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Old 08-29-2011, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
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Hello!

I have a 10 night vacation from Sept 30- Oct 10 (flying back) and I fly from NYC to Prague. I plan to visit Prague, Berlin, & Vienna. I really would love some opinions on an itinerary. I was thinking

Sept 30 arrive AM Prague
Oct 1 Prague
2 Train to Berlin in AM Sleep Berlin
3 Berlin
4 Berlin
5 Berlin- Train to Prague
6 Prague- Possibly day trip?
7 Train to Vienna Sleep Vienna
8 Vienna & train back to Prague Sleep Prague
9 Prague
10 Prague & Fly back

Please- feel free to create your own itinerary to help! Input on mine would be wonderful as well! I am adventurous, on my own, and very high energy.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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I've only been to Berlin. Not sure what you're interested in but I loved visiting Alexanderplatz, Brandenburg Gate, the main train station, Checkpoint Charlie museum (can get quite depressing though) and the Currywurst museum! If you've never had Currywurst you must have some when you're in Berlin, or go to the museum to have some along with the hilarity of the museum itself. Also, if you're interested in the Olympics, be sure to visit the Olympic Stadium!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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Thanks! Would love more input as well regarding the number of days spent in each city.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:29 AM
 
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There is a lot to do in Berlin. We were there for 2 days and pretty much just did those things that I listed and did a little transit riding (we're train nerds). We wanted to do the Fernsehturm but didn't buy tickets in time.

So, personally, I think 3 days or at least 2.5 would probably be good in Berlin.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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wow- then you must love where I live- Brooklyn & NYC overall...i'm a bit of a train nerd myself!
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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My advice, skip Vienna and use those extra couple of days for more Berlin and Prague. Berlin is huge and there will always something else to see, as for Prague, when you get to the center I guarantee you won't want to go see any other city!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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My advice, skip Vienna and use those extra couple of days for more Berlin and Prague. Berlin is huge and there will always something else to see, as for Prague, when you get to the center I guarantee you won't want to go see any other city!
Thanks so much! It seems easier to just split my trip between Prague & Berlin as well. Any other specific reason why you say to skip Vienna, is it not worth a visit compared to the other 2 cities?
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Depends on your age, too.

Berlin is a young city, lots of clubs... great museums, symphony, etc.
I visit Prague about a dozen times a year. It's delightful, young, good clubs ...
Vienna is great for me, but I love architecture and museums.

What do you like, what would you like to experience?

I suggest that you go to your library and get travel books on each city. Figure out what it is that you want to do and what each offers.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Thanks so much! It seems easier to just split my trip between Prague & Berlin as well. Any other specific reason why you say to skip Vienna, is it not worth a visit compared to the other 2 cities?
I personally found Vienna to be a nice city but rather uninteresting and kind of boring, so if you were planning to just make it all the way there for barely a day and a half, I think you're better off saving the money and time and use it in the other two cities, just my opinion.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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wow- then you must love where I live- Brooklyn & NYC overall...i'm a bit of a train nerd myself!
Haha yes! I lived in Chicago for 4 years and that's how I really got interested in transit, now I work as a transit analyst/scheduler

Basically my friends in Europe go ride the awesome transit then go mope when we get back to the states haha
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