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would be grateful for comments on plan for trip

Family trip in April (mum, dad, 12 and 10 year old).

Travelling from UK to Amsterdam. 2 nights in the city then by train to Germany.

Thinking about train Amsterdam to Bacharach for 2 nights in castle youth hostel. Hoping we could do a bit of exploring on foot and by boat /train of Rhine gorge from there.

Then by train to Freiburg to spend a week in self catering accomodation. Hoping to enjoy life in the town, do some day trips. Would Europa Park be worth a visit?

From there back to UK. Not sure of best route - back through Germany to Amsterdam and ferry to UK or train to Paris and then Eurostar to UK. Would prefer not to retrace same journey so thinking through France. Any suggestions for somewhere on route to Paris where we could break journey?

Any comments / suggestions gratefully appreciated.

thanks

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Europa Park ( www.europapark.de ) is Germany's premiere amusement park and a world-class one. For some ideas of things to do in this area of Germany see www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info for Black Forest information, and for Baden-Wuerttemberg (where these places are): www.baden-wuerttemberg.de ; www.tourismus-bw.de ; and www.schloesser-magazin.de/en for the excellent castles, palaces, monasteries and gardens operated by this German state.

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You may consider to stay a bit outside Freiburg, i.e. in a community taking part in the KONUS program. Than you'll receive automatically a KONUS guest card covering all local public transport in the whole area.

http://www.blackforest-tourism.com/konus

From Freiburg via Paris and Eurostar to the UK would be the more logical route. You can get Freiburg to Paris Est you can get tickets from EUR 78 (for all 4 of you) if you book in advance (earliest 92 days in advance).

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

From: Freiburg

To: Paris Est

The Eurostar trains depart from Paris Nord station which is close to the Paris Est. station.

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thanks so much for this helpful advice

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