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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Has anybody been to the Technik Museum/s near Mannheim where they have the Concorde, Tu-144 and LH 742 on stilts?

I see there's quite a collection of road and racing cars as well.  Big grin

I'm planning to go for a visit in April, how big are the museums and how long do you need to go through both museums?

Also, I know nearby Heidelberg is on the major Europe tourist trail, but is it really that good?

Thanks!  Smile


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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3559 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

I haven't been to the museums yet, but you can check-out this homepage:

http://www.technik-museum.de/

The 742 is in Speyer, the Concorde and Tu-144 are in Sinsheim.

I was very young when I was in Heidelberg for the last time, so I cannot comment on the city anymore, but try to check it out... Speyer has a nice church, btw.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

The museum with the LH742 is in Speyer, the one with the Concorde and Tu-144 is in Sinsheim. I've been to both and the amount of exhibits is quite impressive, whereas the conservation is sometimes lacking... sometimes bad enough to make an aviation nut's heart bleed. Nevertheless, they are of course a must if you're anwhere near them and have the time. I'd call a visit to either of them a day trip, although you can of course happen to have some time left at the end. In Speyer, there's also "SeaLife" and the magnificent dome and historic centre, which are all highly recommendable.

As for Heidelberg, well, I live here - we have some amazingly ugly parts and then some rather beautiful parts which I seldom have the opportunity to appreciate; they are off my daily track. First of all, there are about 27,000 students at the university while the entire city has some 140,000 inhabitants. So it's quite a young population. The historic part ("Altstadt", in German) is full of good-looking buildings, but I've grown up in a picturesque town packed with those cute little timbered houses and been in Heidelberg for too long to notice anything sensational in the city. In a way, I'm used to seeing houses that are more than 400 years old.

That said, I do like it here a lot. The castle sits nicely above the Altstadt, you have a centre that's full of life at almost any hour you might find yourself there. Heidelberg is right where the Neckar river enters the Rhine plains from the East, and one morning in October, the combined rays of the rising sun and the usual fog billowing from the valley early in the day made for one of those moments that make you love your city.

I'd offer to buy you a glass of wine when you're here, but have no idea where I'll be in April - so I won't promise anything I don't know I can keep.

Edit: a German "Dom" is, of course, an English "cathedral"... not a "dome".  Wink

[Edited 2006-01-17 00:52:37]


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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Thanks guys, the info is much appreciated.  Smile

At this stage I'm planning to spend 2 days in this area, not sure exactly where I'll stay but I'm leaning towards Mannheim as that's where the regional trains depart from.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 3):
I'm leaning towards Mannheim

Hmm... Heidelberg is, depending on how often the train stops, some 10 to 20 minutes from Mannheim. Speyer should be in a similar ballpark, Sinsheim is further. Be aware that most of Mannheim got completely flatted in WW2, so you won't see much but quickly built late 1940s to 1950s buildings in the centre - not exactly memorable. Do you have some sort of Youth Hostelling International membership? In that case, you could sleep in the magnificent Heidelberg Youth Hostel - it's not in walking distance from the sights, but the bus gets you there quickly and the main station is even closer. Travelling from Heidelberg to Speyer is no different from departing from Mannheim - you just hop on the S-Bahn train a little earlier. As for Sinsheim, I don't know.



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Ah right, thanks man. There seems to be so many places to choose from!


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 3):
I'm leaning towards Mannheim

Hmm... Heidelberg

I agree with Aloges here: Plann to stay in world famous Heidelberginstead of Mannheim ! This one is not to be missed (especially those evening and nights in Heidelberg !) and offers good rail connections. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg

Also, just in case you want to go in style directly after arrival at FRA to Heidelberg, there´s a LH-bus running to Heidelberg (and one to Mannheim): http://www.lufthansa-airportbus.de
-HT



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 6):
LH-bus running to Heidelberg

 rotfl  I can just imagine them dropping HKGKaiTak off in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, only for the staff to hear "What's the quickest way to the Youth Hostel?"



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1217 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 7):
I can just imagine them dropping HKGKaiTak off in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, only for the staff to hear "What's the quickest way to the Youth Hostel?"

LOL !

Is the Heidelberg Youth Hostel still located on the opposite side of the river in Neuenheim near the university ?
When I was staying there back in 1988 it was quite some walk to downtown (Altstadt) ...
-HT



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
Is the Heidelberg Youth Hostel still located on the opposite side of the river in Neuenheim near the university ?

Yes, it's near the zoo and a new paediatric clinic is being built on the meadow near it.

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
When I was staying there back in 1988 it was quite some walk to downtown (Altstadt) ...

Bus line no. 33 takes you directly to Bismarckplatz - considering the money saved by sleeping in the hostel, a day pass for public transport should be quite affordable. The hostel has also been extended, the new building in which I've stayed twice is very nice.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
The hostel has also been extended

Good to hear !
Tnx for the info,
HT



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 7):
I can just imagine them dropping HKGKaiTak off in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, only for the staff to hear "What's the quickest way to the Youth Hostel?"

Actually that's nothing new ... most airport bus services only drop off at hotels so they often hear me asking where the youth hostel is ...  Smile

Thanks for the link for the bus - I'm actually thinking about flying home from Frankfurt. I'll probably have a Eurail pass though so perhaps I'll end up taking the train as that's "free".



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