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Places to go when peopled-out in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest)

Old May 20th, 2018, 07:22 AM
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Places to go when peopled-out in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest)

My husband and I have a two week trip to Prague, Vienna and Budapest planned. My favorite trips tend to be more out in nature vs. in cities, while he really enjoys both. He jokes that I get "all peopled-out" when we are around crowds of other tourists for too long. Any suggestions for quiet gardens and/or parks in those cities? I thought about adding a stay in a very small town somewhere, but he has a pretty full list of things he wants to see already. He has done some major compromising on previous trips, so I don't want to change the itinerary. I am hoping for a few uncrowded, quiet places to go for a walk in the afternoon. Any suggestions?
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Old May 20th, 2018, 09:21 AM
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A surprisingly pleasant (and informative) hour or two can be spent in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague (not the old one with all the crooked headstones.) This is where Franz Kafka is buried among other luminaries, and it's a peaceful and quite beautiful place, if you like that sort of thing. It's a quick tram ride from the old town or Wenceslas Square. https://goo.gl/maps/z1CYr27Yf2H2
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Old May 20th, 2018, 09:26 AM
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Take the bus to the top of the hill above Vienna and walk back down through the vineyards.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca...7622927111169/ and the next two pictures

Stop at a Heurige (sp?) for a glass of wine and a light meal.
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Old May 20th, 2018, 10:23 AM
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are a few Places in Prague that you may like, all easily reached by public transport and all a real delight, Letna park beer garden can get a bit busy bit that's where you find me in the good weather when I am in the city.

place is just outside the city about a 15 minute bus ride from Opatov metro station, lovely peaceful place and a delight to wander around.
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This is the corrected link for Pruhonice Park The Pr?honice Park - Pr?honickı park
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Old May 20th, 2018, 02:14 PM
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I am so glad I asked! I checked out the links, and it looks like I have some wonderful options. Thanks
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We really enjoyed the Vysehrad area of Prague. When we were there in October 2003 and August 2009, it was not crowded at all.There is a lovely church and beautiful national cemetery and gorgegeous views of Prague and the river.
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I second walking through the vineyards. Take the 38A bus (from the terminus of the U4 Heiligenstadt) to the Cobenzl stop, and follow the signs into Grinzing, not more than 3-4 km. Once there you will find several heuriger at which to sample local fare and local wine. To reach Vienna's Inner Stadt, catch the 38 tram from Grinzing all the way to its terminus at Schottentor.

Another option for a lovely, lovely walk is Lainzer Tiergarten. There are several trails, some of which pass through the Wildschwein (boar) preserve, and if you're lucky you'll get to see them! They roam free, just keep that in mind. Hermesvilla and a couple of small Hütte are available for snacks and meals. The travel to Lainzer will take about an hour from the Inner Stadt.
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Old May 20th, 2018, 10:34 PM
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Janisj thanks for fixing that link.Vysehrad is also a lovely place and a very good suggestion,Dvorak is buried in the cemetery there.
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These are all great suggestions! I'd second Vysehrad (especially at night, when there far fewer tourists, the buildings are all lit up, and you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Prague - it's truly magical!) and Stromovka Park. The beer garden at Letna can get extremely crowded (as someone above mentioned), but the Letna PATHS beyond the beer garden are usually much less congested and perfect for long, peaceful, undisturbed strolls!
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 07:27 PM
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Where are you staying in each city? Some areas are more jammed with people than others. That can affect your sense of peacefulness.

We stayed in the Mala Strana neighborhood of Prague. It was quieter than what we saw in the Old Town area. I think there are a few lodgings up near the top of the hill and those would be even quieter yet, but my dad had some walking issues so they didn't work for us.I am afraid I didn't save the names.
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Consider taking a bus to see the Kirche am Steinhof in the suburbs of Vienna. Otto Wagner's last commission and a fantastic Jugenstil work of art set in a quiet psychiatric hospital (no kidding).

Info on opening times and how to get there, etc.

Pictures of the beautiful place
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In Prague, I recommend hitting the trails of Petrin Hill and go visit the Ukrainian wooden church, St. Michael. When I visited, it was an oasis and I had the place to myself. My guesthouse host was so pleased and surprised when I told him I visited it. It is off the beaten tourist terrain.

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Old Jun 4th, 2018, 01:16 AM
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aggiegirl, thanks for the suggestion of the Wooden Church, now in all my visits to Prague I have never seen it so will be going there in August. I had intended to take some friends to the Strahov Stadium and it seems to be an easy walk downhill from there.
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@ulieVikmanis, thanks for the information as well as images.
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