I'll be visiting Europe for the very 1st time (business trip) to Switzerland and would like to extend my trip to cover both Praque and ending my trip in Vienna. The extension should be around 4 or 5 days, depending on the flight of departure from Vienna back to my country.
Would really appreciate if anyone can help to recommend what & where I should visit in Praque and what NOT to be missed. It will be a budgeted trip and may only be able to sightsee some outskirts of Praque if any.
The same goes for Vienna. I have heard about Vienna being a very nice place to visit. Would you suggest I spend more days in Praque or more days in Vienna?
How about the weather in March ? Freezing cold ?
Would really appreciate your help. Thank you.
I'd spend more time in Prague and I found Vienna a bit expensive and not as pretty. Just wandering around the cobbled streets of Prague was lovely in itself, but don't miss the castle or the famous clock (perhaps someone can enlighten you on what its called as I forget! It was considered such a masterpiece that the guy who made it had his eyes poked out so he wouldn't make another one for anyone else!). There a church of bones somewhere near Prague too which sounds quite intriguing...I didn't get round to going though.
Thanks for your reply.
Was wondering if you have any good recommendations for budget hotel or hostel in Praque and Vienna ?
Yeah, I sort of saw the 'famous clock' of Praque in one of the sightseeing website which is classified as one of the 'must see' place. There're just too many castles in Praque.
Any idea which I must see and perhaps giving some others a miss ?
Would appreciate your reviews.
I visited Prague while doing the 'busabout' tour of Europe a couple of years ago. I can't remember the name of the hostel, but the one named on the busabout website is "A&O Hostel"....although the hostel name doesn't seem too familliar (its not very memorable is it?!), the road name, Výstavišté is, so I'm pretty sure its where I stayed. The hostel itself was lovely - we stayed in an attic dorm with toilet and shower (the shower was like a little cubicle in one corner of the room, but nice enough. It also had a lovely underground bar/kitchen with fab food and very cheap beer so I recommend it highly! I also remember it being prety cheap although for an exact price, try searching for the hostel on google or BUG.
Another place I'd recommend visiting if you're near Prague is Terezin (about 40 mins from Prague) political prison. Although people weren't gassed there, many died from torture or were shot. It has a very strange atmosphere and definitely worth a visit, particularly if you haven't been to one of the main pow camps (as I haven't).
ah great cities here!
stay at the Wombat Hostel in Veinna - near the westbanhof.
do NOT stay at the wombat!!i was there and could not sleep a wink with all the sex in my room
Hmmm... that's interesting. There's so many budget hotels and hostels to choose from in the website. As I'm not familiar with MOST of the locations of the hostel, it's very difficult to decide which is better in terms of locations and price.
What do you think of bed and breakfast ? that way, would I save up a meal? or do u think the meals are normally very crappy ?
In Prague, stay at "Boat House". Here is a list of some of the places you should visit in Prague:
1. St. Vitrius Cathedral
2. Prague Castle
3. Josefov- the Jewish Ghetto
4. Stare Mesto (Old town)
5. Do a jazz boat ride down the Vltava river (www.jazzboat.cz)
6. Walk around the river islands of Kamfa and Mala Strana
7. Charles Bridge.
8. If possible, make a day trip to Karlstejn and visit the castle there - will give you a good feel of the Bohemia countryside.
Hope this helps.
If you have time to take a trip down to Cesky Krumlov it is awsome. You can buy bus tickets at the main bus station in Prague an it will be well worth it to get down there.