I am planning a 31 day trip to europe, three weeks in eastern europe and ten days in amsterdam.
Any advice for any of the cities below? Hows the crime? Will three weeks be long enough or should i extend my stay? Hostels?
Salzberg and Hallstatt Austria
I don't want to spend all of my time in cities, i would like to see mountains, lakes, beaches, forrest, beautiful women.
Im considering a similar trip through this part of Europe over Chritmas. How do you plan to travel? Trains? Will you buy an interail pass or pay as you go? Im not sure which is the cheapest. Its the first time Ive done anything like this myself.
If you guys are thinking to come to Turkey also, I can help you to organize something and give some advices. Sounds like it will be fun
I did a trip similar to this a couple of years ago and can offer some suggestions.
Prague is now more expensive and touristy than it used to be, accommodation has certainly become more expensive, but as long as you book before u go it should be fine. There is plenty to see and do here and it is a lovely city to visit. I didnt manage to find any decent accom in the city, but im sure there must be some somewhere!!
If you have the time, id recommend stopping in a small town about 3 hours south of Prague called Cesky Krumlov, its an amazing little town with very quaint charm. Not a lot to see, but it is such a difference perspective of the country to that of prague.
Krakow is a really nice city, with a surprising amount to see. If you have the time, u should make the time to visit the salt mines and also auswitsch. I stayed in a place called greg and toms place which was really close to the train station as well as the town center.
Shall have to finish later as babysitting duties call...
First off - 3 weeks is not enough for all these places, but depends how you like to travel. I spent a week in Czech, a week in Poland and barely saw enough.
- see above post for goodadvice - wonderful city but packed with tourists.
Great city, spent a week there and had a blast! Aushwitz is a must see, as noted above too. A nice hostel to stay at is Nathan's Villa - American guy who owns a Hostel in Romania too - if you decide to go.
beautiful women rating is pretty good here.
Never been to Brati just small Slovak towns - but I can say on the road just south from Krakow across the border is a wonderful castle called Spisky Hrad in a small village. If you want info on how to get there, go to Levoca and from there local trains - its really worth the trip as its the largest castle I have ever seen.
Beatiful city, but a bit expensive. Stay in Wombats, a nice hostel next to the West Banhof (trainstation)
Lovely small city, nice castle on the hill. The hostel there is brilliant - a converted prison but now used as an art studio / hostel. and if you looking for beautiful women I found this the best of the lot you chose.
If you want to see a nice lake side mountain town - check out Bled, only 2 hours from Ljub. The Slov coast is beautiful too!
I dont like Salzburg at all. Its a really conservative town and for old tourists form Germany it seems. Spent one night there and left. disapointing.
Great town, I stayed at the Meninger hostel, nice place. central enough
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 27, 2006, at 2:46 AM by coldwarspy ]
I'm currently planning a similar trip and have been surfing a lot of hostel booking sites. If you are travelling over Xmas and New Year, just be aware that most of the hostels/hotels have a minimum number of nights stay. The best I have found being minimum stays of four nights but lots of places are asking 5 and 7 nights.
Ljubljana is a very nice city and I absolutely loved it. I went up the hill to the castle and took many pictures from up there. I also took a walking tour. Stayed in Antiq Hotel which is very nice and fanstastic location. Room #7 offers an outdoor patio with a view of the castle.. it's not cheap, though. The food in Slovenia - I found to be very inexpensive against the American dollar. I highly recommend this city.. two nights was enough for me.
Lost my train of thought on the previous post, but a couple of other things to add ne way. I saw what u wanted and threw in a trip to Romania and Croatia and did it in 4 weeks. I tend to spend 3 days at most in a place just to get the feel of it, and then if i like it, it goes on my list of places to re visit at a later date.
I wasnt a big fan of Vienna, not a whole lot to do and fairly expensive as mentioned before.
Ljubljana was nice, but quite small i ended up only having a day here and didnt feel too hard done by at the end. Another day would have been good, but i dont think i missed too much.
Bratislava was ok, though nothing extraordinary, i would make the trip to the croatian coast or perhaps to warsaw instead of it.
Budapest was great and i would spend a good 3 days here, plenty to see and do and a great atmosphere.
Dont bother with a rail pass, the train tickets are relative cheap and easy to come by, esp if u take a phrasr book and just write down what u want.
If you want ne specific ideas, or need ne thing else, just holler.
Austria, Germany,...eastern europe???!!!