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Old 12-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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I'll be flying into Frankfurt on Monday, where my sister will be picking me up. She lives near Rammstein, due to her Air Force husband...

I'll be spending some time in her home town but plan on touring around a bit for the 3 weeks I am there....

Musts:
(1) New Years in Paris [ meeting 2 friends there ]
(2) At least 2 days in Amsterdam [ head ]


other than that....I'm wide open, so I need suggestions on a couple of things

a.) I've been looking at the Eurorail selectpasses, are they worth it, what does "8 days in 2 months" mean.

b.) A path to take. South from Paris? North from Paris? Where from Amsterdam? I guess I'm just looking for experiences in any particularly fun/interesting/beautiful places.

Thanks a ton whoever responds!
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Well, I don't have any answers to your questions, but NYE in Paris is a blast! Just be sure to buy a bottle or two of champagne well ahead of time, as just about every store will be sold out, and wear a hat, scarf, and coat! Enjoy!
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Welcome to the boards! My husband's brother and his wife are in the Army and are stationed in Baumholder Germany, which is only about 40 minutes from Ramstein. We spent a good deal of time with them over the summer. That party of Germany is super awesome (is any part of Germany not?).

Whether or not a rail pass is worth it depends on how many and what places you want to visit. Eight days in two months means you have 8 days worth of non consecutive travel to use. You can ride the train as much as you'd like in a 24 hour period, and that counts as one day.

Where to go first? It'd probably make sense to head from Germany to A-dam, then to Paris. You may want to make a short trip to Luxembourg and Belgium, just to add some more countries to your list. Oh yeah, and there's stuff to see (Brugges, Belgium is a great town). You may want to head south from France and visit Spain.

Anyhow, when you have more of an itinerary/idea of what'd you'd like, we can help you on whether a rail pass would be worth it for you.
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