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Old 09-11-2014, 07:10 AM
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Driving to Belgium

Does anyone have advice for driving to Belgium on your ED? Any details would be appreciated such as: route from Munich?
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Drop off point in Belgium?


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Old 09-11-2014, 09:02 AM
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The only drop-off point in Belgium appears to be Antwerp. Bruges, Gent and Brussels are the most interesting cities from a tourist standpoint.

The route from Munich to Brussels takes you through Nuremberg, Wurzburg and Cologne. These are three neat places to visit. Not far off this route are Rothenburg ob der Tauber and the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. All three are worth the detour.
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Thanks for the advice. Those pictures, other than the welt, are from Slovenia?
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The only drop-off point in Belgium appears to be Antwerp. Bruges, Gent and Brussels are the most interesting cities from a tourist standpoint.
Have you been to all of those? I have sometimes hears it said Bruges is the one worth visiting. In fact WikiTravel says -

Bruges (Dutch: Brugge) [1] is a town in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. Relatively cosmopolitan and bourgeois given its compact size, it is one of the best preserved pre-motorised cities in Europe and offers the kind of charms rarely available elsewhere. Bruges is a postcard perfect stop on any tour of Europe.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:28 PM
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ChicagoBigHouse: Those pictures, other than the welt, are from Slovenia?
The photo on the right is of Lake Bled in Slovenia. The photo on the left is of the Parish Church of St. Sebastian in Ramsau near Berchtesgaden.


Gary J: Have you been to all of those? I have sometimes hears it said Bruges is the one worth visiting.
Yes, I have been to those three cities. I would agree that Bruges is the most appealing, followed by Gent and then Brussels (although the Manneken-Pis in Brussels is certainly one of a kind).
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I hope some day to make it to Leffe Brewery. Those monks have been making awesome ale for 600 years now.
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I hope some day to make it to Leffe Brewery. Those monks have been making awesome ale for 600 years now.
I don't know if they serve Leffe here but they clearly show the proper respect for beer in Bruges.

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:50 PM
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Gary J: Have you been to all of those? I have sometimes hears it said Bruges is the one worth visiting.
Yes, I have been to those three cities. I would agree that Bruges is the most appealing, followed by Gent and then Brussels (although the Manneken-Pis in Brussels is certainly one of a kind).
I haven't been to Gent, but Brugge is certainly more interesting than Brussels, which has its moments but is mostly a large, generic European city. It's worth a day or two, but it's second on list to Brugge.

Not sure of your trip plan or the specific logistics, but you could drive to Brugge and Gent, drive to Antwerp to drop car, and then take train to Brussels and fly out from there after spending some time in city.
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Chicago, if you make it to Belgium, please post of your experiences here.

We're talking about Northern France/Belgium for our next ED in the Spring of '16. Would appreciate any advice from a trailblazer. =)
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Drove to Brugge via Boppard, Germany on my 2010 ED. Boppard is a sleepy town on Rhein, not for everyone, but was good for a quick stop over IMO. Brugge is definitely something else! If you make it there (and like beer ), visit http://www.degarre.be/
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