{Travel} Six European Cities you should visit in 2016

We are 12 weeks into 2016 and I have spent 4 weekends traveling abroad, weekends traveling within the UK and 4 weekends at home. In the four weekends I have spent abroad I have visited six European cities, some are capitals, some are popular and some are off the forbidden path. I have seen so much, there is so much more I want to explore in the six European cities so much that I am planning my next trip back to these cities. When you travel there are cities that live so much of an impression on you that once is not enough.

 Brno, Czech Republic: Second largest city in Czech Republic after the capital Prague, you can explore and see the city beauties in a day. Brno is famous among Eastern Europeans for its Crypt where you can see the mummies in the Crypt church, the bullet shaped clock and the Spelberk Castle.

 

Brno

Phallic clock in Brno

 

Bratislava, Slovakia: Capital and largest city in Slovakia, lies 2 hours way from Brno, 2 hours from Vienna, Austria and 2 hours from Budapest. The city shares the Danube river with Vienna and has the beautiful blue church. The most beautiful and probably highest point in Bratislava is the Slavin, a war memorial site.

Bratislava

 

Warsaw, Poland:  Capital and upcoming tourist destination, Warsaw conveys both the pre-war architecture and modern skyscrapers. During WWII Warsaw was brought to its knees by the Germans for defying Hitler and The Old Town was wiped off the map, everything was crushed to rubble. The resilience of the Polish people won through and they have rebuilt The Old Town to (almost) its former glory.

weekend getaway to warsaw

 

Prague, Czech Republic: Largest city and most visited tourist destination with so much to see regardless of the season but the most visited during the summer with the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle the most visited places. Like most Eastern European cities, the city transport is cheap and so is the daily spending.

Prague

View from the Charles Bridge

Vienna, Austria: Capital and lies east of the Danube river with Bratislava on one side, it is a city which has been shaped by its residents like Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. It is rich in history, architecture, museums but still keeps a hold on the modern era with its development.

 

Vienna

Vienna

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Capital with an amazing artistic heritage, the Museum District houses Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk. The Red District also known as the sex district with so much to see but my personal opinion an area of the city to see once and that’s enough. The Anne Frank Museum is one of the most popular with tourists and a must see.

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    • May 23, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      And I hope you do visit them one day as they are such beautiful cities

  1. May 23, 2016 / 7:18 am

    I would so love to visit any of these cities this year, alas, travel costs off my remote island are prohibitively expensive. 🙁

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:23 am

      Awww bless, I can only imagine

  2. May 23, 2016 / 6:07 am

    I am really targeting Poland for this year and I hope I will be able to do it. All in the list are really must visit!

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:20 am

      Good luck, it’s a beautiful country to visit

    • May 23, 2016 / 6:18 am

      I am glad to hear that and hope you manage to visit them

  3. May 20, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I am quite chuffed I have visited three of those 6 countries you have listed x

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Three more to go, you can do it

  4. May 20, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Wow, some amazing places there. I’ve always wanted to go to Vienna and this has made me want to go more.

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      You should it’s so beautiful

  5. May 20, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I haven’t been to any of these so will be adding them to my bucket list to visit x

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Glad to hear that and hope you get to see them

  6. May 20, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Oh they all look amazing. I would love to visit Prague and Amsterdam in particular. There are some awesome cities out there aren’t there? Kaz x

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      There are

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      They are indeed

  7. Sarah Ella (Mumx3x)
    May 20, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Prague and Amsterdam are top of my list of cities to visit in Europe 🙂 The Anne Frank Museum is top of my list of places to visit in Amsterdam. I’d also love to visit Warsaw, it’s such a shame what occurred there during World War II but good to know that it’s been built up again. Lovely post, thank you for sharing. xx

    • May 20, 2016 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah and yes a great shame

  8. Shiv Blogs
    March 26, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    That’s a very good list however, I dont see my favorite European city Budapest in the list 🙂 let’s add that and make it 7!

    • March 27, 2016 / 7:46 am

      Hahahaha lol because I have not been there yet but will add it to my next list

  9. March 24, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Lots more great places! When are you taking me along to these trips?! Better yet send me and Levison and have L haha!

    • March 25, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Hahaha soon I guess since L is the grand price

  10. March 23, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I feel like I just got a super exclusive list of must see places in Europe. I love that some are mainstream and others a little more off the grid. Not to bring down the awesomeness of this, but with recent events aren’t you a little weary of travel?

    • March 23, 2016 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks Roxy and no I am not, obviously I am thinking of my safety but I have not been discouraged to visit these places again especially Brussels

  11. Elizabeth O
    March 23, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Travel is always rewarding in so many ways but even more so, when we visit historic sites we read about and capture pictures that hold those moments in our minds forever. Love your photos!

    • March 23, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much Elizabeth and so true

  12. March 23, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    This is a great list! I love visiting Amsterdam, I can’t wait to go back to Europe soon and visit Austria!

    • March 23, 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks, I want to revisit all of these cities again

  13. suchi
    March 23, 2016 / 1:29 am

    This is a great list! I have a few more to cover from this one!

    • March 23, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Suchi

  14. March 22, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I intend to Revist a coupe and have put the rest on my Bucket List Anosa. You do make a gal wanna jump on the next flight gal…Thats Phallic clock woot…looks like ten Gerkin 🙂

    Soon one of tehse days we shall exchange ideas on best travel planning!

    • March 23, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Hahaha Julie I am glad to hear that and yes definitely let’s exchange ideas and yes the phallic clock is something else

  15. March 22, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I had a long layover in Amsterdam once. Still kicking myself to this day for not venturing out into the city. Would’ve loved it!

    • March 22, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Awww bless, maybe next time

  16. March 22, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    This is a great list. Hope to visit these places atleast once in a lifetime.

    • March 22, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks

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