A Two Week Itinerary to Germany, Austria & the Czech Republic

Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic are some of Europe’s most visited countries, for obvious reasons. Due to their close proximity to one another, an overall trip to all three of these countries makes for the perfect getaway for a quick school or work break. My family and I went on a trip this past winter throughout some of these three countries’ top cities, which you’ve probably caught on to if you’ve been reading my blog for a while. So, to conclude my entire series on that trip, I decided to write an overall outline/itinerary to the places we visited. In this post, I’ll be showing almost the exact path that I went on throughout my family’s two week trip to all of these countries (+ a quick pit stop in Slovakia!). This post will definitely help you out if you’re planning on visiting any of these sites, whether that be in the near or far future. With info on accommodation, transportation, activities and basics of each of the stops on the itinerary, hopefully this article can either give you an exact itinerary or a helpful outline to how to visit all three of these destinations in just two weeks.

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The Perfect Day in Vienna: A One Day Itinerary

From Hofburg to Schönbrunn, St. Stephen’s to St. Peter’s, and Strauss to Beethoven, Vienna is famous for a variety of reasons. The city has a lot of offer, seeing as it is Austria’s capital and largest city. One could spend days exploring just one of Vienna’s inner city districts, roaming the cobblestone streets and window-shopping at some of the world’s fanciest stores. During my first visit to Vienna, back in December, my family and I only had a little over a day to spend in the city. Luckily, I planned our time there well, and we were able to see almost all of Vienna’s top sights. To help out any of you in the same situation, I created a one day itinerary to Vienna, showing you how to have the perfect day in the city, which I’ll be sharing throughout this post!

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The Imperial City: A Guide to Vienna, Austria

Often considered the continent’s culture capital, Vienna, Austria’s capital, is famous for its romance, music, art, and architecture. The city, located on the Danube river, is home to 23 districts, each with its own unique allure. Nicknamed the Imperial City, Vienna is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. From its imperial palaces, Schönbrunn and Hofburg; to its beautiful churches, St. Stephen’s and St. Peter’s; to its famous former residents, Beethoven and Strauss; Vienna is famous for dozens of reasons. Despite the short amount of time I spent in the city (just a day!), Vienna is easily one of my favourite cities I’ve ever visited. Throughout this post I’ll be giving you the ultimate guide to this Austrian metropolis, with info on transportation, accommodation, and attractions within Vienna.

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Best Vienna Day Trips

 

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of the most visited cities in Europe (for obvious reasons!). Often considered the continent’s culture capital, is famous for its romance, music, art, architecture, and more. This beautiful city is located in Eastern Austria, on the Danube River and near the country’s borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Many charming towns, villages, and cities surround the capital, many of them discoverable through day trips from Vienna. In this post, I’ll be writing about three of the most popular day trips destinations from Vienna: Bratislava, Hallstatt, and Salzburg. All three of these cities are under three hours away from Vienna, the perfect distance for a perfect day trip!

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Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, with its one million plus visitors per year, is the most visited tourist attraction in Austria. Throughout its centuries of history, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has hosted many of Austria’s monarchs, particularly known for being the summer home to the Habsburgs. Stunning royal rooms decorate the interior of the palace, while the grand gardens surrounding it illuminate Schönbrunn exterior. Often compared to France’s Palace of Versailles (nicknamed a “mini Versailles”), Schönbrunn was the first place I visited during my time in Vienna. In this post, I will be informing you on all you’d ever need to know about this famous Viennese Palace!

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