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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Anybody got any bad or good comments about the following citys

I am trying to narrow my list down for where to travel around Europe! I am struggling, please tell me and good points or bad points about the following places to help me narrow this list down

Austria:
-Linz
-Vienna

Belgium:
-Bruge

Easten Europe:
- Budapest
- Ljubljana
- Prague

Germany:
- berlin
- frankfurt
- stuttgart

italy
- bologna
- florance
- genoa
- milan
- naples
- rome
- venice

luxembourg

netherlands
- amsterdam

scandinavia
- copenhagen
- oslo
- stockholm

switzerland
- geneva
- lausanne
- zurich
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Sal, I would strongly suggest you buy a guidebook that covers all of Europe and start to narrow this down yourself. People here, at least some of them, have jobs and commitments and can't write up hundreds of suggestions for you. I have been to 19 places on your list, but it would take me a week just to give you my suggestions, and what good would that do you? They're mine, not yours!

There is also, ahem...the internet.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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To do what you ask would take ages. I agree with St. Cirq.- do some narrowing down yourself using this board and guidebooks. Then tell us when you plan to travel, for how long; where you have been before and what kinds of things you like to do. You only include cities - the countryside is worth a visit. And I assume you have been to London and Paris already or they would surely be on your list.

Happy planning.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I like Copenhagen.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Ditto the others, but one other thing that I find helpful is to look through trip reports here (marked with the yellow book - you can search for them in the box above). Reading others' experiences often helps me decide whether I'm interested in a place and how long I'd want to spend there. People have already written these up to do exactly what you're asking for - just takes a little effort to find them. (Some cities are more popular than others - I don't recall seeing one for Ljublijana recently - but places like Rome and Amsterdam are certainly covered.)

One note that I truly mean to be helpful - when googling, make sure your cities are spelled correctly. You'll find more information about Florence than Florance, and Bruges than Bruge.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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I lived in Florence (or maybe it was Rome) in a previous life.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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You have 23 cities on your list and want input on all of them. I agree with the above posters - you're expecting people to do a lot of work for you when you haven't done your own work. And what appeals to me may not appeal to you and it's just my opinion and may not be your opinion.

I've been to a lot of these cities but I'm planning my own trip. Sorry but this is too much to expect.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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I've been to all of them and all of them are FABULOUS!
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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This would be the time to buy a Europe guidebook, or borrow one from your library. Do some research, pick your itinerary and come back with specific questions. Google is your friend.
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We just found a place to stay in Oslo for under $250 a night. You can too.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Jean - Did you like Florence or Rome in your previous life?

Totally agree with StCirq.

It's like saying "I think I'm going to Europe. Does anybody have any likes or dislikes about Europe?".

Before one starts asking questions, they should normally do three things. Research, research and more research.

Only then can one ask intelligent questions.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Rasta, loved them both. I think I was a Medici. Or maybe a Borghese. Or was it the Orsini family?
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Jean....we must be sisters. (In our previous lives...certamente)
Aah...to be there now....

Sal, Agree, with previous posters...do some research, you'll be surprised how much fun that is!
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 08:37 PM
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I've been quite a few on your list- like

I'd like to go to a couple on the list- I like what I've read.

I'll never go back to 2 on the list - pffft

Not interested in the others.

There, I think that covers it.
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Old Mar 29th, 2013, 10:20 PM
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I've been to 13 of the places you have mentioned but it's difficult to make suggestions without knowing more about what you are interested in. For example, if you are interested in history Berlin would be near the top of my list (along with with several other places) although it would be low on my list if you were looking for "old world Europe."

I've been to both Frankfurt and Luxembourg but probably wouldn't rank these high on my list for a first time visitor unless you had some special reason for visiting there.

You also need to decide what mode of transportation you plan to use. Keep in mind that there are huge distances between some of the cities you mention (e.g., Oslo and Naples).
You may want to focus on one part of Europe instead of spending a lot of time in airports or train stations, e.g.

Cost is another factor. For example, Berlin is relatively inexpensive. The Scandinavian countries and Switzerland are, on the other hand, extremely expensive, as are some places you did not mention such as London and Paris.

Finally, it would be nice to see more than just the cities you mention. Europe isn't defined solely by its urban areas any more than the US is defined by New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. My favorite experiences in Europe are exploring small towns and rural areas.

As some other travelers have said, I suggest you do some more research.
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