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Albstadt / Pfeffingen

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Ashby, UK
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Albstadt / Pfeffingen

Hi there

We're going to stay in the Albstadt area over Christmas and I am hoping someone may be able to help with 3 questions

1. Can anyone recommend somewhere nice to eat a typical German Christmas meal please? Price isn't an issue - but I would like somewhere with atmosphere (and preferably not too smoky!!!)

2. I can get very cheap flights to Baden Baden but am unsure of how long it will take to drive to Albstadt from there. Does anyone have any ideas?

3. I've read some of the previous posts (Thanks so much Marco Polo). Do you have any other interesting outings in the Albstadt area.

Thanks in anticipation

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1. Re: Albstadt / Pfeffingen

1. I can't make specific recommendations, but restaurants open at Christmas time should have typical Christmas fare.

2. I don't know exactly where the Baden Baden airport is, but it will probably take several hours to drive through the Black Forest to reach Albstadt, which should be an enjoyable drive; probably much more enjoyable than taking the long way by autobahn.

3. I recommend your visiting a local bookstore and purchasing one or more books full of photos that are trilingual (German, English, French). They're not that expensive and make a good souvenir book for after your trip. There are books for towns (there is at least one for Albstadt), regions (Schwaebische Alb, Black Forest) and for the entire German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. I'm sure that if you like the pictures, you will also like visiting the places..

Some nearby places to visit include Hohenzollern Castle (Hechingen), their castle in Balingen, their palace in Sigmaringen, the Danube gorge south of Albstadt where it goes through the Schwaebische Alb, the old college town of Tuebingen and Bebenhausen monastery just north of it, Rottweil, the Schwaebische Alb and Black Forest.

After arrival, stop at a Shell gas station and purchase "Die Shell Regional Karte" map #16. It is centered near Albstadt, will show all local roads, and tourist attractions such as churches, monasteries, palaces, castles, caves, interesting towns, etc. When driving along, it's nice to stop at places shown on the map such as churches, etc., you'll come upon some real gems.

Make sure that your rental car has snow tires.

Ashby, UK
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2. Re: Albstadt / Pfeffingen

Thanks a lot Marco Polko for all your info - and so quickly too.

If anyone out there does know of any restaurant recommendations in the Albstadt area I would still love to know.

thanks again

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3. Re: Albstadt / Pfeffingen

2. The airport is a 10 minute drive from the autobahn-exit Baden-Baden. Via the auobahn it is about 2 hours to Albstadt. If you have the option, Stuttgart airport would be much more convenient for your destination.

Bee line via the black forest takes 2-3 hours. Pass through Baden-Baden towards Freudenstadt, then head for the A81 and Balingen-Albstadt. From Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt is running the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (black-forest high road) a famous scenic road. But this route is not advisable at dark or snowfall.

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4. Re: Albstadt / Pfeffingen

Thanks a lot for the advice and directions Huwe. If we do go to Baden Baden then we'll arrive in the morning so it could be a lovely scenic drive from the sounds of it.

Thanks again

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5. Re: Albstadt / Pfeffingen

"we'll arrive in the morning"

So, as you don't have to hurry, consider a stop over at Baden-Baden, a lovely town. Follow the direction signs to "Congress/Augustaplatz" or "Kurhaus/Casino" basement-parkings, wherefrom you have good access to the sights.

http://www.baden-baden.de/en/index.html

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