4 Countries, 5 Cities, 1-2 Weeks
From the Berlin Wall to the Pearl of the Danube, indulge in diversity on GoEuro’s suggested travel itinerary through Central Europe. Absorb Berlin’s tumultuous history and world-class nightlife before diving deep into dramatic Dresden. A city once wiped out during WWII and now rebuilt, Dresden has regained its title of ‘Florence of the North.’ Leave Germany for Prague’s fairytale architecture, Vienna’s grand operas, and finish with the colorfully ruinous bars of Budapest. Experience everything central Europe has to offer with GoEuro's 2 week, 5 city tour or learn more about how to get started with our ultimate guide to planning a Europe trip!
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Most international flights to Berlin land at Tegel (TXL) airport.
Berlin is Europe's epicenter of all things quirky, creative, and cool. This sprawling and constantly evolving metropolis attracts everyone from avant-garde artists to history buffs to techno heads with its variety of things to see and do. During the summer Berlin is home to hundreds of open-air parties, beer gardens. and party boat cruises along the canal. Whether you're up all night raving in Berghain or just enjoying the evening while sitting in a park enjoying a beer, Berlin is a city that caters to all interests and desires.
Trains depart from Berlin Hbf train station and arrive at Dresden Hbf. Buses usually depart from Berlin's Südkreuz Bahnhof bus station and arrive at Dresden's Bf Neustadt bus station.
Berlin to Dresden
Despite having nearly 80% of the city center destroyed during World War II, the “Florence of the Elbe” has been completely rebuilt and restored. The Frauenkirche and Zwinger Palace provide excellent examples of Dresden’s characteristic baroque architecture. Visitors will be enchanted while strolling along the Elbe’s grassy riverbanks and experiencing stunning views of Dresden’s Old Town.
Trains depart from Dresden Hbf train station and arrive at Prague hlavní nádraží train station. Buses depart from Dresden Hbf bus station and usually arrive at Prague's UAN Florenc bus station.
Dresden to Prague
Prague’s ancient squares, narrow cobblestone streets, and medieval church spires create a fairy-tale atmosphere for anyone who visits the Czech Capital. Prague is one of Europe’s best-preserved cities, complete with its own 9th-century castle which looms over the city from across the Vltava River. The plan of the Old City, which has been unchanged for over 1000 years, contributes to the tangible sense of history that pervades everything in Prague.
Trains usually depart from Prague hlavní nádraží train station and arrive at Wien Hbf train station. Buses usually depart from Prague UAN Florenc bus station and arrive at Vienna's U2 Stadion.
Prague to Vienna
Austria’s capital city is very much an imperial wonderland. Home to names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Klimt, Hundertwasser and Freud, Vienna is a musical, artistic and intellectual melting pot. Although small in imprint Vienna boasts baroque architecture and grand palaces that dwarf the viewer in both their size and magnificence. Be sure to explore the city by foot or the vintage ring tram, and don’t miss indulging in Vienna’s coffee culture and world famous wiener schnitzel.
Trains depart from Wien Hbf train station and arrive at Budapest's Keleti train station. Buses depart from Vienna's U2 Stadion bus station and usually arrive at Budapest's Népliget bus station.
Vienna to Budapest
Hungary’s capital has quickly become one of Europe’s travel hotspots in recent years and it’s easy to see why. Budapest offers gnarly neoclassical architecture, an enticing past and a nightlife like nowhere else. Before indulging in the derelict-chic ruin bars, hike up to Gellert Hill to catch the sun fall below the rolling Buda hills to understand how Budapest earned the title ‘The Pearl of the Danube’. Stroll up Budapest’s ornate high street, Andrassy Utca, only to end up at the grand Heroes Square. Be sure to treat yourself afterward with the sweet Chimney Cake, every Budapestian’s favorite dessert.
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