external parking lot to the pub and walked there to find out the best entrance and route to their location. The trip tic really helped provide the exact exit to watch for. Our flight got in about 8:00am, by the time we got the car, drove, stopped for DMs and a bite to eat, located the hotel and parked the car it was about 12:00/12:30. Stay up till 8:00pm and catch the 1 hour night watchmans tour. It is wonderful, just do not fall asleep at dinner. Then hit the sack and you will be all set for the rest of your tour!
 
Old Oct 24th, 1999, 10:27 AM
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I agree with "turnip". We were in Roth. in August and met a friend there, we drove around that wall for an hour and a half after getting her car and trying to find ours. The city is one of the most beautiful in Germany. Enjoy!
 

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