9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

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Lol, a string of shitty cars my mother had especially. My father had ok ones as he was self employed and had to make a half decent impression out on the road. My mother had a Talbot sunbeam at one stage, a ford escort estate which wasn't too bad to be fair until some idiot rear ended us (and by us I mean us, I was in the car at the time), a Peugeot 305 that developed a petrol leak on a day trip up the Wicklow mountains and left us stranded, a Toyota corolla that was a cut n' shut (two cars welded into one, death trap, so once discovered was scrapped), a Ford fiesta that died of something else, a Fiat Punto, a Volvo 350 that rolled around so much you'd get sea sick in it, a Toyota Starlet (probably the most reliable of the lot but succumbed to rust and a few others I can't remember. You can understand why people got into the habit of putting a tenner or even a fiver of petrol in the car instead of filling up.

 

Picked up our 9€ tickets this morning. I think I may make an expedition to the Harz.

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I also used to put limited amounts of gas in the car when I was younger and POOR. I figured, why tie the money in gas when I could use it for something else. If you're living hand to mouth, it's a no-brainer.

 

Plus, if you're betting prices will go down, you don't want to get screwed by filling up and losing 10 euro.

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Filling up might take longer than you think: wait for a free pump on the correct side, puzzle out how to work the dispenser, even dispensing the fuel seems to take a while. Then wait to pay while others are getting their ciggies and bockwurst, then wait for the vehicle in front to move off, then trying to find the junction back to the freeway, seems to take half an hour at least😉

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28 minutes ago, Fietsrad said:

Filling up might take longer than you think: wait for a free pump on the correct side, puzzle out how to work the dispenser, even dispensing the fuel seems to take a while. Then wait to pay while others are getting their ciggies and bockwurst, then wait for the vehicle in front to move off, then trying to find the junction back to the freeway, seems to take half an hour at least😉

 

Charging an EV is faster. Whodathunk?

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2 hours ago, murphaph said:

Picked up our 9€ tickets this morning. I think I may make an expedition to the Harz.

 

There's a nice castle in Wernigerode and Goslar has a kaiser palace and a glockenspiel.  

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I used my DB app 9€ ticket today and was only controlled on one leg of the journey.  I used my SBB card with name and photo as ID.  The attendant said, in German, “I just need to see a card, any card, with a name and photo.”  No Ausweis was needed.  That was here on the Bodensee though.  Interesting.

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I did use mine for the first time today to go one stop on the Stadbahn to save myself 5 mins walk to the supermarket. I'm not sure that was the intended purpose.

 

(On the way back I would have had to wait 5 mins so didn't bother).

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I fancy a day trip to a city some hours away, normally the ticket would cost €44, that is a bit much. €20 would be ok, €9 for a day trip travelling hundreds of kilometres would be absurdly cheap.

 

So €9 for a month seems like madness😉

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Saw reports of chaos at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, far too many people on the narrow platforms. Someone pointed out, that is quite normal there at busy times.

Metronom banned cycles from trains, for the weekend at least.

 

I am wondering if there will be such chaos that Something Must Be Done, but what? Extend the offer to the end of the year, to spread the chaos?

 

I shall wait a bit longer and think carefully before authorising the investment of €9 😉

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On 1.6.2022 17:47:23, LeonG said:

 

There's a nice castle in Wernigerode and Goslar has a kaiser palace and a glockenspiel.  

Indeed, but the Rathaus in Wernigerode is much smaller than it looks in pictures. Not much bigger than a Zweifamilienhaus, very disappointing😉

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Seems like Sylt was particularly popular :D

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I am just back from the Harz mountains. I went on Wednesday 1st June with my 9 euro ticket. I was asked for ID on board..

There was plenty of room on the way there, but on the way back it was packed. It was a Sunday. It got to the stage where bikes were not allowed on any more.

Yer everyone remained in a good mood.

I stayed just outside of Thale . I paid just 45 euros a night.  I did this because of my 9 euro ticket allowed me to get the buses in and around this area. Staying in Thale would have been much more expensive. Something to consider.

Some tips.

Try to travel in the week and not at weekends. And travel as early as possible.

Travel light. I took just one  medium backpack. Easily enough for a few days. And can be stored on my lap or beneath the seat. Avoid these wheelie bags which are less easy to handle.

Go to the end of the platform and avoid the crush n the middle .

 

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23 hours ago, fraufruit said:

How do they know they were left wing?

 

First they were punks, and second, the organizers of taking Sylt were the Pogo Partei, which is an Anarchist party.

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I can't tell the difference between punks, skinheads and normal people. I thought punks had a lot of piercings, tats, colored hair, etc. I don't see that in any of the photos.

 

So all of the people who traveled to Sylt on a cheap ticket were anarchists. Learn something new every day.

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32 minutes ago, Krieg said:

 

First they were punks, and second, the organizers of taking Sylt were the Pogo Partei, which is an Anarchist party.

 

Anarchist party is an absurd term (like "Democratic Russia"), you're either an anarchist or you belong to a political party. This organization (Pogo-Partei) is not a party, it is a parody for party, I would define it as an artistic performance. 

 

In this case "punks" is a 80-year-old German definition of "some young people with piercings and colored hair" = a half of Berlin's population qualifies. 

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I have long wondered what the German word is for 'Schadenfreude'.

 

Just read a report in the taz where the word "Angstlust" was used, I guess that means "Schadenfreude"😃

 

Bit disappointed to read that many people on the trains were in a good mood, presumably because they were enjoying a bargain😉

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8 minutes ago, Fietsrad said:

Bit disappointed to read that many people on the trains were in a good mood, presumably because they were enjoying a bargain😉

 

If you keep this up we will have to start calling you Marvin.:rolleyes:

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9 hours ago, Krieg said:

 

First they were punks, and second, the organizers of taking Sylt were the Pogo Partei, which is an Anarchist party.

So if they were anarchists then they weren´t left or right-wing.

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