Tips appreciated! Germany and Norway Honeymoon

posted 11 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I haven’t been to Norway, but I asbolutely LOVE Germany!! Definitely recommend going to Munich. It is a beautiful city and very friendly! And do the walking tour that starts from the Wombats City Hostel. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I also really love Germany. Wiesbaden and Heidelberg are both absolutely gorgeous cities with tons of history and things to do. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

For Norway are you going north or south? 

If south, Bergen is a must to the downtown area with the fish market and Bryggen. Great place to walk around and shop. You must try fish cake. Sounds gross but it’s delicious. Also take Fløibanem funicular to see the Mt. Fløyen. Gorgeous view. There’s a cafe there with good coffee. And a little hike too so if you’re into that. There’s a big troll statue too to get your picture by as well . 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with pp about Bergen in Norway. Gorgeous spot.

TBH Oslo was my least favorite part of the trip, so personally I wouldn’t spend a lot of time there again. The beauty of nature is really awesome in Norway and you don’t really see that as much in Oslo. I did enjoy the viking ship museum and the sculpture park though.

The Flam train is a really lovely ride. I believe we were able to take a scenic bout tour from that spot as well.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Westwood :  Yes I liked Oslo as well but it’s not like Bergen at all! The sculpture garden there is massive and awesome though. 

You also must take several ferry rides and see the fjords as well. Spectacular! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Totally depends on where you go in both! 

Germany 

– Berlin is fabulous and you can easily occupy yourself here for days

– Hamburg is beautiful and totally different from Berlin

– Mosel Vally is a beautiful and famous wine-making region with castles to visit and easy day walks/hikes to do. Ff you time it right you can be there for the wine harvest which is supposedly great fun!

– Obviously you can’t say Germany and Fall without Octoberfest – I haven’t been, it’s not my scene, but if it’s your type of thing you can’t miss it!

 

Norway

– SO and I loved our 2 week camping/road trip holiday to Norway. We only did the south but I wouldl ove to go back and do the north, but probably would do the north either in high summer or deep winter and avoid it on the shoulder seasons (mainly to either enjoy the outdoors in summer or enjoy the northern lights and near-arctic experience of winter)

– As PP mentioned, Bergen is a super cute and fun town. You really only need a day or two for the town itself but you can then launch into the area around for hiking and outdoors activities.

– Jotunheimen national park is beautiful and has great hut-to-hut hikes. Now when I say “hut” in Norway I really mean “Mountain hiking hotels”. These places have full restaurants, proper beds, showers – Norwegians know how to relax after a day in the mountains right (but at a $$$ price if you’re used to hut prices elsewhere) 😀 There are more traditional hiking “huts” but they tend to be privately managed and owned by outdoors clubs rather than open to the public I believe. 

 

Norway is gorgeous and wild and huge. It takes a while to get form point A to point B because roads are windy and relatively small – so keep that in mind. Also prepare yourself that Norway in fall will be cold. Not sure where you’re from but winter hits pretty hard and fast in Norway. For example, in Jotunheimen NP, temps will drop below freezing starting from late September.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

hickoryhills :  Totally worth it! Look up a list od things to see…there is so much!! See if you can get to the Rosencrantz tower and Gamlehaugen. 

There are several hikes of varying degrees around as well. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

See if you can go to the farmers market at the fish market too. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Also visiting Ulriken is a must. Omg. I wish I could show you around!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

When you go to Germany, are you thinking of the north or the south?

I agree with a previous poster that Berlin and Hamburg are great; you can also easily go to places like Lübeck, Dresden, Leipzig…

I’m from the south though, so maybe a little biased. If I were you, I’d skip Octoberfest; it’s loud, people are drunk, it’s a rip-off. Munich however really is worth a visit, especially because you can get to loads of places by train. Regensburg and Nürnberg are two picturesque medieval towns that are easily accessible by train. You can also get to the Alps from Munich – or do a daytrip to Salzburg in Austria. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

hickoryhills :  Not ONLY American tourists. It still is a tradition for people from Munich and the surrounding area but still, it’s loud and crowded and expensive. There are much better ways to spend your time.

If you do make it to the south, send me a message. If you come to my town, I’d happily do a tour for you if it’s not a work day.

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