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Trip in May

Hello-We are going to Vienna for 7 nights, Prague for 6 nights, Munich for 5 nights and London for 4 nights-I know this is longer than Rick-but we are stop and drink the coffee people. Any ideas for how to get some down time-these are all busy places? Thanks, Forest

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Coffee, pastry outdoor cafes are everywhere in Vienna. London is best for pubs or park (Kensington gardens park)bag lunches. One exception is Orangerie in Kensington Park. Lovely skylighted dining room great for chatting and having lunch or tea.

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In Vienna, walk the grounds of Schoenbrunn palace..nice and relaxing. With 7 days there you could do a day trip up to Melk and take the boat down the Danube to Krems, it is wonderful. You can rent bikes in Vienna and cycle the ring or along the Danube...very nice. When we stay longer than three days in Vienna we rent an apartment, which really adds to the experience. If you have questions about things to do in Vienna you can write me, happy to help.

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In Munich I would recoomend the Englischer Garden for people watching and relaxing. You can take the subway to Universitat and walk a few clocks to the middle of the large park and follow the music to the Chinese Pagoda. You can buy huge pretzels, beer and food or just sit at the picnic tables and enjoy the scene. There are also horse drawn wagon rides and bicycle taxi rides available of the park.

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The Englisch Gardens are definitely wonderful and relaxing. Yes, the Beer Garden at the Chinese Garden is wonderful, too. We strolled over to the lake and rented a paddle boat for 30 minutes for 5 Euro...what fun!

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In London go to hyde park it is relaxing and yet you are sightseeing.
Also the park that is close to Buckingham Palace is beautiful and has a wonderful view of the palace. It is quiet, lots of benches.

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Just a suggestion. On your way to Prague from Vienna you could spend 1 day in Cesky Krumlov. Beautiful old town I believe some of the buildings date back to the 1200's. The route would be by train from Vienna to (approximately 4-1/2 hrs) Cesky Budejovice then a few min bus ride to CK. You would not be disappointed