Hi I'm hoping to travel from Amsterdam to Berlin by train in spring 2015. From what I understand it is a 6hr journey so as I'm travelling with a 7yr old I wanted to break the journey up. We are deliberately going by train and not flying as my son wants to do a bit of train travel in Europe. Don't know where he gets that from :-) Has anyone got any suggestions for somewhere to stop off to break up the journey. I'm open to anything interesting. Thanks C
Post by madamtrashheap on Apr 8, 2015 17:56:59 GMT -5
Hi Crystal, so sorry for late reply - it's already Spring 2015! Clearly Winter 2014-15 kept me busy! The train journey during the day is, as you see, 6hrs. If you wanted to break it up you could always go via Cologne for an overnight stop (the overnight train goes through there but wouldn't recommend for a 6yo no matter how adventurous he is!). This would mean adding a bit of extra time as it's a deviation from the ICE route. Or you could stop in Bremen along the way - lovely old town area, Bremen Town Musicians statue, compact for sightseeing. Or you could get off in Hannover, which is the more direct route the train takes, and spend time there. Again, good town but wouldn't rate it as a 'must-see" as such.
It's so great your son is still taking after you - hope he still has the backpack he got at birth!