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Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

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Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

I will be travelling with 2 others to Germany and Switzerland in July and we are having trouble figuring out our travel route. We plan to travel by train.

What route makes the most since in terms of time and costs:

1) Frankfurt (flight lands around Noon) - Fussen - Freiburg im Breisgau‎ - Bern.

2) Frankfurt - Freiburg im Breisgau‎ - Fussen - Bern

Also, what's the costs of the train tickets?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

Instead of making that big long detour to Fuessen, why not visit one of two fairytale-like castles that are near your route: Burg Hohenzollern ( www.burg-hohenzollern.com ) by Hechingen which is also a meaningful castle being the family seat of the powerful influential Prussian Hohenzollern family of Kings and Emperors; or Schloss Lichtenstein ( www.schloss-lichtenstein.de ) east of Reutlingen which should be fairytale-like as it was built based on a Hauff fairytale. Although both have medieval roots, the current versions date from the 1800s where aesthetics was important and not defense, and both are older than Neuschwanstein. Note also that although both of these castles are excellent to visit, you won't have the foreign tourist hordes that completely destroy a visit by me to Neuschwanstein most of the year.

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2. Re: Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

Thanks for the suggestion.

My friends are pretty big Disney fans so they are really excited to see the inspiration behind Sleeping Beauty's castle. So, Fussen is a must-do destination for us.

Even though it is out of the day, is there one route better over the other? Cost is a consideration as well.

Thanks!

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3. Re: Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

Where are you heading too after Bern?

Best would be a trip Frankfurt - Freiburg - Bern - Füssen - Frankfurt (or Munich).

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4. Re: Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

To Gimmelwald (near Interlaken) and then to Salzburg.

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5. Re: Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

Frankfurt - Freiburg - Bern - Gimmelwald - Füssen - Salzburg

From Füssen to Salzburg you can use the Bayern Ticket. EUR 28,00 for 2-5 persons traveling together.

6. Re: Frankfurt to Bern via Fussen and Freiburg, which first?

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