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Short trips from Hannover

Howdy, I am currently doing an internship in Germany, just south of Hannover. I will be finished June 30th, and my flight back to the US is not until August 8th. So, I have about a month of free time to travel around, hang out, etc. I have already seen most of Germany, and want to expand my travels.

Here’s the problem, after being here since January, my money is tight. In fact, after paying for a place to live, food, and other basics, I will only have about 500-700 euros for that month. I do want to travel to Paris, and maybe even Amsterdam, if I can afford it.

First time - Is it true that I should only speak English?

Wassup everybody, I am going to be visiting France & Germany in a few months. It will be my first time outside America, so I have been asking all my friends about it. They all said that I should at least try to speak the language of where I am visiting, and I did get a book on how to speak French.

has anyone ever booked with DB BAHN?

Okay so the other day I booked a train from München to Amsterdam. I just realized this ‘small’ detail today:
Station/Stop Date Time Platform Products
München Hbf Fr, 05.06.09 dep 06:20 23 ICE 886 Intercity-Express
Hannover Hbf Fr, 05.06.09 arr 10:32 8
Hannover Hbf Fr, 05.06.09 dep 10:40 12 IC 148 Intercity
Bicycles conveyed – subject to reservation, Number of bicycles conveyed limited, Please reserve, Bordbistro
Amsterdam Zuid Fr, 05.06.09 arr 15:02 4


rental car suggestions

Wife and I want to rent a car for 3 weeks travelling from Frankfurt through france, switzerland, Italy, up to prague, and then back to frankfurt. Any suggestions for insurance and certiain rental car companies to deal with? Is it worthwhile going with diesel car compared to gasoline? I have estimated about 3000 km`s or so.

Best Clubs, Discos, Bars 2009

What are some can’t-miss, unique, clubs & bars in Europe?

I will be spending my time in Amsterdam, Belgium, Prague, Germany; but mostly in Italy and Spain. Any suggestions are welcome.

I am a 23-year old guy that enjoys different kinds of beer…having a good time and meeting new people if that helps any…

general advice: flight from California to anywhere in Europe - summer

Hello everyone!

Sorry if this is a hard question to answer – but I’ve been looking around this board and can’t seem to find a consensus that will answer my question. I’m looking for a flight from anywhere in California to anywhere in Europe for these dates: outbound mid to late June and returning mid to late July. So far the best I can find is $717 on Delta. This seems like a pretty good price – should I go with this, or does this season promise even cheaper fares for this time period??

Thanks for any help!


Itinerary help needed! Summer 09' Eurotrip

Hey All,

My bf and I are planning our first eurotrip for summer 09’ and were looking for some advice on places to go and what order to see them in. We are interesting in seeing a variety of history, architecture, nightlife and general sights. We will be starting and ending in London as we are both based in the uk for our gap year.


Alright i really need your help, I and a buddy are over iraq, and are planning our leave for germany. We arent dumb rude americans, so help us out. All we are looking for is a great place to have fun and drink, we are 25 and just want to have a blast on leave. We have been reading through the forums, and searching the internet for about a month now. We were thinking of going to hamburg germany, it sounds like they have a street that is great for partying.

Oktoberfest, Munich

Stopping in Munich for good ol Oktoberfest in Sept. Any tips or advice for stopping there and having a good time.
Do you recommend making tent reservations or can you get seated by just showing up?
How much money do you think you spent each day?
What is it like getting around?(taxi’s, bus’s)
Any other thoughts, comments or help. Here is our trip( Madrid, Bacelona, Zurich, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Berlin)

Want to take a different route

I have family in Hungary that I visit at least once a year. I usually fly straight to Budapest from the U.S., but would like to try something different this year. I was thinking of flying into Germany (unsure which airport would suit my needs) and taking a train to Budapest.

Any suggestions on routes with lots of pretty scenery? Or, maybe not Germany as my landing point but another suggestion?

I don’t want to hassle with a lot of train ticket purchases, just maybe a Eurail pass to get me straight through.