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Day trip from Frankfurt?

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Day trip from Frankfurt?

I will be in Frankfurt am Main and would like to see a couple of towns in Bavaria. Is a day trip from Frankfurt to Rothenburg doable? How are the trains / buses?

If it's not feasible than any suggestions for good day trips to Bavaria are appreciated.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Day trip from Frankfurt?

Journey time is 2 hrs 30 approx each way. Do you want to spend 5 hours on a (comfortable) train?

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2. Re: Day trip from Frankfurt?

It's 5-6 hours of train travel using the fastest trains to Rothenburg and back, and you'll use 6 different trains. You can decide on the do-ability of that.

Würzburg is one stop on that route, only a little over one hour by direct train from Frankfurt, and a worthwhile destination. The Residenz is a 15-min. walk from the station. You could board a train in Würzburg that takes you to Ochsenfurt in about 15 min. and/or to its neighbor Marktbreit, on the same train line just a few miles away, in about 20 minutes.

Residenz: www.residenz-muenchen.de/englisch/residenc/

Ochsenfurt and Marktbreit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLUgpoQIFHI

Miltenberg, about 1.5 hours from Frankfurt, might suit you as well:

1iz.net/data/media/9/Schnatterloch_Miltenber…

Use the DB timetable to find schedules:

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

These are some Bavarian options. There are of course many other very nice towns you can visit from Frankfurt in other states, including Gelnhausen (about 35 min.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtCzNK12U3U

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3. Re: Day trip from Frankfurt?

Consider Büdingen instead. The difference to Rothenburg is a) that Rick Steves missed it, b) that it has about two million less visitors per year, i.e. no crowds, c) that there are no tacky kitsch tourist shops. Otherwise everything is there, from the town wall to the old houses, plus the castle/palace as bonus. Travel time from Frankfurt is about an hour by train.

http://www.buedingen.info/en/

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4. Re: Day trip from Frankfurt?

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Doesn't seem feasible to do Rothenburg as a day trip. Will look into your suggestions.

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5. Re: Day trip from Frankfurt?

Büdingen is just 15 minutes beyond Gelnhausen by train. You could see both on one outing.

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