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Old 08-03-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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I'm trying to decide between the two.
I'm 26, I'd like to have some action on my vacation (I'm into heavy metal though, so that limits my choices of music bars/clubs sometimes), but I also love walking around and taking pictures of things you can't see anywhere else (such as architecture).
Maybe anyone who has been to these places can tell me a little bit about their experiences?
Thank you!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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I LOVED Venice! It has such wonderful architecture. You travel down a little alley way and never know what it opens up into! It is such a great place to explore. I loved the street entertainers. It was such fun to watch them, such talent! Ive never been to Munich, but might think you would find a little more adventurous night life...Venice is probably a little more laid back. Enjoy whatever you decide, but Venice is just so unique, how could anyone pass up a chance to go there!! Dot
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:03 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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When are you going?
The Rock Am Ring Festival has many, many bands. It's some 90 miles from Munich, and already took place for 2009.
Have you considered Berlin? It is really a happening place, lots of nightlife.

I really liked both Venice and Munich; I probably preferred Venice, but that's just me.
Venice is incredibly atmospheric, lots of photo ops, that's for sure.
The thing with Venice is that IMHO, after a couple days, you've really seen it all, even if you let yourself get lost and wander about.
What you might consider is staying in nearby Padua, a university town, which is cheaper, has a lively student atmosphere, and is attractive itself.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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I think Venice is a great place to visit. You can walk about the city, take a gondola ride in the canals, feed pigeons in San Marco Square and lots more.
I have never been to Munich so I can't say anything about it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Venice is awesome. On a sunny day with the sun reflecting off the water, the city is magical. You can do a tour of the Ducal Palazzo. You'll get to walk inside the Bridge of Sighs so called because there is one window in the bridge. Criminals and enemies of the Venetian state would get one last look of the outside world through that window before they were executed hence its name. The palazzo also has the assembly room which has awesome views of the Grand Canal. There is the Piazza San Marco or Saint Mark's Square which is stunning with the cathedral, the ducal palazzo and other shops and restaurants surrounding it. Warning! I've heard the gondola rides are EXPENSIVE! So is having an espresso in the Piazza. Also, the easiest way to get around the main sights is to take a water bus. They run up and down the Grand Canal. Concerning alleyways, Venice gives a whole new meaning to the word alley. They twist and turn and repeatedly end up in dead ends. The Venetians did this intentionally for defensive purposes. You should definitely see Venice.
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