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Hey all :wave:
You're probably wondering what I meant by "Tourist Problems" , well, it's a bit of an exaggeration, but I could use some advice from any veterans I can find (:


Basically, next year, Mid-August, I plan on going Inter-railing around central Europe, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some useful things to do in any of the places I'll be visiting.

Any help is appreciated!



i.) Amsterdam
(I've already found a decent amount of things to do here [intentional innuendo] but maybe there are others who can reccomend some AWESOME things I haven't found!


ii.) Berlin
(I've already been to Berlin, so I know quite a bit about the city already, though there are many who probably know more than I ;) )


iii.) Prague
(I couldn't find much here for during the day-time [Nightlife is a different story however :p] Any advice for either?


iv.) Munich
(I found a few things to do here, it's more like our "intermission city" than anything. But any recommendations? )


v.) Venice
(Not sure how long we'll stay here, I've found some things to do, could do with seeing more though. [Especially nightlife!])


vi.) Florence
(Help, barely found anything to do during the day here :/ Found some nightlife material, could do with some more!)


vii.) Nice
(Another "intermission city" really, but I'd love to explore so much of the place! Any ideas?"






Thanks for any advice!
<3

Veggie

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Blaze888 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I live in Munich and may be able to give you a tour through the city. There are a lot of things to do so it may take even two days to explore it completely.
There are awesome places in the north, like the Garching Research Center, and awesome places in the south, for example the Bavaria Filmstudio's

And of course many many more...
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der-Luxus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Visit Luxemburg if you can. It's really gorgeous. I'm totally not biased at all of course.
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kittyocean Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In case no one has offered yet: I live in the Netherlands, so I might be able to suggest things. It would help if I would know what you are interested in. Just Note me if you need some help getting around in the Netherlands.
(Personally, I'm not much of a fan of Amsterdam XD It's so aimed at tourists XP Sure, you can see all the clich stuff there, but I don't really call it representative for the Netherlands. Then again, some people I know love shopping there, so I guess opinions differ XP)
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DSeethe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
No idea on any of these, and I know you're on hiatus, but if you decide to come back, this list gave me an idea. Ponies across Europe. Have them take this journey, too.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't collect ponies
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DSeethe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I meant for comics, sorry.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, right!
Hmm, I'll think about it ;3
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lia-brisa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have been in Italy before as a turist so I can give some advice as turist XD

For Venice only go a day and a half or two, It's pretty small so, only with that you should be able to see everything (I went 3 days and didn't know what to do the last one) places you can see are: Ponti de Oro, Plaza of San Marcos, some churchs, Ponti dei Sospiri. Also! don't guet away from the principal road or you could guet lost.

Florence there is a lot of art stuff!!!! and old monuments!!! for example Ponti Vecchio (the only bridge that survived from the WW II), Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery (this is an obligatory place to go if you go to Florence XD), Academi Gallery (thats where David of Miguel Angel is) And does are some of it. (Also for food search for a buffet)

I hope this helps you out ^^
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Xelmon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
My 2 c's on where I've been:

ii.) Berlin: Ah, you've been there! Kewl, uhm, try to hit-up the Deutsches Technikmuseum, it is in the SE corner IIRC and it's an almost 2 day look through. Lots of cool shit in there! - If you're mechanical that is.
Another recommendation of mine is the Communcation museum - Museum fr Kommunikation - which had a really interesting gathering of cool electronic related gear.
And of course, FT and the Cathedral are always nice to visit... And of course tons of unique little places to check out.

iv.) Munich: BMW Museum... Nuff said. Beyond that, I have never been there.

v.) Venice: Nyeeehhh, I'd recommend 2 days there at most, and you can do the big things in one day. The vapporeti are cool, and it's all very unique. However, beyond walking through the... Oh what is it called... Point is you can do a guided tour through the old palace that is at St. Mark's Square. Check out the cathedral and the clock tower, beyond that enjoy the scenery.

vi.) Florence: Same as Venice, with a lot less sales carts for trinkets and stuff. The one campground that is on the other side of the river is not too big either, a bit of spooning may occur. That is of course if you are camping... I'd imagine the party scene wouldn't be half bad.

Hope that helps! :iconcheers2plz:
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Xelmon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
ACH! the Technikmuseum is in the SW corner now that I think about it! Gah. :D
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poprostunick Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
why don't you come to Poland?
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Miel1994 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Artist
Amsterdam has a lot of nice things to see :D (but I forgot most of the names there ;-; ).

I can suggest you go look for a touristic center there. They can provide a LOT of info.

(And a place to visit certainly: The house of Anne Frank).


If you go to Antwerp, I can give you a lot more info.
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magicoddeffect Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been to Prague before.

The castle complex is gorgeous. It has guards (you know, still-as-a-statue types) and a 700-or-so-year-old cathedral. Oh, and they've got a full-size pipe organ in there. See if you can find out when it's playing; the acoustics in cathedrals are incredible.

Then there's the Bone Church in Hutna Kora, just outside the city, if you've got a morbid fascination of any type. The decor is made entirely from human skeletons. Frightening, eh?
The running joke, in English, was this: "For most, art is relative; for us, art IS our relatives."

For a further sobering dose of history, there's Terezin, a fortress to the north. It's got some serious backlog, including being used as a Nazi concentration camp, as well as the prison for Gavrillo Princip after he assassinated the Archduke.

I stayed at the Hotel Pyramida. You can probably guess what it looks like. Rather posh, with access to public transportation of any type just outside. Including your own hooves, which can really get you places.

Also, stay warm. I traveled there in April and it sometimes hit 0 Celsius. Bought a wool toque to wear and have kept it ever since. Which has since become a trend. Yay, hipster cred.

The pickpockets are legendary, and bold. Do not take your eyes off your stuff for even a second. Glare at anyone who passes by you more than once. Be observant. Wear a silly neck-wallet for your passport and cash, underneath your shirt.

It's a neat place. You can probably find even more to do than my group did. We passed by a museum of *ahem* sex implements *ahem* while walking one day. So there's probably tons of...interesting fare like it. Also, local cuisine is great.

Have fun, Veggie.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the help (:
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MasterEspionage Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
if you would go to some towns in Switzerland, I could give you some advice. wasn't really far away from my homecontry
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TheCowpony Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Theres a place called "Nice"?
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Hunch89 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About half those places you could just dress up as an assassin and run around on rooftops, maybe climb a few buildings, jump into a few haystacks.... stuff like that!
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lulzimbored Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Munich is great, best city in Germany. I highly suggest you do more research into it. I've got a cousin (from elsewhere in Bavaria) who goes to university in the city, and she's recommended several things for the trip I'm eventually taking there. You can surf in the river, for one; and there are a lot of great museums and shops and historic areas to walk around, if you can spend a whole day there. Also, Bavarian beer is the best in the world; if you don't have a pint of the stuff while you're there, you've missed out on the best attraction of all.

I've never been to any of the other cities on the list, though, so I can't say much about them. But I suggest you check out Rick Steves' travelogues. His shows on European cities are absolutely the BEST for travelers. I took his advice on trips to Paris and Barcelona, and I was NOT disappointed. He goes over the highlights of the city, and then talks about little-known things to do. I know he's done shows on all the cities listed here.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers for the advice, I'll took a look at what Rick Steves suggests too (:
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Ionday Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
The only advice I can give is

(1) In places like Venice especially BEWARE of street vendors... Police will get you
(2) If you're with a female friend watch what she wears if planning on going to see any chapels e.t.c

Sorry but it's all I know :P
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Nodrasa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm german, but I don't know enough of the cities myself.
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StarfallStories Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have absolutely no helpful advice! :iconiamadummy:
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CyborgOrchestra98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to France and annoy the shit out of people by adding "le" in front of everything.
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AngelofShadowChaos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Artist
A good place to stop in between Deutschland and Italien would be die Schweiz. Beautiful place in the summer, but it'd be much more beautiful in the springtime.
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supermudkipower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Mexico CIty.
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xBlu243 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i'm from germany. if i can help then say something
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't say anything already? :/
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fonejackboy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
You not going anywhere in Spain?
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, staying away from the place
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fonejackboy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Too touristy?
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just not a fan of Spain, been a few times, it's not my kinda place.
Plus the majority of my year will be at Santa Ponza
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fonejackboy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Fair enough. What about Portugal? It's just I've never been to any of the places you've mentioned.
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commodorebasic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Want any suggestions?
I live in Venice, and if I may, I suggest you not to take any of those hyper-crowded classical tourist routes and roam freely. And don't forget to bring along a street map: it's very simple to get lost here!

By the way, my address is: S. Polo 1871/A.

Ci vediamo qui, allora (se vieni) !

:iconitalia:
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you could tell me any of the lesser-known things to do, or nightlife stuff ;), it'd be great!

Non vedo l'ora!
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commodorebasic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It depends on what you call nightlife ;) , or vita notturna (the more you know...)
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just for going out for the night, clubs, bars, concert halls or such, se possibile ;)
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commodorebasic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Well, near Rialto I'd say you can't cross a bridge without running into a bar :|

Anyway, if you're searching for famous cafes and such, I'll suggest the Florian in Piazza S. Marco (although they're very :iconcashplz:).

The Martini Scala is a famous club addressed San Marco 2007.
Well, I know little about clubs, mostly because I'm antisocial as hell.

If you want a place I actually go almost once a week, at San Polo 222 there's the Muro (which means wall :iconscootalooshrugplz:): it's a pizzeria, restaurant and bar.
You should try their pizzas.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better than having no information, you've pointed me in the right direction!
(And I knew muro, faccio l'italiano nella mia scuola :))

Grazie del suo aiuto!
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commodorebasic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Mi scusi, non lo sapevo. :blushes:

Ah, grazie, ma preferirei che lei mi desse del tu, non so se mi spiego.

And one last thing: I think every Venetian would agree with me when I say you shouldn't ask for directions until you're surely lost. Most tourists ask how they can reach either P.zza S. Marco or P.zzale Roma (or the Ferrovia), when they just need to turn around and look above, and there's a big yellow sign with an arrow pointing where they want to go.
That's annoying if you think I cross the Rialto Bridge everyday and then get very close to P.zza S. Marco, but I stop somewhere between 10 and 12 times.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thanks!
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just going out and various clubs and such, se possibile (:
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Formis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Hmmm... Well, been to Florence two years ago, lots of historical buildings, most of which's names I can't remember (for places only my visual memory works properly + I know most of them thanks to Assassin's Creed 2 ^^;). What's definitely worth visiting is the Uffizi Gallery, spent almost entire day there, ton of great (and famous) paintings and sculptures. :)

As for Prague, funny thing, even though I live only 20 km from there I don't really think there's anything interesting, guess the impression kinda wears off after a while.
If you're interested in monuments and historical buildings, you should definitely visit Charles Bridge, from the you can also get to the Astronomical Clock/Orloj at the Old Town Square, and Wenceslas Square could also be worth the time, the Naitonal Museum's there though I think it's currently closed due to reconstruction.
Basically the entire Old Town is the most interesting part since most of the historical stuff is located there (duh).

Oh, and if I were you, I'd keep a close eye on my things while in Prague, pickpockets (sadly) aren't uncommon here. :(
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YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't forget Venice!!!(u have to say it as Venezia)
if there's anything you should know, it's advanced past also included many devices and machines, and even nude art/statues. and don't forget to check out some local pasta restaurants!! I hear their signature pasta's are quite unique and tasty!! YA24 out!!
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Io so, faccio l'italiano nella mia scuola :p
Thanks for the advice!
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YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fore maps for these places
Firenze: [link]
Venezia: [link]
and if you want other countries in europe, you could always take a view around Assasin's Creed II
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lulzimbored Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
The cities in Assassin's Creed are a little bit... outdated, no?
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YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yea, but there are also some remeants of it's past still somewhere,im sure.
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SneakyNinjaSly Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
If you'd visit Tromso/Norway I could help out. It's basically "Northern Paris" as they call it.
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Drgnwolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Florence? visit the Villa Auditore! xD


.....Yeah I don't really have any advice, just wanted to say that xD
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YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol.
Assasin's Creed 2? X3
i love that game.
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