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Germany in first week of April??

Germany in first week of April??

Old Feb 5th 2007, 9:57 am
  #76  
-Martin
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:15:10 GMT, "Lennart Petersen"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>
>"Jens Arne Maennig" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
>news:1ht2voh.29sl8k17dclwmN%maennig.0701@cricetus .com...
>> 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.

>But to my experience there're always ferries on the route to Germany ??
>Confused.....
>http://web.telia.com/~u87642551/tag102%20copy.jpg
>

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Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:03 am
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"Jens Arne Maennig" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:1ht32po.145smle152nam9N%maennig.0701@cricetus .com...
> Lennart Petersen <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> But to my experience there're always ferries on the route to Germany ??
>> Confused.....
>
> Interesting. I just open the front (or back) door, and it's there.
>
> Jens

Then you're missing the smorgasbord.....
.....and tax-free drinking on-board.
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:08 am
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 23:50:42 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

...
... I didn't stay in the centre of Munich during the Oktoberfest. I did pay exactly
... the same rate during the Oktoberfest as I did during the rest of the year.
...
... Magda the Oktoberfest isn't in summer.

No kidding...
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:09 am
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 23:52:51 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:30:17 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... >On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:20:00 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, B Vaughan<[email protected]>
... >arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
... >
... > ... You must have some empowered teachers in Paris. In Italy, if a teacher
... > ... so much as disagrees with a child, the parents are in the principal's
... > ... office by 4 PM breathing fire.
... >
... >If their kids know everything, why do they send them to school?
... >
... > ... We've heard of parents who complained because:
... > ...
... > ... 1) the teacher gave their child nightmares by explaining that the
... > ... Egyptian mummies were dead bodies.
... >
... >(Wouldn't it be much more nightmarish if mummies were *living bodies*?)
... >
... > ... 2) the teacher humiliated their child by making her exit from the
... > ... classroom at the end of the line because she had been unruly all
... > ... morning.
... >
... >Forget global warming; the next generation will destroy our civilization
... >single-handedly...
...
... Is that what your mum and dad told you?

No.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:10 am
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 23:51:27 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:04:28 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... >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.
...
... Please don't start your sad child hating rants again.

It's called "advice".

Please feel free to go on holidays at the same time as the little darlings *every year*.
Don't report back.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:19 am
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"Martin" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected]...
> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:12:24 GMT, "Lennart Petersen"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>"Martin" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
>>news:[email protected]. ..
>>> 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.
>
>>Then good luck with Oktoberfest and all the "Messe" arrangement in cities
>>like Cologne,Hannover.....
>
> Oktoberfest in the first week of April? Get a grip Lennart.
-----------------
You told us "all the year round in Germany too"
Try to find a hotel at a regular price over the various "Messe" in cities.
Or for that matter you'll find differences between high and low season in
resorts let's say in Harz. And you'll find hotel bargains off-season
in many places in Germany. It's simply not true that hotels in Germany
charge exactly the same prices over the year.
Here is just one example out of many
http://www.erbprinzenpalais.de/zimmerpreise.html
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:28 am
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Let is be knownst that on Mon, 5 Feb 2007 20:04:51 +0100,
[email protected] (Jens Arne Maennig) writted:

>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.

Damn this stupid "What is Europe?" stuff. It's defined by the
guidebooks, and as LP is the king, Morocco, Turkey, and Iceland are
all a part!
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:33 am
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Let is be knownst that on Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:20:00 +0100, B
Vaughan<[email protected]> writted:

>On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:07:18 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:35:39 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, B Vaughan<[email protected]>
>>arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
>>
>>
>> ... That surely depends on where you go. I can't see that it would be a
>> ... problem in Paris, London, or Munich, which are three places that were
>> ... being discussed. April might be worse than June for those cities,
>> ... because they're very popular destination for spring school tours,
>> ... which to my mind are infinitely worse than families on holiday.
>>
>>Nope. Teachers make the kiddyyes behave, whereas the parents don't give a rat's.
>
>You must have some empowered teachers in Paris. In Italy, if a teacher
>so much as disagrees with a child, the parents are in the principal's
>office by 4 PM breathing fire.
>
>We've heard of parents who complained because:
>
>1) the teacher gave their child nightmares by explaining that the
>Egyptian mummies were dead bodies.
>
>2) the teacher humiliated their child by making her exit from the
>classroom at the end of the line because she had been unruly all
>morning.

These kids (and parents) need a month in a second or third world
country, and then an explanation that that is how home will become if
they complain too much.

Italians love their kids, but to a fault.
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:40 am
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Let is be knownst that on Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:35:40 +0100, B
Vaughan<[email protected]> writted:

>On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 20:47:21 +0100, Erick T. Barkhuis
><[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Mike:
>>>
>>> Is April 1st-8th typically too snowy/rainy/cold for the Munich and Rhine
>>> river area?
>>
>>"Rhine river area"!!! I missed that completely!
>>
>>It's a wonderful area. Very scenic, from Bonn southwards.
>>But...may I suggest you wait until you have some time for a trip in the
>>second half of September for that part of your tour? Then, the area is at
>>its best. Also, it's a great area for more senior travellers.
>>Wine markets, Rhine river boat rides and all! My favorite fall trip would
>>be five days of Rhine river (last days of September) combined with 4-5
>>days Barcelona (first week of October).
>
>We once spent a wonderful week along the Mosel in early September. It
>was around the time of the grape harvest.

Even good for a non-boozer?
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 12:33 pm
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On Feb 5, 6:28 pm, Deeply Filled Mortician
<deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
> Let is be knownst that on Mon, 5 Feb 2007 20:04:51 +0100,
> [email protected] (Jens Arne Maennig) writted:
>
> >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.
>
> Damn this stupid "What is Europe?" stuff. It's defined by the
> guidebooks, and as LP is the king, Morocco, Turkey, and Iceland are
> all a part!

Morocco and Turkey are reasonable additions to a European guidebook,
since a lot of people include them on longer European trips. A lot of
Lonely Planet guidebooks include small bits of neighboring countries
which make reasonable side trips from the main country they cover.
 
Old Feb 5th 2007, 7:20 pm
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Following up to Magda <[email protected]> :

>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.


Which is interesting but irrelevant, as this post is really about Germany
and possibly parts of Italy.

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Old Feb 5th 2007, 7:23 pm
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Following up to "tim....." <[email protected]> :

>> I paid the same all the year round in Germany too.
>
>Depends where you go.
>
>In the obvious tourist places, the summer rate will be 50% more
>than the winter rate.

But neither April nor June are normally regarded as the Summer period.
That really starts when the schools knock-off, around the beginning of
July.
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 7:24 pm
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Following up to Erick T. Barkhuis <[email protected]> :

>Martin:
>> Erick :
>> >I would suggest smaller cities and towns like M´┐Żnster, Aachen and Trier.
>> >Yes, in April for more photographicly interesting scenes.
>> >Want something bigger, then Dresden would be something.
>>
>> I'd go to Munich. There's more than enough to keep him occupied in Munich
>> and the surrounding area.
>
>Enough? Oh sure.
>There'd be enough in Hamburg or Mannheim as well.
>But what makes Munich so "unique" and why would Munich be especially
>interesting for a photographer?

A short trip to the mountains.
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 8:33 pm
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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.

Why not do it from your desktop?
www.venere.com
www.hotel.de

Cheers, Alan, Australia
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 8:37 pm
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 17:51:46 +0100, Martin
<[email protected]> wrote:

>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.

I found great variation both over a week and over a couple
of months using venere, hotel.de, similar booking systems
and just doorknocking during May/June last year in Italy
(Florence, Venice), Germany and Eastern Europe. And that's
not including the spectacular increases in World Cup cities
on match days - 95 euros for a "B&B" chain motel in Munich
for example.



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