Living in Europe offers you the great chance to explore all of it, even when you’re only free on the weekend. There are so many different cities you can explore. From museums to castles to nightlife. Every city is worth a trip!
1. Berlin (Germany)
Of course you can spend more than just a weekend in Berlin but a few days are enough to get to know the city. During the day you can explore the “East Side Gallery” and musuems like the “Pergamonmuseum”. You should visit the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe”, but please be respectful! Berlin is also a great place for shopping, especially when you’re into flee markets and second hand shopping. But most importantly you can enjoy the nightlife on the weekend. Maybe you’ll even try to get into the “Berghain” ;)
2. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
There’s one more or less obvious reason why you’d come to Amsterdam, but this great city has so much more to offer. You can enjoy a nice walk along the canals or even join a canal cruise. Of course there are a lot of museums like the “Anne Frank House” or the “Van Gogh Museum”, but if you just want to relax and take in the beauty around you, get yourself a cup of coffee and just sit for a while in the “Vondelpark”.
3. Copenhagen (Denmark)
If you’re into castles you definitely have to check out the “Rosenborg Castle”. One of the most popular statutes in Copenhagen is “The Little Mermaid”. After that you can walk to the fortress “Kastellet”, one of the best preserved fortesses in Northern Europe. The best way to explore most of the city in a short time is to rent a bike. Or just take a boat tour and enjoy the city from the waterside.
4. Madrid (Spain)
If you’re into palaces, you’re ganno enjoy the Royal Palace of Madrid. It’s the largest royal palace in Europe! Located next to it is the Almudena Cathedral. As a foodie you must check out the Mercado de San Miguel food court with its many food stands. From there you have to visit the Guiness certified oldest restaurant in the world that’s been continuously operating since 1725: Sobrino de Botín.
5. Vienna (Austria)
On the picture above you cann see the “St. Francis of Assisi Church” wich “only” took 12 years to build. You have to visit Schönbrunn Palace! Not only is the inside opulent, but the outside and the garden as well. If you’re into amusement parks, visit the “Prater” (there’s no entrance fee, you only pay for the rides and food etc.). The music fanatics should try and get tickets for a show in the Vienna Opera House.
6. Venice (Italy)
Come here before it’s too late! One of the most famous places in Venice is the “Piazza San Marco”. You’ve propably seen a picture of it filled with hundreds of doves. From there you can reach many of the other sights. If you’re into glassworks or Venetian lace, either visit Murano or Burano, two smaller islands next to Venice. Other than that, just enjoy you’re beautiful surroundings!
7. Marseille (France)
Marseille is the second largest city in France. Since it’s located on the south coast there’s the charming old port (Vieux Port). “Notre-Dame de la Garde” is not only a beautiful basilica, once you step out of it, you get the best view of the city. Of course the are museums like the “Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilsations” you can visit.
8. Florence (Italy)
For all those sunrise and sunset fanatics out there: Go to Piazzale Michelangelo! Of course you have to visit the Florence Cathedral, it took around 150 years to build it. Shopping can be done at the San Lorenzo Market, where you can find all kinds of items made out of leather but also delicious food.
9. Stockholm (Sweden)
Stortorget is the perfect spot for taking pictures. It’s Stockholm’s oldest square, surrounded by 17th and 18th-century buildings in pretty pastel colors. To meet swedish royalty you can visit The Royal Palace, with over 600 rooms! There you can also visit The Royal Armory. If you’re a foodie you must enjoy a lunch at Östermalm Food Hall.
10. Oslo (Norway)
You definitely have to go on boattour around the Oslofjord. If you get seasick easily, there’s also the possibility on going on a “Hop on Hop off Bus Tour”. As for museums, check out the Viking Ship Museum. To get great views of the fjord and also to see some old buildings, you should have a look around the Akershus Fortress.
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