Prague - Vienna - Budapest

... and other central European combos...

I'm planning a week in central Europe.
Vienna will be the main point.
I've already done Prague previously, so i'd rather skip it. And Budapest seems really underwhelming compared to the two other cities, no major museum, no historical places...

What can i pair Vienna with?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Salzburg, Munich
    Krakow
    Cesky Krumlov isn't too far but it's more like a day trip sized destination than le epic tourist city destination

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vienna is amazing
    Budapest is great
    Bratislava. fun for a day or 2
    Prague great. Budapest probably a little more to my liking.

    Because it s only a week. Id skip Prague. Have my main stay in Vienna. Daytrip Bratislava or Graz (underrated city imo) and end the trip in Budapest. But honestly you could skip Budapest as well as I don't think you'll have enough time to do it properly in just a week.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I sign this. Take the boat trip on the Danube to Bratislava and if you feel like you need something more add Graz or Brno(another underrated place imo)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >But honestly you could skip Budapest as well as I don't think you'll have enough time to do it properly in just a week.
      Really? I only see the baths and the parliament worth seeing, what else?
      I've read that it's a spot for british tourists who want to get drunk on week-ends, but that's it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Look it depends what you like. Dunno how old you are. But when i was a young Grasshopper me and a mate of mine we did speedruns in our city trips. I don't like that anymore. When i go on a trip now. I'll plan one or two things to do per day and the rest I'll just wing it. Sometimes I'd hire a bicycle and just explore the city (protip for when in Vienna)My mate on the other hand still loves to checklist his way through cities. He plans every hour of his trips meticulously. Goes to bed early. gets up at 7, that sort of thing. Nothing wrong with that obviously but if you are more like me you can easily fill a week in Vienna plus one or two day trips. If you just wanna do the highlights you can probably do all of these cities.

        As for Budapest. it's quite a big city. Even if you don't like drinking it's worth visiting the Ruin pubs. It's a former israeli Ghetto transformed into a bunch of pubs. It looks awesome. There's some churches and a couple of castles. I liked the opera house and the New York palace. You already mentioned the Parliament and baths. It has some nice parks all though i dunno if thats worth in the winter. It has a very old metro line, if your into such things (i am). I think the city centre overall has a nice look to it. I liked just walking around. Plus it's pretty cheap. Always a bonus.

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  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know you said, One week, but this is a good itinerary.
    >Fly into Vienna
    I would do this in order....Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Krakow, Poprad, Budapest, Szekesfehervar, Bratislava - return to Vienna.

    Wroclaw is a nice 2nd tier city. I liked it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why Székesfehérvár? I'm not sure it has anything to offer to a foreigner...

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >And Budapest seems really underwhelming compared to the two other cities, no major museum, no historical places...

    what the actual frick?
    Budapest has way more things to do and see than Vienna or Prague.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Such as? Going there for the weekend, 2 and a half days with my cousin. Aside from walking around we were thinking of seeing the Terror Haza and the Ruin pubs at night. What else is recommended

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        go to the baths, eat lángos and kürtőskalács, take the funicular up to the castle, attend a concert at liszt academy, or try any of the assorted recommendations listed here

        https://i.imgur.com/w9I8kJN.jpg

        >And Budapest seems really underwhelming compared to the two other cities, no major museum, no historical places...
        why would you even bother planning a week in central europe when you couldn't even be assed to spend an hour researching the cities in your itinerary? Budapest has all those things and more. just from the top of my head:
        >no major museum
        National Museum
        Museum of Ethnography
        Museum of Fine Arts
        Budapest History Museum
        Ludwig Museum
        House of Music
        House of Terror
        Pinball Museum
        Hospital in the Rock
        Unicum House (the guided tour there comes with complimentary drinks in the centuries-old cellars beneath the factory)
        >no historical palaces
        Royal Palace
        Vajdahunyad Castle
        Wenckheim Palace (housing one of the most beautiful libraries in Europe)
        Zichy Castle (a Baroque building giving home to a number of museums, including one dedicated to Victor Vasarely, one of the leading figures of the Op art movement)

        then there's all the other things other anons ITT mentioned, such as the Roman ruins of Aquincum, the myriad of historic and modern baths scattered across the city (from the Turkish Veli Bej to the eclectic Lukács, art nouveau Gellért, neo-Baroque Széchenyi and neo-Bauhaus Csillaghegyi Fürdő), the ruin bars of the israeli district, popular live music venues like the A38 boat or Akvárium Klub, the sprawling City Park and Margaret Island, Gül Baba's Tomb (the northernmost holy site of Islam), St. Stephen's Basilica, the Citadel, the Opera House, the Castle Garden, or the Szemlőhegyi cave system, not to mention popular day trip destinations nearby like Szentendre, Visegrád fort, or Vác.

        in short, Budapest is well worth the visit and you'd be smart to try and spend as much time there as you can

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        also don't miss the Parliament and Saint Stephen Basilica obviously

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What season are you traveling in? In the warmer months you could also visit some more rural places around Vienna like Neusiedler See or Wachau.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm going late may

      Many people I know absolutely loved Budapest, but I found it underwhelming. Perhaps it was because I was tired out by that point and was travelling alone - regardless, I had the same opinion of it as you suspect you will. The food there was awesome, but you can get similar stuff in any other Central European city. Who knows though, you might enjoy it.

      Vienna is probably my favourite city in the world, so I’d spend the bulk of the time there. Plenty of stuff to do.

      My family is from Bratislava, so I have a strong sentimental attachment to it, but it’s less interesting than Vienna or Prague. Worth a day imo, but you’ll exhaust most of the touristy stuff within that time.

      If I were you, I’d do 4 days in Vienna, 1 in Bratislava, 2 in Budapest.

      >I’d do 4 days in Vienna, 1 in Bratislava, 2 in Budapest
      yeah, that's what i was thinking

      I know you said, One week, but this is a good itinerary.
      >Fly into Vienna
      I would do this in order....Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Krakow, Poprad, Budapest, Szekesfehervar, Bratislava - return to Vienna.

      Wroclaw is a nice 2nd tier city. I liked it.

      >Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Krakow, Poprad, Budapest, Szekesfehervar, Bratislava
      It would be too much for a week, but i'll look up the cities within reach

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest is a good plan for a week.
        Maybe if you're bored in Vienna you can go to Salzburg or just hiking somewhere

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Many people I know absolutely loved Budapest, but I found it underwhelming. Perhaps it was because I was tired out by that point and was travelling alone - regardless, I had the same opinion of it as you suspect you will. The food there was awesome, but you can get similar stuff in any other Central European city. Who knows though, you might enjoy it.

    Vienna is probably my favourite city in the world, so I’d spend the bulk of the time there. Plenty of stuff to do.

    My family is from Bratislava, so I have a strong sentimental attachment to it, but it’s less interesting than Vienna or Prague. Worth a day imo, but you’ll exhaust most of the touristy stuff within that time.

    If I were you, I’d do 4 days in Vienna, 1 in Bratislava, 2 in Budapest.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Budapest is absolutely worth doing. The architecture is amazing. The women are promiscuous. It's inexpensive. The museums are great. There's an awesome bar scene. I never had a bad meal either. I stayed there for 3 nights and walked my ass off and toured a lot of the city. I would absolutely go back.

    If you want to add some stops and skip Prague, look at Pecs in Hungary and Český Krumlov in Czech. 1 night in Bratislava on a weekend is cool too. They go fricking nuts on weekends. It's an awesome place to party hard.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pécs might be worth a trip but it's not really close to Budapest. Never understood the hype around Vienna, it's pretty in the winter but that's it. My suggestion would be 3 days in Vienna, 3 days in Budapest and 1 in Bratislava, but you will have to see for yourself I guess. If you can book refundable places to stay, go to Budapest and stay more if you like it, if not, go back to Vienna, or Prague etc.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you renting a car or taking a train, because that's important.

    If you've already been to Prague and you don't care about Budapest, You could do a route I planned out. You fly into Frankfurt and out of Zurich or Geneva. Those are all good cheap airports if you're coming from the US. You can take the train down the Rhine and do any combination of Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, Basel, Bern, Lucerne. There are a ton of awesome little towns along the way if you're driving like Sélestat, Eguisheim, Freiburg im Breisgau

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You fly into Frankfurt and out of Zurich or Geneva
      South-Western Germany & Switzerland is nice, but that's a completely different trip.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's already done Prague and doesn't want to do Budapest. A Vienna/Brastislava trip is a waste of a European vacation. You do 2 days in Vienna and one in Slovakia and that would be plenty. He should go somewhere else. I'd fly into Venice and go do Treviso, Trieste, Pula, Ljubljana, Lake Bled. That's a better trip in that part of Europe.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >one in Slovakia and that would be plenty.
          one day in bratislava is just a walk around the old town. barely worth the effort of going there

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yea, but it's on the way between Vienna and Budapest and the old town area is pretty fun and inexpensive. Hard to complain about beers for 2 euros. The whole downtown area was a giant party when I was there in September on the weekend. We hiked up to the castle and then met a bunch of random backpackers and went out drinking at night until 4 am. I loved getting my 20 euro bar tab for 8 of the best beers I've ever had in my life.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Bratislava is really a half day or one day city, but it's really worth that half or one day.

            It's like 2 hours from Budapest, don't miss it!

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'll do everything by train and i have to start and finish in Vienna because my local airport has direct flights to Vienna (and Prague) but not other cities.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to cesky Krumlov from vienna, and go to budapest from vienna, don't try to do anything else

    In Vienna go to the Belvedere, Leopold, I like coffee at the cafe Monarchie, meals at wurstelsands, read old vienna writiers

    in cesky krumlov go the Scheile museum and walk all around the old town

    Budapest go up to the roman ruins, go to a thermal bath, go to margret island, coffee at bambi prezzo

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking loved Cesky Krumlov. We kayaked the river through town, I partied one night with a bunch of chicks who were celebrating a birthday, the food was fricking fantastic, our Airbnb was crazy cheap and was amazing. The beer is worth the trip by itself, but it's a great little town. One of my favorite towns I've ever visited.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      weird ideas for Budapest, as a local I've never been to the roman ruins so you just gave me a nice weekend idea, thanks anon

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >In Vienna go to the Belvedere, Leopold
      I'd argue that the Kunsthistorisches Museum is much better than these two. The Belvedere is just fricking Klimt and a bunch of 2nd-tier artists (though very enjoyable still). At the Kunsthistorisches, not only is the building itself amazing, but you have Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Vermeers, Van Dycke, Tiepolo, so many top-tier artists.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't forget the Kunstkammer, one of the great aristocratic chamber of curiosities collections dating back to the 16th century.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Prague, Vienna, Budapest
    wow see in the exact same city three times. Amazing plan.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Prague is very much different from Vienna and Budapest as its relevance peaked some 500 years before the other two cities'. This fact is reflected in the architecture of the historic parts of the city and anyone with at least one eye should be able to notice that.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

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    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Prague is very much different from Vienna and Budapest as its relevance peaked some 500 years before the other two cities'. This fact is reflected in the architecture of the historic parts of the city and anyone with at least one eye should be able to notice that.

      yeah bro you get to see it all in a different language

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >yeah man i tell you rome and florence are indistinguishable

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, it's like Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing, it's all the same bruh, chingchong city, amirite?

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I liked Budapest more than Vienna. But Prague was on another level. What a cool city.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >And Budapest seems really underwhelming compared to the two other cities, no major museum, no historical places...
    why would you even bother planning a week in central europe when you couldn't even be assed to spend an hour researching the cities in your itinerary? Budapest has all those things and more. just from the top of my head:
    >no major museum
    National Museum
    Museum of Ethnography
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Budapest History Museum
    Ludwig Museum
    House of Music
    House of Terror
    Pinball Museum
    Hospital in the Rock
    Unicum House (the guided tour there comes with complimentary drinks in the centuries-old cellars beneath the factory)
    >no historical palaces
    Royal Palace
    Vajdahunyad Castle
    Wenckheim Palace (housing one of the most beautiful libraries in Europe)
    Zichy Castle (a Baroque building giving home to a number of museums, including one dedicated to Victor Vasarely, one of the leading figures of the Op art movement)

    then there's all the other things other anons ITT mentioned, such as the Roman ruins of Aquincum, the myriad of historic and modern baths scattered across the city (from the Turkish Veli Bej to the eclectic Lukács, art nouveau Gellért, neo-Baroque Széchenyi and neo-Bauhaus Csillaghegyi Fürdő), the ruin bars of the israeli district, popular live music venues like the A38 boat or Akvárium Klub, the sprawling City Park and Margaret Island, Gül Baba's Tomb (the northernmost holy site of Islam), St. Stephen's Basilica, the Citadel, the Opera House, the Castle Garden, or the Szemlőhegyi cave system, not to mention popular day trip destinations nearby like Szentendre, Visegrád fort, or Vác.

    in short, Budapest is well worth the visit and you'd be smart to try and spend as much time there as you can

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      even worse, because op wrote "places", not "palaces"...

      >Budapest has no historical places
      new info for me bruh

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >House of Terror
      Safe to skip. Add the Railway Museum.
      >half the price
      >actual cool, real stuff

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        OPENING HOURS

        1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95.

        Closed during the winter from December 3, 2023

        Monday: Closed
        Tuesday: Closed
        Wednesday: Closed
        Thursday: Closed
        Friday: Closed
        Saturday: Closed
        Sunday: Closed

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >National Museum
      This was also a disappointment. Largely a museum dedicated to christianity's infiltration of Europe.

      OPENING HOURS

      1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95.

      Closed during the winter from December 3, 2023

      Monday: Closed
      Tuesday: Closed
      Wednesday: Closed
      Thursday: Closed
      Friday: Closed
      Saturday: Closed
      Sunday: Closed

      >Expected opening: april 2024
      Next time specify a travel time.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        OPENING HOURS

        1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95.

        Closed during the winter from December 3, 2023

        Monday: Closed
        Tuesday: Closed
        Wednesday: Closed
        Thursday: Closed
        Friday: Closed
        Saturday: Closed
        Sunday: Closed

        it opens on 15 March

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Largely a museum dedicated to christianity's infiltration of Europe.
        what a dumb thing to say. Do you think there was hungarian painting before christianity made its way into the country?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >what a dumb thing to say.
          >Do you think there was hungarian painting
          >museums are about paintings
          Cheezeritos hands typed this.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    you don't need to do that, just go clubbing and buy someone some drinks, Ötkert for example

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    there's a hungarian language escort sight that starts with an R that works, as long as you are white and have yourself as a profile pic on Whatsapp
    also there are several sex clubs on the Pest side of the city

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Budapest Anon here AMA

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is there to do in your city for a solo traveler?

      Also, how bad is the british tourists plague in Budapest?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What is there to do in your city for a solo traveler?
        Budapest is pretty versatile, what do you like to do?
        >Also, how bad is the british tourists plague in Budapest?
        Not bad at all, there are tourists from all over.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hungarian here
    I have no personal beef with Slovakia but people always frick this up with spending way too much time in Bratislava. The other 3 capitals have WAY more to offer. Bratislava is like an afternoon's worth of shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. I’m Slovak and I agree. Bratislava isn’t a place to spend more than a day or max two in. Slovakia is more about its castles and mountains.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Graz anon here. 2nd biggest city in Austria and worth it alone for the train trip from Vienna over the legendary Semmering railway. Awesome sight. In Graz you have imo the nicest small middle European city that is easily a day worth of walking around the city center and going on the clocktower hill. But like I've said the best thing is the train ride picrel

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    To me it sounds like too much stuff for just one week, you should probably narrow it down to just Vienna plus Budapest and the surrounding areas. Consider commuting time.

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