MÄRKLIN & RAILROADS
www.trains-and-trains.dk : A personal view by Christian Vinaa
"Märklintage" : Göppingen City and hotels
For more information about Göppingen as a city :
City of Göppingen ➚ official website.
Hotels and other ways to stay the night in Göppingen ➚
My KMZ file includes various hotels and camp sites in and around Göppingen.
If you can't find a hotel in Göppingen, you might consider one of the smaller towns between Göppingen and Stuttgart; i.e. Uhingen, Plochingen or Esslingen.
Another posibility is one of the towns in the other direction ( towards Ulm ); Eislingen or Geislingen.
Please beware; "Esslingen" / "Eislingen" are 2 different towns ! ! !
Stuttgart has many hotels to choose from, and the train ride from Stuttgart to Göppingen is only approx. 30 minutes.
Things to consider when choosing a hotel :
If a hotel in Göppingen - how do I get to the event locations ?
If a hotel in another town - is the hotel close to the train-station ?
Or do you plan to drive your car to Göppingen, park there and use the shuttle busses ?
Regio-trains to and from Göppingen run approx. twice an hour.
Personal observationsI like to be BOTH at the "Märklintage" AND to see e.g.the Geislinger Steige, the Schwäbischen Waldbahn ➚ ( and other things in the region around Göppingen ).
This means that I prefer to have a car. Having a car means problem finding parking.
The covered car park in Jahnstrasse in Göppingen is not expensive, and it is next to the station and the shuttle bus-stop.
HOWEVER : the trip to Geislinger Steige will take at least 30 minutes in car and you could run into rush hour traffic, upsetting a carefully planned schedule.
The DB, depending on whether it is REGIO or InterRegio, go from Göppingen to Geislingen in 12 - 20 minutes. So the advantages of staying in fx. Geislingen and leaving your car there are considerable !
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