How many days to spend in Prague, Krakow and Vienna
We have a ten day trip planned to Prague, Krakow and Vienna. Most of our travel will be on overnight trains, so we won't be losing days to travel. Right now we have scheduled almost 3 days in Prague, almost 4 days in Krakow, and 3 days in Vienna. I've heard really good things about Krakow, so we wanted to spend more time there.... but I am not wondering if we should cut a day off in Vienna and add it to Prague or Krakow (for even a day trip). I hear that the people in Vienna are cold and everything is expensive. What do you think? We were thinking about going for a daytrip on the Danube while in Vienna. We originally decidded not to go to Budapest, but maybe we should go there instead of Vienna. What do people think? Thanks for your help!
I haven't been to Krakow - but have heard it said that it's "pretty, but overrated".
I've never heard anyone say that people in Vienna are cold - certainly not my experience.
Unless you're planning to be in that part of the world soon I would include Budapest - definitely a place worth seeing. (I've been there twice, once last year and once on a back-packing trip in the old Communist days back in 1978... needless to say it was quite a different place back then!)
I have been to all three, and I think you have picked an interesting and beautiful trip. My suggestion would be to take 1 day from Krakow and add it to Prague, which has considerably more to see and experience.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by MSP2000: I agree with Phil. I will even say that you can shave another day from Krakow.</font>
Agreed. Take that day, add it to Vienna but use the day to make a day trip to Bratislava - an easy expres train ride and you're back in Vienna that night. This way you get to experience one more country.
The Viennese are wonderful and friendly. They are cultured and traditional. They value good maners and consideration. Children and teenagers will stand up in trains to give their seats to older people. They value courtesy and hate noisy brash inconsiderate people.
Thanks UK1 for the advice. Will definitely look into Cirque De Soleil. But my husband is a vegetarian and I don't eat prok, so we will skip the other suggestion. I'll let you know if I have any more questions. Thanks!
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Sammy: Thanks UK1 for the advice. Will definitely look into Cirque De Soleil. But my husband is a vegetarian and I don't eat prok, so we will skip the other suggestion. I'll let you know if I have any more questions. Thanks!</font>
You will enjoy the area in front of the Rathausplatz (Townhall) where for some or all of June they have what is in effect a very large open air "food mall". A sort of "tables of the world" where you can all choose your own favourite food including veg, indian, chinese, italian etc and eat together.
I agree with UK1--def. check out Grinzing..for the wine garten..esp. that time of year. It is mainly a street where everyone makes their own wine and serves it with food. It is so relaxing...Depending on how adventurous you are, you can rent a bicycle and bike out there...all of the Uban (train system) allows bikes....just ask them about it...almost everyone younger will speak english there..