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Best way to Hohne?

#1
Hi guys,

I'm taking my car and family to Hohne, leaving fron Hull. Is it best to go to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam?
Also where can we get the best deals, forces travel?

Thanks for your help!
 
#2
Are you sure you're in Int?

you didn't know the address where you were posted to, and you don't know how to get there?????
 
#4
When the section you're supposed to be going to tells you they're not expecting you and there's been a mistake, it does leave you in the dark, though it was sorted eventually. As for the travel, I've never done the journey before, so it makes sense to ask others that have.
 
#6
Ok son. Step 1. Buy a map. Work out your route. Then choose the best port to go to. Remember to tape your headlights and drive on the right.
 
#7
I will resist the jokes...

I will resist the jokes...

If you start in Hull, the best way IMHO is to take the ferry to Rotterdam or Hamburg. Hamburg would be my choice, although I haven't googled the journey, because Hohne is less than two hours away. Rotterdam to Hohne isn't a trip that I have tried (it must be circa 6 hrs?). If you travel that way, try to avoid the Ruhr area at rush hour - it isn't a good experience. Most of the autobahns have been improved in the last few years, so you should be able to cruise at 70mph the whole way (except where indicated)!

Make certain you have the necessary insurances and paperwork, AA recovery, patches for your lights. If the car is full, read up about tyre pressures, and get the car serviced. Have regular breaks at the raststatten.

Make certain that you have checked the map and that you know where you are heading. Bergen-Belsen is a few klicks (kms) from Bergen which is north of Celle - which is north of Hannover. "Ausfahrt" is not the name of a very large city - it's an exit sign!

Once off the autobahns, make certain that you understand the priority signs. And if you go via Hamburg, the trams have absolute priority.

And drive on the right, BTW.

Enjoy the land of cheap benzin!

Litotes
 
#8
Bollox go Harwich to the Hook, longer driving admittedly but less ferry time. 4 hours across then 4 hours on one road all the way to Hannover, if you follow the signs correctly.
 
#11
shroud_shifter said:
I find that holding my steel vertical and drawing my knife blade across it at a 20 degree angle...................oh, sorry, I missed the second aitch.
Subtle ...but funny.
 
#12
FNUSNU said:
Hi guys,

I'm taking my car and family to Hohne, leaving fron Hull. Is it best to go to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam?
Also where can we get the best deals, forces travel?

Thanks for your help!
Is there a ferry to Hamburg from Hull. It would cut down on driving time the otherside.
 
#13
If I were you i'd use a route finder to get here, but whatever you do make sure you get the right Hohne! Its the one near Bergen! I get the Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry and it take about 5 hrs to get to Hohne form Amsterdam.
 
#15
Sluice_dweller said:
There is no longer a ferry crossing to Hamburg!
Shame. I remember (just about) getting pissed up on the 24hr crossing, spending hours in the casino. Then sobering up enough to drive on the otherside. It beat doing the Calais-Rally.
 
#16
The13thDukeOfWybourne said:
FNUSNU said:
Hi guys,

I'm taking my car and family to Hohne, leaving fron Hull. Is it best to go to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam?
Also where can we get the best deals, forces travel?

Thanks for your help!
Is there a ferry to Hamburg from Hull. It would cut down on driving time the otherside.
No. There are irregular Ro-Ros to Bremerhaven from Blighty that will take passengers if you're willing to look around for them and travel when they say.

Ronnie8781 said:
Bollox go Harwich to the Hook, longer driving admittedly but less ferry time. 4 hours across then 4 hours on one road all the way to Hannover, if you follow the signs correctly.
And if he's near Hull he also has the drive to Harwich.

Travelling from Harwich means driving all the way to Essex, either leaving early in the AM or staying overnight, before squeezing into a cattle-class ferry for a few hours arriving at the other side, hungry, in a foul mood and smelling like a well used crack whore, and then having to drive to Germany and arriving late PM.
Overnight ferry from Hull means leaving at a sensible hour in the evening, spending the night on board a well equipped and comfortable ferry where there is the choice of making use of the amenities, getting a good night's sleep, or a combination of the two, then waking up at a reasonable hour, having a shower and a mahoosive breakfast before embarking on the same drive to Germany, arriving in the early afternoon.

Hull to Rotterdam for all German and other eastern destinations. Use Zeebrugge for south/west into Benelux and France.
 
#17
Sounds Oh too familiar. the unit doosn't know your a coming! Best bet find out where you are going get on that spider web thing or even the tinternet along with Autoroute and you should get there. As for the ferry crossing it all depend how long you want to drive and do you fancy a beer on the boat.

Other stuff when driving a R/H drive car keep your self next to the pavement and when in Germany always give way to the right!! If you don't the Bosh will bash you. And shop around for the best ferry deal keep your receicpt and claim the world on JPA.

Good luck in the land of milk and honey.
 

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