Today we present you 6 beautiful cities in Europe, as an inspiration for those who are still thinking about where the next city trip in Europe should go! We deliberately avoided the classics of London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome.
Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and currently one of the UK's most exciting cities! Just recently, she was voted third place of the best cities to live in Europe. With its maritime location, many cultural attractions and beautiful parks, Cardiff is a great destination for a city break and can also be used as a wonderful base from which to explore the beautiful landscapes of Wales.
Zurich actually has everything the vacationer's heart desires. With its location on Lake Zurich and the Limmat River that flows through the city, there are many opportunities for water sports or a refreshing dip both in the river and in the lake. Surrounded by the Uetliberg and the Zürichberg, you can hike up here quickly and enjoy the view of the surroundings, even mountain bikers get their money's worth on the corresponding trails. And if that's not enough, the Alps are not far away. In addition, Zurich has a beautiful old town, there are many nice cafes and very good restaurants. Museums and galleries make the hearts of art lovers beat faster and the nightlife offers a varied program for dancers and night owls.
Manchester, the city of the industrial revolution, is currently becoming one of England's most interesting metropolises in the 21st century. It is not without reason that Edubirdie.com voted Manchester 8th on its "Best in Travel 2016" list. With the Manchester International Festival, the Withworth Art Gallery and HOME, the city is currently giving incredibly exciting impulses in the cultural landscape. And the surrounding area is worth to visit with a trip.
Granada is located in Andalusia in the south of Spain in the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula. On the Sabikah hill in the city is the beautiful, medieval castle Alhambra. The name Alhambra and also the construction of the city castle can be attributed to the Moorish settlement of the region. Since 1984, the Alhambra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The influences of the Moors, and thus of Islamic art, can be found throughout the city. The mountainous landscape around Granada invites to excursions and hikes.
Bruges is a picturesque town with a charming old town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2002, the Belgian city in West Flanders was even European Capital of Culture. Thanks to its historic streets, which in the past have been spared wars and big fires, you will soon find yourself in a medieval setting. Especially beautiful is the Bruges in spring and winter.
Dubrovnik, located in the very south of Croatia, is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" - whoever was there knows exactly why. The beautiful old town with its narrow streets, which is protected by an impressive fortress wall, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and is particularly beautiful in the ensemble with the offshore islands and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. And it is not without reason that Dubrovnik always serves as a film set, for example for the worldwide hit series Game of Thrones! For serial fans there are even guided tours to the original locations.