If you are one of those people who is bored of the beach, or maybe sand and water just isn’t your thing – what do you do? A European city break is an obvious must, but, with their increase in popularity over the years, many cities such as Barcelona or Dubrovnik have become extremely crowded.
Feet Do Travel have highlighted several cities to visit when considering city tours in Europe, off of which will give you an amazing city break, but without the mass crowds.
Forget Vienna, if you want to throw yourself into a City Break in the stunning country of Austria but without the crowds, Innsbruck is the place to be. It’s surrounded by picturesque mountains, and has a landscape like no other. Located in the heart of Europe, a couple of things you must see are the historic old town on the Inn River, then the Golden Roof.
With a gorgeous mountain backdrop and a stunning waterfront, Bergen is always overlooked in favour of Oslo. However, sitting halfway between the two largest fjords in Western Norway, this is the place to go if you want an interesting city break. Bergen is surrounded by old school Scandi style whilst also being close to Norway’s biggest attraction – the fjords.
Don’t just stop at Copenhagen when you think of Denmark, instead branch out and visit Denmark’s other city. Although an unusual spot to go for a break, you won’t be disappointed by what you find. Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city, and you’ll be surrounded by forest, parks, ocean, architecture and history in abundance. If you love to cycle, this truly is the place to go, it also has excellent nightlife which is great for LGBTQI+ travellers.
Sitting in northern Poland, Gdansk is right on the Baltic coast. The country’s main sea port, this will give you a whole different side of Poland compared to what you’ll find in Krakow and Warsaw. Explore the area’s history at the Museum of the Second World War and St Mary’s Church, while relaxation and beauty can be found at the serene Oliwa Park
Not your first thought when you think of a holiday in The Netherlands, however, The Hague is great for those looking to immerse themselves in history and politics. A true hidden gem of Europe, explore museums such as Humanity House before heading out and taking in the amazing food and bar scene the city has to offer. Honestly, if you’re a vegetarian, this is the place to visit as the veggie scene is second to none.
So, if you’re tired of the beach, as you can see, Europe has more to offer than you may have first thought.
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