Budapest, Prague and Munich?

Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Budapest, Prague and Munich?

I am planning a vacation for my wife and I, and I want to experience something different than the places typical middle class americans visit. I want to go to Budapest, Prague, and Munich. What are the must see/must do recommendations for these cities?
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Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:18 PM
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Already 7 years ago my daughter preferred Budapest to Prague because the latter appeared Disneyfied. So in what sense is it not a typical middle class American tourist destination? Any city can offer the typical or the unusual. In terms of travel, I would stick to the old Austro-Hungarian empire and go to Vienna. I think that Munich is also a standard American destination.
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Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:41 PM
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I am guessing that 500 "typical middle class americans" arrive in Prague every day, year round, on average - - more in Munich probably, perhaps slightly fewer in Budapest.

Not as many as Vegas, but the "see/must do" recommended sights in these three cities will be places where you have a good chance of seeing someone from your home state on any given day.

Maybe in Landshut (DE), Olomouc (CR) or Gyor (H) you can find some of ehat you are seeking.

Best wishes,

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Mar 5th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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Let me clarify, most middle class americans of African descent (we are African American) do not visit Prague, Budapest, and Munich on their first visit to Europe. I admit to being ignorant about vacation planning in Europe, we are the first in our family and our childhood circles to be in a position to have such a vacation. We want to experience the uniqueness of each city, what are the recommendations?
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Mar 5th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Start by compltely reading these Fodor's mini-guides to your three destinations below. They will have all the "must see/dos" and much, much, more info. Also consider borrowing or buying a guide book such as (Fodor's, Frommer's or Eyewitness) for each city.[email protected][email protected][email protected]

Then come back if you have more specific questions about your trip.

Here are some sites where African-Americans discss their travels to Easter Europe:

You might also consider posting a thread here at Fodor's along the lines of:

"African Americans: Please share your experiences in Eastern Europe" or something like that.

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Mar 5th, 2005, 02:18 PM
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If you would like to read my trip report on Prague, type "pancaky papers" (Pancaky Papers: Thingorjus in Praha) in the search box at the top of this page. It will pop up.

I have also travelled to Vienna and Munich area (Garmische and Oberammergau). I must know what your interests are to give out travel advice.

You don't give too many details of your interests, how many days you are planning to spend in each city, how you are getting around. Please give us more information.

I can tell you, however, that a trip to Terezin Concentration Camp outside of Prague is not something that most middle-class Americans do whilst on holiday.

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