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Berlin and Prague

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by kmsmith, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. kmsmith

    kmsmith TRIBE Member

    Hi all!!!

    My wife and I are taking our honeymoon to Berlin and Prague in the next two weeks. We have been researching on the internet, obviously, for things to do and places to see/eat/experience while we are there.

    However, was wondering if anyone on tribe has been and has some specific mentions of places they found particularly interesting. Any restaurants in particular that are not to be missed? Have read that the museum at the Berlin wall is a waste of time/money? Did you find that to be the case at all?
    Any small towns a quick train ride away from prague/berlin that are a quick train ride away and worth a day trip? Any pubs in particular that should not be missed?

    How was your eurorail experience? We will be taking that to and from Berlin and are planning on buying our tickets once we are there. Bad idea? Good idea? We were planning on the regional pass which takes us to and from for a flat 249 euro.

    Thanks for any and all info you may have!!!

  2. skin deep

    skin deep TRIBE Member

    Lived in Prague for almost 5 years now, there's too many things to do to list, but in terms of the city tourist stuff, you can finish that in a couple days.

    Trains are dirt cheap in the Czech Republic, don't know how much of an advantage the eurorail pass provides here. Karlstejn is a 50 minute train ride away from Prague and one of the most famous castles in the country: Hrad Karl?tejn - Home .

    Cesky Krumlov is a bit further away, but you can canoe through the town which is pretty awesome: Oficiální informa?ní systém ?eský Krumlov . It's also near Ceske Budejovice, the original home of Budweiser. Links for the trains/buses in the country are at IDOS - Vlaky + Autobusy - Vyhledání spojení .

    There's too many pubs in Prague to even begin listing, hitting the beer gardens is a must, especially since a lot of them provide incredible views of the city, away from all of the tourists. Letna and Vysehrad have 2 of the best gardens, easy to find on a map.

    If you're into nature, then there's a lot of day canoe trips you can take which provide some great views of the Czech countryside with pubs along the river as well... I could go on and on, PM me if you want some more specific stuff...
  3. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    nice! i am planning a trip to prague and budapest this fall, so anyone with budapest recos, feel free to give them too!
    (sorry for the minor thread hijack)
  4. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member


    I did Berlin to Prauge the day after the World cup finished in 06. Book your train seat or you may find yourself on the floor in the hallway for several hours.

    Berlin is like a really cool Toronto so there is really only city stuff to do and it's all pretty good. The Berlin wall museum/checkpoint charlie is pretty touristy but you still can learn a few things and get some interesting perspectives of what everything looked like.

    For your honeymoon really you should be doing the romantic road for sure I'd only give a cpl days for berlin then rent a car and hit up at least Rothenburg for the day and stay fussen for a cpl to see the Alps, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.


    Or just stick to Berlin, there used to be a few Tribers on here that could point you out to the fetish clubs :)

    Prauge is awesome just do all the touristy stuff and catch an opera.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  5. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    ahh prague. Planet Earth's crotch.
  6. Ho||yw0oD

    Ho||yw0oD TRIBE Member


    Prague is gorgeous and is likely one of the best places I ever visited.
  7. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    In Berlin, go to the Opera and the kitkat club. THe museum is touristy but worth a visit. Go to former east Berlin, break into an abandoned apartment and drink with the squatters in the courtyard.

    In Prague, just stay drunk for 72 hours and meet locals.

  8. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    i'll meet you half way. some crotches are very gorgeous. :p
  9. JuJuHound

    JuJuHound TRIBE Member

    Berlin is really cool, the difference between east and west is fascinating.

    Check out the Pergamon Museum in Berlin!!!

    Have a Berliner for breakfast!!

    Check Point Charlie!! (David Bowie recored uhm...Heroes, i think, across the street)

    The Wall, of course

    and the Berlin Cathedral! if there, make sure u go into the basement and right to the top, view is amazing!

    Casino is a pretty cool club, not sure if still open, but 2 levels of techno and house!

    Have fun!!

    Prague is my next European destination, that and Krakow
  10. Ho||yw0oD

    Ho||yw0oD TRIBE Member

    lol... Prague does smell a bit though, and a lot of people have been in it.
  11. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    another crotchey, smelly city (at least where i stayed) is san jose, costa rica. its like living next to humber sewage treatment plant everywhere you go. I had a hard time drinking beer because i felt so nauseous.
  12. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    you know what they call abortions in Prague?

    A cancelled Czech!
  13. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    spot on, spot on

    we also would have accepted: breakfast
  14. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    Berlin has lots of beautiful buildings, theres plenty to see just form walking around, lots of nightlife if you're into it.

    Prague is a beautiful city, skin deep will give you the goods the only thing I'll mention is if you need a steak try cowboys and sit on their patio, it has nice views of the city. Oh and don't forget to try absynthe
  15. Ho||yw0oD

    Ho||yw0oD TRIBE Member

  16. <FresHFunK>

    <FresHFunK> TRIBE Member

    HAHA! Your on fire lately!
  17. kmsmith

    kmsmith TRIBE Member

    Have you been to these places? Would it be fairly easy to find a place to stay if we wanted to? You say it is worth the drive? We only have 4 days in Prague, although I guess that is a lot. We are not necessarily into just touristy stuff. We are looking to just relax and hang around as well.
  18. Big Harv

    Big Harv TRIBE Member

  19. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Yes I have done all of the above.

    Although I did things with the above in mind because I think the trip from Fussen to Berlin would require a train trip

    Heidelberg is a nice small castled city and you could find a place there to stay it's about a 1hr drive to Rothenburg from there which is smaller but a really cool walled city you could spend a day in less chances of dropping in without a room.
    From Rothenburg it's a 3hr drive on the autobahn to Fussen which has all the mountians, castles and swimming holes. We stayed overnight in a chalet that overlooked the city and alps.

    Basically it's like taking the trip to muskoka.

    There are whole sections to this trip on fromers or any other travel guide.

    So if your flying to berlin you'd want to take the train to one of the other cities spend a few days doing the Germany country side then hustling it back to Berlin for the trip to prague.

    It's probably too late now but w/e Berlin is cool so you'll have a great trip either way.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  20. kmsmith

    kmsmith TRIBE Member

    Thanks man.
    We have been just looking at stuff to do in the cities, but are now thinking that maybe more the countryside and things off the beaten path is more our style. We are realising that we are not all that touristy of people. And nothing is too late, because we are also very last minute people as well, so nothing is really final yet other than flights.
  21. bo derek

    bo derek TRIBE Member

    potsdam near berlin is definitely worth a day trip. there are so many palaces and you can see how the prussian rulers and their chidlren ived. there are also many romantic places near the lake that make you feel like you want to be in love, or, if you are on a honey moon, the most perfect getaway you can find. track down this little white fairytale like castle one emperor built for his wife, you can only get there by boat.

    in berlin make sure you try the doner kebob on top of mehringerdamm ubahn station - apparently the best kebob in the world, but they only speak german so youll have to point. cool cafes in prenzlauerberg (schonehauser alle) are perfect for people watching and relaxing. there are also nice boutiques on kastanienalle that are worth the trip.
  22. Big Harv

    Big Harv TRIBE Member

    In Prague we went to a very funky vegetarian restaurant/bar called Radost FX which is worth checking out if it's still in business.
  23. Big Harv

    Big Harv TRIBE Member

    Oh, and do a walking tour of Berlin.....we were blessed with an amazing Scottish tour guide named Kenny who had a masters in german history not to mention hilarious. forget the name of his company but it in a big square with a burger king near the zoo garden.
  24. kmsmith

    kmsmith TRIBE Member

    Thanks to everyone for all the help with this today....Looking forward to it!!!

    You can get a plethora of info on what to do via the internet, obviously, but it is always nice to get some more first hand info from peoples like yourselves...

    Thanks again,

  25. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    gonna be in berlin on the 31st. land> hotel> friends place> watergate for Villalobos later that night. should be donk donk donk

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