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lodging hints for germany and austria

2007-04-19 17:33:14.676762+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Among other trips on our list, Charlene wants to go visit her nephew in Germany. Lodging Hints for Germany and Austria is about B&Bs and Pensions in the context of bike touring, but isn't specific to bike touring.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-20 09:11:34.314289+00 by: DaveP

Also in smaller towns in Austria (and I assume Germany), Gasthauses offer rooms. They'll be priced above B&Bs but below hotels. The only downside is exactly what you'd expect from staying above a bar -- there may be noise later than you'd like if you're on an early schedule.

Halting attempts to speak German will often be met by folks switching to English on you. If you're looking to practice your German, stick to talking to the older folks who didn't have compulsory English in school.

One final note, hotels are likely to be the only place with A/C. If you're visiting in July or August, and get hit with a heat wave, that's something to keep in mind.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-20 14:23:44.670341+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks, Dave, anything I can pick up is better. I believe he's somewhere over there between Frankfurt and Köln. I'm torn between the "gotta see everything" and picking a place and just hanging out there for a while, and as I get older I tend towards the latter system for vacations.

That was certainly my expectation with English, but I've also found that if you at least try to speak the local language it opens up the conversation in a different place.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-20 17:23:48.875427+00 by: Diane Reese

We were in the Austrian Alps last summer for a little over a week. If by any chance you want to take an astounding drive/hike, you might make your way to the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse. Still closed for the winter, but we were there in July and it was quite exhilirating.