A couple more places to check out for foods (not necessarily gourmet) Vienna: Heuriger Zum Martin Sepp (in Grinzing) Restaurant "Venezia" in Stephensplatz near Stephensdom Coffee shop on top of the hill overlooking Schonbrunn I would also highly advise doing some wine tasting in Durnstein, in the Wachau wine region. For skiing, I would highly recommend Kaprun, in the Salzburg area, world class. Prague: I went to a very nice restaurant that was near the Prague Castle, apparently many foreign dignatries had eaten there including the Prince of Wales, I can't remember the restaurant name but I had a great venison steak there. Budapest: There is a great little restaurant that is across from the St. Stephens Cathedral, I can't remember the name, but it has great entrees and desserts. Also, one little place across the river from the Parliament had wonderful crepes (both sweet and salty) with a wonderful view for an incredibly cheap price. Hotel Gellert is kinda a touristy place, but may be cool to check out as well, there are much better spas in Budapest though.