Special offer on high-speed trains from France to Germany. Offer ends 22 May.
There are many quick and easy routes to explore, at special offer prices, if you want to travel between France and Germany during the late spring months. With tickets from as low as £25 one-way, and travel dates between 15 April and 22 May to Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main, Munich and also Strasbourg en route, here are some our springtime travel tips.
As it is on the border with Germany, you can travel between Paris and Strasbourg with one of these bargain fares in just under 2 hrs. April and May are the perfect time to stroll along its canals and medieval centre, visit the iconic cathedral or shop at Halles de Neudorf market, followed by a picnic in “L’orangerie” park.
The more adventurous may want to cycle along part or all of the Wine Route, from Strasbourg to Colmar, with a station at Colmar to bring you back to Strasbourg.
Munich is the capital of Bavaria and yet just 5 hrs 41 mins from Paris by direct, high-speed train. You can raise a glass to the special offers too, because they time perfectly for Frühlingsfest, the city’s spring festival that is the warm-up for Oktoberfest. And not as crammed packed either. Taking place from 26 April to 12 May, book your tickets now. If nature is more your fix there are Bavarian lakes, mountains and gorges on the city’s doorstep.
Frankfurt am Main
When you travel between Paris and Frankfurt am Main (4 hrs 7 mins) during these late spring months you discover a city that sheds its financial centre skin for a slightly more fun one. The riverside boardwalks are all bikes and skates, beer gardens and apple wine bars are the places to be, and check out Spring Dippemess at the Ratsweg Fairground until 5 May. There are also bargains to be had between Marseille and Frankfurt, with tickets from £33.
Just 3 hrs from Paris by train, Stuttgart is a very stylish city. Not surprising given that it’s home to Porsche and Mercedes Benz. This flair has filtered through to its wide array of stylish hotels and restaurants, gardens and parks, all of which come to life at this time of year. Look at a map of the city and see why their green areas are called Das Grüne U, as they create a U shape around most of it. All peppered with beer gardens, of course.
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