Germany: Once Upon a Fairytale Meets Thread

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  1. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Please post here if you would like to talk with anyone else who has signed up to travel to Germany with ABD.

    You can also share information/ask questions about the Germany Once Upon a Fairytale ABD.

    Please try and keep this thread on topic to discussion and questions about the Germany ABD. Off topic posts will be deleted or moved.

    Thanks!
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  3. Stitch#1

    Stitch#1 <font color="red">Been there, done that, can't wai

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    Will be on the 8/17 trip with DW and DS.
     
  4. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    We just went to Germany in the spring, and while we didn't go with ABD, we did do a lot of the same things, so I would be happy to try and answer questions if you have any.

    Neuschwanstein and Rothenburg were amazing, and I am sure it will be even better with Disney taking you there :goodvibes
     
  5. Stitch#1

    Stitch#1 <font color="red">Been there, done that, can't wai

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    Thanks. We are starting to get in the vacation mood, now that school is over for the year and I anticipate having some questions.

    One thing I have been thinking about is whether to add a global chip to my cell phone and pay the fees or to purchase a pre-loaded phone when we get there. A friend of mine said that buying a phone there may be cheaper. Did you have to deal with this?
     
  6. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    We turned our phones off as soon as we left Toronto, and didn't turn them on till we go home, so I am no help there! All of our hotels had free wireless internet (and we brought a tablet), so we used that to stay in touch.
     
  7. woof18

    woof18 Earning My Ears

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    We will be going to Germany"Once upon a Fairytale" in early July and the weather forcast show warm during the day a cold at night. Do we need a warm coat for the evening? looks like summer and winter clothes are needed.Any suggestions? We are use to South Florida weather so 50s is winter for us.
     
  8. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    We were there in spring, and found it to be much colder than home (and we live in Canada, not Florida!). I think it will always be cooler in South Germany (Bavaria) because of the mountains. Neuschwanstein in particular is pretty high up, so there was a lot of snow when we were there in April, even though there was no snow in Munich.

    I would suggest wearing layers, that is what we did in spring and that worked well.
     
  9. Skatetigger

    Skatetigger Mouseketeer

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    We did Once Upon a Fairytale in Sept 2010 it's a great trip and you'll really enjoy it :), hopefully you'll get Stephanie and Marc as guides, they were AWESEOME.
     
  10. Stitch#1

    Stitch#1 <font color="red">Been there, done that, can't wai

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    I was told that Kim and Nadine are the guides for our trip in August.
     
  11. richflour

    richflour Mouseketeer

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    Will be on father daughter (8) trip june 14 2013 looking foward to Hofbrauhaus
     
  12. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Welcome to the DISBoards, and the ABD Forum, richflour! Be sure & tell us all about your trip!

    From what I've heard about this trip, I think your daughter will love it!

    Sayhello
     
  13. Liberator

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    Does Disney only offer trips to the south of Germany?

    I mean if anyone of you is in North Rhine-Westphalia, just contact me, I will give you some information about some nice places.

    If you have other questions about Germany just feel free to contact me!

    Prost.
     
  14. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Adventures by Disney currently only has one Germany itinerary, which goes to Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Waldeck, Rothenburg and Munich. Where is that in relation to North Rhine-Westphalia? Thanks for your offer of help; I'm sure folks doing extra traveling while in Germany will appreciate that.

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  15. Liberator

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    Frankfurt is not far away from my hometown. Waldeck is also not too far away, but there is no Autobahn to the Eder-sea, so it is a very complicated journey

    North Rhine Westphalia = Cologne, Dortmund, Essen, Düsseldorf and so on
     
  16. Love to Cruise DCL

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    Hi!
    My name is Stephanie
    Just booked the June 30th trip today!:cool1:
    I will be traveling with my DH Mike and my DS Julian (11 at time of trip)
    Can't wait to meet everyone who will be on our trip!:)

    Steph
     
  17. JacksGirlz

    JacksGirlz DIS Veteran

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    We were scheduled for our first ABD to Egypt but that was canceled this week so we have rescheduled for Once Upon a Fairytale Germany (June 21 - 29) followed by the ABD to Ireland (July 2 - 9). It will be myself and my DD who will be turning 15 on July 1st. :cake:
    I figured that since we're paying for such an expensive flight we should make it worth our while. Planning to arrive 1 day early on June 20th and stay one day later until June 30th when we'll head to Dublin.
    Does anyone have suggestions for where to go/what to see on our pre and post days (Frankfurt and Munich)?
    Thank you.
     
  18. tufbuf

    tufbuf Disney Addict!

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    Fun!! Sorry to hear about your cancelation, but like you said, now you have two ABDs to look forward too! So cool!! We are also thinking of Germany, in August though (using dvc pts), and we are thinking of a day trip to Salzburg (from Munich) at the end of the ABD. I believe WeLoveABD suggested that.
     
  19. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    Sorry to hear Egypt was cancelled. I was looking forward to reading TRs for that one! I am sure you will have an amazing time on the other trips though!

    We just were in Munich in the spring. We spent most of the time going on day trips to places ABD goes anyway. Other things we did that I would recommend were:

    Sandemans Free Walking Tour: http://www.newmunichtours.com/daily-tours/munich-free-tour.html

    I would highly recommend this! They do expect a tip, otherwise it is free. Our tour started with 3 guides (all were great, but warning, none were German) and than we split up into smaller groups. Good way to learn about the 'hidden monuments' in Munich. We also did a beer tour with them, but I guess you couldn't do that anyway.

    Residenz Museum: http://www.residenz-muenchen.de/englisch/museum/index.htm

    I am not a museum person, but I thought this place was amazing! I think even a teenager (especially a girl) would love it!

    Hofbrauhaus: http://www.hofbraeuhaus.de/en/index_en.html

    I think ABD might already take you there, but if not, make sure to go!

    Viktualienmarkt (Farmers Market): http://www.viator.com/Munich-attractions/Victuals-Market-Viktualienmarkt/d487-a606

    The farmers market is so much fun! There are so many good places to eat (and drink if you want!) and it is a great way to watch locals, grab cheap souvenirs, and a good photo opportunity. It is also right by the main square.

    If you have enough time, there are also many tour companies that offer day trips to Salzburg. We didn't take one, since we stayed in Salzburg on our own for a few nights, but if you have time to go and haven't been, I would highly recommend going!
     
  20. JacksGirlz

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    Thank you so much for your suggestions. The museum looks amazing. ABD does take you for dinner at the Hofbrauhaus on the last night of the trip. Last night I found the Sandemans Free Walking Tours site for Dublin and saw that they do this in many European cities. Thanks for the heads up that they do this in Munich, though. I missed seeing that city as one they do tours in.

    And tufbuf, I am now looking into day trips to Salzburg too.
     
  21. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    If you need a place to stay in Munich I would HIGHLY recommend Pension Lindner: http://www.pension-lindner.com/index1.htm

    The price and location are unbeatable, and the breakfast is amazing! It is a B&B though, and highly rated, so it sells out fast (we booked 6 months ahead). It is less than a 5 min walk to Marienplatz (the main square) and nearly bordering on the market. It is also under 15 mins to walk to the main train station (where many tours leave from) and short walking distance to many museums.
     

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