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    Dear All,

    A friend of mine will be dropping by Germany for a job assignment and he was wondering where in German would be a good place to visit?

    He is keen on cultural activities as well as historical landmarks (although he isn't a history buff). Recommendations of good food places would be welcomed too. Feel free to share what would be interesting for my friend to explore/experience.

    Thank you.

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    Oktoberfest!!!! Drink till you drop

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Oktoberfest!!!! Drink till you drop
    Well yeah, he is into eating but not drinking A shame, i know but well, anyon else?

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    Bavaria since he's going to be there for Oktoberfest.

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    For historical landmarks, he should go to Berlin. There is plenty to see there. I visited the Holocaust Memorial site, Bebelplatz (where the book burning was held), the bunker where Hitler committed suicide and many more. There is a FREE tour that he can take as well. Its a walking tour and you give the guide a tip at the end of the trip.

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    Is ur friend driving?

    This shld be a sign that would send all speedsters into a frenzy...



    Woot.

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    Berlin is good place for History and cultural activity. Dresden is too nice historic place, which is just few hours away from Berlin by train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftdragon View Post
    For historical landmarks, he should go to Berlin. There is plenty to see there. I visited the Holocaust Memorial site, Bebelplatz (where the book burning was held), the bunker where Hitler committed suicide and many more. There is a FREE tour that he can take as well. Its a walking tour and you give the guide a tip at the end of the trip.
    I absolutely loved Berlin and went for the walking tour too
    Highly recommended. No better way to see Berlin.

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    Thanks all. Appreciate it.

    Keep the tips coming. :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Is ur friend driving?

    This shld be a sign that would send all speedsters into a frenzy...



    Woot.
    the irony about that is that its just down to one highway now...its a myth about the german road system that needs to be busted...

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    hi wolfgang,

    depending where he is actually. cuz if he's in munich, then traveling to berlin may be quite time consuming and costly. in my time there, i preferred the towns to the big cities (then again, i heard both munich and berlin are really nice). if he's ard frankfurt, then towns along the rhine river is worth visiting. more popular ones are rudesheim and cochem (not exactly at the rhine... think it's nearer to mainz river). Heidelberg is nice too, supposed to be the university town, there are big shopping malls, old town, castle... etc. And Cologne, for the DOM. Abit touristy, but i think it's worth it. just remember to do the cathedral climb. Dusseldorf is well, for me, a little boring, unless he loves night life. Mainz is pretty nice too, unlike frankfurt, no tall buildings and all. Some places that I wished I had went to were, baden baden (Spa town) and stuggart.

    i know i'm not very descriptive, but i hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w.s View Post
    hi wolfgang,

    depending where he is actually. cuz if he's in munich, then traveling to berlin may be quite time consuming and costly. in my time there, i preferred the towns to the big cities (then again, i heard both munich and berlin are really nice). if he's ard frankfurt, then towns along the rhine river is worth visiting. more popular ones are rudesheim and cochem (not exactly at the rhine... think it's nearer to mainz river). Heidelberg is nice too, supposed to be the university town, there are big shopping malls, old town, castle... etc. And Cologne, for the DOM. Abit touristy, but i think it's worth it. just remember to do the cathedral climb. Dusseldorf is well, for me, a little boring, unless he loves night life. Mainz is pretty nice too, unlike frankfurt, no tall buildings and all. Some places that I wished I had went to were, baden baden (Spa town) and stuggart.

    i know i'm not very descriptive, but i hope this helps.
    Heheh... thank you for sharing. You were already very helpful in sharing the details.

    Cheers!
    WG

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    dont forget to visit dresden!
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post
    dont forget to visit dresden!
    Whats there?

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    If in Munich, can take a day tour to Fussen. Can see the lovely castles built by King Ludwig II - the fairy tale king. The castle in Neuschwanstein inspired the castle in Disneyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    If in Munich, can take a day tour to Fussen. Can see the lovely castles built by King Ludwig II - the fairy tale king. The castle in Neuschwanstein inspired the castle in Disneyland.
    Cool... Thanks Sean.

    Keep the tips coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    If in Munich, can take a day tour to Fussen. Can see the lovely castles built by King Ludwig II - the fairy tale king. The castle in Neuschwanstein inspired the castle in Disneyland.
    Yea said castle in the winter makes for magnificant landscape shots if you take the trouble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang View Post
    Cool... Thanks Sean.

    Keep the tips coming!
    In Munich can go to English Gardens. But winter may not be so happenning. In summer got free show. Still, its a nice place for a stroll, a beer and pretzel. There's a river where the locals go surfing in.

    Near Marienplatz in Munich, can go to Hofbrauhaus or Donisl for the best beer and ter kah (schweinhaxe) wah.. I'm feeling hungry leow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    the irony about that is that its just down to one highway now...its a myth about the german road system that needs to be busted...
    Aww... shucks.

    And I was thinking of taking off to Germany one day and literally lick dat rented M5 Power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Aww... shucks.

    And I was thinking of taking off to Germany one day and literally lick dat rented M5 Power.
    go back n forth on that one highway lor

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