OK, so it might not be Christmas season right now, but you can relive the spirit of the season with the latest installment of our European trip video series. Today we find ourselves in Germany for the first time on this trip and we’re checking out the world’s largest advent calendar in Gengenbach.
Our tour continues, this time with a focus on France, specifically the small medieval town of Riquewihr and the much larger city of Strasbourg.
We complete the trifecta of “planes, trains, and automobiles” by taking a rail trip from Vienna to Basel, Switzerland.
After completing our stay in Brno, we grabbed a bus to Vienna, Austria. We traveled with RegioJet, which is a private Czech company which specializes in rail and bus travel. It was a great experience. The ride was approximately two hours but they offered coffee, wifi, and games so the trip went really fast. Essentially it was like traveling by plane but with a bit more room — and not leaving the ground.
Once in Vienna we stored our bags at the hotel and bought tickets for the “Big Bus” which is a hop-on / hop-off tour company. This made getting around the city super convenient and it also provided us with the chance to learn more about our surroundings by plugging the supplied headphones into the audio jack so we could listen to recorded commentary in our native language.
So, what all did we see and do in Vienna? Well, if I told you that there would be no need for you watch the video.
First full day in Europe involved a tour of the city of Brno. Time to check out a castle and a nuclear bunker left over from the Cold War era.
The jet lag is almost gone so it is time to look back at how our crazy European travel adventure started. From the terminal at Calgary International to Brno, Czechia, it is a long day of travel condensed into a very short video.