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21. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Honestly--wherever you go will be memorable. Don't waste too much time worrying about "the best" place to see. Two people can see the same things in the same city and come away with two completely different experiences.

Relax! Enjoy! It's your honeymoon--it'll be special no matter what. Europe has so many beautiful things to offer. You can always go back, too!

22. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Well said Tway,
that's the best advice you're going to get here or anywhere else. It's about the journey with your new partner, the destinations are secondary.

23. Posted by ma_galazin (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

The honeymoon will be wonderful, no matter what we pick. The advice on here has been really helpful, but it's obviously evident that we are still having a hard time making our final choices. Every time that we come up with a "final" plan, we second guess and think of other things that we want to do and places that we want to see.

Anyway, we do have it narrowed to two choices:

1 night Munich
-1 night Fussen
-3 nights Salzburg
-1 night Regensburg
-4 nights right outside of Rothenberg ob Tauber
-1 night Munich

or:
4 nights Prague
-2 nights Ceske Budejovice
-3 nights Cesky Krumlov
-2 nights Prague

Now, if we could only come up with a final decision that sticks...

24. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Depends how much you want to go out of your comfort zone.

On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most developed countries and 1 being the poorest Czech Republic is a 3-4. While there is massive constructrion underway with the help of the EU you can still see that 20 years ago the Czech Republic was among the developing countries.

Roads are often poor away from the main roads and even touristy places like Cesky Krumlov have their authentic communist era spots. Driving time doubles compared to covering similar distances in Bavaria. It will be totally different from life in the US, you are going to goggle a lot at some of the not-yet-renovated buildings.

Bavaria and Austria however will more like what you are used to, fast and good roads, fastfood chain restaurants along the highway, ...

I also think you are also going to see more in Bavaria, you just got so many destinations on your schedule.

3 days is a little bit much for tiny Cesky Krumlov. You can see the castle and the old town in one day. When I was there I stayed only one day, I did not have a lot of time but got to see a fair part of the city. And that was including a 4 hour rafting trip on the Moldava river. I had to pass up on the castle due to time constraints, but 2 days plus driving time would be sufficient. I don't know what gave you the idea to stop at Cesky Budovice, but in your case I would check out two other places:

Marianske Lazne
http://www.marianskelazne.cz/en/

Karlovy Vary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlovy_Vary

Pamper yourself with a day at the spa.

Bavaria: I read in another post that you plan to rent a car, then rent a campervan and then rent a car again. Sorry, but that is not very smart. You either rent a campervan for the whole week or a car for the whole week. In late October it will be off-season for campervan travel, thus rental companies will likely request that you rent for a whole week to make it worth their while. You can also get better deals on car rental if you book the rental car at the same time you book the flights, some airlines offer substantial discounts.

And I don't know what you have planned for Munich, but the treasury of the residency is a must. I spent one glorious afternoon inside a few years ago and I still cannot forget some of the jewellery I saw there. Other places to visit in Munich would be Dachau concentration camp or the Pinakothek art galleries.

Hope this helped.

25. Posted by ma_galazin (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

Depends how much you want to go out of your comfort zone.

On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most developed countries and 1 being the poorest Czech Republic is a 3-4. While there is massive constructrion underway with the help of the EU you can still see that 20 years ago the Czech Republic was among the developing countries.

Roads are often poor away from the main roads and even touristy places like Cesky Krumlov have their authentic communist era spots. Driving time doubles compared to covering similar distances in Bavaria. It will be totally different from life in the US, you are going to goggle a lot at some of the not-yet-renovated buildings.

Bavaria and Austria however will more like what you are used to, fast and good roads, fastfood chain restaurants along the highway, ...

I also think you are also going to see more in Bavaria, you just got so many destinations on your schedule.

3 days is a little bit much for tiny Cesky Krumlov. You can see the castle and the old town in one day. When I was there I stayed only one day, I did not have a lot of time but got to see a fair part of the city. And that was including a 4 hour rafting trip on the Moldava river. I had to pass up on the castle due to time constraints, but 2 days plus driving time would be sufficient. I don't know what gave you the idea to stop at Cesky Budovice, but in your case I would check out two other places:

Marianske Lazne
http://www.marianskelazne.cz/en/

Karlovy Vary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlovy_Vary

Pamper yourself with a day at the spa.

Bavaria: I read in another post that you plan to rent a car, then rent a campervan and then rent a car again. Sorry, but that is not very smart. You either rent a campervan for the whole week or a car for the whole week. In late October it will be off-season for campervan travel, thus rental companies will likely request that you rent for a whole week to make it worth their while. You can also get better deals on car rental if you book the rental car at the same time you book the flights, some airlines offer substantial discounts.

And I don't know what you have planned for Munich, but the treasury of the residency is a must. I spent one glorious afternoon inside a few years ago and I still cannot forget some of the jewellery I saw there. Other places to visit in Munich would be Dachau concentration camp or the Pinakothek art galleries.

Hope this helped.

Thanks again t_maia! You are always a wealth of information and extremely helpful. Anyway, after talking with my fiance, she thought that there was a bit too much moving around on my planned itinerary, so i think that we are going to do a split with 5 nights in or around Munich followed by 5 nights near Rothenberg and one final night in Munich before we depart. We are planning on renting a car for at least half of the trip. Someone else on the forum did recommend renting a campervan, but after thinking about it, we decided that would not be for us. So, as it stands, this is what we will be doing....

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