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mayank_katoch1158 Nov 27th, 2012 08:43 AM

Berlin Vs Venice Feb for 3 days
 
i am confused wether to go to berlin or venice in feb with my newly married wife in feb next year for 3 days. we r interested in WWII sites

annhig Nov 27th, 2012 08:45 AM

mmm - far more WW2 sites in Berlin than in Venice, i would have thought.

bilboburgler Nov 27th, 2012 08:55 AM

It is going to be cold either place. Not much fighting in Berlin (well what there was has been rebuilt), Berlin has some fine museums. Even the Riechstag is new. Probably more cold war bits and pieces in Berlin.

PalenQ Nov 27th, 2012 09:57 AM

Berlin's Third Reich/ WW2 sites include the Museum of Terrors, Plotensee Prison where Hitler had enemies garroted and hung out to die on metal hooks still visible - Sachenhausen Concetration Camp/Memorial in suburban Oranienberg (sp?); the Riechstag; a main Jewish synagogue torched on Kristallnach and the site of Hitler's Tomb/cave to name a few.

That said the weather in Venice will be much nicer usually in Feb than in an oft bitter cold Berlin - expect temps in 5-0s in Venice vs 20s-30 highs in Berlin I would think.

For a honeymoon Venice hands down - one of the most romantic cities in the world and in off-season not nearly so sinking under the weight of tourists as in summer.

PalenQ Nov 27th, 2012 09:58 AM

Oh and the Kaiser Wilhelm church - bearing war scars that have been left as a testament to the horrors of war.

CarolJean Nov 27th, 2012 03:18 PM

I took my husband to Venice in Dec. and he was not impressed. It is a place to be enjoyed in better weather. I would opt for Berlin. There is so much to see and do - in any weather. Have a great trip.

mayank_katoch1158 Nov 27th, 2012 08:26 PM

i think venice will be rainining that time and it floods. Berlin will be very cold but i guess museums and night life can be enjoyed?....how bt going to fussen slo for castles enroute interlaken from berlin

JimmyRri Nov 28th, 2012 03:14 AM

I was in Venice last winter and I wouldn't like to visit it again. Very cold and stormy weather, cold wind. Rather choose Berlin

annhig Nov 28th, 2012 03:41 AM

think venice will be rainining that time and it floods. Berlin will be very cold but i guess museums and night life can be enjoyed?....how bt going to fussen slo for castles enroute interlaken from berlin>>

museums and galleries can be enjoyed any time of year - we were in Berlin in a heat wave a few years ago and the museums were the most comfortable places to be.

mayank - the OP has said they've got 3 days and want WW2 interest - why mention Fuessen? have I missed something?

ferrarara Nov 28th, 2012 06:10 AM

We have been to Berlin and Venice in Feb. It will be cold and possibly raining in both places obviously. When we were in Venice it was Carnival. It was so much fun to see people dressed in costumes roaming the streets. I would check the dates of that. If it is Carnival, I would chose Venice. Both are great cities to see.


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