Private rail operator ALEX is an important player on rail routes from Bavaria to Prague. Photo: © hidden europe
Private rail operator ALEX is an important player on rail routes from Bavaria to Prague. Photo: © hidden europe

Germany to Prague: Under-the-radar travel options and finding special fares

Apr 09 German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) may be the obvious choice for many international train journeys to and from Germany, but that is certainly not the case when it comes to traveling between Germany and the Czech Republic. You’ll see DB carriages on the night train from Prague to Zürich, but that’s an exception. DB » Read more

Paris: 8 travel myths debunked

Paris: 8 travel myths debunked

Apr 07 You’ve heard it all about Paris, but it’s time to set some things straight. Just because TripAdvisor or Uncle Chuck says something is one way doesn’t make it so. Here are eight myths to get out of your head before coming to Paris, in case they are still haunting you. 1. Parisians are rude to » Read more

Amsterdam City Card: New expanded savings within the metropolitan area

Amsterdam City Card: New expanded savings within the metropolitan area

Here at EuroCheapo, we’re always looking at discounts and deals across the continent that help you save money. A frequent topic of conversation is the popular city tourist and museums cards. There are benefits (free admissions) and disadvantages (the sometimes high cost) to each, and opinions can be divided. But it always comes down to » Read more

In praise of London’s independent hotels

In praise of London’s independent hotels

Apr 02 Walk down London’s Gower Street and it’s easy to imagine how it looked 10, 20, 30 years ago—its historic architecture is home to many long established organizations such as University College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Then there’s the reason that most Cheapos will be in the area—the abundance of reasonably priced » Read more

Germany with a twist: The Sorbian communities of Eastern Saxony

Germany with a twist: The Sorbian communities of Eastern Saxony

When travelers head out from Berlin to the southeast, driving towards the Czech border, there comes the moment when they are often surprised to discover place names that are unequivocally Slavic in character. And they may be even more surprised, if they take time to explore small villages of the region, to hear that the » Read more

Germany’s discount bus craze: How I scored a €1 bus trip from Berlin to Bremen

Germany’s discount bus craze: How I scored a €1 bus trip from Berlin to Bremen

Apr 01 Berlin’s ZOB bus station is a hub that can take you to other German cities and beyond for a very economical price. But just how cheap? I recently traveled from Berlin to Bremen and back again for just €1 each way. That’s not a misprint: €1 for about a five-hour journey. Within Berlin’s public transportation network, » Read more

London day trip: History and entertainment at Warwick Castle

London day trip: History and entertainment at Warwick Castle

Mar 30 England is full of tourist attractions of broad interest within day trip distance from London, and there are countless excellent destinations to explore. Warwick Castle, located in the town of Warwick just a stone’s throw from Birmingham, is among these. Located only 90 minutes from London by train, Warwick Castle combines dizzying histories and tactile » Read more

Craft beer in Barcelona: Breweries, festivals, bars and where to stay

Craft beer in Barcelona: Breweries, festivals, bars and where to stay

Mar 27 Spring is here and powdery-pink blossoms hang heavy from trees in Barcelona’s parks. Although it won’t be swimming weather (by local standards anyway) until May, March and April bring sunnier skies, warmer nights, shorter sleeves and, most importantly, beer. Yes, beer. The Barcelona Beer Festival, now in its third year, will be held for three » Read more

Discovering Crete: Exploring Greece’s largest island on foot

Discovering Crete: Exploring Greece’s largest island on foot

Mar 26 There are small islands which capture the peculiarities of island life—and bigger islands where insular qualities are less evident. Crete is most certainly in the latter category. It is the largest of the Greek islands, and indeed one of the largest islands in the entire Mediterranean. Only Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica are larger. From » Read more

Paris: 6 affordable hotels near popular sights

Paris: 6 affordable hotels near popular sights

Mar 24 How important is your hotel’s location? If you ask us, it’s très important. Regardless of whether you only have two days in Paris or a whole week, you should always consider the perks of its location. A few extra euros per night could mean the difference between rolling out of bed and into one of » Read more

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