Recommendations on getting most authentic Central Europe experience?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jul 30, 2012 4:45 AM Last Post By: everbrite
Jul 10, 2012 5:40 PM
Recommendations on getting most authentic Central Europe experience?How do I get most authentic Central Europe experience? Thanks!
My husband and I plan to buy a open jaw ticket- we will get into Prague on Aug 30th (we will get there in the morning), and flying out on Sunday morning Sept 9th either from Vienna or Budapest (still undecided).
We would like to have a good central europe experience- with the culture, music, scenery (biking in quaint towns), food. We are not huge museum people, so would like to visit just 1 museum during out visit.
We haven't decided on our itinerary. We have in total 9 to 10 days.
What would you recommend for each of the areas- Culture, Music, Scenery, Scenic Quaint towns , Castles, Food in Czech Republic and Austria?
What town can provide the most authentic Central Europe experience?
Jul 11, 2012 3:11 AM
1It's hard to give you answer. Prague is visitable in one full day but 2 days are better. On the 3rd day I would visit Kutna Hora and I would go to Brno on the same day. You need one day for Brno. On the 5th day I would go to Vienna, spend the next day in the city. On the 7th day I would go to Hungary and spend 2-3 night at the Balaton Lake. September is the harvest time so you can visit a few wineyards around Badacsony and the Káli Basin by bike. Tha last 2 nights in Budapest...
Jul 11, 2012 4:36 AM
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Jul 24, 2012 7:39 PM
We finally decided on an outline and are booking accommodations- but deciding what to do between Prague and Budapest
Day 1/2- Fly into Prague
Day 1- Prague
Day 2- Prague
Day 3- Cesky Krumlov
Day 4 - Countryside or some old town charm (less touristy, off the beaten path)
Day 5 - Countryside? (less touristy, off the beaten path)
Day 6 -Countryside or winery?
Day 7 - Budapest?
Day 8 - Budapest
Day 9 - Budapest
Day 10- Fly back to the US from Budapest
I could have worded 'authentic' better as that word got quite a bit of different responses :) What I meant is less touristy, off the beaten path either close to Prague or close to Budapest or on our way from Prague to Budapest which makes most sense.
Your responses are really appreciated- thanks for your help!
Edited by: LoveMyTravel
Jul 30, 2012 3:37 AM
6It's hard to find off-the-beaten in these countries but only a few foreigner visits the Pilis Mountain and the Danube Bend 40 kms from Budapest. Tata is a nice town west. You need minimum 2 days for Budapest, and I would visit the Danube Bend...
Jul 30, 2012 4:45 AM
7There isn't much unbeaten path between Prague and Budapest. Since you have already decided to travel to Cesky Krumlov, the question is really how to best spend the time getting from there to Budapest.
Assuming that you haven't rented a car and are relying on public transport, you will quickly discover that there is no direct transport and you will need to make connections. Die Bahn.
Even though indicated that you are looking for places that are less commonly visited, you will likely need to pass through Vienna which deserves a day or two.
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