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Living in Mannheim and working in Speyer

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Hi all,

 

I'm in the process of returning to Germany after 6 years in France to work in Speyer.

 

I haven't been there yet, but I've been advised it's better to live in Mannheim and commute. Any views on this? One important thing for me is nightlife, so I presume Mannheim is better?

 

Thanks in advance,

Rich

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If nightlife is important, Mannheim it is.

 

I'd prefer Speyer for its beauty and history, but my mileage varies.

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I'm not sure there IS a nightlife in Speyer. Mannheim, hands down!!

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If nightlife is important, Mannheim it is.

 

I'd prefer Speyer for its beauty and history, but my mileage varies.

 

Thanks for the answer. I guess I'll decide when I visit.

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I'm not sure there IS a nightlife in Speyer. Mannheim, hands down!!

 

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Oh, there is, actually.

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Unless the lady is on holidays, so I'm told :ph34r: wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more ...

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I'm not sure there IS a nightlife in Speyer. Mannheim, hands down!!

 

Speyer claims to have the highest pubs per inhabitants ratio in Germany. For the size of the city nightlife is definitely OK.

 

And I'm sure a Berliner would write as well "I'm not sure there IS a nightlife in Mannheim".

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I just want to mention that you should take the time to properly investigate the commute. I think you're ok as the "usual" bridge used by commuters would have you going against traffic morning and evening if you lived in MA and worked in SP.

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Why would anyone do that route by car? There's an S-Bahn to Speyer that'll get you there in about the same time for less money.

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Sorry, Kato, most adults I know drive no matter where their job is.

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Most adult colleagues of mine use the S-Bahn and tram system. In Mannheim. That includes people coming in daily from three different states and a distance of up to 80 km. Part of the reason for that is that, like in most Speyer, parking for a reasonable amount of money in uptown Mannheim is nigh impossible.

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Well, like he said, he's parking in Speyer at work during the day.

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Sorry, Kato, most adults I know drive no matter where their job is.

 

Are you still living in the US?

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he's parking in Speyer at work during the day.

 

Where does he say that?

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No,Rockfisher, don't you own a car yet? I bought myself my car when I closed my first big corporate client. It's a very edifying feeling. You should try it.

 

Kato, first post. The job is in Speyer and he's going to be there during the day. Does your company not offer parking?

 

If you and your circle of friends don't drive or enjoy car ownership, that's fine. Please don't take it out on those of us who do.

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The job is in Speyer and he's going to be there during the day.

 

That doesn't confer that he's planning to use a car to get there.

 

 

It's a very edifying feeling.

 

Not when you're sitting in traffic for an hour on the way to work, like I did every day the one week I went to work by car last month. Regardless of which route you take - there's no escape.

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OK, Kato, you have a great day. Whatever issues you're having are your own. I'm not playing your passive-aggressive game with you.

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I bought myself my car when I closed my first big corporate client. It's a very edifying feeling.

 

Your compatriate Ayn also waxes lyrical about car ownership in Germany. Great minds must think alike.

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Just to segue a bit - I love driving to work on German holidays!!! Eff-yeah!!! :)

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