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Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

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Looking for vacation ideas? And so that the trip doesn't take forever? We have put together a selection of interesting destinations for you. Read on to find out where to go for the weekend.

Gdansk, Poland

Locals often call it a triple city. It is located on the Baltic Sea coast. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The most comfortable water temperature is in July. And the swimming season ends in August. If you are planning to sunbathe and swim, it is better to make it in this period of time.

You can choose apartments near the sea or in neighboring Gdynia and Sopot.

What to see in the city:

  • St. Mary's Church - the largest brick church on earth.
  • Neptune's Fountain. It stands on the main square and is a symbol of Gdansk.
  • The Big Tower. A historic lighthouse that offers great views of the surrounding area.
Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

Vilnius, Lithuania

The largest city and one of the most beautiful in the country. The most famous landmarks are located here - the Upper and Lower Castles. There is also a distinctive neighborhood known as the "Republic of Užupis". It has its own constitution, anthem, bishop, and even president. Its symbol is a bronze sculpture of an angel.

There are many observation decks here. By the way, one 165-meter-high TV tower houses the Milky Way restaurant. You won't believe it, but the floor of the restaurant makes a complete revolution in 55 minutes. This way you can see a panoramic view.

Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

Riga, Latvia

Here you should explore the majestic Riga Cathedral, the famous Dome Gate and picturesque neighborhoods. Also, take a walk along the streets of Alberta iela and Elizabetes iela. Admire the graceful facades decorated with wrought iron, stained glass and sculptures.

You can also walk along the Daugava River embankment and take a boat ride.

The best time to visit is in spring or summer.

Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

Krakow, Poland

The city is located on the banks of the Vistula River. More than 1200 monuments of different architectural styles are concentrated here - from the Middle Ages to the modern times.

The Market Square is one of the largest in Europe. Its condition and appearance have not changed since 1257. Here you can see the Town Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, and Cloth Rows. By the way, you can have dinner or lunch here in a restaurant or pub accompanied by street musicians. This is a favorite place for tourists.

Be sure to visit Kazimierz, a former Jewish neighborhood. There are as many as 7 synagogues here. Two of them are working now.

Also go to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The memorial complex contains memorial messages in 20 languages.

Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

Vienna, Austria

Here you can taste culinary delights, visit branded shops, relax in nature, and see art and history monuments.

Be sure to visit the Vienna Zoo. It is located on the territory of the palace and park complex. It is home to many rare and unusual species of animals.

What to do in the evening? Go to the local opera. It impresses not only with its program but also with its appearance. By the way, the prices are high, but you can buy cheaper tickets for standing seats a few hours before the performance.

And in Belvedere, you can feel like a part of the royal family. The amazing landscapes and architecture will make a great photo op.

In the evening, be sure to take a walk through the museum district. Exhibitions, art performances, and fashion shows are often held here.

By the way, you can watch modern stars in the wax house.

Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

Brussels, Belgium

You won't believe it, but the biggest celebrity in the city and the whole kingdom is a statue of a peeing boy. Today it has 650 costumes from different countries.

You can feel the spirit of London in the Grand Place. Old buildings decorated with sculptures, columns, and ornaments rise here. Interestingly, each of the buildings has a name.

For influential people it is a place for official events, for tourists it is just another museum. In the mirror room of the royal castle, the ceiling is decorated with scarab beetle wings. And in the imperial living room there are 11 golden pots with flowers in them. They symbolize the country's provinces.

An interesting fact: The King's House has changed its purpose several times. At one time it housed a bakery warehouse, a prison, a tax office, and the residence of the Dukes of Brabant.

Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg Gate is the capital's hallmark. They are the most commonly seen in photos. And, of course, the open-air gallery on the East Side. After the wall fell, more than 100 artists gathered here at once. They painted pictures dedicated to peace and love.

There is also an island with five world-famous exhibition buildings.

To have a picnic, go to the park. It is located near the local cathedral.

Weekend in Europe: the most convenient routes to neighboring countries

If remote cities in Europe don't appeal to you, go to the nearest locations. Have a nice weekend!

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