The Honeymoon - September 2005

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   Dallas Thursday 08    Dallas Friday 09    Dallas Saturday 10    In The Air Sunday 11

- Get married.
TRAN: 10:50 AM Depart. DFW
STAY: Air France via Paris

Breakfast in Paris 
  (10 minutes to spare between flights)

   Venice (about) Monday 12    Venice Tuesday 13    Venice Wednesday 14    Venice Thursday 15
TRAN: 9:10 AM Arr. Venice Marco-Polo
      Take ATVO bus to Piazzale Roma
      Take the boat line 1 or 82 to
      First stop (Ferrovia-train station)
      Follow only street that goes right 
      (called "List of Spain")
      4-minutes by walk you will arrive 
      in Campo San Geremia square
STAY: Hotel San Geremia

TO DO:
   Eat.
   Rest.
   Relax.
   Drink Wine.
   Wander around.
   #1 Vaporetto Route Tour.

   Book tickets and couchette for Vienna.

TRAN: None.
STAY: Hotel San Geremia

TO DO/SEE:
   Piazza San Marco
   St. Mark's Basilica
   and
   Buy combo pass (€31) at Correr Museum:
      Doge's Palace (skip line with pass)
      Correr Museum (go early or late)
      Ca' Rezzonico


TRAN: None.
STAY: Hotel San Geremia

TO DO/SEE:
   Galleria dell'Accademia
   Peggy Guggenheim Museum
   La Salute Church 
      (optional, near Guggenheim)

TRAN: Overnight To Vienna ($135/8hours) 
      20:44 EN239 Venezia S.Lucia 
      08:48       Wien Westbahnhof 
STAY: Couchette / Sleeping Car ($120)

TO DO/SEE:
   Anything else

Options:
   San Giorgio Maggiore (boat trip, one hour)
   Scuola San Rocco (Tintoretto Fest)
   Frari Church 

   Vienna (about) Friday 16    Zwettl (about) Saturday 17    Melk (about) Sunday 18    Linz (about) Monday 19
TRAN: 08:48 Arrive Vienna Westbahnhof
STAY: Pension Hargita
      Check-in after 12:00 

TO DO/SEE:
   Leave bags at train station
      (or negotiate with hotel)
   Eat breakfast
   City Tour on Tram #1
   and/or
   Wander the downtown, see churches

SIGHTS:
   Kunsthistorisches Museum
   KunstHausWien

Evening (optional):
   standing room at the Staatsoper


TRAN: 12:00 Car Rental
            Vienna Downtown Office 
            Schubertring 9 ($140 base USD)
STAY: Gasthof Schön

TO DO/SEE:
   Call 01/8111-3239 for Schönbrunn tickets
   Pick up car between 12:00 and 13:00
   Schloss Schönbrunn 
      (on the way out of town)

On way to Zwettl (very optional):
   Traismauer
   Tulln:
      Roman ruins / museum
      Egon Schiele Museum

Arrive Zwettl hotel um 18:00

TRAN: Car travel
STAY: Cafe Fürst, Fam. Madar

TO DO/SEE:

   Zwettl:
      Burg Rappottenstein (11 or 12 AM)

   Drive Danube Valley Krems <-> Melk
 
   Krems

   Dürnstein:
     Dürnstein Live! Webcam

   Melk:
      Melk Abbey
         (daily tour 2:55 PM,
          last entrance at 5:00)

TRAN: Car travel
      20:00 Car return
            Autohaus Mayer
            (drop box after 18:00)
            Industriezeile 72, Linz
STAY: Goldenes Dachl

TO DO/SEE:

   Melk area:
      Schloss Schallaburg (9 to 17 Uhr)
      Mauthausen Concentration Camp
         (9.00 - 17.30) (official site)

   Late Afternoon:
      St. Florian Augustiner Abbey
         (tours @ 2,3, or 4 PM, 70 minutes)
         (Exit 160, St. Florian - Asten Süd)

   Linz evening:
      Return car / check into hotel
      Buy train tickets for Prague
      See town center
      Eat/drink at Cafe Ex-Blatt
      Early to bed (05:30 rise)

   Prague (about) Tuesday 20    Prague Wednesday 21    Prague Thursday 22    Prague Friday 23
TRAN: 06:15 D272 Linz Hbf ($72/€60, 4hours)
      10:52 Praha hl. n.
STAY: Elm Apartment

TO DO/SEE:
   Buy train tickets for Nürnberg
   Morning walk
   Wenceslas Square

SIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
   Prague Castle
   Old Town Hall area
   The Dancing House (Frank Gehry)
   Střelecký Ostrov (island beach, paddle boats)

FOOD! BEER!
   Bohemia Bagel (Masna 2)
   Restaurant La Provence (Stupartska 9)
   Red, Hot and Blues (Jakubská 12)
   Don Giovanni (Karoliny Sveltle 34/208)
   U Fleku 
   Pivnice Radegast
   Radost

  Thanks to Caitlin T. and Todd S.!
TRAN: None.
STAY: Elm Apartment

SIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
   Jewish Quarter
   Museum of Communism
   Convent of St. Agnes Museum
   Mucha Museum

EVENING:
   Divadlo Na Zabradli (theater)
TRAN: None.
STAY: Elm Apartment

SIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM:
   Black Madonna House Of Czech Cubism
   Troja Castle
   Prague Zoo


TRAN: Prague-München (German Rail Pass 
                       + Czech supplement)
      13:20 Praha hl.n. (R 856 nach Plzen)
      20:35 München Hbf 
            (RE 30696 Bayerisch Eisenstein)
      oder
      09:15 Praha hl.n.
      15:15 München Hbf Gl.27-36
STAY: Pension F. Nikolas Kajuth

TO DO/SEE:
Florian und Judith
Augustinerbräu in Kaufingerstr.

   München (about) Saturday 24    München Sunday 25    Nürnberg (about) Monday 26    Nürnberg Tuesday 27
TRAN: None.
STAY: Pension F. Nicolas Kajuth

TO DO/SEE:
Florian's suggestions:
"Saturday will start with breakfast and 
continue with a guided walking tour
(by Florian and Judith) in what's left 
of the morning. We will see Marienplatz, 
die Residenz, Odeonsplatz, Siegestor, 
the university, the Englischer Garten 
with Chinesischer Turm. There are plenty 
of opportunities to lunch (possibly at 
the Hofbräuhaus)."

Englischer Garten
Hofbraeuhaus
Pinakothek der Moderne
Lenbachhaus

Deutsches Museum (if possible)

TRAN: None.
STAY: Familie Kajuth

TO DO/SEE:
Florian's suggestions:
"Breakfast on Sunday morning should 
probably be a Weißwurstfrühstück in any
case. I know a nice Wirtshaus, it's called 
Wirtshaus in der Au, where they play 
oldfashioned jazz music from 12 noon. 
In the afternoon we could go see
the Pinakothek der Moderne (it's 2€ on
Sundays). Cafe afterwards. 
Sunday night is free!"

TRAN: Morning train to Nürnberg
STAY: Familie Kajuth

TO DO/SEE (afternoon):
Altstadt
Burgviertel
Dürer-Haus
Reichsparteitagsgelände




TRAN: None.
STAY: Familie Kajuth

TO DO/SEE:
TBD possibly Bamberg...

   Frankfurt (about) Wednesday 28    Rhein Cruise (about) Thursday 29    In The Air Friday 30    Dallas Saturday 31
TRAN: Nürnberg-Frankfurt (German Rail Pass)
      Arrive between 13:00 and 15:00
STAY: William H. Barnes

TO DO/SEE:
Will's suggestions:
Take afternoon train to Marburg,
do Marburg in the evening.

Cocoon Club that night...


TRAN: 08:45 Metro To Mainz (40 minutes)
      Rhein tour from Mainz 
      (use German rail pass for boat fare)
      14:10 Exit boat in Koblenz, 
            Take train back to Frankfurt
STAY: William H. Barnes

TO DO/SEE:
Will's suggestions:
Rhein tour from Mainz during the day

Walking tour of Frankfurt in Evening


TRAN: 9:15 AM Frankfurt Int'l Departure
      6:01 PM DFW Arrival 
STAY: Pension Long-Beach

Will's suggestion:
"You leave my place at 6:15 in order 
to get to the airport by 7:15 (it
will probably only take 30 min to 
get there, but the ticket agents at 
the Frankfurt airport mean business 
when it comes to punctuality)"


TO DO:
Start rest of life, etc. 
Catch up on Tivo.
Feed fish.



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