posted 2008/10/04 21:24 Visibility: World
posted 2008/10/04 22:36 Visibility: World
there some options depending if you want to travel fast(more expensive) slow (cheaper but needs more time), only in one state(there are 16 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany#States ), often or only a little.
For getting started see http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/prices/prices.shtm
e.g. Travel in Baden-Württemberg (State No. 1 on the map) where the black forest is costs 27 EUR for up to 5 people in regional trains (that is one of the "Länder-Tickets")
posted 2008/10/06 11:19 Visibility: World
for weekends there is the 'schönes wochenende ticket', which is also valid for trains other than IC or ICE and costs 35,- per day for up to five persons. http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/prices/germany/swt.shtml
If you want to travel long distances with ICE you might get good offers by booking long in advance (3 months or so) http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/prices/germany/sparpreis.shtml
In general travelling by train is a very good option in Germany - it's usually quite reliable and fast - but of course there are countries where train tickets are way cheaper...
Enjoy planning your trip!
posted 2008/10/06 13:27 Visibility: World
One thing that German people use a LOT is car-pooling. This is the most used website. You enter your location and destination and it feeds you the phone number of the people driving that way. Just for today afternoon there are 75 entries for Nürnberg - Munich.
The website is in German. If you don't speak it, internet translation tools work wonders.
posted 2008/10/06 15:31 Visibility: World