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  •  Thanks for the travelogue, danisat. (3+ / 0-)
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    wintergreen8694, Upie, foresterbob

    Last spring, I passed through Brussels for the first time, on my way via train from London to Hamburg.  I know exactly of what you speak, regarding the numerous & excellent public transportation options available across western Europe.

    Now that I've read your post here, I will make a point of paying a proper visit to Brussels, to go along with the proper visits I've already made to London, Paris, Berlin & Hamburg.  In addition to Brussels, I mean to visit Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Prague, Zurich, Geneva, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, Rome, Nice, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Madrid & Lisbon!

    MM

    Truly knowledge is power. And knowledge of spiritual things is spiritual power.

    by Mystic Michael on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:39:56 PM PST

    •  To bad Amsterdam isn't on your list, (1+ / 0-)
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      ER Doc

      it's worth a visit ;-)

      'We're all flying backwards into the Future'

      by Upie on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:51:58 AM PST

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    •  I loved Brussels (2+ / 0-)
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      foresterbob, ER Doc

      I visited a few years back (around 2006 on a 10 day tour of London, Brussels and Amsterdam). Absolutely love the public transit in Europe - only a few times we have had to take a taxi. And the comments about taxi drivers are spot-on - the most terrifying taxi ride I took was in Brussels, where the driver was driving the stickshift one handed while arguing with his girlfriend on his cellphone, and could not stop talking with his hands.

      Mystic Michael, I've been to Prague, Vienna, and Rome, and the rest of your list sounds like a good to-do list for me.

    •  Stuttgart in the autumn (1+ / 0-)
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      has the Cannstatter Volkfest which is held the end of Sept into Oct.  It is similar to Munich's Oktoberfest, only more family-oriented.  It is often called Europe's largest carnival.  There is still a lot of beer, although a reservation at one of the beer tents is often needed a year in advance.

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