Post # 1
So my FI and I met with our travel agent (she’s also a good friend of ours) to start going over honeymoon plans. We are getting married Sept 21st of this year and plan to fly out late that monday (23rd) to (most likely) Munich, Germany. We want to check out Oktoberfest as we are both German and love our beer! We are thinking a couple nights there and then off to…and that’s where our problem is. We are planning to stay in Europe for 2 weeks. We know Munich because of Oktoberfest is going to be overpriced and we want to check out other countries while we are there so I’d love to hear some suggestions. Lynn (TA) suggested after Munich head to Belgium and then Amersterdam. Or we could fly to Ireland…AAHH.! Too many options! We’re not beach people – we’d rather be snowboarding. We love our beer and I’m into museums/landmarks/history. We also don’t have an endless budget, but we are allocating a good amount to the HM. So we’d be there last week of Sept & first week of Oct – would love suggestions about European honeymoons – the must sees, don’t go and helpful tips!!
Post # 3
We went on our honeymoon this year from Sept22-Oct 5th or something like that so the exact same time frame. We went to Greece (Santorini, Spetses, Aegina and Athens.) As it was the coming into the lower season, it was super cheap and we got to stay in some pretty sweet hotels for reasonable prices. You said you’re not beach people so it might not be your top choice. However there are some pretty awesome meuseums and lots of archaeological sites to visit.
I went to Europe a few years ago and have to say I loved Germany and the surrounding area – Switzerland, Austria, France… Really you can’t go wrong.
Have fun planning, that was my favorite part of the wedding planning – the honeymoon 🙂
Post # 4
That area is GORGEOUS! I would stick around that area for the whole time and rent a car. We drove through Southern Germany (including Munich) for 4 days and LOVED it! You must see Neufwanstien (sp??) castle in Fusen.
I would add Austria and perhaps Czech Republic to your list. Switzerland is SUPER expensive so you’ll want something more low-key after paying for Germany (which is expensive outside of Oktoberfest).
PM if you want more details– I did a ton of research about little towns in the Bavarian region.
Post # 5
@SagHarborBride: How about Prague? That’s pretty close to Germany. I used to live there… it’s beautiful.
I’d also suggest Paris… it’s very romantic and you’ll still have nice weather but there willl be less tourists there.
Post # 6
I loved Austria and Germany when I went as a child. You could also head over to France or Italy for a bit of history and a little warmer weather. You are going at a pretty good time, it’s not really high tourist season in the rest of Europe.
Post # 7
@carolyn.sp.79: I already have the Neuschwanstein Castle on my MUST list! I’m going to PM you for details! Thanks!
Post # 8
@canarydiamond: I’ve only heard good things about Prague, I think I’m going to have to add it to the research list!
Post # 9
@SagHarborBride: PARIS, PARIS, PARIS, so romantic
Post # 10
Slovenia!! We took the train from Munich to Bled, Slovenia last march and it was amazing. We stayed at the Alp Penzion which I would highly recommend. It’s a little outside of town so you experience the Slovenian countryside but an easy walk to the lake, castle and restaurants. Then we took the train to Zagreb, Croatia ( a beautiful city, great for shopping the markets) for a cheaper flight out than you can get in Slovenia. Enjoy!!! (Also we stayed at pension am jacobsplatz in Munich. Great prices, great host and great location!!)
Post # 11
@SagHarborBride: I used to live there – it’s beautiful!! So much to see/do and the food is yummy and you can do a lot of walking/exploring quite easily.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2013 - Castle Farms, Charlevoix, MI
That is our exact plan as well! We are getting married Sept. 21 and plan to head to Europe 9/23-24 and come back the following Thurs/Fri.
Oktoberfect starts the 28th, so Munich will probably be our second or last stop of hopefully a 3 city trip..
We are thinking of Amsterdam, Paris, Munich and back to Asterdam to fly out (if prices are more affordable RT vs. OW).
I would love to PM with you if you find good deals or what not. We also have a smaller budget and are going to be doing a lot of research!
Post # 13
You could also go to Bruges in Belgium – lots of bars to try different kinds of beer.. one has over 100 different kinds. It’s romantic, it’s known as the “Venice of the north” and also good museums (art, chocolate).
Post # 14
@SagHarborBride: I’d also suggest Paris for maybe 2nights max. Amsterdam is also a really lovely city, been there so many times and always look forward to going back! Edinburgh is really beautiful if you like lots of things to see and do (it’ll be super cold though!). As others have said, you can never go wrong with Greek islands, they are truely beautiful and the people are lovely.
Post # 15
Given you don’t really like beach destinations, I would also suggest Prague. I havent been but so many friends have and they love it! I would stick close if you are worried about time and budget – what about Belgium or France – maybe somewhere besides Paris?