The most beautiful and worth seeing capitals in Europe
As with every ranking, the eye of the beholder is also important when it comes to the list of the most beautiful European capitals in Europe. Anyone looking for new goals can always find inspiration here. Here is an overview of popular cities in Europe that are worth a visit.
900,000 cyclists are regularly on the road in the Dutch capital. Everyone drives past 8 863 centuries old houses. 180 different nationalities live in the city and the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are absolutely world class. There are 32 markets, an infinite number of cultural events and 2,500 houseboats on 165 channels that provide that special Amsterdam feeling.
Either because Emperor Karl had the castle towers gilded or because all sandstone towers appear golden in the light of the sun, the Czech capital Prague is called the “Golden City”.
There are plenty of sights here: the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, which, with its crooked alleys, is reminiscent of Kafka’s novels. The famous astronomical clock beats the coming hour for all visitors – because there is so much to see here.
Paris – Mon Amour: Paris is the city of light and love – now also a city without smoking and smelly car traffic. The reason is the new 2.5-kilometer promenade on the left bank of the Seine. The French mayor banned the traffic between the Musée d’Orsay and the Pont de l’Alma – to the delight of Parisians and their visitors.
“Vienna, Vienna, only you alone, should always be the city of my dreams! Where the old houses are, where the lovely girls go… ”
Nothing is more beautiful than this Viennese song that makes Vienna what it is: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Naschmarkt, Prater, Burgtheater, Schönbrunn – and above all the unique “Wiener Schmäh”.
Lisbon, the proud capital of Portugal, is situated on seven hills. Downhill and uphill through the city with the old, blue, Moorish tiles to the castle ruin Castelo de São Jorge, the Jerónimos monastery or the Belem discovery monument. Up here you can take the time-honored city cable cars Elevador da Gloria and Elevador da Bica.
The absolute highlights of the Latvian capital are the Art Nouveau buildings with their mysterious facades – mouths, Medusa heads and demonic grimaces fascinate their viewers. The old Hanseatic city has been a UNESCO World Heritage site for almost ten years because hardly any other city can boast such a “high-quality collection of Art Nouveau buildings”.
Rome – Italy’s capital on the banks of the Tiber: The Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain are world-famous. At the same time, film artworks such as “One Heart and One Crown” with the incomparable Audrey Hepburn or Federico Fellini’s “La dolce vita” shape Rome’s image of many people. Nobody will be disappointed – the quote “See and die Rome”, which is actually based on Naples, aptly describes the fascination of the “Eternal City”.
The capital of Great Britain is the largest city in the EU with around 7.5 million inhabitants.
Guard lift in front of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, Tower 42, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square – the list of sightseeing highlights is endless. In addition, the London Eye or Carnaby Street stand for total shopping and lots of “swinging London”.
“Venice of the North” describes the magic of the Swedish capital in the archipelago. The time-honored Stockholm with Gamla Stan and the King’s Castle is just as fascinating as the modern, young Stockholm as the center of Swedish education and culture – and nowhere is the density of young, happy people as great as in the party zones in Kungsholmen and Södermalm or at cultural events in the futuristic globes arena.
Hungary’s capital on the middle course of the Danube consists of the districts Obuda, Pest and Buda. Budapest has 1.7 million inhabitants, whose silhouette is shaped by the famous neo-Gothic parliament building. There are a thousand attractions – the baths are outstanding, the beneficial effects of which the ancient Romans already appreciated.