5 Capitals - 5 Day Tour
Germany - Slovakia - Czech - Austria
We leave Munich, and to get out of the busy city roads quickly, we start driving on the Autobahn eastwards. After leaving the Autobahn we drive through Upper Bavaria, pass a town called “Marktl”, the place of birth of our current Pope and approach the three-river-town Passau.
Our road leads us through the Bavarian Forest, until we reach the Czech border, where parts of the iron curtain are still visible and old memories awaken. We continue driving alongside the Moldava dam lake towards Pilzen, the famous beer-brewing town. We drive through villages that make us believe that the time stopped here; almost nothing changed since the last 40 years.
The lovely scenery, rich with forests and field brings us closer to Prag, where we will spend our first night. The historic city center, the Charles Bridge and the first European University capture our attention. The history of the Saint Nepomuk and the tales of Napoleon’s battle neat Austerlitz get touchable reality.
Packed with a lot of memories we continue our way towards Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a rich history. The next capital waiting for us is Bratislave, the capital of Slovakia. Its castle Hrad has been known as a bridge city between Slovakia and Germany for centuries and it is Bratislava’s landmark. The late baroque architectural style is clearly visible throughout the entire city.
Waking up in Bratislava, we start to follow the river Donau stream upwards and towards out next destination; Vienna, the capital of Austria. Vienna is not only known for its famous musicians but as well for the Prater, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and certainly the coziness in the countless wine taverns, the “Heurigen”.
Driving through the Donau meadows we reach the Wachau, Austrias biggest wine-growing area. We will spend our night with a local winemaker, testing some of his best wines. Sleeping right next to the Donau, we hear the soft rush of the river and while trying to think about which wine was the best, we fall a sleep peacefully.
On last tour day we cross Upper Austria and the Salzkammergut to reach Salzburg, the state capital. The historic city center is know for it’s really well preserved baroque architecture and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. We will drink a coup of coffee across the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and enjoy delicious pastries before we continue our way home.
The soft hills of the Chiemgau carry us back to Munich and our tour through the past of Europes comes to an end.
|Driver||1265,00 €||13. - 17. May 2015|
|Passenger||785,00 €||3. - 7. June 2015|
|Single room supplement||140,00 €|
- 1. day: 9:00 AM Munich - Passau - Praha
- 2. day: Praha - Brna - Bratislava
- 3. day: Bratislava - Vienna
- 4. day: Vienna - Wachau
- 5. day: Wachau - Salzburg - Munich
Duration / km: 5 days, approx. 1500 km