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Frankfurt Hahn to Memmingen....the journey between

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Frankfurt Hahn to Memmingen....the journey between

We are Flying in to Frankfurt hahn on 23 May, Hiring car and travelling to Memmingen 10 days later.

We want to travel by Luxembourg via Metz......to Colmar 5/6 days....then into Black Forest even a little of Switzerland for remainder of trip.

We like WW2 sites, Museums, Art, Markets,Concerts Local culture and places.

Please advise of places to visit and things to do along the way.

You've never let us down!!

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1. Re: Frankfurt Hahn to Memmingen....the journey between

There are a number of interesting sights/areas close to Hahn Airport.


Middle Rhine Valley


Moselle Valley


and Trier (in Roman times the biggest city north of the Alps)




Memmingen is a nice town and the region (the Allgäu) is well worth a visit.


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2. Re: Frankfurt Hahn to Memmingen....the journey between

For WW-II, there are some good museums in Luxembourg such as the one at Diekirch with its Battle of the Bulge Museum. Just outside the city of Luxembourg to the east in Hamm is an American cemetery where General Patton is buried. Just south of Wissembourg in France are some excellently preserved Maginot Line underground fortresses which you can visit.

Just to the west of Memmingen is one of my favorite towns in Germany, Biberach an der Riss ( www.biberach-riss.de , first click on ENG to change the website to English, and then after reading the page click on the hotlink at the bottom. Biberach lies on both the Upper Swabian Baroque Route with its excellent Baroque churches and monasteries, and on the German half-timbered house route, and one of the houses there is a legitimate contender for the oldest house in Germany from before the days that houses had chimneys. The Braith-Mali Museum named after these two artists hosts both their studios and the living quarters of one, and also the studio of another artist making it an unique museum. The church there is my favorite in Germany, perhaps because I was married there, a lovely blend of simplicity and ornateness. The church is also historically significant as it has been shared by Protestants and Catholics for over 400 years. Cafe Kolesch on Gymnasiumstrasse is one of Germany's best Conditorei's and their Wielandtorte (my favorite European dessert) was served at Buckingham Palace for the recent royal wedding.

Some other things nearby:

Between Memmingen and Biberach, Ochsenhausen Monastery (in www.schloesser-magazin.de/en ) which sits imposingly on a hillside above the town, the best example of the might, influence and glory of the Catholic church in this region. At the restaurant of the brewery ( www.braeuhaus.de only in German) in the village of Ummendorf is what we consider to be the best Maultaschen you can buy in Germany, enjoyable when washed down with their premium Placidus Cobaldus beer. Their store is interesting too, especially their three liter presentation bottles (think champagne) of this beer.

The "world's most beautiful village church" is at nearby Steinhausen; Bad Schussenried has Germany's first beer mug museum with some of the steins being over 500 years old; and the library at the monastery is excellent, unfortunately now sans books. There is also the Upper Swabian outdoor museum at Kuernbach where historic buildings from throughout the area have been reassembled there including a nice one lane bowling alley. They also have some people performing some of the traditional tasks the old way.

Just a few ideas for this part of Germany, Upper Swabia ( www.oberschwaben-tourismus.de only in German) with Germany's most beautiful Baroque churches and monasteries and home to the Baroque Route ( www.barockstrasse.org only in German).

For websites only in German, use your computer browser's translation facility. Nonsense is usually the result of trying to improperly translate proper names.

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3. Re: Frankfurt Hahn to Memmingen....the journey between

Thank you for all that advice.......sounds great...

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4. Re: Frankfurt Hahn to Memmingen....the journey between

Hi pFrankh,

One World war 2 site that is not to far from Hahn is the bridge at Remagen. It has it's own english web site if you want information. We stayed in Koblenz and it was a short local train or bus ride away.

Enjoy your trip.



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