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Browsing: City Trip

Tips for a worthwhile city trip in Europe and what you can do there.

Author Letizia Lorenzetti enjoys visiting cultural cities such as Dresden, Meissen, Vilnius and Milan. But also Bolzano or Antwerp have taken a liking to the busy graphic artist, as her impressive travel reports prove.

Isa and Stefan visited Lisbon as well as Katja and Walter. Rome, Florence and Venice are also among their destinations.

Walter had a look around London, Berlin and Hamburg. Katya in Granada and St. Petersburg.

Other cities in the repertoire are Sofia, Brussels, Edinburgh, Stuttgart or Copenhagen and Heidelberg, where Charlotte drifted from café to café.

Porto is the port wine capital. My first priority in this city therefore is clear: nip from the little port wine glass! And I certainly plan to indulge in a bigger glass of white or red wine, too. But there are more reasons to visit Porto than alcohol! So, read on, for more about Porto and my tips for a pleasant visit to the city and more.

Why are there storks nesting on the roof of a five-star hotel in Zurich? . . . Justine Tyerman learns the legend of the ‘Haus zum Storchen’. She also discovers how ‘savoir-faire with tradition’ has saved the soul but polished the visage of a much-loved city landmark.

Justine Tyerman spends an afternoon at the mind-boggling Gardens by the Bay in Singapore where she marvels at the world’s largest glasshouse and tallest indoor waterfall, and a forest of ‘Supertrees’, as part of a Singapore Airlines stopover package…

At the moment, Bulgaria is not quite considered a normal excursion target. But that makes it even better suited for our annual boys’ weekend getaway. And so, the seven of us hit the road to start a conversation with Sofia.

Lithuania’s capital was the 2009 European Culture Capital and you can sense with every step and every turn why. It is at once historic, baroque, a little bit nuts, and hip and trendy! Vilnius is young Europe but with its own unique personality traits.  

Wander through the picturesque Old Town of Vilnius, let yourself be pulled along by the urban scene, take a break in a street cafe and watch the coming and going, then maybe visit a museum or one of the many churches. All this is pretty natural urban enjoyment, but there are some additional things that, in my opinion, are fun to do. And here they are:

“Wow! There really are many great, “under-discovered” spots in this world of ours.”  That was the brief note I received from a friend after I had euphorically sent out a plethora of pictures that I had taken in Lithuania’s capital city. 

South Tyrol’s provincial capital radiates a straightforward warm-heartedness. Italian “dolce vita” and German thoroughness go hand in hand here. You have the picture-perfect Old Town to explore; churches, castles, and museums await your visit. Here are six tips for activities (with Google map) that I enjoyed and think you might, too. 

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