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1. Posted by xxvanille (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

I currently live in germany, and would like to explore europe ona weekend base. So going on weekend trips leave friday come back sunday! (that type of thing) anyone done that? or have any suggestions on good places to go or look, perhaps also cheep travelling, including flights or train rides?

( i'd probalbly want to stay in hostels so it is cheeper and i don't need hotels)

any suggestions welcome!

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello xxvanille

I live in Germany, and sometime take weekend trips.
I live in Munich. Next Friday, I will take the night train, to Hamburg, and come back on the Monday night train.
In September, I spent a weekend, in Berlin.
If u book the trains and planes, a few months in advance, u can get very good special offers.
I went to Berlin, with Germanwings. www.germanwings.com
Also, it is possible to get day passes for the trains for Bavaria, for around 25 Euros. 5 adults and several children can travel with just one day pass. Maybe it is also possible to get train passes, for other regions, or Germany.

Mel

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Hello xxvanille

I live in Germany, and sometime take weekend trips.
I live in Munich. Next Friday, I will take the night train, to Hamburg, and come back on the Monday night train.
In September, I spent a weekend, in Berlin.
If u book the trains and planes, a few months in advance, u can get very good special offers.
I went to Berlin, with Germanwings. www.germanwings.com
Also, it is possible to get day passes for the trains for Bavaria, for around 25 Euros. 5 adults and several children can travel with just one day pass. Maybe it is also possible to get train passes, for other regions, or Germany.

Mel

Deutsche Bahn, has a weekend pass, valid for weekends (of course), and for regional trains. (so not the ICE) called a "schönes wochenende" (wonderful weekend) card.

Wherever you live in Germany, there is always an airport close-by, that services flights from low-budget airlines. (check: Germanwings, DBA, Air Berlin, LTU, TUIfly, Condor, but also a lot of other companies like Easyjet and RyanAir fly to and from Germany)

Where are you living? maybe that makes it easier for people to give you some tips.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Herr Bert

Do u know how much the weekend pass costs? I have never heard of it, but if it is a good price, I will certainly get some. Is is for all of Germany, or just one region?

Mel

5. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

You should ask at the station for them. Here we bought them from a machine in Venlo. I am not really sure about the prices anymore, as I only used it once to get from Venlo to Köln with two girls, they continued to Frankfurt, and I bought a ticket back to Venlo.

(I have found my ticket back to Venlo, but also a ticket for 7.60 and that last one is confusing me now). I didn't find the schönes wochenende ticket, and I thing that is somewhere in Madrid at the moment, so I don't think I will find it.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Herr Bert

I will ask at the train station, how much they cost.

Mel

7. Posted by xxvanille (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

well first of all thanx for the feedback! i'll def. check out those airlines...

but i like in Gütersloh (if u have heard of it.)

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Never heard of it xxvanille.
Where exactly is it?

9. Posted by xxvanille (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

it is about an hour or so away from Hannover or and about the same about of time from paderborn.. its in nord-reihn westfalen, north west germany i guess u could say.

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks xxvanille

I know Hanover, at least.
That is a lovely town.

Mel