Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 How to ship souvenirs home from Lisbon
  2. 2 Trip Report Mom's Retirement Trip (of a Lifetime)
  3. 3 5 top Scams in Paris
  4. 4 Paris 5 Day itinerary - Suggestions plz
  5. 5 [POLL] Have you ever been in NP Plitvice Lake in Croatia?
  6. 6 How to order free Lebara SIM card from the U.S.?
  7. 7 Versailles or Mont St Michel ?
  8. 8 Overnight Layover -London
  9. 9 Flamenco in Sevilla
  10. 10 hotel in Prague
  11. 11 "Free" walking tours--what to tip guide
  12. 12 Trip Report RHK's Spring Trip
  13. 13 5 Days in Provence
  14. 14 15 nights in Italy
  15. 15 Help-1st time solo travel in Basel and Amsterdam
  16. 16 Shoppingin Spain
  17. 17 Dublin to Dingle?
  18. 18 Day Trip from Geneva - Need Advice
  19. 19 Feedback Please: Honeymoon Itinerary....first draft
  20. 20 Glencoe As A Base in Scotland?
  21. 21 Tirano to Paris via bernina express in 1 day
  22. 22 Finally, Norway Itin - please critique & advise
  23. 23 HeathrowAirport to bakery
  24. 24 Half-day in Lindau- What to do?
  25. 25 Trip Report Another Visit to London
View next 25 » Back to the top

Christmas in the Alps

Jump to last reply

Hi, I'm looking to get some suggestions on a trip I'm taking this winter. My boyfriend and I booked flights a few weeks ago roundtrip from Chicago to Munich leaving December 20th to January 3rd. We were planning to travel through Germany and Austria, and possibly either Switzerland or France for a few days. We really just started doing our research on where/what to do, but I thought it would be nice to get some feedback from actual people.

About us:
We're both in our mid-twenties. We love trying new foods, going on adventures, getting drinks at neat pubs, and on occasion going to a nightclub (if it's worth seeing). We'd like to see some shows, like the ballet or opera, or whatever you think is worth seeing. We're looking to do a few days of skiing, visiting markets, and ice skating. We're debating on renting a car and doing the drives ourselves or taking trains. (Please tell us what you think would be the most cost effective/time effective option)

We're planning on staying in Berlin for New Years Eve and The Black Forest for the few days before. We were thinking of spending 2 days in Munich either in the beginning or end of our trip. Aside from those plans, we haven't decided what to do for the rest of our time.

Where do you think is the best place to spend our Christmas Eve and Christmas day is? I've heard a lot of the towns shut down and it's impossible to find meals. Do you have any suggestions of where we should stay/what to do that day? At this point, we've heard Vienna is a good option, but we're open to any smaller towns or other country suggestions too. We are staying with friends in the Black Forest and Berlin, so we don't mind spending money on a four or five star hotel or going to an expensive restaurant, as long as it would make a good christmas.

Also, do you think that traveling through Munich, Vienna, the Black Forest, and Berlin in 14 days is enough time? And, do you think we should visit Switzerland or France over Austria? I'd love to hear any suggestions on restaurants, bars, shows, hotels, or activities we should go to or do.

Thanks so much!
Claire

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement