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Tourist-Information Buedingen - CLOSED

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Tourist-Information Buedingen - CLOSED

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Marktplatz 9, 63654 Budingen, Hesse Germany
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After the end of the Second World War, several divisions of the US Army were permanently stationed in West Germany. At the time of the Cold War, there were constantly more than 200,000 US soldiers. For taking a trip into your past, this tour is just perfect for you!<br>Heidelberg is the ideal starting point for such a trip, as the majority of the US troops were stationed within a radius of just 50 miles around Heidelberg. If you go to "What To Expect" you may find more than 130 relevant sites including the names of barracks and other US facilities.<br>The name of my boutique-style chauffeur and limousine service is "a friend in heidelberg". Many guests of mine told me that this very name is the perfect choice.<br>I was not only born in the famous historical city of Heidelberg and know the area extremely well, but also lived and worked in the US and hence speak fluent English. If you wish I can help you with the organization of your trip ahead of time.<br>You will be chauffeured in a Mercedes S-Class, virtually a private jet for the road, equipped with all state-of-the-art features.
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ROADTRIPPER2018 wrote a review May 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina124 contributions41 helpful votes
We were fortunate to have lived in Büdingen, Germany for two years while my husband was stationed there with the US ARMY. It was easy to fall in love with this charming town, which we did immediately! And although we had returned to Büdingen since that time, we had never considered booking a guided tour until this spring, 45 years later. What an unforgettable memory our English speaking tour guide created for us! We learned more during our time with Christa than we did during the entire two years we lived in Büdingen! Christa brought the history of this quaint town alive for us with entertaining stories and special sights. Büdingen is a beautiful walled town complete with defense towers and it's very own castle, STILL INHABITED BY A PRINCE! It's filled with charming half-timbered houses, an elegant church and delightful restaurants. Oh, how happy we were that we booked a private tour of this wonderful town through the Tourist Information Center (approx. 35 euros an hour). We'll definitely be returning with our children and grandchildren, so they too can experience, first hand, an historic Medieval town...FREE from the busloads of tourists that crowd the streets at the better known walled towns in Germany. Add this town to your itinerary if possible. I'm surprised Rick Steves hasn't discovered it.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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TheSpear wrote a review Nov 2016
Colorado296 contributions82 helpful votes
The only thing I can add about the tourist information Bureau itself is that it was closed when I arrived on a fall weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed myself just walking around and looking at the beautiful town with a changing leaves and colors but I do think having a guide would have been a huge advantage since I didn't see some of the cool medieval things that other people have mentioned. One quick travel tip for foreign visitors like myself. While the trains from Frankfurt are not difficult, booking the trains is not trivial. This is one of those trips that crosses the different regions and therefore is not easy to book on the web or even a ticket machine with Deutsche Bahn. However, seeing a live agent made it very simple and I would highly recommend that.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Hans K wrote a review Mar 2016
Melbourne, Australia296 contributions37 helpful votes
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Come and walk with Vera and Trudy Make Büdingen a must see destination when traveling to Germany next Around 700, the wooden church of Saint Remigius was built. Today, 1300 years later, Büdingen is an attractive family orientated medieval town complete with fortified walls, watch towers and town gates as well as a castle in which the original family is still in residence. Büdingen is one hour drive from Frankfurt. We visited in July and there were only a few tourists in town leaving us to freely roam and explore at will. Beautifully restored buildings with lots of colourful flower arrangements and trees about, many comfortable eating places to choose from, make this town a very enjoyable relaxing place to visit. In Büdingen every eating place is perfect. This video was produced by Kosmer World Travels Production for your enjoyment.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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Wayne Rudiger wrote a review Sep 2015
Pleasant Hill, California48 contributions14 helpful votes
A genuine "off the beaten path" experience, Budingen retains most of the fortifications and buildings from the middle ages. The walking tour with Heidi, in English, gives a much better understanding of how the town has evolved, including access to some things gs not usually open to the public. A great day trip from the Frankfurt area (we stayed in Bad Homburg), would be worth staying in for a few days as well.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Michelle C wrote a review Mar 2015
Calgary, Canada54 contributions22 helpful votes
We visited the medieval town of Budingen on a day trip from Frankfurt. It was a quick and easy train trip (@ 1 hour with one transfer at a tiny station) that transported us into another time. Before leaving Canada, we had arranged for an English speaking tour guide by emailing the town's Tourist Information Office and, on arrival, spent a couple of wonderful hours with Heidi, a charming retired German diplomat who now lives in Budingen. She regaled us with history and colourful folklore while walking with us around the winding, narrow streets of the beautifully preserved old town centre with its fairy-tale-worthy half-timbered houses enclosed by the original stone walls and towers. According to our guide, Budingen has never been burned or bombed throughout its long history which gives it an authentic medieval air. After our tour, we stopped for a simple but tasty lunch at a café just inside the Jerusalemer Tor (Jerusalem Gate) a twin-towered fortified gate completed in 1503. The cafe didn't have an English menu but the owner was pleased to tell us what he had on offer - then proceeded to tell us the story of his family's long history in the town. Budingen seems to get by-passed by tourists in favour of other, more famous, medieval centres such as Rothenburg, which is a shame but we were very pleased that, on warm day in late June, we had the old town centre virtually to ourselves - no large tour groups, line-ups, or traffic jams of cars and buses - giving us a chance to travel back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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