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Traveling to Germany

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1. Posted by akuehne (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

In June/July I'm traveling to Germany and some surrounding countries. I'm just wondering where are the best places to go, etc. within the central and western portions.

I also need advice on what to pack and tickets and any other information.

That would be most helpful!

Thanks!

Alaina

2. Posted by kkwijibo (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

I've been to Hamburg for a few days it's a great place, went up the black church tower, giving a panoramic view of the city, very nice, and some before and after photos of the church being rebuilt after the world wars.
The acrhitecture isn't bad either, when I went there was some festival going on, not sure whether it was June or July but, that made the place a lot more lively, but I guess if there are no events going on it'll be like any other city, easy to get around via public transport has it's own underground system and also has a big train station to get to other cities quite easily.
It was also quite interesting to see the hussle and bussle of the port there and the huge barges travelling by, when I went I stayed in the suburbs which had great surroundings and nice bakery for fresh pastries for breakfast.
You should be o.k. with summer clothing and a jacket for when it gets a little nippy, as for ticketing info you should be o.k. as german is quite easy to pick up and most people speak english.

From Hamburg you could take the train to denmark which isn't too far away, would've went myself, but didn't have enough time...

3. Posted by akuehne (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Quoting kkwijibo

I've been to Hamburg for a few days it's a great place, went up the black church tower, giving a panoramic view of the city, very nice, and some before and after photos of the church being rebuilt after the world wars.
The acrhitecture isn't bad either, when I went there was some festival going on, not sure whether it was June or July but, that made the place a lot more lively, but I guess if there are no events going on it'll be like any other city, easy to get around via public transport has it's own underground system and also has a big train station to get to other cities quite easily.
It was also quite interesting to see the hussle and bussle of the port there and the huge barges travelling by, when I went I stayed in the suburbs which had great surroundings and nice bakery for fresh pastries for breakfast.
You should be o.k. with summer clothing and a jacket for when it gets a little nippy, as for ticketing info you should be o.k. as german is quite easy to pick up and most people speak english.

From Hamburg you could take the train to denmark which isn't too far away, would've went myself, but didn't have enough time...

Thanks for this information!

I'm so excited to also be going to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France (not Paris though), and Austria.

Alaina