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1. Posted by Pippin (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

So I fly into Frankfurt on Tuesday to see a few games of the World Cup. I have been to Germany a few different times (I'm a US citizen) but mostly as a child. I am probably going to stay in Frankfurt for a night or two then I have about two weeks to wander. After Frankfurt, where is the next place I should head? Anyone have a good general direction? Cheers.

2. Posted by Pippin (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

judging by the response (or lack of one) I am stuck in Frankfurt as there is no where else to go. No one has anything?

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey, this is a small forum. Don't be impatient!

I think you could do the classic route of travelling in the area, as Hessen is renowned for its wines and some great classical beauty. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is very nice.

However, since you have been to Germany as a child, consider going on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Go to Wittenberg, (Luther's Town), maybe Quedlinburg and the Harz mountains. See the old military post on top of the most German of all mountains, the Brocken. To get there, take the historic steam train up there and hike back down.

Alternatively you could go to the North Sea and hike in the unique landscape of the Wattenmeer - it is the North Sea by flood and land by low water.

Tell us your budget, what means of travelling you have and what you like to see and do and I can be more specific.

4. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I assume seeing of the time of year you are going to Germany that you want to be there for the World Cup. In that case, why don't you follow the US team on their route (most people there will be doing following their national team). And transportation deals will be quite good apparently.

Alternitavely, if you are not there to cheer on the football (sorry, soccer) teams then it may be worth avoiding all the major cities as it will be complete bacchanal (Trinbagonian word for drunken chaos and partying). Bring on the World Cup!!!!!!

5. Posted by Pippin (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm sorry for being impatient but its just that I leave tomorrow. I am going over with about $2,000 US dollars and just a small bag on my back. Of course I will bring my cleats lol. I am planning on talking to the bahn people in the Frankfurt airport about the right train pass to get while I am over there. So far through my research more or less leaning towards the "Weltmeister pass". I arrive on the 31st of May and depart on the 26th of June. I have a game to see in Kaiserslaughtern (on the 17th of June) and Munchen (on the 24th of June). Otherwise then that I am generally free and I was just curious of what to do for those first two weeks. I have a friend who plays for Werder in Bremen that I am going to try with an also some people in the middle of Germany and then another who lives right outside of Munchen.

I have been looking at hostels and what not but there is so much info that I am going to just figure it all out when I arrive. Thanks t_maia you were quite helpful and again im sorry for being rude. Any more info would be greatly appriciated. And to Tallbird, thanks also. I live in Florida and have been down to the islands a time or two and always enjoyed the bacchanal. I wish your squad the best of luck but in actuality I don't support the USA, I'm all for the Joga Bonito, or really anyone who has got it going on. Through family influences I'm gonna support Deutschland most of the time. But I love most all of the squads. There is some real talent out there this time around.

Again any sort of info you all could give to me I would adore. Thanks and cheers.

6. Posted by Pippin (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

its a bit colder and wetter here in Frankfurt than i had expected...but the town has the football fever! does anyone have any recommendations as far as the nightlife..or just simply getting a beer? Any good music halls or theatre houses? Thanks, prost.

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

This site lists all parties in and around Frankfurt am Main: clubs, shows, bars and restaurants.

They seem to recommend these clubs:

Cocoon Club
Carl-Benz-Stra├če 21
60386 Frankfurt - Fechenheim

King Kamehameha Beach Club
Hafeninsel 2
63067 Offenbach
Phone: 069/480037-0