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Trip Planning - Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium

Trip Planning - Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium

Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Trip Planning - Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium

I am in the process of planning a 10 night trip to the above countries in Aug 06.

Current plan is
4 nights in Trier Germany (mainly for a WRX rally that my husband wants to go to)
1 night in Luxemburg City
3 nights Brugge
1 night ? (any suggestions? someplace b/w Brugge and Frankfurt)
1 night in Frankfurt (flying in and out of Frankfurt)

Any hotel/B&B suggestions less than $130 per night range? Must sees and dos? We tend to love experiencing the culture and food when traveling with less focus on spending tons of time in a museum.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:16 PM
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4 nights is too mnay for Trier, for in between I always suggest Maastricht. You may also want to put in a little time at the beach in Oostende which is very close to Bruges. In Oostende there is a Best Western property a block from the beach & a block from the casino that is very inexpensive. Namur is also an interesting little town in that portion of the world. I might also suggest spending some time wandering down the Mosel (?) unless you need to go to Trier, straight away from Frankfort.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 02:33 PM
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I agree - 4 nights in Trier is alot unless the WRX rally is that long. We were just thre in Dec and had the Christmas market to entertain us.

Not sure what you like but Brussels was ok and on the route from Lux to Brugge. We stayed thre 2 nights as well but that was the max for us.

I agree with the other poster, the river is there and can offer some wonderful diversions coming or going.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 03:04 PM
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We spent 4 nights in Trier this past November. We took daytrips to Luxembourg and Metz, France; a drive around the Moselle; and a day in Trier exploring the Roman Ruins and the town.

We rented an apartment (Ferienwohnung An der Schellenmauer that we found on the Trier tourism site:

http://tinyurl.com/cjc4s

The apartment cost 40€ and is located about five minutes from the old town. We booked directly with the owner, Mrs. Baro, not the tourist office.

Mrs. Baro is in the process of learning English so communication was a little difficult since we don't speak German but she was very helpful and the apt. was immaculate and well stocked.

(We actually ended up in a different apt. than the one shown on the site which is a studio. We never really learned why they upgraded us but we appreciated the extra space.)

Ferienwohnung An der Schellenmauer
Große Eulenpfütz 5
54290 Trier, Germany

Tel.: +49 651 76542 + 40887
Fax: +49 651 74799
e-mail: [email protected]

Best of luck!
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Old Jan 24th, 2006, 06:32 AM
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Yes the 4 nights in Trier is not debatable the rally is 3 days long. We may do a day trip one of those days.
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Old Jan 24th, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Hi.

I have learned a great deal in my travels in Europe, but the most ironclad lesson (for me, anyway) is to never, NEVER spend less than two nights anywhere.

A one-night visit demands too much in terms of travel, securing your lodging and getting your bearings. Before you have been able to appreciate your surroundings, it's time to go.

My two cents (and worth every penny).

B.V.
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Old Jan 24th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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In Brugge, please check out this apartment:

http://www.kanthuisje.com/d3kon/e/e_appcarmers.htm

My parents rented it for a week over Christmas, and we were in a different rental a block away. The apartment is well within you price range -- only issue will be whether you can meet the check-in/check-out requirements. The apartment is fantastic and well located (few minutes to the Markt). Best thing, though? Daily deliverie (via bicycle courier) of fresh bread and pastries...just requires you to order online (in lobby) the night before for a morning treat.

I have made 4 1-week long trips to Brugge and absolutely love it. Enjoy your trip.
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