My friend and I are planning to buy a cheap camper next may and go on a road trip,taking in hoplland and belgium before staying inGermany for one month and watching the world cup,then heading south through czech republic,austria,italy and along the south of france before retunrning to England :-( Has anyone ever done anything similar?> any advice or interesting places to visit would be much appreciated!! :-) x
Well I have done something similar, but not in Germany. I went to the 1998 world cup in France in a camper van when Scotland qualified. It was really a tremendous experience so you should have a great time I imagine, there were loads of people from other countries as you might expect - the Brazilians were particularly friendly - and it was essentially two weeks of drunken sillyness with some football and a bit of travelling. Unfortunately Scotland got knocked out in the first round as always, but we stayed on until the final. Have fun.
hey thankyou very much for the reply!! i am really looking forward to it-we're gonna try get some tickets for a game even if its a not so good game! did you spend alot of cash?? what the fuel situation like in europe? it is expensive>?
you also wanna make sure checking out at the website of German Rail at www.bahn.de (click on "Internat. Guests" at the top). They are going to have special prices during World Cup 2006. And that you are 20 years young, they offer low prices for people of this age (usually till up to 26) as well.
With camping, I'm sure you'll find camping places around the football stadiums. Otherwise, we have a lot of cheap but marvellous youth hostels in Germany (approx. 600). Prices per night usually between 15 and 25 EUR. (www.jugendherberge.de, click on the English flag)
Additionally, when you use the inner city public transportation, they mostly offer 1-day, 3-day, week, and group tickets with a low price. Group tickets are for up to 5 adults, so you'll save mostly on those tickets, unless you drive alone.
Let me know if you wanna know more for your trip to and through Germany.
[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]