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Jan 3rd, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Prague or Munich

We are sending our parents away on a river Rhine cruise in May. They have 3 days before the cruise begins and they can't decide whether to do Munich or Prague. They are in their 70's and Mum does find walking long distances difficult! Which place would you recommend?
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 05:32 PM
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HI caroline; Where does the cruise start? And end?
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 05:43 PM
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Well i prefer Prague based on it genuine historic architecture and unique culture. But what's more important is what THEY want to see/do,
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 05:53 PM
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I love Prague and would normally prefer it as a destination to Munich.

But it'd be probably much easier to get from Munich to the start of the Rhine cruise. From Prague you have probably a much longer train ride or need to take a flight followed by a train ride.

If I was in my 70's, had some difficulties to walk and only three days after a long flight with jetlag, I think I'd go for Munich. I think it'd be a way more relaxing way to start the vacation.

Where does the cruise start? Depending on that, they might even think about spending a night and half a day of sight-seeing there or in a city close to the starting point.
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 06:14 PM
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To be of help, we need to know something about their interests.
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 07:51 PM
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They start their cruise in Budapest. They are flying with a group who will be doing the cruise with them. They fly in to Munich after having a night stop over in Singapore from departing from Melbourne. The rest of the group are then travelling to prague before they start the cruise. Mum and Dad thought they would like to see Munich as they have never been there before but are now having second thoughts. We are from German descent,and Dad has strong connections to the plight of Jewish people and interested in their biblical history. Mum loves castles etc.They are then catching a plane to Budapest to begin the cruise.
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 07:53 PM
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Sorry the cruise is a 15 day one and finishes in Amsterdam.
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 07:53 PM
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Again, without knowing their interests, it is hard to make a recommendation, but I loved Prague more than I liked Munich. Both are great cities, and I'm sure they will love either one. I've visited Prague twice, and would return. Munich, while lovely, would not warrant a second visit for me.
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 07:56 PM
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Both cities are lovely and have some great things to see and do. I suspect that there is more of Jewish interest in Prague. Maybe others can say more that will help with a decision.
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Jan 3rd, 2014, 08:26 PM
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I have only been to Munich briefly when I was young and more interested in beer than history. But I was in Prague this past summer and I must say that the Jewish sites there are very, very moving. It is also an incredibly beautiful city with lots to see and do. Three days in Prague would not be enough for me.
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Jan 4th, 2014, 03:54 PM
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I loved Prague, liked Munich... So my vote would be Prague.
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Jan 4th, 2014, 10:23 PM
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I don't think there's any contest, setting aside personal connections.

Munich is a big city, see the Dom, see the Marienplatz, much as I like Munich the job's done in half a day. Prague is wonderful, and you could spend several days exploring it.

Don't forget you don't need a jet plane just to get from Munich to Budapest. there are daytime Railjet trains from €39 or an overnight sleeper from €79 with a bed in a 2-bed sleeper, www.bahn.de/en
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Jan 10th, 2014, 06:55 AM
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I would recommend Munich. I lived in the city for 10 years, and never a dull moment. There is a lot of info at http://www.perob.com which might help with the decision making.
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Jan 10th, 2014, 07:00 AM
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Jan 10th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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Prague is very, very beautiful. Just make sure that their hotel does have an elevator, and that it is centrally located.
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Jan 10th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Munich would be my choice.
If they do go to Prague, Viatour offers a 2 1/2 hour "Jewish Prague Walking Tour". Your father may enjoy that.
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Jan 10th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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There is a very fine Jewish tour company in Prague, Wittman tours, which is worth a look. I loved Prague, but have never been to Munich so can't compare.
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Jan 30th, 2014, 07:37 PM
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Thank you everybody for your thoughts. They have decided to do Munich!
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