I find myself with two weeks in Germany at the beginning of October, but very little money to play with! I was hoping people here might be able to give me a run down of my options both itinerary and transport cost wise:
I'll be travelling from Amsterdam, and I'd love to see Berlin while I'm in the country. I fly out of Frankfurt on the 17th and figure I could spend at least 2 days there as I enjoy museums, Berlin I expect to spend around 5 days. So that leaves me with about a week to fill. I'm not too sure what I'd like to see, but I have already been to Munich so that's not necessary (and highly unlikely as it's a bit out of the way!) I'm quite happy to look at locations based on something that's easy and cheap to get to on the way from Amsterdam to Berlin or Berlin to Frankfurt.
I found an English link to Mitfahrzentrale on this forum: http://www.mitfahrzentrale.de/startseite
which I'm interested in considering but safety and language barriers concern me. There seems to be very little info on many of the people offering lifts and I don't think I'd feel comfortable accepting their offer of a ride share as a result - can anyone offer me any experience with using this service? Also - not all members can speak English and try as I might my German is non existent. I'm assuming this would prose a serious problem?
Interrail have a Germany pass but it seems terribly expensive: http://www.interrailnet.com/interrail_one_...ny?currency=gbp
unfortunately I can't qualify for the youth prices anymore.
Eurolines passes seem more flexible: http://www.eurolines-pass.com/index.php?id=110
but I can't find any route information on their website (I could just be being blond though!) which makes it hard for me to work out how useful the pass could be for my situation.
Can anyone give me any suggestions, advice or extra information on other options I haven't discovered yet?