I will be going on a summer camp in a small farm called Hexhof in Düsseldorf/Germany. Does anyone have any info about that place? And what is life like in Düsseldorf? How much does it cost to use the buses and are there passes which you can buy once and use it for a month for the busses? I'm a student and dont have much money so where are the cheapest places to go to have fun, drink some things and shop? And how much does it cost to go to other cities like Cologne from Düsseldorf?
well, i just looked up the prices for public transportation around düsseldorf and well... i cant give you a decent answer about how much it will cost you, since there are LOTS of different prices availible (even for months tickets - youth ticket, ticket1000, ticket2000, aso. you might want to check it out yourself at www.VRR.de. and the folks at your camp will probably be able to help you out there. but be aware that it will cost you something between 50EUR and 100EUR! - with these tickets you will be able to go to surrounding places as well (unfortunately not to collogne, since the area of the VRR ends somewhere between düsseldorf and collogne. but there are extention tickets availible which you can get at the time you need them.
costs, well... i have not been to that area very often, especially not the large cities collogne and düsseldorf, but the one thing i realized: its expensive there! especially düsseldorf. food, cafes, dinks, stuff... just everything - you really didnt have a lucky hand in choosing your camp in consideration of a low-cost area.
a nice place in düsseldorf is the historic inner city (altstadt), therre's lots of life day/night during the summer. but dont forget to catch the last train!
hope i could help you... greetz form hamburg, nils
I have been to Duesseldorf twice and much more often to Cologne.
The best thing you can do about travelling by train etc. is to go at a ticket counter and to ask for help. So did I. There is a special offer for 2 or 3 days in Duesseldorf but you will get the information when you visit www.duesseldorf.de. If you need cheap accomodation, just browse the youth hostel sites, I paid about 25 Euros a night. I'm sure there are cheaper ones. Cologne and Duesseldorf are so nice, the historical city is a 'must-see'. Food etc. is cheaper if you buy it in a supermarket and don't go to a restaurant every day.
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