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Frieburg/Munich to Vienna...
Posted May 1st, 2009 - 9:56 pm by from Be'er Sheva, Israel (Permalink)
Hey all,

I will be arriving to Vienna from either Frieburg or Munich (yet to be determined according to my travel plans, which tend to be unstable ;-) and since I'm not from the area, I'm looking for any info that might be useful/helpful.

-Is anyone coming from the area and can offer a ride..
-Does anyone know of my options as to how to do the transfer from one place to the other(the cheaper the better)
-Is anyone coming from the same area and would like to join me?
-Is there anything I might be forgetting and you could help me remember?

Thanks in advance for any info or advice,

Tom.

Posted May 3rd, 2009 - 12:21 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
hey!

first: have fun in vienna! the weather is quite nice at the moment, so you can enjoy the parks we have here.

- try to stay in the inner districts - then you can walk nearly everything. but usually tourists stay in those districts because there are not that many reasons to go to the outer ones.
- when you come to the train station "westbahnhof" - you´re directly at the "inner districts". so you probably won´t need "a ride".
- to go by tram/bus/metro: there are daily tickets called "shopping tickets" for the civil services - they last from 8 till 8 or something like that and cost 5 euro. then you´ve got the 24/36/72-hours-tickets. they´re not very cheap but then you can move in the whole city. (try not to buy the single tickets - they´re very expensive in comparison - about 1,80€ or something like that). in short: www.wienerlinien.at has an english site as well and they tell you all the options.

i´ve got quite busy times at the moment - but if you´ve got questions - go ahead and write!

have fun!
martina

ps: a beer in a pub in vienna costs about 3,20-3,50 €. so everything more is an expensive place ;o)

Posted May 11th, 2009 - 1:15 pm by from Be'er Sheva, Israel (Permalink)
Hey, Thanks for the info..

Do you have any idea bout the best way to get to Vienna FROM Frieburg or Munich? That's my biggest issue at the moment.

thanks,

Tom.

Posted May 11th, 2009 - 3:16 pm by from San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala (Permalink)
Hey Tom,

I would suggest to check first on the meeting page for people who offer a ride.
http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=15310&show_members=OfferRide

e.g. Florian http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=3F88AL5 is offering a ride from Munich.

Another cheap option would be car-sharing (Mitfahrgelegenheit).
www.mitfahrzentrale.de
mitfahrgelegenheit.at

Sometimes there are also cheap offers from Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Vienna.
http://www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/international/europaspezial/oesterreich.shtml

If you need some tips for hitchhiking - check here:
http://hitchwiki.org/en/Munich

CU in Vienna ;)
Evelyn

Posted May 12th, 2009 - 4:12 pm by from Be'er Sheva, Israel (Permalink)
Hey,

Thank you so much Evelyn, I never saw the option to look for people that offering rides, it seems there are a few coming from Germany.

The ride sharing sounds like a great idea as well, but as far as I can tell it's in German which sort of presents a language barrier for me unfortunately (hopefully to be breached in the not too far future)

I'll look into the Deutsche Bahn as well, that might work if I can't find a ride..

Thanks again for all the info,

Tom.