Hotel St. Peter
Harsdorfferstrasse 30, Nuremberg, Bavaria, 90478, Germany
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St. Sebald, Nürnberg, DE
from Frarkfurt to Amberg
I will arrive at Hahn Frankfurt at 16th July and I want to go to Amberg.But I dont know how to buy a bus ticket from Frankfurt to Amberg because this is the frist time I travel in Germany.AS a student, I think bus ticket is cheaper than train ticket, am i right? I appreciate if you would like to give me the information in detail. Thanks.
Re: from Frarkfurt to Amberg
No buses from Frankfurt to Amberg. Generally very few far distance buses in Germany. Routes served by trains do normally not have a bus connection.
Shuttle bus Hahn to Frankfurt Hbf (main railway station) ~ 125 km EUR 12,00
At Frankfurt Hbf buy 2 tickets from the ticket machines there:
1. RMV single ticket Frankfurt to Kahl (the first stop in Bavaria) EUR 6,60
2. Bavaria Ticket Single EUR 19,00
This ticket covers the part from Kahl to Amberg.
The Bavaria Ticket is a day ticket covering all local trains (RB, RE, IRE) in the state Bavaria. And also most other local public transport (trains, buses).
and select as means of transport "only local transport" as the tickets mentioned under 1. and 2. are only for local trains.
You don't have to do anything in Kahl. If the conductor wants to see a ticket you just have to show him before Kahl ticket 1. and after Kahl ticket 2.
Frankfurt to Amberg is approx. 300 km.
Thus effectively the (local) trains are in this case cheaper than the bus per km.
Travel Tips for Nürnberg
Rebuilding the Old Town
Weißgerbergasse was the first lane to really be renovated old-style. A big thanks to the Friends of the Old Town of Nuremberg who initialized it. The houses have all been brushed up to look the way Old Nuremberg must have been like. Today, there are flats inside as well as pubs on the street level - again a great hang-out in summer.
If you are staying in Nuremberg for more than a few days, then you might want to consider exploring about the region. Nuremberg is the capital of the region of Franconia, a very beautiful spot in the northern third of Bavaria. There are a number of great places to see within easy reach of the city. Erlangen is the closest, a pretty university town which I have been told has the next best beer festival after Munich. Slightly further out are Würzberg with its imperious Residenz, and Bamberg with its stunning medieval art and architecture. Bamberg is a must see for anyone visiting Germany. Also nearby is the tourist trap of Rothenburg, another quaint medieval town, and Regensburg a pretty town on the Danube.
¡Don't Miss The Biggest Pizza In Town!
This restaurant is most famous for it's pizzas: big as a wheel with thin dough and an unforgetable flavour! The restaurant itself is little and noisy, but that's part of the flair. Prices are ok for what you get. If you go there, please try pizza with mozzarella, garlic and basil, it's called Pizza Cagnona, I think.
On a cold Sunday morning this kept us amused for seveal hours. Lots of old engines and carriages including King Ludwig's own "castle on rail" Good displays about the railways in the third reich and the old east German network too.
Not just for rail buffs, interesting for all.
More photos in a travellogue later.
The "Rings" of the "Schöner Brunnen"
(Photo 1) The "Schöner Brunnen" (translation, "Beautiful Fountain"). The fountain has a couple of rings that people can turn. There are various myths and stories about these rings and I'll share a couple of them here. First, the rings.
As I said, there are two (Photos 2 & 3). The first is brass, and the other is iron (black). The brass ring is on what is considered the front of the fountain (where the water was collected), and the iron ring is on the other side. According to legend number one, you turn the brass ring three times for luck. Legend number two goes on to say that the brass ring is a fake to fool the tourists, while the "real" ring is the iron one that is more difficult to find because of its color (black - Photo 4). One turns the iron ring 3 times and is granted good luck.
Another legend says that the brass ring brings good luck while the iron ring brings fertility. If you stand near the fountain on any given Friday or Saturday in the summer, numerous wedding parties have their photographs made in front of the fountain on the black ring side and you will see brides turning the ring. (All the photographers know where it is. Did you find it in Photo 4?)
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