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Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By CarSwami
I definitely agree that Geneva and Zurich are not...

I definitely agree that Geneva and Zurich are not very interesting and that Luzern, Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland region (think Murren!) will be much more interesting. However, keep in mind...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By CarSwami
I agree that FRA is a terrible airport for...

I agree that FRA is a terrible airport for transit passengers. Especially if one has to go from one terminal to another. I have transited through FRA over a dozen times in the past two years and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,171
Posted By CarSwami
It has been a long time since I transited to the...

It has been a long time since I transited to the USA through LHR after arriving there from a non-UK airport, but my recollection is that I had to go through security (but not immigration). The...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By CarSwami
Another option is to plan to get to Munich a day...

Another option is to plan to get to Munich a day before your pick-up so that even if your flight is delayed or cancelled, you will get to the Welt on the same day as your delivery (most flights from...
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,372
Posted By CarSwami
I travel to Europe at least 6 times each year...

I travel to Europe at least 6 times each year from the East Coast and I feel that traveling to Europe is harder than coming back. Upgrading to business class really helps because the flat beds help...
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By CarSwami
I've been to Kloster Andechs twice but both times...

I've been to Kloster Andechs twice but both times were in the winter when the outdoor beer garden was closed. However, the beer and pretzels were still good in the restaurant! I'd love to go there in...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the others who have said that there...

I agree with the others who have said that there can be a long line for the bus that takes visitors up to the castle from the ticket booth. When I was there last year in March (supposedly off-season...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the others, stay outside town and...

I agree with the others, stay outside town and you will enjoy yourselves a lot more. I stayed one night in Salzburg in a chain hotel and one night outside town in a family owned Gasthaus, and the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,234
Posted By CarSwami
In one of the sticky's on the Audi World forum,...

In one of the sticky's on the Audi World forum, you will find a reference to Sarah Toycen who is in charge of marketing of Audi in America. If you send her an E-mail or PM, someone will get back to...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By CarSwami
I had to go through security at FRA last month...

I had to go through security at FRA last month when I transited through to Rome. I cleared immigration at FRA too.
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with others that you can do both Prague...

I agree with others that you can do both Prague and Vienna in 6 days (I did it during my ED!) but that means that you will not be driving your car very much when you are in Europe. In both Prague and...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By CarSwami
Many of your questions are answered in the Wiki,...

Many of your questions are answered in the Wiki, the link to which can be found near the top of the ED page on Bimmerfest. My suggestion is that you read the Wiki and if you have additional questions...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,234
Posted By CarSwami
There is an Audi Forum (Audi World) but it is...

There is an Audi Forum (Audi World) but it is much less active than Bimmerfest. In fact many of the folks on that forum refer to Bimmerfest!
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Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,384
Posted By CarSwami
It has been a long time since I enjoyed reading a...

It has been a long time since I enjoyed reading a thread on bimmerfest as I did just now! What a fabulous record of an ED. It should be required reading for anyone who is thinking about doing an ED...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By CarSwami
My recollection is that I handed my dealer the...

My recollection is that I handed my dealer the check between 7-10 days before I picked up the car at Munich.
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By CarSwami
A colleague of mine at work was detained at...

A colleague of mine at work was detained at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for overdue parking ticket fines he got when driving a car in The Netherlands. He was escorted to an ATM where he was asked to...
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By CarSwami
We stayed one night in Salzburg and one night in...

We stayed one night in Salzburg and one night in Berchtesgaden during our ED in 2007. We liked the Gasthaus in Berchtesgaden better than the chain hotel we booked in Salzburg, but there was...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By CarSwami
Berlin is a great fun city to visit, so enjoy. I...

Berlin is a great fun city to visit, so enjoy. I hope that the weather is conducible for you to visit some of the outdoor sites in Berlin when you are there, including walking down the Unter der...
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By CarSwami
I'm surprised that the folks at the Welt cannot...

I'm surprised that the folks at the Welt cannot accommodate a 15 min delay in your check in. You should definitely talk to them when you arrive at the Welt to see if they can do something to...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,614
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on the best possible outcome. A...

Congratulations on the best possible outcome. A bumper on my car was damaged during shipping from Germany to the VPC and had to be fixed before redelivery. I've never been able to tell exactly where...
Forum: European Delivery 12-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By CarSwami
My car was stuck at the VPC in New Jersey in 2007...

My car was stuck at the VPC in New Jersey in 2007 because there was apparently some minor damage to one of the fenders during the journey over from Bremerhaven. It took BMW NA about 2-3 weeks to fix...
Forum: European Delivery 12-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations on the convertible and enjoy the...

Congratulations on the convertible and enjoy the rest of your trip. Maybe we'll pass each other sometime next summer on Interstate 495 (the infamous Beltway for those who are not familiar with the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,858
Posted By CarSwami
I took a Baltic cruise to Scandinavia last year...

I took a Baltic cruise to Scandinavia last year and I can attest to the fact that everything seems to cost a lot more there than other places that I've been to. It says a lot when I tell you that I...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By CarSwami
Rick Steve's guidebook on Prague and the...

Rick Steve's guidebook on Prague and the surrounding areas has some good information on Cesky Krumlov. I do not recall if it includes recommendations for places to stay there. But you can check the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By CarSwami
I'm glad that you are so calm and cool about...

I'm glad that you are so calm and cool about receiving the ticket! What's done is done, so I admire your perspective. I know that I'd be mad at myself if I were in your shoes!
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