My husband and I are planning a trip from Amsterdam to Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Budapest (not necessarily in that order) back to Amsterdam to fly back to Cape Town. We would like to travel by train as we want to see the countryside and we think it will suit our budget more. The trip is planned for April/May 2014 and it seems the connections especially to Krakow seems problematic.
Please give us advice as to the best route to follow as well as the best transport to use. We are 40/50 year old, very adventurous and love to mix with the locals.