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Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 04:22 pm
by rentawitch
Apparently, I can fly to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf or Dortmund.
Trains from Frankfurt to straight to Witzenhausen, couple of hours.
Trains from Dusseldorf to Witzenhausen go VIA Frankfurt.... four plus hours.
Flights to Frankfurt don't go from Bristol. Heathrow is expensive.

Any ideas, anyone?

I suppose could drive from Dusseldorf but this could be expensive unless someone else going the same way?

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 02:58 pm
by annebn
According to Skyscanner.com, both bmi regional and lufthansa fly Bristol to Frankfurt. Not super cheap, but then train tickets or car hire are not free either.

Another idea might be Easyjet from London-Luton to Hamburg. Train from the airport to Witzenhausen around three and a half hours. does require two changes though. (I've never been to Luton, so no idea how easy that is to reach).

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 03:12 pm
by annebn
There is a section of the Scheibenweltfest forum for offering and looking for lifts:http://forum.ankh-morpork.de/viewforum.php?f=40
You could try to put a post on the event forum and ask if anyone is driving from Düsseldorf. I know most of the posts on the forum are in German, but lots of people there are able to read and reply in English.

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:06 am
by chrisboote
I'm planning to fly to Frankfurt, then get a train to Witzenhausen, on Thursday afternoon/evening
Unfortunately, the last flight back on a Sunday is about 19:30, meaning leaving Witzenhausen at about 16:00
So I might stay a bit later, get a later flight, stay in a Frankfurt hotel on Sunday night then get a flight back on Monday a.m.
Or the same, but to Düsseldorf

Any thoughts anyone?

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 03:48 pm
by Pat
I've only just sorted Ireland and now I have to start thinking about Germany ?!?! WAAAAHHHHH!!!!

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:03 am
by Pat
Looks like train/car to Manchester, then fly to Frankfurt is my best option. Happy to share the trip between Frankfurt and Burg Ludwigstein. Have you decided whether to fly on Sunday or Monday yet? And rough;ly what time will you get to Frankfurt?

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:39 am
by Pat
Pat wrote:Looks like train/car to Manchester, then fly to Frankfurt is my best option. Happy to share the trip between Frankfurt and Burg Ludwigstein. Have you decided whether to fly on Sunday or Monday yet? And rough;ly what time will you get to Frankfurt?
That was directed at Chris but I'm happy to share with anybody heading for the Convention! Looks like there are direct flights Leeds/Dusseldorf too, though they have "Below average legroom" :-( Anyone familiar with the rail links? Looks liek we have to get to Gottingen or Kassel (Dontogonearthekassel?) and then switch to the local service - which make me nervous about travelling on Sunday! Might be worth hiring a car.

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 09:37 pm
by Pat
Ok I think I'm going to fly to Frankfurt, arriving Thursday 15:20 and departing Sunday 22:15 and I'll be renting a car. Anyone want a lift?

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 07:08 am
by chrisboote
Pat wrote:Ok I think I'm going to fly to Frankfurt, arriving Thursday 15:20 and departing Sunday 22:15 and I'll be renting a car. Anyone want a lift?


That would be great, yes please
I don't arrive at Frankfurt until 16:30 though (although I'll have hand luggage only, so can whizz through) is that OK?

Thanks

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 08:21 am
by Pat
chrisboote wrote:I don't arrive at Frankfurt until 16:30 though (although I'll have hand luggage only, so can whizz through) is that OK?

Should be OK. Anyone else? I haven't rented the car yet so please shout if you're bringing big/multiple suitcases

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 09:47 am
by phazedout
Pat wrote:
chrisboote wrote:I don't arrive at Frankfurt until 16:30 though (although I'll have hand luggage only, so can whizz through) is that OK?

Should be OK. Anyone else? I haven't rented the car yet so please shout if you're bringing big/multiple suitcases

You are, perchance pat recalling that teeny tiny car I hired and the three attempts it took to get up the hill to castle, yes? also poor Annika stuffed in to a corner along with our mutual luggage in the back :)

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:29 am
by Pat
phazedout wrote:You are, perchance pat recalling that teeny tiny car I hired and the three attempts it took to get up the hill to castle, yes? also poor Annika stuffed in to a corner along with our mutual luggage in the back :)

That car would fit in the glove compartment of what I plan to hire...

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:35 am
by Basement
Pat wrote:
phazedout wrote:You are, perchance pat recalling that teeny tiny car I hired and the three attempts it took to get up the hill to castle, yes? also poor Annika stuffed in to a corner along with our mutual luggage in the back :)

That car would fit in the glove compartment of what I plan to hire...


A stretch HumVee?

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 08:00 am
by Pat
Basement wrote:A stretch HumVee?
Yes, but not stretched in the usual dimension.

Any more for any more? Or shall I go ahead and book something suitable for Chris and me with not much luggage?

Re: Getting to Scheibenweltfest 2015.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 09:25 am
by Pat
OK, I have a car. There's probably room for another person should anyone want a lift from Frankfurt around 4pm on Thursday or to Frankfurt around 5pm on Sunday.