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Germany in first week of April??

Germany in first week of April??

Old Feb 5th 2007, 4:49 am
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-Magda
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:51:46 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:44:59 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... >On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:34:01 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, B Vaughan<[email protected]>
... >arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
... >
... > ... I would guess that fewer than half the hotels in Rome charge more in
... > ... high season than at other times. In Florence, even fewer. (You could
... > ... argue that Florence has no low season.) In Rome, July and August are
... > ... considered low season, for those hotels with variable rates.
... > ...
... > ... For what it's worth, I just returned to a hotel in Rome where I had
... > ... spent a few days last August. The price was exactly the same.
... > ...
... > ... In mountain or seaside vacation areas in Italy, there are sometimes
... > ... other restrictions in high season, such as a half-board requirement,
... > ... or a one-week minimum stay.
... >
... >Pick a travel brochure and check the room prices.
...
... Paid the same price all the year round in hotels I used in Rome and Northern
... Italy.

Not true for the rest of the world.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 4:54 am
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 18:38:24 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Erick T. Barkhuis
<[email protected]> arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... Mike:
...
... > In general we like
... > exploring. Not big on fancy expensive restaurants. I love the
... > atmosphere of unique cities. I'm also big into photography.
...
... I believe - in contrast to others in this thread who suggest you should
... visit Italy - that Germany _is_ something for you. However, perhaps the
... big cities wouldn't be as unique as the slightly smaller ones with heaps
... of atmosphere.

I second that. I have visited German villages and small cities that were absolutely
stunning, almost every angle was photogenic! I visited them in Autumn and Winter, and
loved every minute. Spring must be a treat. )

... I would suggest smaller cities and towns like M�nster, Aachen and Trier.
... Yes, in April for more photographicly interesting scenes.
... Want something bigger, then Dresden would be something.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 4:56 am
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:49:40 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:51:46 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
>arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
>
> ... On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:44:59 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
> ...
> ... >On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:34:01 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, B Vaughan<[email protected]>
> ... >arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
> ... >
> ... > ... I would guess that fewer than half the hotels in Rome charge more in
> ... > ... high season than at other times. In Florence, even fewer. (You could
> ... > ... argue that Florence has no low season.) In Rome, July and August are
> ... > ... considered low season, for those hotels with variable rates.
> ... > ...
> ... > ... For what it's worth, I just returned to a hotel in Rome where I had
> ... > ... spent a few days last August. The price was exactly the same.
> ... > ...
> ... > ... In mountain or seaside vacation areas in Italy, there are sometimes
> ... > ... other restrictions in high season, such as a half-board requirement,
> ... > ... or a one-week minimum stay.
> ... >
> ... >Pick a travel brochure and check the room prices.
> ...
> ... Paid the same price all the year round in hotels I used in Rome and Northern
> ... Italy.
>
>Not true for the rest of the world.

I paid the same all the year round in Germany too.
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:12 am
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"Martin" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
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> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:49:40 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:51:46 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin
>><[email protected]>
>>arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
>>
>> ... On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:44:59 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
>> ...
>> ... >On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:34:01 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, B
>> Vaughan<[email protected]>
>> ... >arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
>> ... >
>> ... > ... I would guess that fewer than half the hotels in Rome charge
>> more in
>> ... > ... high season than at other times. In Florence, even fewer. (You
>> could
>> ... > ... argue that Florence has no low season.) In Rome, July and
>> August are
>> ... > ... considered low season, for those hotels with variable rates.
>> ... > ...
>> ... > ... For what it's worth, I just returned to a hotel in Rome where I
>> had
>> ... > ... spent a few days last August. The price was exactly the same.
>> ... > ...
>> ... > ... In mountain or seaside vacation areas in Italy, there are
>> sometimes
>> ... > ... other restrictions in high season, such as a half-board
>> requirement,
>> ... > ... or a one-week minimum stay.
>> ... >
>> ... >Pick a travel brochure and check the room prices.
>> ...
>> ... Paid the same price all the year round in hotels I used in Rome and
>> Northern
>> ... Italy.
>>
>>Not true for the rest of the world.
>
> I paid the same all the year round in Germany too.
> --
>
> Martin
>
Then good luck with Oktoberfest and all the "Messe" arrangement in cities
like Cologne,Hannover.....
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:19 am
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Frank Hucklenbroich schrieb:
> Am Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:41:26 +0100 schrieb Magda:
>
>> 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.
>
> Not for a big city like Munich. It is more expensive when there are
> tradings fairs or the Oktoberfest, but in general there is no difference
> between April and June. June is *not* holiday-season in Germany,
> school-holidays normally start later (July/August), so June is still rahter
> low-season.
>
> As for the weather - April is normally a month where weather can change by
> the minute here in Germany (we call it typical "April-weather"), so you can
> have one moment nice sunshine and thunderstorm and rain the next moment.
> You won't have weeks of rain without end though. Temperatures are hard to
> predict, anything between +5 and +20 degrees C is possible. You won't have
> snow in April.
>
> Regards,
>
> Frank

Well, that statement is not accurate. We have indeed had snow in April
in recent years, not enough to cause a traffic chaos, but enough to
cover the fields with snow. Also, we can get night frost up until mid May.

T.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:29 am
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Jacqueline wrote:

> 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!


Does that mean that your prices have been lower...???

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Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:41 am
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Jens Arne Maennig
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Mike <[email protected]> wrote:

> Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
> river area?

Sometimes, sometimes not.

> 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'd prefer June (for some beergarden reasons).

> I know weather in June would be nicer, but plane tickets seem 3x
> as expensive and I'm told to avoid the "student season".

That's one of the reasons why I mostly travel to Munich by bicycle.
However, the argument is pretty unclear to me. I've never seen mor
students in Munich in June but in April.

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

If you are travelling just for warm an dry weather, the Northern Sahara
could also be a good choice.

> I've never been to Europe.

Well, I have.

> Was planning on 4-nights in London,

Discussions about UK being Europe or not are still pending.

Jens
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:52 am
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"Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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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".

Can't say that I've ever heard this before, certainly not
about Germany.

You want to avoid Italy/Greece when all the backpackers
are there, but as that is August you'll want to avoid it then
anyway unless your ideal holiday is sitting by a hotel pool.

tim
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:54 am
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"Iceman" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
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>
> I think Italy has a lot more to offer for one week on a first European
> trip than Germany. Munich is nice, but it doesn't compare to Rome or
> Venice. Something like two days Venice, train through Siena or
> Florence, and four days Rome you would probably find much more
> rewarding than Munich.
>
It is easy to disagree here. Germany has infinitely more attractions than
anyone can possibly cope with during one week journey.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 5:55 am
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>
>> Was planning on 4-nights in London,
>
> Discussions about UK being Europe or not are still pending.
>

Sorry for my ignorance!

As far as traveling goes, I'm lumping UK into my
"European vacation" ;-) It is just easier to say than my "vacation
overseas" or my "vacation to UK and Europe".

:-)
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 6:00 am
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Jens Arne Maennig
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Erick T. Barkhuis <[email protected]> wrote:

> I would suggest smaller cities and towns like M�nster, Aachen and Trier.

Good idea. He could "do" Germany in three half days this way.

Jens
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 6:01 am
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:12:24 GMT, in rec.travel.europe, "Lennart Petersen"
<[email protected]> arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:


... > I paid the same all the year round in Germany too.
... > --
... >
... > Martin
... >
... Then good luck with Oktoberfest and all the "Messe" arrangement in cities
... like Cologne,Hannover.....

Don't confuse Martin with facts, will you??
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 6:02 am
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Let is be knownst that on Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:25:41 GMT, Mike
<[email protected]> writted:

>
>>
>> It would help if you told us your age, interests and where you are from. We are not mind
>> readers, I hope you know.
>
>29 and 30 years old. From the United States. In general we like
>exploring. Not big on fancy expensive restaurants. I love the
>atmosphere of unique cities. I'm also big into photography.

If that's the case, I would head for Berlin. It's unique, and very
photogenic. It's also a lot of fun.
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 6:04 am
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-Magda
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 19:41:44 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, [email protected] (Jens
Arne Maennig) arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

...
... That's one of the reasons why I mostly travel to Munich by bicycle.
... However, the argument is pretty unclear to me. I've never seen more
... students in Munich in June but in April.

It's meant to be "children/fambleeees on holiday". Something to avoid at any cost.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 6:04 am
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Jens Arne Maennig
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Mike <[email protected]> wrote:

> It is just easier to say than my "vacation
> overseas" or my "vacation to UK and Europe".

Europe isn't overseas. It's clearly on this side of any ocean.

Jens
 

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