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I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:26 am

I'm in koln... alone
I was in dusseldorf and I'm planning to go to amsterdam.... what else is there to do in this part of the world?
And all these blond girls running around... what to do...

I wish I could stay for much much longer, but everything is expensive round here (exept beer).
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:35 am

Well, going to bed might be an option!  Wink

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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:38 am

Quoting Rolfen (Thread starter):
I'm in koln... alone

I will be at Dusseldorf airport tomorrow evening to pick up my parents, we can drink a beer if you can be there as well. My parents arrive at 18:45h but I could be there at around 16:30h, we would have 2 hours and 15 minutes time which is enough for a bit spotting, chatting and drinking a beer.

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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:49 am

I live in Bonn... But I have something to do tmr, just came home from france...

How long will you stay?
 
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:57 am

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 3):
How long will you stay?

Well I was counting on going to amsterdam tomorrow afternoon.
But I should visit berlin too, no?
Ultimately at the end of my trip I should join my brother in the south-east of france... I think that will be in around 1 week.
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:08 am

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 4):
But I should visit berlin too, no?

YES! Berlin is an absolutely fantastic city, not to be missed when in that part of the continent. If you enjoyed Cologne and Duesseldorf, you'll LOVE Berlin.
 
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:13 am

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 4):

If you visit Berlin, which I would encourage you to do, try DBA from CGN. They fly CGN-THF, so you get that airport before it is closed...
 
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:21 am

If you have to keep more than an eye on the budget, you can try some special fares for rail travel: http://www.bahn.de/-S:PtVOR9:eamEHdN...travelservice/price_overview.shtml

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 6):
They fly CGN-THF, so you get that airport before it is closed...

Definitely! I booked THF-CPH tonight (well, yesterday anyway) just for the hell of it. And because I'll be flying one day after my birthday.  Wink
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:25 am

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 6):
so you get that airport before it is closed...

I thought it was already closed... cool. Whats DBA ?

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):

I'm not sure, but if I take a train to amsterdam tomorrow, I gues I can pass by dusseldorf, can I tell you tomorrow, during the day?

[Edited 2006-08-07 01:27:32]
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:27 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 7):
And because I'll be flying one day after my birthday.

Why didn't you book the flight for the day of your birthday? That is maximising the jumpseat or Business Class upgrade chances for at least 70%.

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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:33 am

Quoting Rolfen (Thread starter):
I wish I could stay for much much longer, but everything is expensive round here (exept beer).

Too bad, because otherwise I would have recommended you to go to Hamburg, do some sightseeing by foot (Hamburg is a great place to walk around), go shopping at the Mönckebergstraße, then hit the Kiez (more specifically the famous street named "Reeperbahn" or as we call it "Die Geile Meile") and get absolutely wasted.  Wink

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 4):
But I should visit berlin too, no?

Absolutely. There's also lots to see in Berlin. You could even visit the Reichstag and watch their sessions from the glass dome, walk through the Brandenburg Gate, hit the Kudamm (the famous Kurfürstendamm) and even get some parts from the old Berlin Wall at the souvenir shops (if they still sell it). I believe there are also parts of the wall preserved, along with some of the surveillance towers, as sort of historical monuments, which are worth seeing.

I've been to Berlin three times, but never got around to seeing everything, because we were there just a day each time. I believe the first time was in 1990, when the GDR still existed, but AFAIK, we didn't take the old Transit Route from Hamburg over the A24 that time, since the borders were fully open back then, while the last time, things definitely changed a lot.
 
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:41 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 9):
Why didn't you book the flight for the day of your birthday?

a) I'll be meeting a friend in Berlin, and I'd like to spend some time with her.
b) My parents are paying for the hotel. Big grin
c) Flights on the previous day were significantly more expensive.

Anyway, THF alone should be exciting enough for one flight.  bouncy 
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RE: I'm In Germany

Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:11 am

Good arguments!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 11):
Anyway, THF alone should be exciting enough for one flight.

So much is for sure! Unfortunately I never flew into/out of THF, hope to manage to get a flight there soon.

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RE: I'm In Germany

Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
hope to manage to get a flight there soon.

Ju-52 perhaps?  Wink
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RE: I'm In Germany

Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:55 am

When I was in Köln, we drove over to Aachen on the border and went to a place called Dreiländereck, where Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany intersect. It was kind of cool.

There are lots of cool places to visit in Berlin as well. I'm sure some sort of guide book would come in handy for finding all the places that are worth seeing. Berlin was kind of mysterious in that when I first got there, I thought Berlin was ugly and hated it, but then after the week went by, I started liking it more and more. It's really a unique and cool city.
 
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RE: I'm In Germany

Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:41 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 13):
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
hope to manage to get a flight there soon.

Ju-52 perhaps?

My last flight in and out of THF was in a DC-4!  Silly

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RE: I'm In Germany

Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:58 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 13):
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
hope to manage to get a flight there soon.

Ju-52 perhaps?

A cheaper alternative for a prop-flight out of/into THF would be a DC-3/C47 of http://www.air-service-berlin.de/ for 35 minutes at 99 EUR.
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RE: I'm In Germany

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:57 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
I will be at Dusseldorf airport tomorrow evening to pick up my parents, we can drink a beer if you can be there as well. My parents arrive at 18:45h but I could be there at around 16:30h, we would have 2 hours and 15 minutes time which is enough for a bit spotting, chatting and drinking a beer.

Thanks  Smile
I was visiting the cathedral that afternoon, then I lost my wallet... and spend 2 hours looking for it, and finally found it  hyper  at the restaurant where I sat for lunch... they had kept it for me with everything inside... including about 300 euros and a credit card... which in the meantime I had blocked.
I then tried to use the credit card, thinking it was not blocked yet... and the machine swallowed it.
Yeah I did lots of stupid things that day.
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RE: I'm In Germany

Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:15 am

Thank a lot for your advice  Smile I'll try to get a flight amsterdam-berlin (THF) on that DBF thing.
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RE: I'm In Germany

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 18):
I'll try to get a flight amsterdam-berlin (THF) on that DBF thing.

AFAIK nobody serves AMS - THF as nonstop, the flight mentioned earlier on DBA leaves from CGN.
Flights from AMS go into TXL.
SN Brussels serves BRU - THF.
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RE: I'm In Germany

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:51 am

Well as long as you're in Germany, stock up on the David Hasselhoff collectibles!!!!
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RE: I'm In Germany

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:33 am

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 20):
David Hasselhoff collectibles!!!!

whats that?
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RE: I'm In Germany

Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:01 am

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 21):
whats that?

Everything that has to do with David Hasselhoff Big grin


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