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Is thare a bridge that separates Warsaw (in Poland) from Praga ?[edit]

These two cities are more than 600 km apart; apparently, there are several bridges on the way, not just one. Ibaman (talk) 21:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Asked by: 201.17.182.36 20:49, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Dear IP, what exactly is it that you want to know? Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:08, 29 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Are you maybe talking about the Praga district of Warsaw? Yes, there are a couple of bridges from there across the Wistula river to the Warsaw downtown if this is what you'd like to know? ϒpsilon (talk) 18:43, 3 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Limit of person transport in the UK[edit]

Hello! I am planning a group trip through Scotland by car and I would like to know how many people I could transport with a normal EU vehicle driving licence and without a person transport allowance! Thank you! Regards --JCS (talk) 22:39, 4 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

There are some conditions where you can drive a minibus (9-16 people) if it is for non commercial use, but if you are driving a car then it will be dictated by the number of seat-belts in the vehicle. A 6 or 7 seater (Galaxy, Zafira etc,) should be no issue. If it is a school or club group though I would check specifically with the UK about your driving license. --Traveler100 (talk) 05:19, 5 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know about the UK, but in Germany if you transport above of nine people you need a special license (Personenbeförderungsschein). The situation in Scotland may or may not be totally different or the same. Hobbitschuster (talk) 10:06, 5 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
The offical advice is here - https://www.gov.uk/driving-a-minibus

camping[edit]

list of campgrounds in virginia and west virginia usa with an elevation above 3000 feet on a lake Asked by: 74.223.102.226 17:22, 11 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I only looked at west Virginia for you and the answer is ZERO nada... Void burn (talk) 20:17, 16 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

There is this in Virginia but I only researched for about 5 minutes. So I'm sure there is more than one there. If you want to do this yourself here and here Void burn (talk) 20:21, 16 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Why does everything close so early in Ljubljana?[edit]

I was in Ljubljana, Slovenia, during the switch from June to July. I noticed that once I got back from the old town to my hotel (near the railway station) in late evening, at about 9 to 10 PM, pretty much everything was closed. I couldn't go to any shop, restaurant, or bar. In the old town there seems to be bars that stay open to near midnight, if not after that, but only about a kilometre away everything is closed. I haven't seen this anywhere else. In Helsinki, Stockholm and Munich for example, there are restaurants that stay open at least to 10 PM and bars that stay open past midnight. Why does everything close so early in Ljubljana? Or was this just in the part of the city my hotel was in? Asked by: JIP (talk) 20:17, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It might have been the day rather than the time of day... Or it might be some obscure local law. In Bavaria for example supermarkets have to close at 20:00 unless they make use of a couple of loopholes (train stations and gas stations for example can open longer). Furthermore there are (at least in some German states) "stille Feiertage" which are religious holidays where no public music or dancing is allowed (I know it sounds like a tall-tale about North Korea, but it is an actual law). There may also be zoning ordinances that say the restaurants in a certain part of town have to close at an earlier time to preserve the style of the neighborhood or due to noise concerns. In short, I don't know, but maybe some of my educated speculation is helpful ;-) Best wishes Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:01, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

please help to give information from train station Jundiai to intercity hotel jundiai[edit]

Asked by: 177.140.137.55 11:28, 25 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It would help to know which country Jundiai is in... Hobbitschuster (talk) 12:20, 25 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Jundiaí is a city in the Campinas Region of São Paulo (state), Brazil. We have an article for this destination. K7L (talk) 13:58, 25 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

How do I get to Dornbirn?[edit]

The World Gymnaestrada, the biggest event ever held in Finland, has just closed. The next time the event will be in Dornbirn, Austria, in 2019.

I know it's far too early to plan ahead so far, but I'm just asking one basic question. How do I actually get to Dornbirn? There doesn't seem to be an airport there. There is one in nearby Hohenems, but I couldn't find any flights from Helsinki to there. And anyway, I have found that flights to smaller, less busy airports can be more expensive than flights to larger, busier airports.

Is there a railway station in Dornbirn? Would it be a good idea to take a flight to Vienna or Munich, and go by train all the way to Dornbirn in that case? Asked by: JIP (talk) 20:53, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Flying to Munich then enjoy a scenic drive sound a good choice. Friedrichshafen is probably closest airport but guessing no direct connections. --Traveler100 (talk) 21:07, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
::There's also a railway station, and most likely there will be an increased number of trains for the event. Indeed it's often cheaper to fly into a major airport and catch a train or rent a car, but that's rather something you should check out and decide on by then. JuliasTravels (talk) 21:10, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
(edit conflict) If this is the place you are talking about, you might be better off flying into the low service airport Memmingen (deceptively marketed as being close to Munich) as this place lies close to Lake Constance and thus is rather close to both Germany and Switzerland. The website of Deutsche Bahn has a superb route planning device that lets you find almost any connection in Europe you can find a connection from Memmingen airport to Dornbirn here. If there are no flights to Memmingen that suit your needs, you might want to look into flights to Basel or Zürich as Switzerland has an excellent (if expensive) railway network. Otherwise Stuttgart or Vienna airports are of course alternatives as well. Fear not, almost all of these airports are connected to the railway network. I hope this is helpful Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:10, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
An aside as to Munich airport; It does have a S-Bahn connection to Munich proper (from where you can change in a long distance train to Austria) but the airport is rather out of the way and lies to the north of Munich. If it is the best choice in terms of value and direct connection, by all means, fly into Munich, but ceteris paribus the other mentioned airports are probably better in terms of easy travel to Dornbirn. Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:16, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
The Austian Railjet (high-speed long distance train) that goes through Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, and Innsbruck stops in Dornbirn, so your easiest (though not necessarily fastest) option would be to fly into one of those cities. It's more than 2 hours even from Innsbruck though (albeit along one of the world's most scenic railway lines, the Arlberg railway!), about the same as from Memmingen or Zurich (although those options, especially Memmingen, would require less direct connections). You can also get there from Friedrichshafen in about an hour and a half, but it requires multiple train transfers and it's a pretty low-volume airport. -Elmer Clark (talk) 05:25, 22 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I just thought of another thing. If the Austrians decide to host their Gymnaestrada near the same time of the year as the Finns did theirs, it might just well be that it coincides with the World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach, where I'm going to go anyway. If that happens, I just have to take the train from Pörtschach to Dornbirn. As the World Bodypainting Festival closes on Sunday and the main events of Gymnaestrada start on Monday, I won't have time to see all of the events, as a train trip from Pörtschach to Dornbirn takes seven hours at the minimum. But this is all just speculation so far, all I know about the events so far is that one of them is going to be in Pörtschach and the other in Dornbirn, and both will be somewhere around July. If they don't coincide there's no point in staying in Austria, I'll just be spending about 500 € in hotel bills for waiting for the events to come along. JIP (talk) 20:37, 23 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

On second thought, that might actually not work. Not only will the events most likely not immediately coincide - there will be a week between - but I also realised I'm probably going to take over 40 thousand photographs at both events combined. That's more than I can store on my memory cards in one go, so I have to come back to Finland in between to store all the photographs on my computer. I will most probably have to skip an InterRail trip in 2019 and travel straight to the events by aeroplane. Well, I have until 2018 to decide my schedule. JIP (talk) 20:06, 30 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]