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The Vienna Loop

Listed under Road Trips in Vienna, Austria.

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Beginning in Vienna, thia loop takes about ten days, leisurely driving and site seeing, to end up back in the town of music. Start with a little Mozart and Beethoven in the music capital, and see a concert or visit the Habsburgs' Imperial Castle.

The next day it's a short drive to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a perfectly preserved medieval city. The city is built around a thirteenth century castle, filled with cobble stone streets and local pubs. The Vltava River offers canoeing and rafting for the extra hours in the day.

The next two days can be spent exploring the Baroque architecture, bridges, and the castles of Prague. Explore the Old Town with its unique shops and cosy cafes, and grab some traditional fare and a lager for lunch.

On the way to Bratislava the roads serpent through Kutn Hora and Brno - both are worth stopping in, with their own cathedrals and narrow streets to explore. Overnight in Bratislava, then spend the next day site seeing in the capital of Slovakia. Stop by the castles or meander through museums - with a full day ahead of you there is plenty of stuff to see.

The next day follow the Danube River through farmlands and into Budapest, where you'll have three days to see the churches, tour parliament, and maybe even do a little hiking. Then back to Vienna to complete the loop and complete the tour. Shorten or expand the length of this tour, but either way enjoy the sites and take your time.

Written by  Emily Christian-Michaels.

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Is it a good idea to the Vienna loop in Dec'09

Planning to be a there this Dec; take a rental car to do the trip, with a family of 3, including a 8 year old child. Will it be too cold & will roads be safe to drive, given snow & the elements..

Any advise from someone who may have done this or someone living in the area will be greatfully appreciated..

Many thanks !

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The shorter days and extra people on the roads in December make it not the best time for a driving holiday...

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