17 - 19 July: Vienna
Vienna. At the Stephansplatz we were persuaded already on the very first day to buy tickets for a classical concert the same night. It was okay, I suppose. At least if you're really, really into Mozart and Strauss.
During the stay we also visited the baroque imperial palace Schönbrunn, St Stephan's Cathedral, The Museum of Modern Art and The Belvedere Palace. At lunch on our last day in Vienna the opera singer from the concert on our first night popped up again. It turned out he also worked as a waiter.
19 - 22 July: Prague
Prague, where we spent the evening walking in the Old Town and watching the famous (but somewhat overrated) astronomical clock.
The next day we participated in a group tour, including a walk through the Jewish Quarters (and the synagogue where Golem apparently is sleeping his eternal sleep...), a cruise on the Moldau river under Charles' Bridge, and a visit to Prague Castle. The third day we visited The National Gallery, and in the evening we watched a tradional Czech puppet show, Don Giovanni, conducted by Mozart himself.
22 - 24 July: Salzburg and Lucerne
Salzburg on the way). First we spent two days in Lucerne, with sights like the Kapellbrücke and The Lion Monument. An unexpected highlight was Sammlung Rosengart, a private collection of classical modernists, including two floors dedicated to Picasso and Paul Klee, respectively (the latter being one of my all time favourites).
24 - 26 July: Interlaken
Interlaken. Our original plan was to enjoy the view from various mountain tops nearby, but the Swiss weather gods blew that. Instead we visited the idyllic village Lauterbrunnen and the magnificent Trümmelbach waterfalls. (Unfortunately, Interlaken also offered my worst restaurant experience ever. Bad food and horrible service at ridiculous prices. Avoid Bebbi's Restaurant at all costs!)
26 - 27 July: Lausanne and Montreux
Lausanne and made an excursion to Montreux. Here we visited the insular castle Château de Chillon and strolled along the city's riviera.
27 - 28 July: Koblenz
We were now gradually starting to head home again. After a journey through the Rhine valley with picturesque castles on the hillside, we made a stop in Koblenz, where we visited Deutsches Eck, the "corner" where the Mosel and the Rhine rivers meet.
28 - 29 July: Hamburg
Hamburg was our next destination. Evening stroll through the harbour area HafenCity, with a (clean and decent) conclusion at the Reeperbahn. The next morning: city tour by bus.
29 - 31 July: Copenhagen
31 July - 2 August: Gothenburg
bus sightseeing and a boat cruise on the canals. Plus a visit to the science centre Universeum. And in the evening, the amusement park at Liseberg. (Unfortunately, there were too many and too long lines.)
Nya Älvsborgs Fästning right outside Gothenburg, before I too took the evening train back home.
We had two great and eventful InterRail weeks. But at the same time it was kind of nice to be back home, too.