WHERE TO EAT AND WHAT TO SEE

You're going to have some free time in Vienna and Berlin, so we thought we would try to help you figure out what you might like to do with it! We've included some links to useful websites and blogs to help make it easier to figure out where to eat and what to do in these cities. You don't have much time in Prague, but we've even included a few suggestions at the bottom of the page for your night there.

VIENNA

Blogs and Websites

American in Vienna - Michelle, American expat living in Vienna, blogs about what to do in Vienna and lays out some of the differences between American and Viennese culture.

Vienna Würstelstand - One of the best Vienna city guides focusing on what the city is really like and has to offer instead of the overly touristy things.

Spotted by Locals - Learn about Vienna straight from locals. Always up to date!

Austrian Adaptation - Another American expat blogs about what to do in Vienna and what Austrian culture is like.

Vienna for Beginners - This site describes itself as a "virtual melange of daily postcards from Vienna. The "Summer in Vienna" tab may be particularly helpful.

Food in Vienna

Dishes to Try in Vienna

If you want to get a taste of authentic Viennese cuisine, try one of these. Mahlzeit!

1.) Wiener Schnitzel - a very thin, breaded and deep fried schnitzel from veal, it is traditionally served with a vinaigrette potato salad.

2.) Apfelstrudel - a traditional pastry made of apples, it is often served with whipped cream or vanilla sauce, you may also try quark cheese version (Topfenstrudel).

3.) Sachertorte - a specific type of chocolate cake invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832, it is traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream.

Vegetarian Options in Vienna

Download a list of vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Vienna.

Kosher Options in Vienna

Download a list of kosher restaurants in Vienna.

Activities in Vienna

Download a list of some of the most popular tourist activities and attractions in Vienna.

BERLIN

Blogs and Websites

Thrillist - A VERY comprehensive guide to Berlin. It even includes 12 "facts" about Berlin that are actually lies, an U-Bahn restaurant map, and the 20 Berlin commandments.

Ex Berliner - One of the most recommended guides to Berlin from Berlin's English-language magazine. 14 years and still going strong.

I Heart Berlin - A hip group of local Berliners who love Berlin work to make you love it, too.

And Berlin - Self-described "Berlin-aholic" David blogs about the Berlin he has a strong and ongoing love affair with.

Berlin Loves You - Berlin loves you just as much as David loves Berlin. Find out all it has to offer on this site and maybe you can fall for the city, too.

Food in Berlin

Dishes to Try in Berlin

Berlin has an extremely diverse culinary scene, but if you want an authentic taste of the city, try one of these dishes!

1.) Curry wurst - a fast food dish consisting of pork sausage topped with ketchup (or some sort of spiced tomato sauce) and curry powder

2.) Döner kebab - a dish of Turkish origin, it consists of sliced rotisserie meat (a vegetarian option is usually available!) with salad and different sauces stuffed into pita or döner bread 

3.) Berliner/Pfannkuchen - the Berlin jelly donut many think JFK claimed to be - fried sweet yeast dough filled with jelly and topped with icing or powdered sugar

Vegetarian Options in Berlin

Download a list of vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Berlin.

Kosher Options in Berlin

Download a list of kosher restaurants in Berlin.

Activities in Berlin

Download a list of some of the most popular tourist activities and attractions in Berlin.