(Closed) Europe Vacation – any recommendations? :)

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Since you’ve already seen Interlakken and Berne, I think you should go to Germany or France over Swiss. I’ve been to Interlakken, Berne, Geneva, and Lusanne, and honestly I would say to go somewhere new, since you’ve already seen IMO, the best Swiss has to offer (Interlakken.)

I LOVE Germany, espically Munich (great for beer lovers espically.) We didn’t do anything too adventerous there, as the world cup was going on when we went. Mostly, just walked around and did some general sightseeing.

And since you did say you were going to Venice (and esp since you have already been,) you really should go south to Florence & Rome. Rome is AMAZING! Not only for the obvious history and sights but “Roman food (not Italian, but Roman) is AMAZING!! Everytime my husband and I go to Europe, we joke about catching a train or flying to Rome just for the food.  

I’m just one of those travelers who would rather go somewhere new, then to a place I’ve already been. However, I know its hard to decide, esp in Western Europe when everything is so close.

Post # 4
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We spent a week of our honeymoon in the Black Forest, and it was awesome!  There’s tons of outdoorsy stuff to do, and all the little towns are so cute and quaint.  We also took a couple day trips down to Switzerland and around Germany; it’s close enough to Switzerland/Austria/etc… that you can easily travel from one place to another in just a couple hours.  If you want some more info on where we stayed and stuff PM me, but I would definitely recommend a couple days or a week in the Black Forest.

Post # 5
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you’d like to see a little of everything, then why not do a bus tour? contiki would have great trips that would allow you about 10 days to do probably 7-10 cities, and then you could go back to the cities you liked best and stay a few extra days.

I highly suggest you go back to venice. It’s beautiful there (as you know) and would be a nice romatic city to stay in for a day or two.

Post # 6
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I second Munich. It’s a beautiful city that really blends nature and town life. There is so much to do and see there that it’s hard to start! I’m in love with that city though! Mt. Titilis of Switzerland is also gorgeous!

Post # 7
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The two best things from my first marriage were my son and the honeymoon; spent 10 days in Austria, based out of a tiny town in the mountains called Schladming.  It was about a 3-4hr train ride from everywhere, so it was perfect to use as a “homebase” and do day trips/overnighters.  Saw Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna as day trips and then caught Paris and Berlin as overnight trips (flew in and out of Paris so there was train time on either end), as well.  The town was super cute, relaxed, and the resort was lovely – table tennis looking over the Alps… can’t get much better than that!

Post # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Depending on when in September you are planning to go, you could catch the beginning of Oktoberfest in Munich if you like beer.

I’ve never been, but Darling Husband and I may go this year for our anniversary at the end of September.

Post # 10
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I uploaded some photos of Schladming, Austria in August to a Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/haleyusf/travel/

All the photos were taken from the road leading to the hotel; pretty amazing views!


Post # 11
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Paris is always lovely and the Northern countryside up into Belgium is very nice.

I’ve never been to Southern France, but it would be hard for me to do a European vacation and never step foot in France.

Germany has some lovely mountains in the Bavarian region. I’ve done a short Rhine cruise also which was lovely and interesting.

If you love mountains then Switzerland is definitely a must, maybe you can do some sort of cruise between Geneva and France? I met my husband in Geneva so it’ll always have a special place in my heart.

I’ve never been to Italy, but it’s next on my list! Good luck with planning!

Post # 12
7347 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love Austria! Go to Innsbruck if you have the chance!

Post # 13
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I loved our Med cruise in Italy, France, and Greece, but it sounds like you may want to be more inland

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