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Best European Cities for a Weekend Break

CZECH REPUBLIC | Friday, 23 February 2018 | Views [162]

Weekend city breaks have become a lot more popular in recent times, particularly in Europe. City breaks are a great alternative to lengthier and more expensive beach holidays and provided you plan in advance, a weekend will provide just the right amount of time.

With so many cities and cheap flights across Europe, there is a lot to choose from, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a break that’s a bit more adventure-filled. Here are some of the best cities in Europe to take a weekend break.

Prague

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic, with a population of over 1.2 million. It is nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”, due to its many gothic buildings, and is the home of the largest castle complex in the world. Prague also boasts the beautiful Charles Bridge, a 520-metre bridge that stretches over the River Vltava. It was built all the way back in the 14th century and is now decorated with 30 saintly statues. But it’s not just the medieval architecture that the city has to offer- there’s lots of things to do in Prague! If you are looking to host an event here, we highly recommend Prague Eventery to help you with the planning – and Prague is the perfect setting for anything you may have in mind.

Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It is very cycle-friendly, so if you want to blend in with the locals, why not rent a bike and take a tour of the city with ease?

Amsterdam is also well known for its intricate canal system, its many coffee shops, and is full of many interesting museums. One of the most popular museums in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank museum, where you can learn more about her harrowing story and see where she wrote her diary.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a great place to set up camp if you want to catch all of the natural beauty Iceland has to offer. Reykjavik itself has a vibrant nightlife as well as many museums and landmarks, but perhaps the most popular are the tours running from the city each day. These tours offer a range of exciting trips to places such as the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, glaciers, waterfalls and even late night tours to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights!

Bruges

Bruges is the perfect city for a romantic getaway with its many colourful buildings, cobbled streets and canals. Bruges is also a great place for foodies - you’ll probably already know that Belgium is world-famous for its chocolate. Aside from the wide array of chocolate shops, Bruges is also well known for the Belgian waffles and frites (doubled-fried French fries). After you’ve finished sampling the many culinary delights of Bruges, you can head over to Minnewaterpark to watch the sunset by the lake or take a relaxing boat ride along the canal.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and is one of its most lively cities in Europe. One of its main attractions is Edinburgh castle, which is nestled upon a 700,000,000 year old extinct volcano. And if you fancy climbing another extinct volcano, take a hike to Arthur’s Seat for panoramic views of the city.

Edinburgh also hosts the largest arts festival in the world, the Fringe Festival, in August each year. There you’ll be spoiled for choice with comedians, street performers, exhibitions, events and more. If you plan to visit Edinburgh during the Fringe, be sure to book your accommodation early as it will be snapped up super-fast!

 

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