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Interrail: where to go

Interrail offers you to go wherever you want inside Europe. That is amazing but makes the decision much harder. We had a hard time deciding but in the end chose a beautiful and very interesting tour. We only had two weeks of time and therefore spent 2-3 days in each city which was way too short but good enough to check out the most famous parts. Now we know where we wanna go back to and we are very happy to share it with you!

So we started off in Cologne on day 1. We went on a 8h train-ride to Prague, which was our first stop. Here we spent two amazing days.

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This is the town market in Prague, Czech Republic.


We stayed in an Airbnb apartment, which was located just outside the city centre (to save some money). WE ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH PRAGUE. Read more about Prague here (in a few days)!

Our second stop was Vienna on day 3. It took us about 5 hours to get to Vienna. And it was stunning! We loved all those streets, buildings, the history and the people. Austrian people are extremely friendly. Both in Vienna and Salzburg people came up to us and asked us if we needed help in English. Read our 2 DAYS IN VIENNA here in a few days!

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This is the imperial palace in Vienna, Austria.


Day 6 took us to Bratislava. It is only 2 hours away from Vienna, so this would be handy for a day trip as well. As a friend of mine lived in Bratislava, we stayed at his place (which again saved money). Bratislava is the capitol of Slovakia and quite small. If you want to know more about what to do and where to go, check our article here.

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On day 8 we took a train to Budapest (approx 5h) where we stayed three days. Budapest was huge and beautiful. Its a very young city with loads of bars and street food. Read all the details here!

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This is the Fisherman’s bastion in Budapest, Hungary.


On day 11 we were off to Ljubljana, Slovenia. It took us 9 hours to get here and truthfully we didn’t really know what to expect and didn’t even know why we chose to come here BUT we madly fell in love. Ljubljana was our second favorite stop. It was green, it was cute and it was real! Read more in the article in a few weeks!

Plus the country side we came though was absolutely stunning and we really want to come back to explore more of it!

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This picture was taken up on the castle of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Our next travel day should be our last one before going home. We went on a train to Salzburg, Austria. Not just Salzburg but also the way towards it was beautiful. The train went through the Alps and through loads of snow. It was magical.

Salzburg itself was pretty as well, but I have to admit, we were tired of walking and visiting every museum and therefore enjoyed our Airbnb apartment and small walks around town. If you want to know what we were able to explore on our walks, check the article in a few days!

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This picture was taken on the Mönchsberg, where our last energy was used to climb up and enjoy this amazing view!


Unfortunately day 15 had to come and we had to go home. It took us another 12 hours on the train to finally come back to Cologne.

SUMMARY
our route: Cologne – Prague – Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest – Ljubljana – Salzburg – Cologne

Traveling by train is by far the most chilling way. You have time for nearly everything, you can walk around, eat, go to the bathroom, read, sleep, play games, talk, whatever. We really enjoyed it and hope we can help you plan your own Interrailing-trip!

Feel free to message us with any questions and DONT FORGET TO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM (link on the bottom of the page – leavingonlyfootprints_)

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