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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 05:03 AM
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how long in vienna and/or budapest

We have one week to visit Vienna, for sure, and wondering if we should spend entire time there, or also visit Budapest? We try to immerse ourselves in the city we visit (have rented apts in Paris, Venice etc to get a little flavor of living there) but do not intend to do that this trip. We are not considering Prague at this time as our traveling companions have already been there. Thank you for any thoughts!
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 06:02 AM
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i think splitting the trip between both cities is doable although you lose travel time between themn.

both cities have such fine operas/ballets and concerts, and excellent food.

ice combination.

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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 06:17 AM
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I loved Budapest - be sure to see the Terror museum if you go. Another option would be to combine Vienna with some daytrips into the countryside.
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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I think 3 to 4 days in each of these 2 cities is enough to get a good taste of them. Make sure you experience one of the 19th century "baths"--really an old world spa experience--in Budapest. We did the Gellert, which is Art Nouveau and lovely.
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 06:50 AM
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There is a lot to see in Vienna - it is a lovely place: from museums to the Palaces, the Opera, and Klimt paintings at Belvedere. I would stay put and take some day trips. You can take a train to Melk ( abot an hour), then a boat on Danube to Krems and a train from Krems back to Vienna - a nice one day trip.
Also, there is Baden ( by tram), or Salzburg for overnight.
 
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I'm sure you'll enjoy seeing the two side-by-side in their historical context. What a lovely visit.
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Old Jan 13th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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thank you for your thoughtful responses! sounds like it will be a great trip whatever we do!
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