The Best Cities to Visit in Europe


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Caption: Prague skyline

Europe is full to the brim with incredible cities that make the continent so diverse. Whether you love good food, historic attractions, beautiful architecture, or unforgettable events, there will be a city waiting for you to explore on your next adventure. To help you take your pick, here are some of the best cities to visit in Europe.

Krakow, Poland

Everyone should visit Krakow at least once in their lifetime. Not only is it one of the oldest cities in Poland, but there are also plenty of important landmarks to visit during your stay in the city. The city has maintained its old-world charm, so you’ll feel as if you’re exploring a piece of history during your stay. For a truly cultural experience, you must visit the Jewish quarter, which is full to the brim with atmospheric cafes, galleries, pubs, and restaurants.

Of course, you cannot visit Krakow, Poland’s former capital, without learning more about the country’s history. During a visit, you can visit the former ghetto and the factory where Oscar Schindler helped to save Jewish people under the Nazi regime. Auschwitz-Birkenau is also an hour’s drive away from the city.

Prague, Czech Republic

Whether you’re a student who loves to travel or are looking for a fun city break with your friends, one destination you shouldn’t overlook is Prague. You cannot help but fall head over heels in love with the its exquisite Gothic churches, colorful baroque buildings and popular Old Town Square, which are symbols of the city’s extensive history.

Notable attractions to visit include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and St. Vitus Cathedral. There are also plenty of events you will not want to miss, such as The Noah’s Ark Exhibition at the National Museum New Building (open August to December) or the upcoming EPT Prague (which takes place the 7th -18th December).

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Caption: Rome’s skyline

Rome, Italy

Explore 3,000 years of history, art, architecture and culture when you visit Rome. You’ll need more than a few days to explore everything this beautiful city has to offer, and you’ll definitely need to pack comfortable shoes, as you’ll most likely be on your feet for most of your trip.

There are some must-visit attractions, too, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Trevi Fountain. You should also take a trip Vatican City, which is a city-state that is surrounded by Rome and serves as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Here you can visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, which is home to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Berlin, Germany

If you have yet to visit Berlin, what are you waiting for? The historic German capital continues to offer reminders of its turbulent 20th century history. You can visit the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall, and, of course, the Brandenburg Gate, which has become a symbol of the city’s reunification after the Cold War.

A hop-on, hop-off tour is definitely a must, as you can explore the capital’s best landmarks and attractions (such as the Reichstag Building, Alexanderplatz, and Checkpoint Charlie) with ease within one or two days.

So, now you know you know the best places to visit in Europe. All that’s left to do is book an unforgettable trip.


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