Must-see places and must-do activities for our trip!

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1. Posted by mdulle (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!


A group of friends and I are traveling through Europe this August, and I am searching for some must-see places and must-do activities in our destinations! Our stops include Naples, Italy, Rome, Italy, Zurich, Switzerland, Munich, Germany, and Paris, France. Any suggestions are welcome!

Thank you!:)

2. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 147 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

South of Munich, we really enjoyed Neuchwannstein, one of Mad King Ludwig's castles and the most famous, If you like science you might enjoy the Munich branch f the Deutsches Museum especially the early aviation exhibits.
We only passed through Zurich where we parted from friends and went on to Lucerne, which I recommend.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Naples: the National Archaeological Museum with the finds from the Pompeii sites; take the Circumvesuviana commuter train from Napoli Porta Nolana or Napoli Garibaldi to Pompeii Scavi Villa dei Misteri (36 minutes( to visit Pompeii (entrance outside the station) and/or to Ercolano Scavi (12 mins) to visit Herculaneum (10 mins walk downhill from the station); walk through the oldest part of Naples between the museum and Napoli Garibaldi station to visit the fantastic 2-storey Graeco-Roman street underneath San Lorenzo Maggiore and Vico San Gregorio Armeno, the alleyway where the famous & wonderfully intricate Neapolitan Christmas crib scenes are made and displayed; go to the mysterious Capella San Severo with its truly incredible statues; take the Metropolitana from Napoli Garibaldi out to Pozzuoli and walk up to the Solfatara to experience a proper volcanic crater with sulphurous fumes, boiling mud and scalding steam vents: take the Circumvesuviana out to Sorrento, a lovely can catch a bus from outside the station which will take you along the Amalfi coast road to Amalfi via Positano.

Rome Absolute must-sees: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Capitoline Museum, St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, Santa Maria Maggiore, the catacombs of San Sebastiano and the Via Appia Antica; see the Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona; wander the Trastevere district with its narrow streets, bars, restaurants and cafes; take the train or metro + bus to Tivoli to visit the Villa d'Este, Villa Gregoriana and Villa Adriana. You wouldn't even begin to scratch the surface of Rome in 3 weeks.....

Zurich: Swiss National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, Grossmunster & Fraumunster churches; take the Polybahn up to the viewpoint; walk the Limmatquai to Lake Zurich; take the train up to Uetliberg for cafe/restaurant, walks and views of the lake & Alps; take a boat trip across the lake to pretty Rapperswil and come back by train; take a day-trip by train to beautiful Luzern....

Munich Marienplatz & the Neues Rathaus, Koenigsplatz, Karlsplatz; go to the beer garden in the Englisher Garten and watch the surfers on the river Eisbach; have a beer in the Hofbrauhaus Munchen; walk the Hofgarten; climb the tower of St Peter's church (near Marienplatz) for fantastic views of the city; lots and lots of museums, art galleries, performance spaces, beer gardens etc etc

Paris Eiffel tower, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur, walk the Montmartre district and the Ile de la Cite, Arc de Triomphe, Pompidou Centre, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Parc des Buttes Chaumont (and walk back along the Canal Saint-Martin), Pere Lachaise & Montparnasse cemeteries, lots of squarea and parks to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere......

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5. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1758 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I'll second the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. The Hohenschwangau Castle is at the same place and worth a visit. The tickets are timed so do one in the morning and one I in the afternoon.

In Paris the Louvre and Orsay museums. If you like the Impressionists, the Orsay is where you'll find them. The Marmottan-Monet has lots of Monets and The Orangerie has a good collection. There is the Rodin Museum near Invalides and both are worth while. I love the Cluny but it's closed for renovation right now. I find Sacre Coeur dark and gloomy but the view of Paris from the steps is not to be missed

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7. Posted by wanderinglia10 (Budding Member 8 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I have been to Munich for a small trip. It's a beautiful place be in, I visited Hofbräuhaus München, Neuschwanstein Castle, Marienplatz,Viktualienmarkt and BMW Welt & Museum. I booked a travel guide and they planned this trip for me. It was the ultimate trip.

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