Winter is coming and the 8th of December is national bank holiday in Spain so it is the perfect moment to escape from the routine and explore new places. At Fit 2 Trip we recommend you 5 cities in Europe that can be visited in a long weekend and are especially beautiful in winter.
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is one of the most fairytale-like cities in Europe, especially in the winter. Top sights in Copenhagen include Tivoli Amusement Park, Christiansborg Palace, and Rosenborg Castle. You can go to the 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district of Nyhavn, or do some shopping in the area of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. You can also walk around and eat cheap at Christiania, an intentional community and commune of about 850 to 1,000 residents, covering 7.7 hectares in the borough of Christianshavn in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen.
2. Reykjavik, Iceland
In the capital of Iceland you can visit the modern cathedral of Hallgrímskirkja, which is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country. You can also visit Reykjavik Art Museum and Sun Voyager, a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the sun. One of the things that make Reykjavik special is its many outdoor geothermal swimming pools. Every pool is unique, so you can try as many as you want.
3. Edinburgh, Scotland
Admire the contrast of the Old Town, a bustling area of centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys and the elegant New Tow, where Georgian townhouses line the broad avenues and open squares. Go to St Giles’ Cathedral and Queen Elizabeth II official residence: The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Visit Edinburgh Castle, a spectacular old fortress of the 11th century with city views. 1 mile from the castle you will find Arthur’s Seat, which is is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh.
4. Vienna, Austria
Explore the imperial palace of Hofburg and admire the views from St Stephen’s Cathedral. Go around the open-air Naschmarkt, built in the 16th century, to taste Vienna’s diverse cuisine. Eat Mozart Kugel. Get lost in its traditional christmas markets. Ride the 200ft tall Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, built in 1897, to see Vienna from the top. You can also see a puppet show at the historic Marionette Theatre, or go on a cruise in the Danube.
5. Strasbourg, France
Head to the open terrace of barrage Vauban to a have a good view of the city and La petite France, considered part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Cathedral of our Lady of Strasbourg and stare at the famous Astronomical clock which is located inside the Cathedral. Visit the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and cruise the canals when the sun goes down. After a long day you can relax at the Hamman et traditions spa, and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting.
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