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Cave Johnson
10-19-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm considering going abroad next month with a friend to visit his roommate, who's studying for a semester in Hamburg.

I can't imagine there's much to do in Hamburg, so any ideas on other destinations for a 7 day trip? I was thinking Munich and Prague. Amerstdam seems relatively close, but I've already been.

KCChiefsFan88
10-19-2006, 04:57 PM
If I were you I'd stay in Hamburg and get drunk for 7 days. They have great beer in Germany I hear

noa
10-19-2006, 04:58 PM
Munich and Prague are both awesome. Prague is especially appealing because its cheap.
In Munich, do Mike's Bike Tours and you'll ride around the city and get drunk. If the weather is not agreeable, just head to the beer halls early.
In either city, you're going to get some of the best beer in the world. In Prague, you'll see some of the most beautiful women in the world.
If you have time for other places, I would also recommend choosing between Berlin and Budapest.
Enjoy the trip.

chagrin
10-19-2006, 05:06 PM
Here is a cool website, I found very interesting ideas from both people who travelled to Finland (where I am going soon) and people who live there. It's a great community of travellers, people who travel all the time.


here (www.travellerspoint.com)
Go to the forums and select your destination

nbkc fan
10-19-2006, 05:19 PM
Just got back from a whirlwind trip around Europe, including Prague, Munich and Amsterdam. Go to Prague. Rent an apartment (cheaper than hotels/hostels). Munich was fun, but we were there for Oktoberfest. Amsterdam was a blast(especially with what's legal there), but I only want to go back to Prague. The hottest women I have ever seen in my life were walking around Prague.

Braincase
10-19-2006, 05:39 PM
Heidelberg! It's a college town. Have the Bitburger, hit the Irish pubs and meet the English speaking foreigners. Go to the Schloss and see the largest wine cask. Go to the fencing fraternity on campus, get a Heidelberg scar...

SNR
10-19-2006, 06:01 PM
Hamburg is just a big city, really. Cologne has cool castles and cathedrals to visit. Berlin is full of cool things to do and Munich, well, enough said. Even if you want a "touristy" city, Stuttgart and Leipzig kick the crap out of Hamburg.

Cave Johnson
10-20-2006, 07:46 PM
What about transportation? On my trip before last, I took Easy Jet from London back to Amsterdam and high-speed trains otherwise. Generally like 80 euro per leg. Train prices now seem outrageous, like 220 euros from Hamburg to Munich. And the Eurail pass doesn't apply to the Czeck Republic. What up?

PunkinDrublic
10-20-2006, 08:21 PM
What about transportation? On my trip before last, I took Easy Jet from London back to Amsterdam and high-speed trains otherwise. Generally like 80 euro per leg. Train prices now seem outrageous, like 220 euros from Hamburg to Munich. And the Eurail pass doesn't apply to the Czeck Republic. What up?

I would recommend flying. Whenever I go to Europe I fly into a major city and then use one of the regional airlines. It can be cheaper than taking the rail. I've used Ryanair a couple of times and it worked out great. Just make sure you know where the airport is located because a lot of these airlines use smaller more obscure airports that sometimes are located outside of the city in bum**** Egypt. I've never used Easy Jet but if you reserve your flight early enough you can get a damn good price.

MichaelH
10-20-2006, 08:22 PM
As previously said, visit Munich. I've never been there but I've heard it's a great city with lots of good sights and beer.

carlos3652
10-20-2006, 10:06 PM
F'n expensive... Germany has great beer... Frankfurt is almost like a US city...

Have fun!

htismaqe
10-20-2006, 10:15 PM
After Prague, Munich is probably the neatest city in Europe...

Helmet
10-21-2006, 05:12 AM
What about transportation? On my trip before last, I took Easy Jet from London back to Amsterdam and high-speed trains otherwise. Generally like 80 euro per leg. Train prices now seem outrageous, like 220 euros from Hamburg to Munich. And the Eurail pass doesn't apply to the Czeck Republic. What up?

Try
http://www32.germanwings.com/index.en.shtml for example.


You can fly from there to Munich, then take the train to Stuttgart (if you are into cars, definitely go to the new Mercedes-Benz Museum) and fly from Stuttgart to Prague.

I don't like Munich that much myself, being from Stuttgart , but well.. yeah,it's worth a visit.

Prague is absolutely awesome. Vienna is great too.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also worth a visit if you are into history and old towns and stuff...

htismaqe
10-21-2006, 07:04 AM
Try
http://www32.germanwings.com/index.en.shtml for example.


You can fly from there to Munich, then take the train to Stuttgart (if you are into cars, definitely go to the new Mercedes-Benz Museum) and fly from Stuttgart to Prague.

I don't like Munich that much myself, being from Stuttgart , but well.. yeah,it's worth a visit.

Prague is absolutely awesome. Vienna is great too.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also worth a visit if you are into history and old towns and stuff...

You're from Stuttgart?

I used to live in Schorndorf.

Helmet
10-21-2006, 07:09 AM
yep. How come you lived in Schorndorf? I used to go there to the Nexus 6 on Sundays.

htismaqe
10-21-2006, 07:17 AM
yep. How come you lived in Schorndorf? I used to go there to the Nexus 6 on Sundays.

College study program. Spent a semester there living with a family and going to school sponsored by my college and the University of Stuttgart...

htismaqe
10-21-2006, 07:21 AM
Never heard of Nexus 6, I was there in 1995. We used to drink at the Mephisto, just off to the side of the Rathaus.

Also, I second your recommendation of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I've talked about it before:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=3230757

I would also suggest Schwabisch Gmund, nice little town with one of the oldest churches in all of Europe.

Helmet
10-21-2006, 07:28 AM
That's exactly when I was there too.. 94 - 96 we used to be there. It was a techno club , so maybe you not your type of clubs to go to. It was pretty well known, ppl would come from as far as Switzerland and Austria for their Sunday night party fix..

Schwaebisch Gmuend is indeed nice, and if you are there, be sure to pay a visit to the Nubert Speaker shop (if you are into audio stuff).

chiefqueen
10-21-2006, 10:06 AM
I'm currently waiting for my renewed passport to come so I can go to Amsterdam and Germany in March.