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Staying in Freiburg, Germany (May 07')

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1. Posted by sh04 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

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Hi All:

Will be going to Freiburg come this May for a half year training programme. Was wondering if anyone can give me advice about the place.

1) As I am not sure yet where I'll be staying, would like to know if wireless broardband internet service is readily available in Freiburg.

2) Checked out some hotels, seems like there's modem internet provided, but does it means that it's free, or a charge will be needed?

3) Where can I get a map of Freiburg, the ones I find online are usually small ones and not complete.

4) During the weekends, I'll like to go touring the places, where would you recommend.

5) Are the meals expensive over in Freiburg?

Thanks so much for all the help.

Cheers,
sh

2. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Shouldn't whoever is running your training program be able and willing to help you with most of these questions? As for a map, a geographical bookstore should be able to help (if not locally, then certainly one in Germany). If you are looking for an online map, try this:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=freiburg,+germany&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Here is the city's online interactive map (as big as your computer screen):
http://www.freiburg.de/servlet/PB/menu/1143538_l2/index.html

Or you can order a paper map here:
https://www.bis.freiburg.de/cityguide_cgi/faltplan_bestellung.php

Weekends you might want to look into doing some bike riding; sounds like this would be a lovely area for cycling.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 25, 2007, at 11:25 PM by pfeiffer ]

3. Posted by sh04 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Thanks pfeiffer.

Actually as this is my new company and will be starting only on the 2nd April, so I'm here trying to get some information first.

As my training department haven't let us know where we'll be staying and all, I can only try to find out, hoping to know how's it like in Freiburg.

From the sites I've seen, it's really seems nice to be cycling around Freiburg. I'll definitely be doing it and also try to visit more places if I could.

Once again, thanks so much for sharing.

cheers,
sh

4. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting sh04

Thanks pfeiffer.

Once again, thanks so much for sharing.

You're welcome, but, please, it's "Kevin" or "Mr. Pfeiffer" (if you wish) or even "Kevin Pfeiffer", but not "pfeiffer" (we're not -- or at least I am not -- in the Army).

Enjoy your stay,

Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Internet access should be readily available in Freiburg - it is a big enough city.

Internet access in hotels can be free as well as paid - it depends upon how much you paid for your hotel.

Welcome to Freiburg, hope you like your new job!

6. Posted by sh04 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Quoting t_maia

Internet access should be readily available in Freiburg - it is a big enough city.

Internet access in hotels can be free as well as paid - it depends upon how much you paid for your hotel.

Welcome to Freiburg, hope you like your new job!

Thanks so much for the advice.
Can I check with you. From Freiburg, it's nearer to Munich or Berlin? And which will be the faster and cheapest way? I'm thinking of going to the Munich Hard Rock cafe, is it far away?

And I also do plan to go to Swiss if there's a few days to spare during my training trip. Thanks for the help and sorry for the trouble once again.

Cheers,
sh

7. Posted by fraluchi (Full Member 129 posts) 9y

I was puzzled to know which Freiburg you meant: the one in Germany or the one in Switzerland.
It looks like the German one !?
You'll have Internet galore here: Germany is a pretty modern place, so you don't have to worry about this aspect. Ask the hotels: some are f.o.c, others charge. (as mentioned by another travel adviser)
Maps: where are you resident? It's difficult to advise on nearest map selling places without this indication !? Anyway, follow the lead of a previous travel adviser.
The Swiss border (the country is called Switzerland !) is only "down the road" so to speak, with the German motorway to Basel being the most frightful experience, and a sometimes quieter alternative over France to the same place. Train (railway) is the easiest way.
Berlin is way out to the North East. Munich can be done in a few hours motorway to the East. Don't think, however, to do this return in one day!
Meals: figure between 10 and 15 Euros for a cheap meal. But what is a "cheap" meal ?
Tourist places: hop across the border into France and the Alsace. Beautiful countryside, excellent food, fine wines. Stay in Germany and go North to the Schwarzwald. Also here, good food (perhaps a bit heavier than in France), excellent wines, attractive little villages.
Enjoy your time there.

8. Posted by sh04 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hi All:

I am absolutely sorry.

I've got the whole name wrong, with a letter difference. Only found out today when one friendly adviser asked me about it.

I will be in Freiberg and not Freiburg. So sorry and thank you so much for all the help.

I believe the internet services will most likely be available and I do hope that I can really visit Switzerland if there's time.

Thank you all so much for the help nontheless and I really appreaciate all your advice.

Sorry,
sh