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Train from Bitburg, Germany

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Train from Bitburg, Germany

Hello, We are thinking about going to Lauterbrunnen for 4 nights in July. We will be leaving from Bitburg, Germany. People have suggested taking a train instead of driving down. However doing a search it looks like a 8-9 hour train ride down and 10 hours back. We can drive it in 5 1/2 hours. Does anyone know a different train route down?

Thanks

Freiburg im...
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1. Re: Train from Bitburg, Germany

Doesn't exist, because Bitburg is in the middle of nowhere.

Car maybe faster, but you will fail to do it in 5 1/2 hours unless you want to have a nighttime race.

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2. Re: Train from Bitburg, Germany

This ist true, the train route requires you to backtrack to Cologne or detour through Trier. Not really nice. I doubt though that you can drive it in 5 1/2 hours. Rather 7 to 7 1/2. Don't believe everything viamichelin gives out - it is under ideal conditions. By car, you will be travelling on one of the most busy and traffic-jam-prone routes of Germany.