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    Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

    I'm off to a wedding in Dusseldorf in a couple of months time. I will arrive at Dover at approximately 7.30pm on the Friday night and will most likely get the tunnel cos it's quicker.

    Question is, how long will it take me to get to Dusseldorf? I would like to stop overnight somewhere on the way, bearing in mind the wedding is quite early on the Saturday (around 1pm I think). I'm best man as well, so can't be late!

    So, any ideas for the best route to drive my 997 and also a good place to stay the night with the all important secure parking?

    Any help much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Ed

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

    don't have a clue....but hey take care and drive safe....

    Good luck on your trip, and the most important have fun!!

    BTW: Somebody knows something about Rc, lont time ago I don't see him in the board...hope his trip went all perfectly!!

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

    U should try route planners such as http://www.falk.de/navigator/eng/1.htm and add any hotels that others suggest. Just remember that there is a lot of traffic on German Autobahns so do not assume you will be able to make up time there! BTW, Belgium is a great route at night as all motorways are lit.

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight

    For a hotel in Düsseldorf check www.hrs.de good rates and they mention if the hotel has a close parking space. Drive not to much over the speed limit in F,B, and NL police d'ont like and in NL they have Porsche to catch you

    From Calais to Düsseldorf is app. 400 km.

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

    Here is a website I'm finding helpful as I plot my April '06 Factory Delivery driving itinerary.

    http://www.drive-alive.co.uk/holidayplanner/route-planner.asp

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

    Ed, I just checked viamichelin.com and suggest you go with their route which is via Reims. Dover to Reims should take you max 3 hours, and will leave you just in time to take advantage of the 2 michelin star restaurant in hotel www.assiettechampenoise.com but recommend you reserve a table. Next morning you will have 2-3 hours drive to Dusseldorf.

    With regards to your parking concern the owner is parking his C4s in front of the hotel, in the garden which belongs to the hotel...so no worries. You will often see porsches, Ferraries, TVR's etc etc there.

    Have a nice trip, and watch out for the French radars...it is by the way illegal to have a radar detector installed in your car, but...

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

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    Alex18_996CC said:
    don't have a clue....but hey take care and drive safe....

    Good luck on your trip, and the most important have fun!!

    BTW: Somebody knows something about Rc, lont time ago I don't see him in the board...hope his trip went all perfectly!!



    Yeah, anyone know about RC. I never saw him on the board since his trip...

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight

    he just replied on one of the threads

    Re: Driving from Calais to Dusseldorf - route and overnight stop

    Hello Ed,

    I'm living very close to Düsseldorf. Let me know (if you like via PN) when and where the wedding will take place.
    Maybe can arrange your accommodation. A close friend of mine is living in London (Weybridge) and often goes to the continent by car. He takes a speedboat (like Hovercraft?) to the Netherlands. From there it takes abt 2 hrs to Düsseldorf on the 'Autobahn'. Half way is in Germany where you can give full throttle

    brgds, Tom

     
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