Berlin or Budapest Travel

Dec 30th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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Berlin or Budapest Travel

We are planning our trip for next summer and of course limited on time. We can either see Budapest or Berlin. Which city would be better for a two day stay?


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Dec 30th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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For Berlin you need more, more time than for Budapest.
In my opinion, for Budapest you need four days.
So, maybe you will find another, smaller city ???
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Dec 30th, 2006, 12:44 PM
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I've been to and love both. Depending on what interests you the most I would pick Berlin since there is much more to see and do there than in Budapest.

Unfortunately, not knowing your interests makes this recommendation somewhat more difficult.
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Dec 30th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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I've done several one or 2 day trips to Berlin and have enjoyed each visit. There is much more to do and see for future visits but you can't go wrong in Berlin.

A bigger question is from where are you coming and to where are you going. If you will be in Dresden beforehand, then 2hr train ride to Berlin makes more sense than Budapest. If Vienna, then it's a different story.
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Dec 30th, 2006, 04:04 PM
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Thanks you all for the responses.

We are actually making a trip loop starting and ending in Frankfurt. So after we visit Vienna do we go to Budapest and then Prague? Or Vienna to Prague and then Berlin? I realize that two days in any major city is just going to give us a favor for the area. We can always go back next time.

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Dec 30th, 2006, 04:49 PM
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How are you doing the trip - by car, train, budget flights, or a combination?
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Dec 30th, 2006, 04:59 PM
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We are renting a car in Frankfurt. The drop off fees are too high to leave it another city.

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Jan 7th, 2007, 07:30 PM
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I assume you're taking the train from Vienna to Prague, in which case Berlin or Dresden make more sense than Budapest. The last time I rented a car in Germany there wasn't any drop off charge as long as we're still within the German border, so if that's still the case you can pick up your car in Berlin/Dresden and drop off in Frankfurt.
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