Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/10/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] visiting Leica in Germany...questions for those who have been.
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 09:21:43 EDT


I have made the trip (pilgrimage ?) to the Wetzlar/Solms area several times.  
The first time I went I made special arrangements for a private tour at the 
factory at Solms in the morning, and planned on spending just a coupe of 
hours in Wetzlar to see the old Leitz factory buildings, which now house 
Wetzlar town government offices.  Wetzlar was a pleasant surprise, a charming 
and very photogenic old town.  I spent more than five hours before darkness 
and business commitments in Frankfurt drew me away.  Been back a few more 
times for very brief visits to Solms to pick up literature, or parts, and 
more time in Wetzlar.

I have made the trip from Munich as a day trip, but it is very rushed, and 
not advisable as a first visit to the area.  I took the ICE train, early 
morning 5:30 AM from Munich to Frankfurt (about 3.25 hours) rented a car at 
the Frankfurt train station and up the autobahn to Wetzlar.  It's about a 1hr 
15 minute drive from Frankfurt to Wetzlar. Having a car in the Wetzlar/Solms 
area is much more convenient than taking trains.


Mike Swiek

I have found the best way to get there is to rent a car in Frankfurt