Berlin

Sunset over Germany

Sunset over Germany

Berlin is one huge city, but at the same time not so huge. Hard to explain. We rode the ungrounded a lot because the U2 was right out the door of our hotel, but we also realized what was 2 underground stops away was just under a mile away. It really felt like you were going to much farther.

We bought the ABC pass for 5 days and it was unlimited and could be used for buses, trams, trains and underground. If Berlin has it, it’s included. Don’t use the sightseeing buses, use public transportation.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Beautiful Rothenburg Germany

Beautiful Rothenburg Germany

Out of all the places we visited on our Central European Driving Vacation this was our favorite place. I know kind of crazy that we would choose a small, very small, town over some of the beautiful big cities we encountered, but the slower pace won us over. Like many places on this trip, this was not our first time visiting this city. When we lived in Germany this was one of those places we would take friends when they came from the states because it’s that fabulous. One thing we had never done was [Read more…]

How to Road Trip Across Central Europe

 

Road Trip Across Central Europe3

We started in Germany and made our way through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Czech and finally back into Germany. Here’s how we did it.

We started by planning all our hotels out in advance. It takes away some of your flexibility, but traveling with 10 people can be a bit over whelming to hotels. Not only that, it took us up to an hour to find a place we all wanted to eat, I can’t imagine having to waste time trying to find a place to sleep at the end of every day. Planning ahead was a good thing.

We drove through Switzerland. We heard it was crazy expensive, so staying there was out of the question. We did stop in Zurich. We really had no idea where we were going, but I had downloaded Pocket Earth on my iPhone. It gives me maps that I can use offline. I found Altstadt (old town) Zurich [Read more…]