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Central European Art Capitals: Berlin, Dresden, and Prague

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Fly into: Berlin Fly out of: Prague
Total Duration: 8 days

This itinerary—ideal for train travel—hits three of central Europe's artiest capitals. You'll see the modern treasures of Berlin, the Baroque beauty of Dresden (Saxony's capital), and the time-honored splendor of Prague.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Great Train Ride
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Art and Culture
Days 1-3
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1 Berlin

Modern Architecture and Nightlife

  • The Reichstag, with its glass dome created by Sir Norman Foster, is the quintessential example of Berlin's mixture of old and new architecture
  • The Holocaust memorial and museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, exemplifies the power of architecture to address monumental topics
  • The city is justly famous for nightlife; districts in the formerly communist east are rife with hip bars and late-night clubs
  • Nightlife
  • Architecture
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Days 3-5
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2 Dresden

East German Baroque

  • Dresden's Church of Our Green Lady was destroyed during World War II but remains a symbol of the city
  • The Baroque beauty of the Zwinger is stunning—filled with fountains, pools, and more
  • The New Green Vault displays everything from crown jewels to Ivan the Terrible's drinking bowl
  • Art and Culture
  • History
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Days 6-8
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3 Prague

One of Europe's Most Beautiful Cities

  • Sitting above the city is Prague castle; trek here for the view or to explore St. Vitus' Cathedral
  • In the Old Town, wander through the Jewish Quarter and visit the cemetery, which dates to the 15th century
  • Czech beer is justly famous; try a brew at an old-fashioned pub
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Art and Culture
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