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Any things to avoid in Prague/Berlin/Copenhagen in Oct 2008?

Any things to avoid in Prague/Berlin/Copenhagen in Oct 2008?

Old Nov 5th, 2007, 04:54 AM
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Any things to avoid in Prague/Berlin/Copenhagen in Oct 2008?

We are getting ready to get airline tickets for a short trip next Sept/Oct. We are planning on Prague/Berlin or Berlin/Copenhagen for 8 days from about Sept 25 to Oct 3, 2008. Are there any major events happening in those cities around that time that would make us want to avoid them? I'd hate to spend 4 days in a city that is hosting the WTO for instance.

And an add on questions...which pair would you prefer (my vote is prague/berlin...but wife and 2nd couple must weigh in)?

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Old Nov 5th, 2007, 05:12 AM
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Prague/Berlin would be my choice.
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Old Nov 5th, 2007, 05:33 AM
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I have neither visited to Berlin or Prague but I do like Copenhagen. Yet, I would vote for the Prague/Berln combo.

Berlin is a wonderful city awaiting my visit and Prague almost my visit too.

Vote me for the Prague/Berlin trip.

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Avoid the East Side Gallery. I found it very disappointing.
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The East Side Gallery: Berlin
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In Prague, avoid the dumplings. amp;
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Old Nov 5th, 2007, 05:51 AM
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Unfortunately my post title was NOT very clear (although I appreciate the feedback). I was trying to find if there are any major events in those cities that would cause me to skip the city altogether. Major holiday, festival of some sort, etc.

The more I read the more I am confirming my vote for Berlin/Prague. Now to convince the rest of the group.
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Old Nov 5th, 2007, 06:27 AM
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In Prague avoid the taxis unless they are marked City Taxi or AAA Taxi. BTW kopp, we liked the dumplings.
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You should go onto tourist information/whats on for these cities in 2008 and you will find out about major festivals.
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Old Nov 7th, 2007, 09:00 AM
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Spend a day in Dresden on your way to Prague.
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Old Nov 7th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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October is pretty quiet in Copenhagen. I do know that Prague has been trying to host a mini-Oktoberfest recently. Probably not as bad as Munich, but something to consider.

My vote? How much do you want to spend? Copenhagen is nice, easy to get to, and that time frame should be a nice time to visit. Indeed, as a city, I think it much prettier and more pleasant than Berlin. BUT... it takes expensive to new heights. Hot dogs are around $4. Dinner can easily reach $100 per person. A local Thai place will set you back $20-$30 per entree. And the beat goes on...

Berlin and (especially) Prague should be more reasonable.
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Old Nov 7th, 2007, 10:05 AM
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I cannot remember any big event going on in Berlin at that time, and I have lived there for almost 10 years.

Even if there will be a big conference, it hardly has any major effects on hotel prices since there are so many rooms available.

The Big Mac Index (actually a pretty much reliable index for anticipating costs of living) for Denmark is € 3.72, for Germany € 2.99, and for Czech € 2.44.

So Copenhagen will be considerably more expensive than Berlin, and a lot more expensive than Prague.

The Berlin/Prague combo is also a good idea since there are many direct trains per day, which means less hassle than going to airports, waiting there, and so on.
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Old Nov 7th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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"The Berlin/Prague combo is also a good idea since there are many direct trains per day, which means less hassle than going to airports, waiting there, and so on."

Most of the time, I would agree, but both Prague and Copenhagen have convenient airports, close to the respective city centers. If there are two cities where this logic doesn't hold, it would be these two.
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Old Nov 8th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback on my question. To my dismay it appears my group is leaning towards a week in Montana next summer instead of Berlin/Prague.

Getting this group to agree on anything is like herding cats! Anyone have any thoughts on major festivals or holidays that may disrupt a visit to Bozeman?

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