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1. Posted by glenn765 (Budding Member 34 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Regarding hitchiking in Europe, in particular Switzerland and Germany(Zurich to Munich, to begin with.
Hoping for a little insight, advise, direction, etc. Any assistance would be appreciated.


2. Posted by Adrians (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You want to go for a trip in hitchhiking? Just have a look : Our tip in hichiking in Europe; France Italia, Slovénia, Tchec republic, germany...
That can give you some ideas!!
In french and english!

3. Posted by Adrians (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sorry it's there...
Trip in hichhiking;);)

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

organised and paid for hitchhiking:

You search for the route you want to go (ie Zurich - Munich) and contact possible drivers per email. The site is free as long as you do email only and if it works out will guarantee you a ride. Prices for the ride are usually included in the offer.

5. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

another organzied "hitchhiker's" site which apparently is a bit cheaper than mitfahrzentrale.


6. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ok, you can hitch-hike the 'organised way', as presented above. But Germany/Switzerland is a fairly safe region to do it the -much more exciting- old fashioned way. As long as you're not a single girl, or two young ones, you can hitch your way around by putting up the thumb. Note that it is in some area's forbidden to hitch at the highway, so get your lifts at the off ramps (some have even designated hitch-hike pickup spots) or -even better- at petrol stations. (As people have already stopped, you have more time to convince them to take you.) Take a german phrasebook though, since not all Germans (especially the truck-driver types) speak English.

Good luck & N-joy the trip!

7. Posted by Adrians (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

next trip I would like to go more far away alone in hitchhiking. And try the eastern Europe Slovenia; Croatia; bosnia; Romania; then Lithuania; Estonia and go down to Paris by poland...
Maybe a next blog in september...


But it's much more funny and full of experience in the "roots way"
Hitchhike organise is not hitchhike...

8. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hitch hiking is really common in switzerland, locals and travellers alike are always seens by the side of the road. public transport here is really expensive and i dont drive but for the last month i have found it really easy to just stick my thumb out and get where i need to go - speaking german helps though (atleast be able to say where u want to go) but otherwise no worries