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Alsfeld is a small town in Hesse, Germany, but has a large motorway service station nearby which is very useful for hitchhikers.
If you have a ticket giving you free travel across the RMV transport area in Hesse (a Frankfurt am Main Goethe-Uni Semesterticket, for example) then consider starting a long journey in direction north or east from Alsfeld. Hitchhiking from Alsfeld is often quicker than trying to find a way out of Frankfurt or the other cities.
Getting to Alsfeld
Journey time from Frankfurt: 90-120 minutes.
From Frankfurt, take train 30 or 40 to Gießen. From Gießen, take RE 35 (or Regionalbahn 35) to Alsfeld. At Alsfeld Bahnhof, take bus #14 or #15 to Alsfeld BAB Raststätte Pfefferhöhe. With a Semesterticket or equivalent, all this journey should be free.
The Alsfeld Pfefferhöhe service station is large, and ideal for getting rides to anywhere north or east in Germany, as well as towards Denmark, and towards Poland.