Hubs of European Culture

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If you seek the variety Europe has to offer, this route takes you from ancient historic sites, through buzzing nightlife, to unique culture, and more.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • ActiveActive

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Florence, Italy

  • 3

    Venice, Italy

  • 4

    Milan, Italy

  • 5

    Zurich, Switzerland

  • 6

    Munich, Germany

  • 7

    Vienna, Austria

  • 8

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • 9

    Berlin, Germany

  • 10

    Hannover, Germany

  • 11

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 12

    Brussels, Belgium

  • 13

    Paris, France

  • 14

    London, United Kingdom

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Grape Orchards
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museum
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Ostia Antica - Avril 2012 (7)
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
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  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Tivoli
  • Orvieto view
  • Villa Borghese
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
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  • Pompeii
  • Privileged view
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

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Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • San Gimignano
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  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza San Marco
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  • Manarola afternoon
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

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Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Venice
  • A view of Verona
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Lido di Venezia
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  • Venice Gondolas
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
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  • Basilique Palladienne et centre historique, Monte Berico, Vicence, province de Vicence, Vénétie, Italie.
  • Ferrara
   
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

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Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Milan

  • Milan sky view
  • Milan's Cathedral
  • Siena
  • Milan: Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Piazza della Scala
  • Castle Fenis
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  • La Scala
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Milan

Italy, Lombardy region

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This buzzing metropolis is Italy's heart of style and chic, offering travelers great shopping, historic sites, and superb cuisine.

Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, media, research, and tourism. The city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities. Milan's museums, theaters and landmarks, including the Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle and Leonardo da Vinci paintings such as The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attract over 9 million visitors annually. Milan – after Naples – is the second Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide.
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Things to do in and around Zurich

  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Zurich Street
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Zurich
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  • Basel view from Munster
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - castillo de Malromé, Gironde, 1901) Las dos amigas (c. 1894-1895)
  • Zurich sunrise
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  • zoo zurich
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  • Swiss National Museum in Zurich
  • Grossmunster Church, Zurich
  • Bern
  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
   
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Zurich

Switzerland, Zurich region

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The heart of Swiss commerce, finances, and academia, Zurich boasts museums, galleries, a buzzing nightlife, and a superb atmosphere.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is home to many churches and houses of the old town, the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse, as well as world-class museums, operas, and theater. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. Zurich offers a great deal of variety when it comes to night-time leisure. It is the host city of the world-famous Street Parade, which takes place in August every year. Zurich is known for its nightlife, offering a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
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Things to do in and around Munich

  • Christmas in Marienplatz
  • 284 Marienplatz is a central square in the city centre of Munich
  • EWR Süd VJ 101C in München
  • Composition (1962) - Bram Van Velde (1895 - 1981)
  • München Munich 308 Alte Pinakothek (5)
  • Zugspitzgebiet
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  • 29 Amalienburg, Munich, 7-01
  • Bavarian National Museum
  • BMW museum, Munich
  • 2012_05_18 481 Hamburg Reunion - Friday
  • Schlosspark Linderhof, Westpaterre
  • munich oct 2008 Residenz Antiquarium
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  • Partnachklamm
  • Wank
   
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Munich

Germany, Bavaria region

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Munich is a fabulous city, known for its rich history, culture, art, as well as modern amenities and great nightlife.

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. Since 2006, the city's motto has been "Munich loves you".
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Things to do in and around Vienna

  • On top of Vienna
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  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • The Belvedere
  • Hofburg, Vienna
  • Graz City Hall
  • The Danube Linz Austria
  • Schönbrunn Castle
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  • Liechtenstein Museum
  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere palace (Wien)
  • Baden, Austria
  • Tulln an der blauen Donau
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Karlskirche (panorama)
  • Vienna Upper Belvedere
  • Kremsmünster 6617
  • Stift Kremsmünster
   
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Vienna

Austria, Vienna region

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Vienna, the luxurious capital of Austria, has vibrant nightlife, contagiously joyful atmosphere and fascinating history.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Art, music, and culture hold a long tradition in Vienna. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses. Many concert venues offer shows for tourists, featuring highlights of Viennese music. There many museums in Vienna, and several of them are in the Museumsquartier. Architectural styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. A Vienna ball is an all-night cultural attraction. Major Viennese balls generally begin at 9 pm and last until 5 am, although many guests carry on the celebrations into the next day.
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Things to do in and around Prague

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prague
  • Prague Castle at sunset
  • Charles Bridge sunset
  • Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Prague.
  • Karlstejn Hrad 2
  • Plzeň
  • Old Town Square, Prague
  • Neruda Street. Prague. Calle Neruda. Praga
  • Bi-plane
  • Wenceslas Square - St. Nicholas, Malá Strana, Prague
  • Adrspach-Teplice
  • Hluboka castle
  • Nové Mesto
  • National Theatre, Prague
  • Prague
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  • liberec-dalen
   
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Prague

Czech Republic, Central Bohemian region

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The capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic, Prague boasts a magical cityscape, rich in history and culture.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Romanesque, to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.
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Things to do in and around Berlin

  • Berlin skyline
  • Berlin
  • Architektur im Scheunenviertel 6
  • Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at Dusk | Classic Germany Escorted Tour
  • Oranienstrasse
  • Müggelsee
  • spreewald
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  • Philharmonic concert hall (again)
  • Sony Center, Berlin
  • Tauentzien
  • Havelblick
  • Kloster Chorin
  • Kammermusiksaal
  • Kulturforum
  • Berlin - Bode Museum 02
  • Botanischer Garten | Botanical Gardens (2)
  • Grunewald
  • Fichtelgebirge 216
  • Egyptian Museum / Neues Museum
  • Zoológico de Berlim / Berlin Zoo
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  • Stück in Germany - Dresden After the Bombing, Way after the Bombing
  • bird's eye view of Leipzig city
   
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Berlin

Germany, Berlin region

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With rich history, vibrant nightlife, world-renowned cuisine, and amazing museums, there is something for everyone in Germany's capital.

Berlin is the capital city of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million people it is Germany's largest city. Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science, home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities and is host to many sporting events. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks, and an extremely high quality of living.
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Things to do in and around Hannover

  • Neues Rathaus
  • Hannovers Altstadt (Hannover, 10.2008)
  • Herrenhauser Gardens, Hannover
  • Das Wilhelm-Busch-Museum
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  • Hamburg
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  • Bielefeld anno 2011
   
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Hannover

Germany, The Fairy-Tale Road region

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Known as a city of commerce, Hannover does not disappoint with endless opportunities for culture, history, and nature.

Hanover, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony, Germany. Every year Hanover hosts the Oktoberfest Hannover, the second largest Oktoberfest in the world. One of the most famous sights is the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen. The Great Garden is an important European baroque garden. At the centre is Europe's highest garden fountain. The Berggarten is an important European botanical garden. The landmark of Hanover is the New Town Hall. A worldwide unique diagonal/arch elevator goes up the large dome to an observation deck. The Hanover Zoo is one of the most spectacular and best zoos in Europe.
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Things to do in and around Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam: Oude Zijde
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Stedelijk museum Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Utrecht sunset
  • Nine Streets area, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam: Oude Zijde
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Jordaan
  • Haarlem's St Bavo
  • View from the roof-top restaurant of Vroom & Dreesmann
  • Beguine Gardens, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht
  • Houses and houseboats on Herengracht
  • Five star selection-139
  • Zandvoort
   
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Amsterdam

Netherlands, North Holland region

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The Dutch capital retains its medieval charm along with historic buildings, rich culture, its iconic canals, and charming streets.

Amsterdam is the capital city of and most populous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and is home to more than one hundred kilometers of canals. Amsterdam has a rich architectural history, with buildings dating back to 1306. Amsterdam has many parks, open spaces, and squares throughout the city. Shops in Amsterdam range from large department stores such as De Bijenkorf founded in 18709, to small specialty shops. Home to many fascinating museums, the most important ones are located on the Museumplein.
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Things to do in and around Brussels

  • Mont des Arts Area Of Brussels
  • Belgium-6478 - Grand Place
  • Walking the streets of Brussels
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • Sunset at the Mont des Arts
  • City of Antwerp
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  • Serres de Laeken Bruxelles
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  • Belgique - Bruxelles - Océade
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  • Leuven, Belgium @ Dusk and Night
   
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Brussels

Belgium, Brussels-Capital region

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Belgium's capital is the seat of the EU and boasts a metropolitan cultural diversity, many historic curiosities, and great museums.

Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union. Brussels has grown from a 10C fortress town to a sizeable city. The architecture in Brussels is diverse, spanning from the medieval constructions on the Grand Place to the postmodern buildings of the EU institutions. Main attractions include the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Gothic town hall in the old centre, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Laeken. Another famous landmark is the Royal Palace. The city has had a renowned artist scene for many years. Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Latin Quarter
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Le Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
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  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
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  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Place des Vosges
  • Île St. Louis
  • Follies, Parc de la Villette (Tschumi), Paris / FR, 2013
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • Bord de Seine, Paris
  • Louvre the Grand
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Fontaines
  • day trip to chartres
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

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The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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Things to do in and around London

  • hdr parliament
  • Tower of London
  • Covent Garden
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • College Rooftops
  • Oxford Postcard
  • The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (London 2013)
  • Imperial War Museum
  • British Museum
  • Westminster Abbey at sunset
  • Brighton
  • White Cliffs of Dover, UK
  • London Street
  • Chelsea: King's Road
  • Buckingham Palace
  • V and A 2
  • Stonehenge
  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!
  • National Theatre
  • 'Sun-Kissed Glass' - Canary Wharf, London
  • London Eye - iPhone
  • Curve and Gothic Temple - Painshill
  • Town Centre
   
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London

United Kingdom, London region

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Steeped in history and royalty, the English capital is considered to be one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, its history going back to its founding by the Romans. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
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