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I have decided on Nuremberg due to the following reasons: I really want to visit Dresden, but it seems to worth more than 6 hours. I think I will lump it with my eventual Budapest-Vienna-Prague trip which is hopefully in 2016. Leipzig is near Dresden, so if time is available I can also lump it with my future travel as noted above. Bamberg seems to be a ...


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It really depends on your interest. There are a few things you only get in Nürnberg, others you only get in Leipzig or Bamberg. If transportation happens to be one of your interests, definitely Nürnberg. And definitely Nürnberg if it is in December (because of the Christmas market).


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I've been to Bamberg - very nice medieval town with all the good stuff 5 minutes west of the station. Also been to Dresden. Things are a lot more spread out and harder to get to in 6 hours. I have a friend in Leipzig. The town is close enough to Berlin that you can go there on a different day if you really want.


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I champion Leipzig. This year is a quarter of a century since (on 9 October 1989, exactly one month before the Berlin Wall came down) a significant step in the reunification of Germany. “over 70,000 citizens of Leipzig gathered on the inner ring road to protest against the communist regime, and the dam was finally broken: the security apparatus could no ...


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It's possible to have several visas in the same passport (e.g. an expired visa and a new one), even two unused visas with different periods of validity or back-to-back visas valid over a long period. On the other hand, I don't think consulates would generally issue overlapping visas but none of this is relevant to your travel plans. Whether you have one or ...


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No, you do not need to collect your baggage before catching your connecting flight. When you check in your luggage at the check-in desk at the airport, let them know that you would like your baggage check-in straight through to your final destination.


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When we got the passport for our daughter (also German, then also <1 year old) we were told that we can have the photo in the existing passport updated for less than the price of a new passport. Children's passports can also be extended (being valid for another 6 years) and apparently this can be combined with the photo update, costing you 6 Euro and a ...


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Yes, you have to change the passport. This tells * : Was viele nicht wissen – wenn Ihr Baby, Kleinkind oder Kind zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Reise keine Ähnlichkeit mehr hat mit dem Lichtbild im Pass, dann kann es sein, dass der Pass nicht mehr akzeptiert und für ungültig erklärt wird. or, in English, What many do not know - if your baby, toddler, or ...


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I can't speak for Germany specifically, as each country sets its own guidelines for this, but there is a general obligation to get a new passport if your appearance changes drastically. However, this is usually intended at adults only, and the US even exempts children officially as long as the change is due to the "normal aging process": You may have to ...


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No, it's not the same. Whether that's the case for a given journey will depend on a few details but, unlike the US, there is no blanket requirement to pick up your luggage and walk it through customs when entering Germany or the EU. Usually, in Europe, your luggage will be routed to your final destination and you will clear customs there. You haven't ...


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Absolutely. It's just a short ride, 5½-6 hours. As for quality of the roads, in both in Germany as well as in Poland you'll be riding top quality freeway practically all the way. They are basically equivalent to US Interstate Highways. In Germany it's Bundesautobahn 15 (Federal Freeway 15), in Poland short part A18, then A4. All of which are recently ...


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Couldn't be easier, just click here http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk or here http://www.vrbo.com There are literally 10s of thousands waiting for you Holiday rentals (you rent one week at a time) are huge in Europe ("gites", yo'd say in France for example) I wouldn't bother with airBnB - that's just a trendy start-up, focussed on one-night-at-a-time ...


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The short answer is, a, sure, you must check out your luggage when you arrive, and b, you'll have to check it in again 4 days later. (it's 99.99% unlikely the next airline will allow you to check it in four days early.) regarding the weight, check carefully with your ongoing airline.


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For a layover under 24 hours, it should be possible to check your luggage through to the US and you could therefore go through the passport check and take a quick trip to the city without collecting your luggage. However, a 4-day stopover is usually too long for that, even if the whole trip is on one ticket, so you will almost certainly have to collect your ...


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You should be looking for accommodation that is explicitly listed for short stays. The majority of "regular" German flats-for-rent come unfurnished and you will have a hard time convincing the landlord to rent it to you when there are other people interested in lending it for >=12 months. That is especially true if you do not have a residence permit. Also, ...


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Just in case you don't get tickets for Neuschwanstein: There is another castle nearby in which King Ludwig II (who built Neuschwanstein) grew up - Castle Hohenschwangau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenschwangau_Castle). It might be a good alternative if Neuschwanstein is too crowded - many locals recommend it as the better alternative (better guided ...


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Munich airport free WiFi is now available for as long as you want! Munich Airport rolls-out unlimited free wifi


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I don't think you will be particular successful with hitchhiking in Germany. I did live there for a pretty long time, and i can't remember seeing any hitchhikers on the road or anyone picking up hitchhikers. Taking the train or bus is the is usually the way to go if you want to travel long distances. What you can do is try to organize a lift via ...


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Since you leave mid-day, it's surely necessary to buy a 2-day-ticket. At least here in Switzerland operating hours end, when the next day's operating hours begin. In numbers: Any ticket you buy is valid the date printed on it until 5am the next morning. For further information I'd write a mail to the tourist information website. I'm sure that they will ...


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You can find the answer in the website you linked: The one-day card is valid on the date inscribed until the end of operating hours, the two-day card is valid on the day inscribed and the following day until the end of operating hours. In your case you need a two-day card.


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If you travel during summer holiday season I would say forget it. All the tours are reserved, I was there in March (the off-off season) and they were doing a steady business. The outer parts are not ticketed, and the other castle (Hohenschwangau) is less busy. It is definitely worth the trip, I would say plan your travels around the ticket date, there are ...


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A little bit wrong in places. The Deutsche Bahn Regs specifically allow the ticket to be shown as a PDF file on a suitable machine - tablet, laptop etc. - from an email attachment. Two problems though. One is that the code has to be displayed in original size and dimensions. Not all machines do that easily, with mobiles hardly possible. Secondly, some of the ...


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If it's booked as one trip with the same airline, then the lugggage will be checked through to the final destination with a very high likelihood. To be absolutely certain, ask the Lufthansa employee at the counter when you check in in Chennai.


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Besides the two websites already mentioned in the comments, I can also recommend "Fahrtenfuchs" (https://www.fahrtenfuchs.de/). Moreover, there is another website that compares different ways of travel: "Verkehrsmittelvergleich" (http://www.verkehrsmittelvergleich.de/). However, there is one major issue: Most of the websites that aggregate bus connections ...



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