A bit lost in Central Europe
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jan 27, 2013 7:43 AM Last Post By: eeeeeb
Jan 26, 2013 2:19 PM
A bit lost in Central EuropeHi guys, this is Ivan from Argentina, planning my second trip to Europe next April.
Two years ago I visited several big cities and some smaller ones in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain. This year, I have to stop in London for the first couple of days, and I'm also planning to visit Greece by the end of my trip.
I have 8 free days in the middle of this, in which I really don't know what the best option can be. My budget is quite limited but should not be a problem. I'd like to stay in Berlin (from where I'm flying to Athens), spending three days somewhere else, hopefully enjoying some nice natural sightseeing / gorgeous-looking city. My thoughts:
1- Flying to Strasbourg and touring around the area before taking a train to Berlin (Black Forest? maybe even Switzerland?)
2- Flying to Munich, staying around the area, then hitting Berlin.
3- Flying to Berlin, then round-trip train to Prague.
Any other option? I'd really appreciate your comments.
Jan 26, 2013 7:00 PM
The number 1 idea probably is the one I like the most reading your post. But skip Switzerland, it´s quite expensive...
The only thing is that without rent car, exploring the Black Forest could be a bit difficult. Strasbourg it´s quite ok, but you could see it in a day (don´t forget to go to the top of the cathedral), and from there perhaps go to Heidelberg and explore few places in the area. I would leave at least 3 days for Berlin, it´s quite nice city (also worth it a visit to "Sachsenhausen concentration camp" in one morning. If you are thinking in visiting the palaces in Potsdam, then you would need one more day. 2-3 days in Munich could be also good idea, but going to Prague and go back from Berlin I think would be quite a waste of time traveling...
Other idea is expend 3-4 days in Belgium (Brugge, Ghent and Brussels) before move on to Berlin
Jan 27, 2013 7:43 AM
2Thank you very much for your answer!
I'll keep researching but Strasbourg and its surrounding area can't be bad at all.
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