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Public Transportation During Easter

Wisconsin
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Public Transportation During Easter

We will be in Mannheim Easter weekend. Are any of the regional transportation tickets good for the entire holiday, or do they expire each day as normal? Also, I know most shops will be closed for the holiday, but do restaurants stay open? I know we can go to Luisenpark, Heidelberg castle. Any other suggestions? Thank you!

Germany
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1. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

> Are any of the regional transportation tickets good for the entire holiday, or do they expire each day as normal?

They expire (now) each day as normal. The once existing rule that you can travel on a day ticket bought on Good Friday till Easter Tuesday 3am is no more.

Thre is also a 3-day ticket. But only for 1 person. Guess you will be better off with day tickets for 2 (or more) persons.

https:/…2017_visitors-international.pdf

Restaurants will be open. Also sights, museums etc.

Further places worth a visit

Speyer (Imperial Cathedral, Technikmuseum, Museum of the Palatinate)

http://www.speyer.de/sv_speyer/en/Tourism/

Ladenburg

https:/…HistorRund_engl.pdf

Neckar Valley (e.g. Neckarsteinach with its castles)

burgenstrasse.de/uk/…Neckarsteinach.html

besides by S-Bahn you can reach Neckarsteinach also by boat from Heidelberg

http://www.weisse-flotte-heidelberg.de/#!linienfahrten_burgenfahrten_en

Los Angeles
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2. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

Also restaurants will be open and rather busy, most shops closed.

Wisconsin
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3. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

Thank you

Germany
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4. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

When in Mannheim at least visit the palace http://www.schloss-mannheim.de/en/home/ and the nearby Jesuit church tourist-mannheim.de/en/…Jesuitenkirche Also peek at the water tower and the surrounding art nouveau buildings tourist-mannheim.de/en/Sights-and-leisure/Si… even though the Kunsthalle is closed this year.

Chicago, Illinois
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5. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

Seeing that you are from Wisconsin, I would add Worms to your itinerary due to the Luther connection. It's right on the way to Speyer which is really well worth a visit. When I went to Speyer from Mainz, I was planning to stop on the way home at Worms. But I found Speyer so fascinating, it was too late and I was exhausted. So, you could do that on another day, unless you get up and out fairly early in the day. There's a bus outside the train station where you can go to the sights that Abalada suggested. It's pretty straightforward, and the bus number is on or by the sign.

Edited: 13 February 2017, 08:16
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

For some excellent castles, palaces, monasteries and gardens operated by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, have a look at www.schloesser-und-gaerten.de .

Oh, if you visited House on the Rock west of Madison and enjoyed the mechanically played musical instruments, you should also enjoy a collection of these type of instruments at Bruchsal Palace.

Edited: 13 February 2017, 08:21
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7. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

For something actually Easter-related, if you have a car visit the Easter Fountain in Schechingen, just magnificent- http://www.schechingen.de/osterbrunnen/. And on the way to and from there, there are many other excellent places to visit.

Wisconsin
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8. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

Thanks everyone! I have been to Speyer & Worms, though that was in the 1980's. We will not have a car. House on theRock is one of my wifes favorite places, so now we will have to find Bruchsal Palace! We will be in Mannheim for a week, so plenty of time!

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9. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

Here's the homepage from Bruchsal Palace- http://www.schloss-bruchsal.de/en/home/ . And here's a website for the German Museum of Mechanical Instruments which is within the palace- landesmuseum.de/website/…Exhibition.htm .

Wisconsin
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10. Re: Public Transportation During Easter

Thanks marcopolko:)