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Old 08-18-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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I'l be in Germany for about a month, staying in Munich for 3 weeks or so and Berlin for a few days. I already plan on going to the Ring, driving the Autobahn, and we will be hitting the opening day of Oktoberfest. I will also be flying into Paris then driving to Munich, so I'l probably have my fill of France in the 2 or 3 days I'l be there.
I have the weekends and afternoons free, and am considering taking the train from Munich to Venice and possibly Amsterdam for a day or 2 over a couple of the weekends. Being my first trip over there, anything you guys would recommend?
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
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BMW
Audi
Mercedes
Porsche

All have museums/factory tours and all are worth going to. Audi is the only one I haven't done yet.

There's also a sweet technology museum south of Frankfurt, don't remember exactly where, but they have a Concorde and a Tu-144 Concordski on the roof that you can actually go in. TONS of cool cars, trains, military stuff, very very worth the trip.

The countryside around the Nurburgring is very beautiful as well. If you're staying there, stay in Adenau at the Blaue Ecke, very very cool place (awesome rooms and not a bad price, lots of motorsport memorabilia, and awesome people running it). Also, make sure to check out the Gas Station by the ring (it's next to the straight away). Lots of neat stuff there.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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considered the wall, already planned the beer girls of course

did you rent a car and drive the ring when you were over there Vostok? If so what/where did you rent? Im considering rent-a-racecar but being that im only looking to turn a few laps Im not sure thats its worth it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #6
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #7
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #8
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These are the guys we went with:

http://www.rsrnurburg.com/

They don't sound like much, but the Alphas are very fun to drive on the ring. Just don't expect to break any records. But the guys there were really friendly (they're all Brits, so no language problem... Well, other than trying to understand British ) and very helpful to get you out and going.

Just wanting to do "a couple laps" doesn't sound like much, but you'd be surprised just how much time it eats up. We rented the cars for the half-day, 8 hrs, and only got maybe 10 laps in if that. I don't remember exactly, but it wasn't very many. But it was totally, 200% worth every second.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #9
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Thats in the square in Munich if I recall correctly, so yes I will go there
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Indeed my friend go here

http://www.hofbraeuhaus.de/

and enjoy tasting all the beer you could ever possibly want. Good times there.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:36 PM   #11
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the ring....its a day long sidetrip thing. Rent from ringhaus, it's cheaper, and more mom and pop.

Eat at the little place you find.

Wander around Munich aimlessly.

Check out the beer/cola/energy drink, it's good, but weird. Eat the snack foods flavored with paprika (they seem to be everywhere).

neuschwanstein is pretty cool, but it's about a 1/2 day trip from Munich. I'd do it an Garmisch on the same day. Rent a car, it's a nice drive and buy your tickets online. Then you can skip the hellish line when you get there.

Eat at the hofbrauhaus. Its a tourist trap and a half, but fun.

Eat in the English Garden. It's also a tourist trap, but also fun.

Drink the beer, enjoy the beer...mmm the beer.
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if your driving back to munich from paris i'd recommend detouring through freiburg and driving through some of the schwarzwald (black forest)
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the ring....its a day long sidetrip thing. Rent from ringhaus, it's cheaper, and more mom and pop.

Eat at the little place you find.

Wander around Munich aimlessly.

Check out the beer/cola/energy drink, it's good, but weird. Eat the snack foods flavored with paprika (they seem to be everywhere).

neuschwanstein is pretty cool, but it's about a 1/2 day trip from Munich. I'd do it an Garmisch on the same day. Rent a car, it's a nice drive and buy your tickets online. Then you can skip the hellish line when you get there.

Eat at the hofbrauhaus. Its a tourist trap and a half, but fun.

Eat in the English Garden. It's also a tourist trap, but also fun.

Drink the beer, enjoy the beer...mmm the beer.
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But not necessarily in that order.
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thanks for the ideas guys. Im gonna check into that cite you posted Vostok. Il return with epic pics. That is if I dont lose my camera while im in action
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:32 AM   #18
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I was pretty impressed with Maastricht the last time I was in the area. A bit closer than Amsterdam with a similar experience without being a massive city.

There is a little museum in Belgium called the Remember Museum. If you are interested in any kind of WW2 history, this place is unlike anything you'll ever see.

As for Germany itself...I don't know where to start. What kind of stuff are you interested in? Clubs? Parties? History? Shopping?
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My family is from Heidelberg. My parents had lots of fun there but I don't know what there is to do there. It's a big university town so I'm sure lots of bars and stuff. I do know there are lots of old castles.
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thanks for the ideas guys. Im gonna check into that cite you posted Vostok. Il return with epic pics. That is if I dont lose my camera while im in action
Cameras aren't allowed in cars on the Ring anymore, unfortunately. People still sneak them on but if you get caught you can get banned.

The cool thing about the RSR guys is that after you go out, they search all the known professional photogs that hang out along the Ring and take pictures of everyone, find pictures of you and send them to you. Pretty neat.

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Going to be down in Munich around the same time for October Fest "bachelor party". How are the ladies in that part of Germany?
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