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European City-Break: Where To?  
User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1922 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Hello!!

I want to take the girlfriend on a short city break. We are flying from either London Stanted or Luton as she lives in the UK for a year.

Any good tips on nice cities? I want to visit some city outside the usual Barcelona, Nice thing.

Thanks for the help!!

Cheers!


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4697 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Prague is a beautifull city, and I think there are some good low cost connections there. Just beware of the pickpockets tho.


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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

I flew on Ryanair from CLR to Pisa - nice city for a weekend, close to Florence, too, if you want to combine. And perfect weatherwise, good food etc.

Regards,
Peter



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User currently offlineCragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

I say Berlin!! Awesome city with loads to do.

You could also do Prague or Riga as they are both cheap destinations.



User currently offlineReady4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

My first choice is Amsterdam - but I guess that's not actually going away for you!  Wink/being sarcastic I love that place.

I agree with JRadier, Prague is a really good break - I recommend it.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Barcelona! It was the last European City I visited on a short break and I found it fantastic.. Nowhere I have been quite captured the atmosphere there, not in Europe at least. It is a beautiful city that is easy to get around, is friendly with great food and good accomodation. I would recommend Barcelona over any other European City!

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

All the aforementioned places are far too touristy for my liking, so I'd choose somewhere less so, like VLC, OPO, BFS, TRN, SZG (a bit touristy, but the city itself wouldn't be busy during the off-season), LIG, FNI, etc. My next trip, after VLC, will certainly be LIG - a town considered to be the 'real France' and which is not - yet - spoilt by tourism.


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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

I completely agree with EGDD about Barcelona! I am madly in love with that city, highly recommended.

Prague I heard is very nice too, and don't forget Poland!

Cheers

MIAspotter



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Is Wannsee open 365 days a year in Berlin?


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Sure it is, I wouldn't recommend taking a bath on days like this, though.  Smile


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User currently offlineTobi3334 From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Hi

I recommend you Munich. I was there two times and I like it a lot, especially in the summer. Nice parks and nice bars there and many nice buildings from the past.

Please feel free to ask me if you need further informations.

Greetings
Tobi


User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1922 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Ready4Pushbak,

I love Amsterdam aswell, but I'm born there and I've lived there for 22 years! But I still enjoy a weekend over there!

I now live in Groningen, which is a lot smaller than Amsterdam, but very, very nice! I'm not that old and the city is crowded with nice (female) students...

To bad, there's now LCC service to Lisbon. Been there once and it's stuck in my memory to be a nice place.

Anyone out there ever been to Madrid? How's that?

Thanks for all the help so far!

Cheers!



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User currently offlineReady4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Never been, but I've heard alot of really good things about it. A couple of my mates would recommend Madrid.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Well, since LifelinerOne explicitly excluded Barcelona, things are getting a bit difficult.

Smaller, not so wellknown cities: Freiburg im Breisgau, Aix en Provence, Ljiubliana and many Italian cities.

Midsize: How about Vienna with a daytrip to Budapest? Florence? Lisbon? Barcelona? Big grin

Big: Rome! Paris! Berlin (?). Edit: Never been to Madrid, but heard only good things. Some say Barcelona's better.

[Edited 2005-01-10 20:21:21]


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Why not try Newcastle and combine it with a trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh also? Newcastle for the shopping/drinks etc, Edinburgh for all the touristic stuff and Glasgow just for the hell of it?  Big grin


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Glasgow just for the hell of it

For the hell of what? To drive over to Loch Lommond (which indeed is nice)? Big grin



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

NoUFO, Loch Lomond was only good because Take The High Road was filmed there  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1922 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Well, since LifelinerOne explicitly excluded Barcelona, things are getting a bit difficult.

Well, Barcelona is nice, but we've been there, done that... Big grin

Cheers!

Anton.



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Prague was cheap, and picturesque but I don't particularly recommend it. I'd go to Venice or Paris personally.

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

I also recommend Munich. I really love that city, Olympic Park is nice to walk around on a nice sunny day.

A little off topic, has anyone been to Florence? Whats it like? I ask because I am actually going to live in Florence for a year, yet I have no idea what the place is like - I have been thinking about taking a city break there.

Adam


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

If you looking to go away and have a great time, the nightlife in Bratislava is meant to be awesome, and is very very cheap, also Budapest and Warsaw, easyJet got a sale on at the moment and all 3 destinations are £24.98 return!! Be quick though sale ends midnight tonight!!

Glenn



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

You should fly to BSL from STN or LTN and then either visit Basel (lots of nice buildings, large variety of museums and other cultural stuff) or go to the nearby beautiful Black Forest in Germany. Or you can visit some parts of Alsace/France, it's a very nice region. What about "route du vin", it's a street that goes all the way through the wine villages and you could stop everywhere to try it out Big grin

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

RJ100: If Black Forest than please don't forget to visit Freiburg (at the risk of repeating myself).

BA757: It's a beautiful city in the heart of Tuscany, nice architecture from the Renaissance but less nightlife than bigger cities such as Milan. It's nice to climb on one of the surroundig hills and watch the sun set. I think, you'll like it there.



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User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

- Stockholm. Really laidback and very beautifull.
- Berlin. Interesting, busy & big.
- Barcelona. Yes, it's where everyone goes to, but it has a reason.


User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1922 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Stockholm. Really laidback and very beautifull.

Yes, it is... But I had waaaay much nicer times in Stockholm when I was single... I can't remember a city where there were so many pretty girls.

Ahhhh... Stockholm.... Big grin

Cheers!



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25 Christa : STN-EDI-CWL-BFS-STN That way you can visit all the capital cities of the UK.. I can assure you that both Cardiff and Edinburgh are really good places
26 BAViscount : Doesn't look as though anyone's mentioned Tallinn, Estonia yet (unless I read the responses so fast that I missed it!). I spent three days in the Esto
27 Neder99 : Reykjavik! Iceland Express fly there twice daily from STN. At least it's original... "honey, we're going to Iceland for the weekend!". Doesn't sound b
28 Post contains images Andz : Prague, Budapest, and my favourite place in all of Europe: Freiburg im Breisgau. Take the cable car up Schauinsland or the train to Titisee, lots of n
29 Post contains links and images BCNGRO : I completely agree with Neder99! Reykjavik is a great choice! It's beautiful, original, and you can fly from STN. But better go there in spring or sum
30 AMS : Why not going to Dublin for a couple of days!, enjoy the Irish Pubs, Restaurants and the Irish Nature! Regards, AMS
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