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Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna & Budapest trip report

Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna & Budapest trip report

Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:51 PM
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Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna & Budapest trip report

We did a 2 weeks trip to eastern europe over the christmas period 2 years ago. I had just updated my travel blog, and I believe it will be useful to those who are planning for something similar, as I couldn't find much informations while I was planning for the trip.
http://www.travelathousandmiles.com/eastern-europe/
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Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Wow - snow! Christmas decorations! Cesky Krumlov sure looks different than when I was there in September!
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Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Nice! Looks like you had a great time!

Glad I did that trip in autumn! LOL!
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Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Yes. Its was freezing when we were there, Cesky looks magical when it was covered with snow!
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Jan 4th, 2013, 02:52 AM
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what a lovely trip report, the photos are amazing,glad you had a great time.
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Jan 4th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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Yes we had a great time, even now we are still thinking of the beautiful memories and not forgetting the beer!
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Jan 7th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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A big thanks for putting up those special wintery photos
I was there mid April 2012 and just loved this village
I stayed close by the old square at Travellers Hostel
which was very good and loved just walking around with
a walk to castle of course.
Stopping occasionaly for some strudel and coffee
You awakended my memory book to a special page
THANKS!!!
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Jan 8th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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I noticed that in one picture you are standing outside the Karlskirche, with its wonderful interior by Fischer von Erlach.

The last two times I was in Vienna, there was scaffolding and even an elevator inside, as some kind of work was being done there. Is that still the case?

The first time I saw the Karlskirche was in 2001, and at that time I was able to see the interior without any scaffolding or other obstruction. It was stunning, and I'd like to see it that way again.
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Jan 8th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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@fossil41, yes cesky krumlov is one of our favorite in our trip, we should have stayed 2 days instead of 1. The view from the castle overlooking the town was stunning with the snow capped houses, guess you need to make a return trip during the winter season?

@Pegontheroad, the picture we took outside Karlskirche was quite coincident; we initially wanted to go to rathausplatz, but was attracted by the congregation of a local crowd in a freezing afternoon, we decided to check it out, and it was a mini Christmas market! We joined in and had some mulled wine to keep warm. The exterior was stunning and I don't recall seeing any scaffolding at that moment, maybe the renovation has been completed?
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Jan 9th, 2013, 05:17 AM
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Thanks for sharing your report and wonderful pictures! Now I know that I want to go to Europe at christmas time some year.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 06:01 AM
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We had spent Christmas twice in Europe and it was amazing, we really enjoy visiting the Christmas market and everyone is in the festive mood. In Budapest and Vienna they hold special concert during this time, therefore there are lots of things to see and do.
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