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Currently, there is unfortunately a lot of scaffolding going on in Neuschwanstein. I quote the official homepage: Restoration works at the western and northern façade Because of restoration works the western and northern façade of Neuschwanstein Castle will be scaffolded until the end of 2012. We apologize for any inconveniences. The ...


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Beside another picture on Panoramio, I only found this paragraph in german on the Bamberg site, which refers to a Steinobelisk near the castle: Neben dem unweit der Burg befindliche Grab von A. F. Marcus lässt sich auch ein Steinobelisk aus dem Jahr 1903 finden, der eine besondere Botschaft vermittelt. In östlicher Richtung gelegen, befindet er sich ...


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We had a look at public transport versus a tour for our visit and came to the conclusion that while it may cost somewhat more, the convenience of a tour from Munich outweighed the money saved. Grey Line was the company that we did it with, because they were the only one running when we were in Munich (February). They were perfectly adequate if you're not ...


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In Germany, service costs are always (§ 107, 3.) included in the compensation. But it’s common to give a tip if you are happy with the service (but you are never required to). If you are unhappy with the service, you should give no tip at all (instead of a very low tip). I found the following recommendations (sources are in German): knigge.de, Der ...


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This webpage has a list of specifically designated barefoot parks and paths in Bavaria. The one closest to Nuremburg is Spalt (about 20km south), next closest is Windelsbach (about 50km east). Wikibooks has information about a path up the Staffelberg (about 70km north of Nuremburg), which is not specifically designed for barefoot walking, but has only one ...


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First of all, I think it's going to be difficult to see all those things only using public transport. Even though public transport is quite reliable in Germany and you can get almost everywhere, it takes a lot of time. When you take a car you will be able to travel far faster. Otherwise, you will spend most of the day with traveling. You mentioned your some ...


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In my opinion your plan is unrealistic. You are describing a very large area and you only have 6 days. If you want to focus on Bavaria alone, then anything above Nuremberg should be excluded. Having said that, I will give my recommendations of the Franconia / Bavaria region, because it is the main one I have experience when living there. If you are into ...


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The two trails you mention (Frankenweg and Jakobsweg) are not mountain trails, and instead of shelters or mountain huts, you will encounter regular hotels and bed&breakfast (Pension in German), and plenty of them. Germany is a densely populated country - you'll probably come across a village at least every 2 hours, though there may be some rare stages of ...


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I can suggest the town of Amberg. I think it is a very pretty place to stay and somehow not touristy at all. You can reach it taking exit 66 on A6. In the middle of the old town is a Hotel that belongs to a bar where you can meet locals. Kates Amberg Hotel.


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You should, but you don't have to. Tipping is a reward for good service.


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The cheapest one I could find was Bullhead House in Warmensteinach with prices starting from 16 EUR per night.


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Maybe that is not the cheapest option, but I would definitely recommend you to take a S-bahn to Erlangen and then a day ticket for Erlangen area. You would pay for 2 single tickets on S-Bahn and a day pass for Erlangen (3,80 euros). Maybe if you have both a Nürnberg weekly pass and an Erlangen pass it might be enough for the S-bahn ride. I think the idea ...


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If you want to visit mainly cities, going by trains and public transportation should be just fine (although you have to decide between cheap or fast). For visiting castles etc. in the countryside I would recommend a rental car. I recommend Holidayautos for renting a car. It's an agency and not a rental car company. Usually you get a car from one of the big ...


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In my opinion, the answer to this question depends on a lot of different things: First of all, it depends how much days you want to spend in the city itself. In Munich, Vienna and Prague there are a lot of things to do in the city itself. In Salzburg I'm not so sure about that, but this is just my personal opninion. Secondly, it depends on how you want to ...


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I can't tell you what you will like best, but you seem to appreciate the differences between the two types of moving around that you mention fairly well. You'll have to make you own decision as to what fits best. That said, I prefer more of the first. Moving all your stuff to a new ho(s)tel every day is just very tiring. On a more serious note, I'd be ...


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Giving a quick look on Google I can only find 3 hotels/pension haus' near the Germany-Czech Republic border. They are in Waidhaus which is just off the E50 route. Hotel Gasthof Biehler which from the looks of things looks like a very nice country inn. Gasthof Pension Weisses Kreuz Alte Post Inh. Helene Wolf Pension - which doesn't have a website. Pension ...


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No, this does NOT work. the validity of the Region Ticket Bayern clearly states that it's for trips that start or end outside of a Verkehrsverbund (VV) (not sure how to translate this): nur für Fahrten, die außerhalb eines Verkehrsverbundes beginnen oder enden To see this info, open this link and click on "Das Regio-Ticket Bayern gilt" VGN tickets are ...


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Tipping in Germany (whototip.net): Tipping etiquette for hotels in Germany Tip good service at hotels. In Germany tipping is expected in hotels. If you receive good service you should tip your porter 1-3 Euros per bag and your housekeeper 3-5 Euros per night (you can leave the tip on the bed or nightstand). If your concierge provides good ...


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Try using Google Flights: https://www.google.com/flights/ First type-in Nuremberg as the destination, and then press "+" inside that destination box to add other nearby airports sorted by distance from the main one. It'll automatically show you all the nearby airports and tickets for all of them. It's pretty amazing. Another awesome thing about that tool is ...


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It's mostly a matter of taste. Some people like to be constantly on the move and exploring new areas, while others prefer to have a "home base". It sounds like you belong to the second group. Some comments on your particular trip and things you mention: As MastaBaba noted, finding a hotel or hostel in or near Munich during Oktoberfest will be very ...


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When I stayed in Munchen what I liked the most was a visit to Dachau, which was a model concentration camp during the Second World War. It is a short trip by train, and there are some guides that reunite groups in the Hauptbhanhof (main station) for the journey, for not expensive prices(I have payed around 15 euros for the train ticket plus entrance in the ...



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