Touring through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Prague
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Ooom-pah, ponder a perfect pair of summer and fall escapes
In the sunny summer and fall, the Teutonic heart of Europe — blessed with livable cities and a truly great outdoors — is the energetic traveler's dream come true. From the Rhine and Danube rivers to Tirolean forests to the high meadows and cut-glass peaks of the Alps, this region is a hiker's paradise. And the city parks, pedestrian zones, performing arts and sidewalk-café life of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Berlin and Prague create a "northern dolce vita" that even the Italians envy. And you can experience it all on two of Rick Steves' most popular summer-fall tours. Read on...
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Europe's great outdoors. Our two-week journey through Germany, Austria and Switzerland begins along the scenic Mosel River in Germany's oldest city, Trier. You'll see all the biggies — sophisticated Munich, fairy-tale Neuschwanstein, Baroque Salzburg and stately Vienna; the best "back door" towns — relaxing Baden-Baden, cliff-top Mürren and beautiful lakeside Hallstatt; and breathtaking Alpine scenery along the way. If you like to hike...and reward yourself with a cold brew...this tour's for you. Learn more...
Art, music, history, revolution. Beginning in Berlin and ending in Vienna — with Prague, Dresden and the Danube in between — our dozen-day adventure explores the very heart of Europe. From the music of Strauss and the idealism of the Velvet Revolution to the dynasty of the Habsburgs and the tragic wars of the last century, these remarkable cities have sparked the dangers, hopes, and beauty of Europe — yesterday and today. Learn more...
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Interview with Guide Tara Swenson
A guide who's crazy about Munich (and things that go moo)
Family Fun Across the Alps
Summer, mountains and family travel are a match made in Himmel
Hitting Prague's Highlights
Europe's best-preserved city is a festival of art, architecture...and beer
Austria Delights Music Lovers
From Vienna to Salzburg, you can never stray far from great music
Unter den Linden
Berlin's main drag comes back to life
Listen To Rick Steves' Audio Europe...
Our new Rick Steves Audio Europe smartphone app is packed with travel information, including dozens of his radio interviews on top destinations with interesting local experts. Here are a few tracks on Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Prague, which you can listen to right now on your computer....
- Berlin Today (47 min)
- Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later (48 min)
- Munich and Bavaria (38 min)
- Postcards from Europe: Germany (58 min)
- Vienna: Habsburg Capital (34 min)
- Prague (48 min)