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Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Hi Guys,

Searching in the forum gave me no results, so here I am.

This weekend we will be going to Poland for a wedding. We will start from Basel, stop over in Leipzig and then to Szczecin. However, we couldn't decide on where to stop on the way back to Basel.

Preferably we would like to stay in somewhere around 5-6 hours of driving distance from Szczecin.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Nuremberg ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg

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Nuremberg is conveniently located at the junction of several important Autobahn routes. The A3 (Netherlands–Frankfurt–Würzburg–Vienna) passes in a south-easterly direction along the north-east of the city. The A9 (Berlin–Munich) passes in a north–south direction on the east of the city. The A6 (France–Saarbrücken–Prague) passes in an east–west direction to the south of the city. Finally, the A73 begins in the south-east of Nuremberg and travels north-west through the city before continuing towards Fürth and Bamberg.
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Thanks Jrspet.

Have you been there? Are you suggesting for travel convenience or it is really worth to see?

Oh, btw, I posted initially in off topic, cause this section said only Switzerland.
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

I do not drive ( anymore ) but often travel by rail from CH via DE to PL ( Gdansk ). And yes, it is a beautiful city worth a stop or overnight.

http://tourismus.nuernberg.de/en/sightseeing.html
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Somewhere in Franconia would be about the right distance...

Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture.
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Somewhere in Franconia would be about the right distance...

Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture.
Bamberg sounds interesting especially after this from wiki:

"Bamberg is known for its smoked Rauchbier. Bamberg is home to eight breweries, Brauerei Fässla, Brauerei Greifenklau, Brauerei Heller-Trum (Schlenkerla), Brauerei Kaiserdom, Keesmann Bräu, Klosterbräu, Mahrs Bräu and Brauerei Spezial, and one brewpub, Ambräusianum — an unusually high number for a city of 70,000."


Of course , we will stay overnight. So no drinking and driving
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Bamberg sounds interesting especially after this from wiki:

"Bamberg is known for its smoked Rauchbier. Bamberg is home to eight breweries, Brauerei Fässla, Brauerei Greifenklau, Brauerei Heller-Trum (Schlenkerla), Brauerei Kaiserdom, Keesmann Bräu, Klosterbräu, Mahrs Bräu and Brauerei Spezial, and one brewpub, Ambräusianum — an unusually high number for a city of 70,000."


Of course , we will stay overnight. So no drinking and driving
I can recommend the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier personally
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Well, Bamberg is relatively more expensive for accommodation compared to Nürnberg.

It is a shame though, I wanted to try the smoky beer

Any other ideas?
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

They are really not too far from each other. Enjoy Bamberg and spend the night in Nuremberg ( visit the DB Museum for example ) and proceed to home.

http://www.deutschebahn.com/site/dbmuseum/en/start.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_Transport_Museum
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

That is a very good idea

We can get some beer from Bamberg, walk around a little bit and then head to Nurnberg for the night.



Hope we can find an open shop on Sunday in Bamberg ( at least in the main station)

BTW, the link above says that the museum is open on Sunday till 6 pm. This is good news!
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

I can second Bamburg! We visited there when a friend of mine from Canada came to visit... beautiful little town, food was good and smoke beer was awesome
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Bayreuth should have plenty of accommodation, and is a bit closer than Nuremberg.
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

I suppose you will not be missing out on Usedom / Wolin whilst at Szczecin.
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I suppose you will not be missing out on Usedom / Wolin whilst at Szczecin.
Definitely not This is what we thought as well. but maybe you can give an idea on whether it is crazy to jump in the water there I know it will be cold ( ok ok freezing), but here is the deal we are from Mediterranean and this will be a life time experience for us which we can tell to the friends back home

what do you think?
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Bayreuth should have plenty of accommodation, and is a bit closer than Nuremberg.
I have just checked it and there is not much difference in terms of accommodation. Honestly I prefer to stay in Bamberg and enjoy the beer more
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Re: Where to stop in Germany ( Basel -> Poland )

Cold ? I think if you are leaving this weekend it will be a pleasant 21 degrees.

Wolin worth a visit for sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolin_National_Park

http://wikitravel.org/de/Wollin ( DE )





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Cold ? I think if you are leaving this weekend it will be a pleasant 21 degrees.
I suppose you don´t mean the water temp.

BTW, you sure know your Poland

Thanks alot for your kind help.
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