For my 3rd weekend in Germany I would like to stay local. Not in Stuttgart but in the country that is. That is why I am choosing Cologne (Koln) & Frankfurt. I was told by my friends here and in Germany that Koln is really nice and is a must see. So, of course I have to see!
These are my plans for April 18-19 weekend.
I plan on taking the ICE train (or using my Eurail pass-if I get one) to Koln Saturday morning. I contemplated Friday night but I would have to spend money on accomodations and since Koln is only 2.14 hours away, there is no need. Right now, it looks like I would do the following for my Koln/Frankfurt weekend:
-Saturday: Catch the 5:51am train ex Stuttgart to Koln. Arrive 8:05am. Take a gander around the city, do a city tour, take lots of pictures.
-Catch the 6:54pm train to Frankfurt. Arrive 7:51pm.
-Check into a hostel close to the city center
-Sunday: Take a 1/2 day tour and set out on my own
-Catch the 6:40pm train. Arrive in Stuttgart at 9pm.
Interesting to note: The cost to see both Koln and Frankfurt is the same price if I choose to visit Koln only.
I will wait to book this trip when I get to Germany as sometimes the ICE has seat sales and I am hoping I will be lucky. If not, the price will more or less be the same as what is posted now.