|Subject: Re: Going to Germany; any suggestions?|
I think that you are going to enjoy Germany a lot. Baerbel
has given you a few good tips, but even if you donīt speak
German, I wouldnīt get afraid of travelling around.
If you havenīt booked your accomodations already, you can
check the following website :
Also, the official websites for the german cities and towns have usually a link to the accomodation services there. Their links are something similar to : http://www.name_of_the_city.de Some easy examples : http://www.hamburg.de http://www.berlin.de http://www.eisenach.de http://www.dresden.de http://www.muenchen.de/ http://www.rothenburg.de
In those pages you will find plenty of information about the city, transports, museums ...
Donīt forget to check http://www.bahn.de Itīs the website for the german railways (although I think that there are certain lines that have been privatized and are not longer controlled by the Deutsche Bahn, but you will find the more important ones here).
A couple of years ago I spent two weeks in a german course in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It was a nice and relaxing time. Then, in July 2002, I spent two weeks at the Goethe Institute in Berlin, and I managed not to see everything I wanted to visit, so I had to get back last December (still a lot of things missing). You can find some of my notes here : http://www.geocities.com/covaderegil/viajes/Berlin2002.html http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheTravelzine/message/30769
And of course, Don and Lindaīs travelogues. You will find pretty interesting their latest one : http://www.thetravelzine.com/40-40-bremen.htm http://www.thetravelzine.com/ejhtintro.htm http://www.thetravelzine.com/fall99intro.htm
Please get back to us. If you know more or less the places you want to visit, I am sure we will be able to help you a lot.
Kind regards, Covadonga Bilbao - Spain