Travel from Geneva to Munich

Old Dec 30th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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Travel from Geneva to Munich

First time traveler,
1.How hard is it to travel by train between these two cities?
2.Could it be done in a day?
3.How much english is spoken in Munich, cab drivers, citizens, etc.?
4.In Munich I'm interested in a tour of history, like the WWII era, anyone know of a good one?
5.If you had to stay in Munich overnight, where would you stay for just one night, if you were traveling alone?
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 03:34 AM
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Hi tanksgtrich,

You can get the schedules for the train trip at the Swiss rail site

www.rail.ch (in English).

Just enter

Departure: Geneva

Destination: Munich

And be sure to use the European format for the dates (day/month/year).

You'll see that the journey takes eight hours with two, three, five, or six changes, depending on which connection you choose.

Hope you get the rest of your info soon!

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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 04:18 PM
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thanks,,,
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 04:37 PM
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How much english is spoken in Munich?
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You can also use the GermanRail site to check schedules.

depending on timings and if you are willing to leave Geneva EARLY, you can do the trip with only ONE change.

I have never ever had problems with cab drivers and English in my several trips to Munich but other folks' experiences may have differed.

Depending on budget for one night I would probably stay somewhere in the Marienplatz area.

What time of year? Conrary to what some will tell you, I strongly recommend an air conditioned hotel if you are going to be there in the Summer months. Munich is VERY humid at that time of year.
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http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

for the GermanRail site
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 04:57 PM
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My month of travel will be August. So AC will be a must...although from where I will be coming from I'm sure it will be cooler. Thanks
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Tanksgtrich -

I'm guessing you'll be heading to Germany for R&R? You might want to see if there are any MWR tours available for Munich. I know there are several out of the Eidelweiss Lodge, but that's about 60 miles away. They might have some suggestions for you, though.
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