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2 day visit in Germany

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2 day visit in Germany

We are staying in Amsterdam and plan to visit Germany on our way back to Paris for 2 nights. We are a family of 5 with 3 children aged 14 yrs and 2 x 12 yrs. Where should we go or where should we base ourselves for 2 nights? What cities, towns do you recommend to see before we leave and continue on to Paris? We are coming from New Zealand so this is all very new to us :) Many thanks.

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1. Re: 2 day visit in Germany

Will you travel by car or train?

As you have not much time for Germany I would recommend a fairly direct route.

Amsterdam - Cologne - Middle Rhine Valley - Paris

You could do Cologne just as a stopover visiting the cathedral. To keep your kids busy climb on the southern tower of the cathedral. Once the highest building on the planet.

www.koelner-dom.de/index.php?id=home&L=1

Middle Rhine Valley is full of castles and medieval towns. Thus also some contrast to the big cities like Amsterdam and Paris.

http://www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de

Also surely new to you. Albeit I'm sure not totally, guess your kids know the fairy tale of Snow White where the magic mirror tells the queen "But Little Snow-White beyond the seven mountains is a thousand times fairer than you." Real fairy tale country. The Seven Mountains (Siebengebirge) is a low mountain range bordering the Middle Rhine Valley.

You could even stay in a castle. Burg Stahleck in Bacharach is a youth hostel offering also family rooms.

diejugendherbergen.de/die-jugendherbergen-au…

Castles to explore are the Marksburg (one of the few newer destroyed castles) and Rheinfels Castle.

http://www.marksburg.de

www.st-goar.de/17-1-rheinfels-castle.html

Edited: 4:57 pm, January 08, 2014
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2. Re: 2 day visit in Germany

+1 for Cologne ... the Dom is amazing! and the kids might like the chocolate museum. there is also some great Roman stuff to be seen at the museum right next door to the Dom.

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3. Re: 2 day visit in Germany

Coming Form Amsterdam and leaving for Paris i also recommend cologne

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4. Re: 2 day visit in Germany

Wow, thanks so much for all your info, it has really helped. We are travelling by car and have now booked an apartment in Cologne :)

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Thanks for taking the time to respond, we really appreciate it :)

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6. Re: 2 day visit in Germany

TY :) Cologne is now booked !! Cheers

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