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Frankfurt to Europa Park?

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Frankfurt to Europa Park?

Hi,

I'm going to Frankfurt on Saturday for 5 days, it'll be my first time there, and I was wondering if anyone could please suggest any special places of interest, or things to do?

I'm going with my boyfriend and we're both 22 and up for anything!

I've come across Europa Park, which looks like fun, but I was wondering how long it would take to get from Frankfurt to Rust? I think Rust is the nearest stop for Europa Park anyhow..

Has anyone ever been to Europa Park and if so would you recommend it?

Any info at all would be of great benefit and much appreciated!

Also, what's the weather like over there at the moment?

Thank you! :)

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1. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

www.bahn.de

from: (your Address in Frankfurt, or Frankfurt HBf if you don't know - HBf is Hauptbahnhof = Main station)

To: Europapark Rust

Enter your travel date and see what it spits out :-)

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2. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

I had seen a link to Europa Park in another travel forum, here it is in two parts, paste together at the word: forum.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/fo

rum/viewtopic.php?p=30746

The person writing and photographing is connected to the amusement park industry and has some nice behind the scenes photos and describes Europa Park as on a par with Disney World.

The weather: it's been raining all day and fairly cold.

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3. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

altamiro, Thanks for the link, I actually tried that site before, and it was showing the cost of going from Hbf to Rust as around 100 Euro.. and takes about 6-8hrs is this right? I also checked the cost and time it would take to go from the airport to where our hotel is, Hotel Excelsior which is I gather, right beside the main train station, Hbf, and it told me the fare would also be up near 100 Euro, so I guess I did something wrong somewhere.. little confused about the stations over there.. :-/

Marcopolko, thanks for the link, wow that looks amazing, some great photos there! Would definitely like to go there now for a day provided it doesn't cost an arm and a leg and take all day to get there! :D

Don't suppose either of you, or anyone at all could recommend any sites or attractions over there? Is it easy to get day trips to other cities? Someone has just said to me that 5 days is too much to spend in Frankfurt that there won't be enough to do there? I certainly hope that's not the case! :-/

Thanks for your help guys! It's appreciated! :)

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4. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

In almost any German city and nearby you can easily spend a week or two, Frankfurt is no different. I think that many people tend to ignore Frankfurt because it is mainly a modern German city, and wasn't rebuilt after World War II in the original style. It is after all, a fairly large city and will have the things such size German cities have associated with them including good museums. Your proposed day trip to Rust would be a long one, but there are many closer cities and towns that can be easily visited that have excellent sights if you feel a need to venture away from Frankfurt. Within a 100 km are Wuerzburg, Heidelberg, Speyer, Wiesbaden, Mainz, and the most scenic part along the Rhine River.

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5. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

Frankfurt to Europapark is approx. 250 km. By train you'll need approx 2,25-3,25 hours for this. And it will cost you approx. EUR 100 return. A bit far and expensive for a day trip.

DB timetable

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/e

From: FRA airport

To: Frankfurt (-> Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof)

To: Europapark

Single ticket from the airport to any train/tram/bus stop in Frankfurt is EUR 3,35.

rmv.de/coremedia/…SPRACH__ART__en.html

Some ideas/links:

frankfurt-tourismus.de/cms/…home.html

nearby Mainz and Wiesbaden are also worth a visit

mainz.de/WGAPublisher/…hpkr-5nkgnz.en.0

http://english.wiesbaden.de/

Approx. 1 hour from Frankfurt

Middle Rhine Valley

http://www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de

http://www.talderloreley.de/index.en.php

Heidelberg

http://www.cvb-heidelberg.de

Würzburg

…bayern.de/englisch/palace/objects/wu_res.htm

Closer to Frankfurt

http://www.hessenpark.de/

(open air museum of the state Hesse)

http://www.saalburgmuseum.de/

(a rebuilt Roman fort)

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6. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

One question: are you flying with Ryanair?

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7. Re: Frankfurt to Europa Park?

Europa park is great, but that's a little steep for one day. The Black Forest is near there. Maybe you can look that up if interested. I live in the Wuerzburg area for 4 years and I love it! It is about an hour and a half train ride from Frankfurt. You can take the ICE train if you like. It would be faster. The station is right at the city in Wuerzburg. Be sure to see the inside of the churches. There is one that is breath taking on the inside. I am not sure of the name of it. The Rezidence is a beautiful place to visit also there in the city. The castle atop the hill is pretty to look at but it was not to interesting to go inside. Their is a resturant right up the hill from the Rezidence called Luengien Gardens. It has great food! That's one of our favorite places to eat. I believe it's a mix of Hungarian and German food.The Pavilion China resturant is a few blocks behind that. They have lunch specials between 11-1 on the weekdays for 7 euro. Hublands is a great Greek resturant it's on the city's edge. You can't walk there, but maybe some bus goes there. It is by the University in Wuerzburg. There is a pizza hut and subway near H&M if your on a budget. The bakery all over are a good cheap way to eat also. Keep in mind there are no free refills on drinks. And the drinks are about 3 euro a piece. When you get water ask for water with no bubbles if you

don't you will get selzer water. You can walk the whole city for the day. Make sure and wear good walking shoes and always carry an umberella!

Rothenburg is a beautiful city to visit! You can take the train there. It's about an hour away. You can spend a whole day there. The medevil musem is very interesting. You can take a carriage ride around the city also.

Have a great time!