Berlin and Prague, 6 days?

Jan 10th, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Berlin and Prague, 6 days?

I am flying into Berlin and I would like to visit Prague. I have six days (not including flights). I would like some advice on how to divide my time between the two cities. I have little interest in museums, I would like to see the modern architecture in Berlin and stroll around the old town in Prague. I plan on travelling between the two cities by train. I cannot get an open jaw airline ticket (because of the type of FF ticket I am travelling on so this is not an option). I will need to return to Berlin to fly out of the city. Here's what I had in mind:

Day 1, arrive Berlin (Tegel) 9 am. Depart by train to Prague. What time should I book a train? I would like to book in advance to get a discount.
Day 2, Prague
Day 3, Prague
Day 4, am, travel by trian to Dresden, continue to Berlin,
Day 5, Berlin
Day 6 Berlin
Day 7 Berlin
Day 8 Depart.

I am worried that my flight could be delayed and I may miss my train on Day 1. Is it better to stay in Berlin, and travel on Day 2 to Prague instead?

I know I don't have time to include Cesky Kumolov on this trip, is this a must see?

Any advice will be appreciated? Thanks,
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Jan 11th, 2010, 12:11 AM
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Jan 11th, 2010, 09:36 AM
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If you're worried, why not just spend the first half of your trip in Berlin and the second half in Prague.

Day 1 - arrive in Berlin
Day 2 - Berlin
Day 3 - Berlin
Day 4 - Berlin
Day 5 - Prague
Day 6 - Prague
Day 7 - Prague -> Dresden -> Berlin
Day 8 - Depart
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Jan 11th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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yk, thanks for the feedback. Good suggestion to visit Berlin first and then Prague later. I do need to purchase some items in Germany, so I need at least one full day there before I fly out of Berlin. I don't want to do shopping and then have to schlep my luggage on and off the train to/from Prague.

Is three full days in Berlin and two full days in Prague the best way to divide the time in these two cities?
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Jan 11th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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I don't see much room for maneuvering.
Berlin is a big city and even if you are not interested in museums , it would be a shame not to see some historical sights;
Prague is small, charming , easy to walk around.
CK is a long way from Prague.
You might think of booking a more flexible ticket from Berlin to Prague (even if it costs more) or a later train. Your original plan seems the most logical.
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