4 European Port Cities You Can’t Miss
These 4 European Port Cities should be found on everyone’s bucket list of places you can’t miss.
Are you considering European cruises in the upcoming year? Whether you are a connoisseur of art, music, history, or fine wine, a cruise to Europe offers a way to fully immerse yourself into the past and present cultures of the many charming European destinations. European cruises offer the traveler the opportunity to view vastly different landscapes and breathtaking cities and architecture. Walk cobbled streets, visit and view castles and grandiose buildings, dine on authentic cuisine, shop in quaint villages, and be impressed by historic landmarks and ancient ruins.
The majestic Hofburg Palace was home to a number of emperors until 1918. Today, several museums are housed in the palace, all of which are open to the public. Kunsthistorisches Art Museum is huge and its exhaustive content includes works that focus on ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art. The Museum’s architecture is a big draw for many visitors. Visit Sigmund Freud’s flat at Berggasse 19 where he practiced until he left Vienna in 1939 and went to London to escape the Nazis. The most popular shopping district is Mariahilferstraße. If you visit during the winter you can check out the amazing Christmas Markets. This city, known for its Baroque cityscape, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the beautiful State Opera House among other points of interest. Vienna is also famous for it’s cafes where you can enjoy a rich cup of local Viennese coffee.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague lies in the heart of Europe and is a rich economic and cultural center. The city is home to a distinctive culture, a fascinating history, and exquisite architecture. The Charles Bridge is one of the outstanding landmarks of this popular river port city. Charming and quaint cobbled alleyways take you around the Prague Castle complex (UNESCO World Heritage site). View the beautiful Gothic-style architecture of the St. Vitus Cathedral before going on to Old Town. You’ll pass by the Prague Orloj (the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world). You may opt instead to take a boat ride along the Mala Strana neighborhood to Kampa Island. Sail peacefully alongside the swans before heading back to your ship. Prague is an amazing city; ancient, romantic, modern, and cosmopolitan. It is everything that makes it a perfect place to visit on your European cruise.
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