Germany by rail- advice needed
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Jun 13, 2012 5:44 PM Last Post By: Herr_Wurst
Jun 12, 2012 5:33 AM
15Nice ... i guess you are going to visit the Oktoberfest in Munich :-)
In Iphofen i can recommand http://www.gasthof-krone-iphofen.de/English/Hotel.htm
So this would be : Köln - Würzburg - Iphofen - Nürnberg - München - Berlin
In fact i am planning a trip to Peking by train next spring by Trans-Manchurian and back trough Mongolia .
Just back a month from a 6 weeks train-trip to Kurdish-Turkey ....
Hope you will have a fantastic time !
Jun 12, 2012 8:49 AM
16Well if you wanna go to Munich for Oktoberfest (which is mostly in September) you wanna be getting hold of accommodation sharpish.
Jun 13, 2012 5:44 PM
17Fwoggie is absolutely right about Oktoberfest.
Unless you're planning to visit Oktoberfest, you may consider not to visit Munich while the festival lasts. (22. of September to 7. of October). Hotels are booked out well in advance and charge much higher prices than during the rest of the year.
Though you can do alpine trips by train/bayern ticket, as mentioned above, a rental car saves time and gives you the opportunity of an alpine round trip in southern Bavaria and leaves you much more flexible.
Don't expect too much of the notorious bavarian alpine towns of Füssen, Garmisch and Mittenwald, they're a bit cheesy and full of pensionists. Landscape's great though, as are the castles. I've made positive experiences with AVM Autovermietung München, a local (I guess) rental car company 5 min off Central Station. AVM Autovermietung
Hotels I like in the alpine area south of munich (not cheap):
Kranzbach off Garmisch
Hotel Post in Lermoos, just south of Füssen
Asi Lodge in Steinberg/close to Achensee
From US$91.66 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$154.40 per night
(2 star Hotel)
From US$71.73 per night