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Tips for: Germany-France-Lux-Belgium-Netherlands

Tips for: Germany-France-Lux-Belgium-Netherlands

Old Jul 9th, 1999, 10:51 AM
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Tips for: Germany-France-Lux-Belgium-Netherlands

My husband and I are traveling to Germany et al in late July. We'll be traveling with three teens. We plan to rent a car in Frankfurt and take 2-3 days and travel a loop through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands and back across to East Germany for another 4 days (as one of our teens lives there). I'd like any advice/recommendations that anyone has as far as places to visit/stay/eat, which towns and cities are the best and especially - how is the driving. Thanks!
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 11:03 AM
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JML, The driving, roads, are fine but your itinerary is unrealistic. France and the Benelux countries deserve more than 2-3 days, as do you.
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 11:44 AM
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As much as I love whirlwind tours, I'm with Richard on this one. Holy Sorebacksides, Batman! France is the same size as Texas, and I wouldn't want to have to 'do' Texas in one day! Stick to Germany, or maybe a 1/2 day into Alsace, but you'll be miserable trying to do 4 countries in three days....
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 02:18 PM
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Wow! My recommendation is to just stay home. Three teens and four countries in 2-3 days. That is all day in a car. I agree with the above poster. Do the area around Frankfurt, Rhine or Heidelberg, and enjoy actually getting out of your car once and awhile. And with three teens! Just stay home.
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 02:29 PM
Mary Ann
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As stated above, you do not have enough time!! 2 years ago we picked up our 21 year old outside of Munich in Augsburg, drove to Strasbourg for 1 night, then to Reims, stopping in Verdun for the next, they on to Bayeax via monets gardens for the next, then the D Day beaches (my husband had to see) then on to Dieppe as a way station, then next to Brugge for a night and ended up, thankfully in Amsterdam for 3 nights. That was 5 nights and alot of time in the car, too much. She had been use to taking night trains which she preferred since you slept (sort of) and had the day for sight seeing. Good luck with your planning.

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