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Germany in first week of April??

Germany in first week of April??

Old Feb 4th 2007, 2:39 pm
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Mike
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Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
river area?

Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".

Am I better off going to someplace like Italy instead where the weather is
milder?

I've never been to Europe. Was planning on 4-nights in London, 4-nights
Paris, 1 week in Germany.

Thanks
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 6:23 pm
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-Jacqueline
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 03:39:23 GMT, Mike <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
>river area?
>
>Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
>either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
>of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
>as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".
>
>Am I better off going to someplace like Italy instead where the weather is
>milder?
>
>I've never been to Europe. Was planning on 4-nights in London, 4-nights
>Paris, 1 week in Germany.
>
>Thanks

The weather is not predictable in april. It could be very nice and it
could be cold and rainy! Untill now temperatures in Western Europ are
very high for the time of the year!
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 6:33 pm
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B Vaughan
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 03:39:23 GMT, Mike <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
>river area?
>
>Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
>either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
>of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
>as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".
>
>Am I better off going to someplace like Italy instead where the weather is
>milder?
>
>I've never been to Europe. Was planning on 4-nights in London, 4-nights
>Paris, 1 week in Germany.

There's certainly a greater chance of bad weather in Germany in April,
but there are no guarantees anywhere. My daughter studied in Munich
one summer, and it was chilly and rainy for over a month in midsummer.
Italy usually has nice weather in April, but sometimes April is chilly
and rainy there as well.

Maybe you could keep that last week flexible. Arrange to fly to
Munich; you can at least enjoy the city even if the weather isn't
great. If the weather forecast is gloomy, take a train to Venice after
you've had a look at Munich. It's a 7 hour train ride, passing through
the Alps, with wonderful scenery. The trip costs 75 euros one way in
2nd class. Venice is enjoyable in all weather, maybe a bit less so if
there is flooding. However, there are other cities in northern Italy
that would be nice at any time. Verona is along the way from Munich to
Venice and is a good base for visiting other cities.

--
Barbara Vaughan
My email address is my first initial followed by my surname at libero dot it
I answer travel questions only in the newsgroup
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 6:37 pm
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Following up to Mike <[email protected]> :

>
>Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
>river area?
>
>Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
>either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
>of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
>as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".
>
>Am I better off going to someplace like Italy instead where the weather is
>milder?
>
>I've never been to Europe. Was planning on 4-nights in London, 4-nights
>Paris, 1 week in Germany.


Personally I'd go in June. April is generally showery and changeable. June
is much more reliable. You'd be unlucky to get more than the odd snowflake
in the air - nothing should settle.
On the other hand, the variable weather in April can produce some nice
photographs and "moodier" memories.
--
Tim C.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 9:41 pm
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-Magda
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 03:39:23 GMT, in rec.travel.europe, Mike <[email protected]> arranged
some electrons, so they looked like this:

... Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
... river area?
...
... Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
... either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
... of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
... as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".

You *should* avoid it. Not only the plane tickets, but every hotel (and maybe restaurant
as well) will be costing the Earth by then, too.

... Am I better off going to someplace like Italy instead where the weather is
... milder?
...
... I've never been to Europe. Was planning on 4-nights in London, 4-nights
... Paris, 1 week in Germany.

It would help if you told us your age, interests and where you are from. We are not mind
readers, I hope you know.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 9:48 pm
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Erick T . Barkhuis
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Magda:
> Mike :

> ... Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
> ... either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
> ... of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
> ... as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".
>
> You *should* avoid it. Not only the plane tickets, but every hotel (and
> maybe restaurant as well) will be costing the Earth by then, too.

Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe is
charging more in June than in April?

--
Erick
http://bed-and-breakfast.ardane.com/
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 9:57 pm
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"Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
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> Magda:
>> Mike :
>
>> ... Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work
>> schedules
>> ... either means this needs to be done either first week of April or
>> last week
>> ... of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets
>> seem 3x
>> ... as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".
>>
>> You *should* avoid it. Not only the plane tickets, but every hotel (and
>> maybe restaurant as well) will be costing the Earth by then, too.
>
> Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe is
> charging more in June than in April?
>
Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:00 pm
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Erick T . Barkhuis
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Markku Gr�nroos:
>
> "Erick"
> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe is
> > charging more in June than in April?
> >
> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.

Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase rates
during Summer months. It doesn't need to change anything in its offered
quality...a double rate will do.

I'm glad that several hotels and B&B's in our area have a better
perception of the difference between 'nice' and 'rotten'.

--
Erick
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:00 pm
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-Magda
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 11:48:14 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Erick T. Barkhuis
<[email protected]> arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... Magda:
... > Mike :
...
... > ... Was planning my first European vacation for late May, but work schedules
... > ... either means this needs to be done either first week of April or last week
... > ... of June. I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
... > ... as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".
... >
... > You *should* avoid it. Not only the plane tickets, but every hotel (and
... > maybe restaurant as well) will be costing the Earth by then, too.
...
... Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe is
... charging more in June than in April?

Not "suggesting", no...
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:02 pm
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"Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
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> Markku Gr�nroos:
>>
>> "Erick"
>> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe
>> > is
>> > charging more in June than in April?
>> >
>> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
>
> Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase rates
> during Summer months.

You said that. I didn't.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:04 pm
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Erick T . Barkhuis
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Markku Gr�nroos:
>
> "Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
> viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
> > Markku Gr�nroos:
> >>
> >> "Erick"
> >> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe
> >> > is
> >> > charging more in June than in April?
> >> >
> >> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
> >
> > Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase rates
> > during Summer months.
>
> You said that. I didn't.

True.
Maybe I jumped to conclusions.

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Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:05 pm
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kurkku
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"Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
> Markku Gr�nroos:
>>
>> "Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
>> viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
>> > Markku Gr�nroos:
>> >>
>> >> "Erick"
>> >> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western
>> >> > Europe
>> >> > is
>> >> > charging more in June than in April?
>> >> >
>> >> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
>> >
>> > Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase rates
>> > during Summer months.
>>
>> You said that. I didn't.
>
> True.
> Maybe I jumped to conclusions.
>

As your conclusion, it wasn't imperfect.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:10 pm
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Erick T . Barkhuis
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Markku Gr�nroos:
>
> "Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
> viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
> > Markku Gr�nroos:
> >>
> >> "Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
> >> viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
> >> > Markku Gr�nroos:
> >> >>
> >> >> "Erick"
> >> >> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western
> >> >> > Europe
> >> >> > is
> >> >> > charging more in June than in April?
> >> >> >
> >> >> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
> >> >
> >> > Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase rates
> >> > during Summer months.
> >>
> >> You said that. I didn't.
> >
> > True.
> > Maybe I jumped to conclusions.
> >
>
> As your conclusion, it wasn't imperfect.

In that case, I'm glad that several hotels and B&B's in our area have a
better perception of the difference between 'nice' and 'rotten'.

--
Erick
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:15 pm
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kurkku
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"Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
> Markku Gr�nroos:
>>
>> "Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
>> viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
>> > Markku Gr�nroos:
>> >>
>> >> "Erick T. Barkhuis" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
>> >> viestiss�:[email protected] al.net...
>> >> > Markku Gr�nroos:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Erick"
>> >> >> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western
>> >> >> > Europe
>> >> >> > is
>> >> >> > charging more in June than in April?
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
>> >> >
>> >> > Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase
>> >> > rates
>> >> > during Summer months.
>> >>
>> >> You said that. I didn't.
>> >
>> > True.
>> > Maybe I jumped to conclusions.
>> >
>>
>> As your conclusion, it wasn't imperfect.
>
> In that case, I'm glad that several hotels and B&B's in our area have a
> better perception of the difference between 'nice' and 'rotten'.
>
If I were you, I wouldn't count on that. Especially not in Belgium.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 10:46 pm
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-Martin
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 12:00:33 +0100, Erick T. Barkhuis
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Markku Gr�nroos:
>>
>> "Erick"
>> > Are you suggesting that every hotel and quality B&B in Western Europe is
>> > charging more in June than in April?
>> >
>> Yes. Only the rotten ones don't do so. Especially in Belgium.
>
>Aha. So, in order not to appear rotten, a hotel should increase rates
>during Summer months. It doesn't need to change anything in its offered
>quality...a double rate will do.
>
>I'm glad that several hotels and B&B's in our area have a better
>perception of the difference between 'nice' and 'rotten'.

I don't recall a price difference between summer and winter in Bavarian hotels
and restaurants that I used, but there certainly was in French hotels and
restaurants I used. On the Cote d'Azur, prices increased between Easter and the
end of August, in the restaurants the quality decreased dramatically.
--

Martin
 

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