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

We've narrowed down our Honeymoon next October to 3 possible options. I was hoping for some great input from those of you familiar with the regions I'll mention as well as your vote for which would be the best choice as well as any pro's and con's, opinions and suggestions. We want to start making arrangements next week, but are completely unable to make up our minds!!!!! We are not looking for crazy nightlife and a huge party scene, but rather just a nice relaxing, laid back sightseeing excursion with opportunities to take in the local cultures, history and atmosphere. We are both fans of the medieval cities and villages and my wife also loves castles. This will be our first time you Europe and are thoroughly confused.... Anyway, I'll list what we had in mind and you guys can fill me in on what you think! thanks!

-5 nights in Prague, with some possible day trips by car (Cesky Krumlov) and any other suggestions...
-5 nights in Germany (we are looking at the Bavaria region). We have yet to make up our mind as to where we will stay between Munich, Regensburg, Rothenberg, Nuremberg....(suggestions?) with daytrips to any of the aforementioned places plus a possible day in Salzburg, Austria.

Option 2:
-5 nights in Salzburg, Austria w/ approx two daytrips by car (suggestions?)
-5 nights in Germany (Bavaria, as listed above) w/ possible day trips.

Option 3:
-4 nights in Brussels w/ trip to Paris and possible daytrip by car
-6 nights in Bruges w/ some day-trips to any of the following: Ghent, Antwerp, Damme, Amsterdam

With this in mind, please tell me which of the 3 options you would pick if you were planning! It will help tremendously!

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

My 2 cents': Six nights in Brugges is WAY too long. It's a beautiful little city, but it's little--you can see what you need to see in a day or so. Unless you're staying in a big city, my suggestion would be to find a place to stay in each town you want to visit. You'll save on back-and-forth travel time and get to experience new accommodations, which is always fun. Plus you won't feel as rushed.


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

Well, the more we look and the more research that we do, we just become even more confused and unsure, though...

Anyway, by being active on this and another Europe forum, we have learned that there are even more things that we would like to see and we simply do not have enough time. We only have 10 nights and we are interested in visiting Munich, Rothenberg, Passau, Bamberg, Resenburg, Nuremberg, the scenic and castle region throughout Bavaria, Salzburg, Halstatt, Steyr, Vienna, the national parks in Austria, more of the beautiful region between Salzburg and Vienna, PLUS now we don't want to miss out on Prague either...we'd also love to explore more of the Czech republic and visit Cesky Krumlov if possible. I have no idea what we're going to do. We are now starting to consider renting a private holiday home somewhere in the Bavarian region, renting a car and just exploring, followed by a few nights in or near another city with some opportunities to explore the surrounding area a bit there. What to do? As of right now, we have no

4. Posted by butafly (Budding Member 51 posts) 7y

In my opinion, Prague is overrated. Yes, it's beautiful, but so are Vienna and Salzburg, actually more beautiful if you ask me. Plus, it's quite far out of the way. It's not really worth going there for one day because you will spend the entire day getting there and back already. Within ten days, it just doesn't seem possible if you're based in Munich and Salzburg.

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

Thank you everyone for the advice and help that you have given! I've been doing meticulous research based on all of the info that I have received on the forums and I believe that we have finally come up with a great plan for our honeymoon. I've worked out pretty much everything that we want and I've come up with an itinerary that I think will fit our needs.

We are planning on flying into Munich, staying there for one night and enjoying ourselves in the city. From there, we will train to Salzburg where we will be staying for four nights in an apartment near old city. In Salzburg, we plan to rent a car and take a day or two to explore the surrounding areas on our own. We will definitely take a day trip where we will get to stop in Halstatt and Steyr and view the sights in between. We have the flexibility for another daytrip if we choose...From Salzburg, we plan on taking a train to Regensburg, and staying for one night.

We would then like to rent a car in Regensburg and we are trying to find a holiday home to rent somewhere in-beetween Regensburg and Rothenburg where we will stay for four nights.

If anyone has any suggestions on somewhere to stay or can at least point me in the direction where I can find a nice small rental home in this region, I would really appreciate it. With four nights in a rental home and a car, we figure that we will have the freedom to explore. We definitely want to see Rothenburg and possibly spend a night there if it turns out to be a far drive. I figure that from this area, we will also be able to visit either Nuremberg, augsberg or Bamburg if we choose.

After four nights in our rental, we plan on taking a train back to Munich from Regensburg where we will stay for one final night before departing. If we have the energy and desire, I thought maybe we do do a guided tour to Fussen and the castles in the region. do you guys think that this will be possible?

From all of the time and thought that we have put into this, we feel that this will be a great honeymoon. what do you guys think of these plans?

6. Posted by butafly (Budding Member 51 posts) 7y

Sounds great, I hope you enjoy your honeymoon and don't make it too stressful!

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

Quoting butafly

Sounds great, I hope you enjoy your honeymoon and don't make it too stressful!

thanks so much! You have been extremely helpful and I appreciate it more than anything. We are really excited about the trip and October cannot come fast enough.

I'm still a bit confused about the different boroughs and regions in Bavaria, though. What do you think would be a good starting point in looking for a rental home or apartment, within fair driving distance of Rothenburg and Regensburg?