Western Europe: Germany Austria Czech Republic

I wanted to share the detailed itinerary now that we are back. We really enjoyed Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague! The amount of days was the right breakdown to see all of these cities. You could shorten it a day if you took off a day from Prague and did not go to Nizbor where the crystal factory is. Itinerary: May 24: leave US in the evening May 25: morning arrive in Munich May 26: Munich May 27: Castle tour from Munich to Oberammergau and Schwangau May 28: leave Munich in morning, arrive in Salzburg in afternoon May 29: Sound of Music and Hallstat tour from Salzburg May 30: Berchtesgaden day trip from Salzburg May 31: leave Salzburg in morning, arrive in Vienna in afternoon June 1: Vienna June 2: Vienna June 3: Vienna June 4: leave Vienna in morning, arrive in Prague in afternoon June 5: Prague June 6: Nizbor day trip from Prague June 7: Prague
June 8: leave Prague in morning, arrive in US in afternoon More information about the trip is here on my blog: http://www.laforcebewithyou.com/2013/07/europe-trip-2013.html And I will be doing detailed posts soon of each day with what we did and where we ate. We had some amazing food not to mention desserts! Hope this helps someone planning a Eastern European trip!

Posted by Jeff
Westminster, CO, USA
159 posts

Looking forward to your posts, we are going to Cesky Krumlov, then Salzburg, side trp to Berchesgaden. Looking for info on dining, Concert in Salzburg, and Vienna.

Posted by Emily
Charlotte, NC
22 posts

Hi Jeff, In Salzburg we absolutely loved this little family run italian place called Ristorante Pizzeria Beccofino at Rupertgasse 7. In Vienna Cantinetta La Norma is also a great italian place but doesn't have a lot of seating so either come early or reserve, Eis Greissler for ice cream, Oberlaa for pasteries and Demel for chocolate bars (skip the chocolate cake) are all wonderful choices! We didn't do any concerts but the opera tour in Vienna is really neat.

Posted by Emily
Vienna, Austria
292 posts

A word of caution - none of these countries is considered to be remotely close to Eastern Europe. Many locals are not pleased when this terminology is used.

Posted by Emily
Charlotte, NC
22 posts

I have changed it to Western. I do find it quite interesting that in the Eastern Europe Travel Helpline people are posting about Slovenia and Croatia which are actually just below Austria and Czech Republic and not to the east of it at all and even posts about the Czech Republic and Paris. Perhaps it would be helpful if a list of what countries locals consider to be in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and so forth were posted on the website somewhere.

Posted by Emily
Vienna, Austria
292 posts

I think many would agree that Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and the Baltics would be considered Eastern Europe.

Posted by Jeff
Westminster, CO, USA
159 posts

Emily, thank you for the suggestions. Looking forward to trying them all