11/09/2018 at 06:59 #99074
I’ll be doing the tourist thing in Prague, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest in early to mid-November and will have some free time. I’m looking for some recommendations as to sights, military , gaming or otherwise. It is safe to presume I’ll hit the main stuff such as Wenceslas Square (giant fan of the Defenestration of Prague) or the Schonbrunn Palace but given the breadth of experience of TWW, I’m hoping you can suggest some hidden gems.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.11/09/2018 at 07:21 #99075RadarParticipant
Vienna? Has to be the military museum. See http://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2017/12/heeresgeschichtliches-museum-wien.html?m=1 for a taster.
Don’t forget to take earplugs if staying in the city for more than 48 hours – the sound of Blue Danube muzak will haunt you everywhere you go.
Gives access to most of the top attractions, saves some queueing time, plus unlimited access to the open top bus tours around the city.
11/09/2018 at 10:38 #99087Chris PringleParticipant
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I visited the Vienna military museum in April. Huge and excellent, indeed – but I was disappointed to turn up on a Friday and be told the tank hall was only open on Saturday.
The obvious must-do in Budapest:
But there is also a hidden gem underneath the castle:
And the House of Terror is also worth a visit:
Don’t suppose you’ll get the chance to go south of Budapest to Pakozd, but if you do, it has a really good museum / memorial park:
Bloody Big BATTLES!11/09/2018 at 10:49 #99090Russell PhillipsParticipant
Prague castle is worth a visit: https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral. Heydrich’s assassins hid there, and died there in a gun battle. Apparently there’s a museum dedicated to them.
If you have time, take a morning or afternoon to visit Lidice. The original village was completely destroyed in retaliation for Heydrich’s death. The village was rebuilt close by, and the original site has a museum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidice11/09/2018 at 11:45 #99103EtrangerParticipant
I’d second the recommendations re Budapest. There are several good bookshops with English language sections, usually with a decent selection of Hungarian military topics in English.11/09/2018 at 13:51 #99107Chris PringleParticipant
Oh and back to Vienna: depending what era interests you, you might want to try the Kunsthistorisches Museum that houses the Imperial Armoury:
Huge quantities of arms and armour. One of my favourite weapons of all time is there, the Laternenschild:
Chris11/09/2018 at 19:44 #99129
Thanks all. I didn’t know Budapest had that museum, definitely will be hitting Prague Castle and likely will run myself ragged in Vienna as there is simply too much stuff and not enough time.
Anyone have any good Nuremburg/Regensburg thoughts?
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.13/09/2018 at 20:15 #99272greg954Participant
I’ve visited Prague twice over the last few years. Unfortunately I can’t really recommend anything since I spent nearly all my time in the pubs and strip clubs. However, I’ve heard the castle is certainly worth a look, so gets my vote.
If you did found yourself in need of refreshments on the way to the castle. Then the Irish bar do a perfect pint of Guinness.13/09/2018 at 20:36 #99274
I understand the local Czech beer is quite good.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.
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