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Fly a Russian MiG-29 There is a company MigFlug that offers flights in Russian MiG-29 fighter jets. They offer five locations within Europe, but with the prevention of supersonic flights in Europe, you may have to go for their central Russia location. They actually only advertise near-supersonic speeds, but maybe a few rubels more get you over the ...


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You may be able to make a Eurail Pass work for you. Oh so dear but oh so wonderful global pass Regional passes here eg Germany Poland here Eureka! - There are "Select Passes" allowing 3 or 4 or 5 countries of your pecification. These were not shown in the general menu. Eurail 2013 routes map PDF download. Large and impressive. Regional Passes: ...


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There are a few companies in South Africa and I think the USA that offer rides in old military jets to wealthy tourists. Same can be had in Russia and maybe some other former Soviet republics. South African prices for supersonic flights start at 11000 Euro. In central Europe, laws typically prohibit supersonic flight except over open water, and even there ...


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Would you believe, Wikipedia has a list of dolphinariums! I won't list them all, but basically there are several in Germany (Allwetter Zoo Münster, Duisburg Zoo, Tiergarten Nürnberg) and Lithuania is also pretty close, depending where in Poland you are (Lithuanian Sea Museum, Klaipėda) - but I'll leave it to you to check out the list.


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I did some checks on prices for you. Prices are from Bahn.de. Please verify this yourself as well. Krakow - Prague: $37 (this one's from Rome2rio.com - Bahn wouldn't give it up) Prague - Munich: $120 $87 Munich - Hamburg: $200 $102 Hamburg - Warsaw: $200 $102 (possibly cheaper possible, since these are ICE train) Total: CAD$328 A 5 day Eurail Select ...


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On the train line between Belgrade and Budapest are at least two interesting cities, Novi Sad and Subotica. I think there are both worth visiting even though I don't remember too many abandoned buildings (wasn't looking for them). You get quite a few of them in Belgrade. Over all on the Balkans, I've seen most damage from the wars in Bosnia-Herzogovina, ...


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From my experience: Forget your idea, you will be stopped dead cold at 1. Because many people here in Germany who have for good reason no driving license (dangerous driving, alcohol) tried to get one abroad and tried to rent cars with it, they will always ask for the license and check it together with the ID (you know, stolen/invalid/fake licenses). From ...


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It is very difficult to say because it also depends on your preferences. But generally I would recommend option c) since Dresden is really worth a visit! And it is directly on the way from Berlin to Prague, so you don't have to do any detour. On the contrary you can split a long journey into two parts. Prague is very well connected to Dresden (take the DBB ...


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In Germany, the Zoos of Nürnberg and Duisburg have Dolphin exhibits/shows (another one in [Münster] will be shut down this fall). The one in Nürnberg is probably closest to you and also seems to be the largest. But note that there's considerable controversity about whether keeping Dolphins in indoor pools constitutes animal abuse, given that even the largest ...


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On your way to where you live in France, when you stopped in Germany, customs asked you questions about your electronics and you told them what you told us - that you had lived in France for 2 years, and bought all these items in the US a year and a half ago. They asked you if you had declared them and paid import duties, and you said no. They then imposed ...


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There is, as of now, no general solution for any places, particularly since public transport data is not always freely available, which makes coding such an application difficult. For places where public transport data is available, there are sites that let you do draw areas of what you can visit. Mapnificent has a decent number of cities from all over the ...


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300 USD should even be enough to cover all these itineraries. To know the exact price for tains to and from destinations in Germany, you can have a look at http://www.bahn.de For the tickets from Krakow to Prague you can have a look at http://www.polrail.com . Or try at the station in Krakow. The Czech railways only allow booking into the other direction. ...


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There is a computer museum in Paderborn Germany (North Rhine Westphalia), reportedly the largest in Europe, that was formerly the headquarter of Nixdorf Computer Corporation. It's official website is hnf.de.


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UNESCO World Heritage Center provides a list with a map. Square bullets denote cultural heritage whereas round bullets denote natural heritage. Unfortunately, not many natural attractions are listed there.


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The Deutsches Museum in Munich is the world's largest science and technology museum, and it has a pretty large computer exhibition as well, including a Zuse Z3 and a Cray-1


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On http://www.cucm.de/blog/13/computer_museen_in_deutschland/ you find a list of German computer museums (sorry, only German). But maybe you can follow the links. For the Haus zur Geschichte der IBM Datenverarbeitung Sindelfingen (not for computer in general, only for IBM) there is an English Flyer. Oldenburg has also an English Website


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Lithuanian Dolphinarium is closed for reconstruction at the moment. And the Dolphins are in Greece. But I've heard that soon it will be open again. http://www.muziejus.lt/en/index.html http://cetabase.blogspot.ru/2010/10/oct-20th-2010-dolphins-move-from.html


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Have you considered a Eurail pass? This allows travel on European railways for a fixed set price. Current prices start at USD $313 (for your entire trip) for those three countries if you are 25 or younger. http://www.eurail.com/


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I'm pretty sure the answer is no, there are none. Even using a loose definition of Central Europe, there doesn't seem to be any other than the "Drive-thrus" you mention. The closest I could find was Autokino Gravenbruch, a drive-in movie cinema in Germany. This sausage vendor in Poland also showed up in my searches but I think it falls solidly into the ...


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First things first: rental companies will check your driving licence for validity before they confirm your rental car. This is to ensure that you are legally allowed to drive. Secondly your age will be checked since there are usually extra fees to be paid by young (< 25 years old) drivers. Having performed these two checks they will know if you qualify as ...


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There is also a computer museum in the Universiy of Amsterdam The University of Applied Sciences In Kiel(Fachhochschule Kiel) has also a Museum Technikum29 is a private museum near Frankfurt


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Not usual place to visit, but this is my favorite. City called Kikinda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikinda You can get there by train or bus from Belgrade or Subotica, so it is on your way. I alway rent car, so it's easy and fun. Ypu can make day trips with rent car from Novi Sad too. My favorite place is abandon factory that is not artist colony ...


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Val di Sole in Northern Italy (near the Dolomites) is a great place for hiking and has some excellent bike trails, as well. Also, the valley's Noce river is perfect for whitewater rafting, if you're trying to mix up your sports activities.


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I like to think Croatia is a part of Central Europe as well so I could recommend a bunch of places to go hiking and biking. If you would consider it, I'll update my answer with a couple of places. Depending on how experienced you are with biking, you could even start your trip in our capital, Zagreb and then head towards our seaside. On your way there you ...


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So, here is the update on my situation - if anyone is in a similar situation. I have spent the last 3 days talking to the tour operator and have finally managed to speak to a manager who is liaising with their accommodation bookings department for hotel confirmation. Last news I heard was that they managed to receive letters of confirmation for 5 out of the ...


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Look for freight-forwarders locally. They will combine your stuff (boxed and labeled) in a container with any other house moves heading in the same direction. Depending on the popularity of the destination it can take a few weeks for a container to fill. It then takes 10-14 days to ship to the USA and a few days to reach the city at the other side (depending ...


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I would trust your tour operator on this: you're presumably not the first person on their tours who needs a Schengen visa. The point of the accommodation requirement is to ensure that you have & can afford a place to stay. If you have a confirmed all-inclusive tour, with a shortlist of hotels that they will arrange for you to stay at, that fulfills the ...


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There is at least one such place! The Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in Zagreb, Croatia has two of his slides installed in a double helix! One entrance to the slides is from the second floor, near where you enter the permanent collection. The other is on the third floor, at the end of the collection. This has the effect that if you tour the permanent ...


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A pass like the Eurail Pass (and the Interrail Pass) was once a great way to travel around Europe. You could just hop on and off trains at leasure. However, these days are mostly gone. Many long distance trains require reservations, which mean you need to go to the station to get them anyway, and often there are limited contingents for pass holders. In ...


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At least there were some real drive in restaurants in Europe. I found a really old newspaper article about the first drive-in restaurant in Germany, opened in 1962. This restaurant seems no longer be there.



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