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Day Trip From Cologne

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Day Trip From Cologne

Hello,

We will be in Cologne mid-September, making it our base for 3-4 days and want to do a couple of side trips. Trier seems interesting and a lot to do. We would be traveling by train. Is the train station close to the main part of Trier (walking distance) were were could take in some sights?Possibly a walking tour?

I realize with public transporation we will have at least 4 hours RT travel. What is the best ticket to buy? Is there a 3 day ticket we could buy to travel around Cologne, Bonn, St. Goar, Bacharach & Trier?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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1. Re: Day Trip From Cologne

Trier is fantastic & there is plenty to see within an easy walk of the station. If you have the opportunity to go on a weekend you can start before 9am using a Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket (weekend ticket) which will allow you to get a good start on the sights as soon as they open.

this page might help bahn.de/i/…

cheers

helen

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2. Re: Day Trip From Cologne

My suggestion would be to base you for some of these days between Trier and St. Goar / Bacharach. E.g. in Koblenz or Cochem. This will safe you travel time and costs compared to doing this as day trips from Cologne.

http://www.koblenz-touristik.de/en

http://www.cochem.de/tourismus/en_index.php

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Rheinland-Pfalz Ticket is a good deal. A day ticket covering all regional trains between Bonn, Bacharach and Trier. Also the city buses in Trier. And e.g. the ferry St. Goar - St. Goarshausen.

vrminfo.de/en/…

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Trier map with sights. Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is in field F6.

trier-info.de/titus/…20klein_1333012517.pdf

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