Which route to Minden area of Germany?

Dear All,

I haven't driven back to my old stomping grounds for a few years (always flown into Hannover) and will be going over in the summer to visit the Frau's grandmother with the kids, i have two routes to chose from.

1) Harwich - Hook Holland - Germany (around 4 hours driving and 7 hours sailing on the cheap boat)

2) Dover - Calais - Germany (around 9 hours driving and 1 hour on the boat)

Anybody do the long drive back to blighty on a regular basis and could give me any advice on which is the best route to take?

Thanks in advance

It depends on how you are for cash. I always go Dover - Dunkirque with Norfolk Line ferry's, always the cheapest. Then its about 6 hour drive to Minden, depending on time of day etc. If you have mates still in Germany, get them to give you some fuel tokens, not that I am in any way shape or form advocating contavention of BFG standing orders :wink:
Cheap tunnel or ferry?

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Dover dash or the calais rally everytime. Make sure you observe the speed limits in Belguim, France and Holland and when you cross into Germany anything goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I nearly always use Hook - Harwich, less driving and the roads are pretty straightforward. The main reason though is you miss out France :)
Thanks for all the advice, the Harwich - Hook is looking good as I can leave later in the day and less driving, point to note looked at booking fees for the date I wanted to go £201.00 the English site (Stenna Site) German one from the link above wanted £319.00

Are you guys getting ripped off?

Once again thanks for the comments


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