Welcome to our Germany budget guide! We had very little time to plan for this trip as we decided to go for it last minute, which is not something we do very often. It’s been an amazing three days, visiting Nuremberg, Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe. Moreover, we’ve stepped out of our comfort zone in trying Couchsurfing for the first time, and it turned out to be an amazing experience!
Below we’ll try to answer the How’s, When’s and Where’s and give you an insight into how we went about our adventure. Grab a cuppa and enjoy browsing through our last -minute trip to Germany.
Anyone a fan of travelling last minute? The trip to Germany was planned in a matter of a week tops. As this was unplanned, it had to be done on a very strict budget, spending the very minimum. Maybe this was going to be slightly tougher, but travelling last-minute certainly has got its own thrills!
We landed in Nuremberg at approximately midnight, and to save some money on accommodation we settled at the airport for the night. The plan was to try and catch some sleep and then set off to Nuremberg centre at 6.00 a.m. Nuremberg airport is a 1 hour and a 15-minute walk from the centre, so it did fit perfectly as a morning walk.
After a very long night travelling from Nuremberg we arrived in Baden-Baden at 8.00 am, dead tired. The city is famous for being so close to the Black Forest. As you can imagine, we were so hyped and very looking forward to hitchhiking our way to the Schwarzenbach Dam, which is a scenic dam offering fishing facilities as well as windsurfing and swimming.
One of the major costs while travelling is transport. There are various ways of getting from point A to point B, some cheaper than others. Most of the time, buses seem to be the cheapest (and longest) option. The one that costs absolutely nothing is hitchhiking, which is the top option for budget travellers. As much as we love doing this, we really wish we didn’t experience hitchhiking in the middle of the night.
IMPECCABLE! German football is beautifully decorated by many famous and wild Ultras groups, and Karlsruher SC certainly is not missing out. The atmosphere is not just during the 90 minutes! The party starts from the very first second that the Ultras get there until they all march out. The stadium is just on fire – sometimes literally! Pints of beers flying from one end of the standing area to the other is not rare to see by any means. The constant jumping of the crowded area sometimes even make the floor tremble. And what about when a goal is scored?