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Woof603
03-05-2007, 01:45 PM
I'm tentatively planning a one or two week vacation in Germany as a birthday present for my wife. Flying into either Dusseldorf or Munich, depending on which one you guys recommend as being the best for spending a few days driving around the countryside, staying at small inns, sightseeing, etc.
I'd really appreciate any comments. Thanks.

slipBall
03-05-2007, 01:57 PM
Wish I was going in October http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
eat up while you are there, and enjoy your trip
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/SlipBall/0386.jpg

Bewolf
03-05-2007, 02:07 PM
Depends on what you want to see. München certainly is the better choice in terms of tourist chlichés about Germany. Driving around in the countryside is beautiful, and you do not want to miss out Castle Neuschwanstein, which is only a few hours drive away. Düsseldorf is a city bordering the famous "Ruhrgebiet", the industrial heart of Germany. So you have quite some extremes there. It really is a mtter of taste. In both areas you have lots of stuff to see. In Düsseldorf here and tehre you still find ruins of bombed out houses or your typical bulletholes in the walls dating back to when the americans closed the Ruhrgap.

But, for your wives sake, go to Munich. You will find yourself really satisfied to see all the american clichés about germans are true in this city http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

KIMURA
03-05-2007, 02:19 PM
Have a try with München. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Taylortony
03-05-2007, 04:26 PM
if u could jiggle dates a little i recommend

http://www.rlp-info.de/index.php?id=696&L=2

http://www.bonn-region.de/english/events/bonn-events/rh...rhine-in-flames.html (http://www.bonn-region.de/english/events/bonn-events/rhein-in-flammen-rhine-in-flames.html)

http://www.germany-tourism.co.uk/EGB/attractions_events..._rhine_in_flames.htm (http://www.germany-tourism.co.uk/EGB/attractions_events/event_highlights_rhine_in_flames.htm)

and they have a wine festive late in the season

Doolittle81
03-05-2007, 05:56 PM
Munich is what you'll want. Dusseldorf and surrounding area is industrial.

Consider flying into Frankfurt. Spend a few days there, taking the Rhine River boat excursions (many castles along the river enroute to Koblenz; round trip excursions), visit Rudesheim and Weisbaden(both on the Rhine River), then drive from Frankfurt to Wurzburg and from there follow the Romantic Road route (http://www.romanticroad.com/) down across Bavaria through Rotenburg...Dinkelsbuhl...Augsburg..and on down to Fussen (to visit Neuschwanstein Castle).From there cut across thru Austria and back into Germany to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Take a side trip to Oberramergau. Then drive from Garmisch up to Munich and fly out of Germany from there. If you can work out such an open-jawed airline reservation it will be much to your advantage so that you never have to re-trace your steps back to your arrival airport. In my opinion, it is worth any additonal charge which might be levied)

M2morris
03-05-2007, 07:13 PM
Yes, I would definetley choose Munich over Dusseldorf. Munich is south and is much closer to Berchtesgaden where you can see the Eagle's Nest and the amazing alps there, and among a myriad of other beautiful things is Garmisch; where you can take ski-lifts in the summer for site seeing purposes. You won't want to come back. Too bad you are married; those frauleins oh wow. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Viper2005_
03-05-2007, 07:31 PM
Munich has an excellent air museum. And good beer.

Esel1964
03-05-2007, 09:25 PM
Don't forget some(preferably all) of the items pitured below;und eine gute zeit haben!

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i314/DMFesel/med_1106149072-7.jpg

bazzaah2
03-06-2007, 01:08 AM
Berlin is a really good place, well worth a visit.

BrewsterPilot
03-06-2007, 01:57 AM
This thread definitely needs some

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Salad_platter02.jpg/800px-Salad_platter02.jpg

OD_79
03-06-2007, 02:12 AM
Don't mention the war...I did it once but I think I got away with it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

OD.

Esel1964
03-06-2007, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by BrewsterPilot:
This thread definitely needs some

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Salad_platter02.jpg/800px-Salad_platter02.jpg

Ahhh!!! Kaninchennahrung .
Just kidding,for a salad it looks pretty good. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Esel1964
03-06-2007, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by OD_79:
Don't mention the war...I did it once but I think I got away with it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

OD.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif "...I think I got away with it!...So it's all forgotten now and let's hear no more about it. So that's two egg mayonnaise, a prawn Goebbels, a Herman Goering and four Colditz salads....no, wait a minute...I got confused because everyone keeps mentioning the war." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

My all-time fave comedy show. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

BrewsterPilot
03-06-2007, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BrewsterPilot:
This thread definitely needs some

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Salad_platter02.jpg/800px-Salad_platter02.jpg

Ahhh!!! Kaninchennahrung .
Just kidding,for a salad it looks pretty good. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Die deutschen Kaninchen müssen wirklich gesuender leben...
http://www.sfondideldesktop.com/Images-Nature/Animals/Rabbit/Rabbit-0007/Rabbit-0007.jpg

cawimmer430
03-06-2007, 02:47 AM
In Munich, check out the DEUTSCHES MUSEUM and bring your camera. They've got a BF-109E on display. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Esel1964
03-06-2007, 02:56 AM
Die deutschen Kaninchen müssen wirklich gesuender

Das ist ein fettes, hassenpfeffer für jeder! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

And why does the rabbit's trash can look like he's been doing origami? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Boandlgramer
03-06-2007, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Woof603:
I'm tentatively planning a one or two week vacation in Germany as a birthday present for my wife. Flying into either Dusseldorf or Munich, depending on which one you guys recommend as being the best for spending a few days driving around the countryside, staying at small inns, sightseeing, etc.
I'd really appreciate any comments. Thanks.

Without doubt, munich is much better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
i am living not too far from munich 25 km in the south. .
If you need a "program" for your visit, let me know.
btw. where do you come from ?

Boandlgramer
03-06-2007, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Boandlgramer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Woof603:
I'm tentatively planning a one or two week vacation in Germany as a birthday present for my wife. Flying into either Dusseldorf or Munich, depending on which one you guys recommend as being the best for spending a few days driving around the countryside, staying at small inns, sightseeing, etc.
I'd really appreciate any comments. Thanks.

Without doubt, munich is much better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
i am living not too far from munich 25 km in the south. .
If you need a "program" for your visit, let me know.
btw. where do you come from ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

F19_Orheim
03-06-2007, 05:17 AM
München! Bavaria is the most beautiful part pf Germany.

http://www.bavaria-weissbier.de/images/startseite.jpg


And as you go with your wife, be sure to visit "die Romantische Strasse", or the Romantic Road

https://www.romantischestrasse.de/images/karte.jpg

This area is ideal for a couple, wonderful nature, beautiful castles like Neuschwanstein Castle.

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs8/neuschwanstein.jpg

Bremspropeller
03-06-2007, 07:01 AM
Well, having lived close to both cities, I'd rather advise you to go to Munich.
Both cities have their up- and downsides, but Munic has a lot more to offer than Düsseldorf.

The landscape is much more beautiful and Munich is a real nice city.
Don't miss the chance to visit the Olympiapark, Englischer Garten, Hofbräuhaus (two very nice places to enjoy a brew) and Deutsches Museum. BTW: Take some time to visit the outsourced a/c collection of Deutsches Museum (even more planes on display) at Oberschleissheim. It's called Flugwerft Schleißheim. It's a bit outside of Munich, but it's really worth the drive there!

More places to see around Munich:

- Chiemsee (SE of Munich):
There are two little islands, both worth a visit . You can take a boat to both of them (boats depart at the town of Prien).

- Königssee (SE some distance, but REALLY worth the effort to go there). It's situated in the Berchtesgaden area.

-Füssen region (with Neuschwanstein Castle).


Okay, some Pics:

Englischer Garten:
http://www.munich-info.de/portrait/images/gross/englischer_garten8.jpg http://www.onlinereisefuehrer.de/muenchen/englischergarten-2.jpg

Olympiapark:
http://www.reiseagentur.de/Travelogs/MUC/City/jpeg/0140.jpg
http://www.muenchen.citysam.de/hotels/olympiapark.jpg

Hofbräuhaus:
http://www.munich-info.de/portrait/images/gross/hofbraeuhaus3.jpg

Chiemsee:
http://icons.bookings.net/images/hotel/org/269/269046.jpg
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/schlossen/herrench.jpg

Königssee:
http://www.haus-kunibert-hain.de/images/koenigssee.jpg
http://www.nationalpark-berchtesgaden.de/html/koenigssee/ko2.jpg

Ramsau, Berchtesgaden area:
http://www.derweg.org/deutschland/laender/images/ramsau.jpg

Okay, I guess I don't have to mention it, but for the sake of completeness...Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen:
http://www.tompgalvin.com/places/de/bayern/photos/neuschwanstein_04.jpg

Blutarski2004
03-06-2007, 07:46 AM
As well,

Munich Airport is a MUCH nicer experience than Frankfurt.

Someone mentioned the Chiemsee. The two islands IIRC are Herrninsel and Fraueninsel. Herrninsel has the third of "Mad" Ludwig's castles (unfinished) - a huge complex worth seeing. His ambition was to outdo Versailles.

Fraueninsel has 7th C nunnery. Alfred Jodl is buried in the nunnery's graveyard.

It's also worth driving the Bavarian/Austrian border. You will be driving through the Austrian Alps - fabulous views.

Try to visit a church or two. Bavarian churches always appear a bit austere from the outside, but their interiors are extravagantly decorated.

Visit the Wittelsbach Palace in the old city. The original complex was heavilt damaged by air raids in the war and much of the reconstruction does not reproduce the original opulence, but the palace houses a very nice collection of mediaevel artifacts of the Bavarian royal family. When you emerge, you can then go around the corner and stand upon the site of Hitler's attempted 1923 "Beerhall Putsch". In fact, the beerhall where the putsch was hatched is within a reasonably short walk of the palace.

I just love Muenchen. Fabulous town.

Bremspropeller
03-06-2007, 07:55 AM
Well, in fact, all of "Mad" Ludwig's castles are worth a visit.
It might not meet everybody's taste as his castles are pretty cheesy (he had a taste for fairy-tales), it's still worth a visit.
There are quite some nice inventions hidden in his castles.

Munich really has a certain "savoir vivre" attitude with it's people.
You know, it's wednesday afternoon, just past six o'clock and lots of people sitting in a Biergarten, having a "Hoibe" (half a litre beer), enjoying the summer-sun and having a good time.
Priceless feeling.

Bewolf
03-06-2007, 08:15 AM
Not mentioned yet if you go to Munich and plan a trip around, the "Bodensee", especially Friedrichshafen. This is the place where Zeppelin had (still has, they are building Zeppelins again nowadays) its central. If you are as much into Zeppelins as I am, there you will find a very nice Museum and some real size replicas of the orginal "Graf Zeppelin".

RSS-Martin
03-06-2007, 08:33 AM
Ahhhh Germany is reduced to München and Oktoberfest.......almost like the German clishee of the UK fog and warm beer, or the States, steaks, gunslingers and every one talks like a Texan.

Oh well maybe it is better if the tourist mobs stick to certain areas alone, the rest stays then unspoiled.

JtD
03-06-2007, 08:35 AM
If Düsseldorf and Munich are the only options, I'd recommend the Munich region as well.

But the fact remains that Bavaria isn't Germany; if you want to go to Germany, go to see Berlin instead. Lots of beautiful and interesting places - unless you are focussed on mountains, which can only be found abroad, in Bavaria.

Woof603
03-06-2007, 08:56 AM
Thanks very much for all the wonderful suggestions and pictures, guys. Esp. the talented Rabbit.
Boandlgramer, I was born and educated in New Zealand, but have lived on Miami Beach for many years.
Now to talk to Lufthansa...

daswift12005
03-06-2007, 10:11 AM
ifd you go to munich , i recomend you to take a daytrip to berchtengaden . thats where the obersalsberg is and the kelstein [hitlers mountain kastle] it is amazing . only weird thing bout it is that it is converted in a sightseeing restaurant , and looks like its mainly hyped for the architectual high tech building method . i dont argeu with that , but for a castle , owned by the biggest antichrist , it is the place where plans where made that costed 50 m lives and therefore a morbide place [i think so anyway]. but that is just inturpetation i guess . it is worth going up there !!! ps on mondays it is closed

Boandlgramer
03-06-2007, 11:14 AM
woof603
very nice.
You are more than welcome.
If you are travel to munich, then give me a call..

MB_Avro_UK
03-06-2007, 02:56 PM
Munich http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I was there a couple of years ago with my lady and I was very impressed. People are very friendly in Germany.

The Museum has a large number of aircraft including Me 262,Me 109 and a Ju 52.You can walk around the cabin of the Ju 52 !

We hired a car and drove up to Coburg. The castle there is amazing.Coburg suffered very little allied bombing during WW2. The locals believe that it was because Coburg was the home of Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

BrewsterPilot
03-06-2007, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Die deutschen Kaninchen müssen wirklich gesuender

Das ist ein fettes, hassenpfeffer für jeder! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wie die Hölle soll ich wissen, zu antworten was? Meine deutschen Fähigkeiten = welches Babelfish mir erklärt... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Abbuzze
03-06-2007, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Munich http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I was there a couple of years ago with my lady and I was very impressed. People are very friendly in Germany.

The Museum has a large number of aircraft including Me 262,Me 109 and a Ju 52.You can walk around the cabin of the Ju 52 !

We hired a car and drove up to Coburg. The castle there is amazing.Coburg suffered very little allied bombing during WW2. The locals believe that it was because Coburg was the home of Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Yes, the royals formerly know as prin.. ahh Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Woof603
03-06-2007, 07:03 PM
Great stuff! Any more?

Esel1964
03-06-2007, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by BrewsterPilot:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Esel1964:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Die deutschen Kaninchen müssen wirklich gesuender

Das ist ein fettes, hassenpfeffer für jeder! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wie die Hölle soll ich wissen, zu antworten was? Meine deutschen Fähigkeiten = welches Babelfish mir erklärt... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I'm just barely scraping by from what I remember of 3 yr. of German in high school,20+ yr. ago. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I'm lucky to remember any of it.