Top Cities to Visit in Europe
Oh my goodness! The top cities in Europe? Are you kidding me?
Ordinarily, it wouldn’t even occur to me to write an article like this. But, I just saw an article by CNTraveler about their top ten cities to visit in Europe, and it got me thinking. (A term I use quite loosely here.)
Now, I don’t have the resources that they have, nor have I visited as many places as they, and their legion of writers, have. But, I think I can come up with a pretty decent list.
And, with your help and input, I’ll bet we can come up with an outstanding list of top cities to visit in Europe.
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Let’s start with CNTraveler’s list first to see if there are any that we can agree with;-) One thing you are bound to notice, our list of top cities to visit in Europe is mainly smaller cities.
Our List (All Nice and Ordered Alphabetically)
Why the blanks? Because we are hoping to get your ideas to add to the list. (Oh.. Okay… I admit that we don’t visit that many really big cities. We like places that maybe others haven’t visited yet.)
And, maybe replace one or two of the others. But, they better be good and have enough votes to jump the queue.
Indicates cities that we have been to. And, are able to confirm, that yes, CNTraveler readers made an outstanding choice.
This little city, and the surrounding area, is without a doubt, one of our absolute favorite places and top cities to visit in Europe. We often talk about when we can possibly return. More on Annecy.
Oh, come on! You had to know that Amsterdam would be on the list. Is there a more vibrant city on the continent?
But this place just feels so right for a bicycle loving, beer drinking, history loving traveler. And, you don’t need to be a bicycle fanatic like me. But, it helps.
A lovely little, inviting, city, that has been left behind in a time warp. This city, that has been compared to Venice, offers visitors a great blend of history and architecture, great Belgian beer and chocolate, and, no matter what the movie says, a great time.
We had a great four days here, and it’s why we think it should be on any list of top cities to visit in Europe, and find it hard to believe that you won’t too. More on Bruges.
What? Water again? And, canals? And, yes bicycles, too.
Though I couldn’t get them both in an image. There are, of course, other reasons for Copenhagen to make the list.
As a hereditary Viking, Copenhagen tugs at my Viking heart. And, besides, it has so much to see and do.
Great food has become a big part of the city. Oh… just go, already! More on Copenhagen.
Oh yes! Munich had to make the list.
I’d be shunned if I didn’t. My mom is from here, I spent a good amount of time here as a child, and I still have family here.
And, other than that, it is a super place to visit. Lots of things to see and do, great food, fun people, close to the great outdoors and many beautiful lakes.
For sure on of the top cities to visit in Europe!
The ancient city of Nimes was a complete surprise to us. Aside from the remnants of the Roman empire, we knew little about it.
But, we found an exciting town with an exuberant café life, and great southern France ambiance and cuisine.
I just could not leave Paris off our list! After all, we make it a point to end each Europe trip there, and will be there again in a few weeks.
So, I would be remiss if I didn’t share the City of Lights as one of our top cities to visit in Europe.
We spent two days in Strasbourg wandering picturesque Le Petit France, wandering the canal (there’s that C word again!), visiting the fabulous cathedral, and drinking good beer. Well, in truth that was me, not Jo.
Oh… and eating great food that is a mixture of French cuisine and German cuisine. Mouthwatering!
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