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Old March 9th 2005, 22:00
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Planning a trip to Germany

I am in the midst of planning a summer trip to Germany. It will probably be a 10 day trip or so. Looking for opinions or recommendations on where to go. Obviously considering the Porsche and VW museum, but looking for creative ideas. Only must on the agenda is visiting my Grandmother just outside of Bonn and will probably fly into Frankfurt. Also will have a 5 and 10 year old will me. Will probably end up near Muchen at some point as well.
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Old March 10th 2005, 11:07
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I think the German experince requires a rental of a fast car and trip on the autobon.
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maybe a trip to one of the well known German tuners?
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Old March 10th 2005, 22:28
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or maybe a trip to one of the German tuners in a fast car
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Old March 18th 2005, 11:27
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TTT. any more recommendations? preferably of real places.
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Ludwig's castle if I got the spelling right .
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Old March 18th 2005, 12:18
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i went to several of his as a kid. not hard to see where he was able to throw the whole country into deficit. we will definitely be doing some of those. looking into the Rhine tours to hit the several that are along the river. need to spend some time looking into the VW and Porsche museums. good news there is if i go to Bonn and later Muchen, Stuttgart is generally in between. would love to hit any car or club events that occur at the same time too.

so anyone have any must see shops with location and contact info they can share with me? would make for some great GL.com articles.
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How about somewhere not to far from Bonn......
Have you heard of Claer? he builds THE most awesome buses that have ever turned a wheel.
Although he doesn't have a web site there is plenty on the web regarding his buses,heres a link to one of them with his details on and as can be seen from the attached map it's not that far from Bonn.http://translate.google.com/translat...l%3Den%26lr%3D

If you do make it there Please take some photos for us all to see.
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This is the place to go!

http://www.autostadt.com/info/cda/ma...06,2~1,00.html

Don`t forget to visit this museum in Wolfsburg while you are there!!

http://automuseum.volkswagen.de/

I have been there a couple of years ago, and it was fantastic!
You can take a guided tour around the factory as well! (You will probably need two days in Wolfsburg to see all of Autostadt and the VW museum.
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I forgot this one...

The Audi factory in Ingolstadt and the Audi museum.

http://www.museummobile.de
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If it is anything like modern volkswagens, it will be overpriced, broken, and have "Hencho en Mexico" sticker.:drunk:
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It might be overpriced, but it really is impressive and a fantastic place for kids of all ages

Yoy definately have to experience this!

http://www.autostadt.com/www/info/pd...urs_eng_03.pdf
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If it is anything like modern volkswagens, it will be overpriced, broken, and have "Hencho en Mexico" sticker.:drunk:
Autostadt looks cool to me based on the link.

As for the above bitter comment ... ... I don't get it, and please, I don't want to get it. The three 2002s in my family are not broken -- including the Mexican one with 35k miles on it. I have opinions on how VW can improve itself but I don't think anyone cares to read that either.

Now, back to places to visit ...
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Please, dont take offense!! It's all light hearted!!!

I work at a VW-Mazda dealership, at one point in time i counted the cars in the lot awaiting service. 43 VW's, 6 Mazdas. I dont think mazdas are all that great, but jeez!!
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I guess people have common sense and buy german instead of rice!
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