The best travel destinations for a short trip

Big Metropolises are not longer our favourite travel destination for a short trip. Here are the best secret tips for a long weekend without mass tourism!

Nature in North Rhine-Westphalia

Big cities like Cologne, Düsseldorf or Dortmund are not the only places to visit in NRW. The best way to escape the stress of everyday life is to go hiking on the tree yoga-trails in Horn-Bad Meinberg and in the Teutoburger Forest. Displays along the trail show yoga exercises to get you stretchy!

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Stroll along the streets of Strasbourg

Experience the german and french influences in magical Strasbourg. Take a walk through districts like La Petite France and Grande-Île or enjoy a beautiful view over the streets from the platform of the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

Culinary delights in Brighton

Picturesque landscape, good food and vintage shopping – the city in Sussex has a lot to offer. Especially the seafood-restaurants are a culinary highlight. As an alternative, fish and chips are always a good idea, as well as a visit to the Brighton Palace Pier in the heart of the city.

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Find peace at the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea, with its quiet beaches and small cities, is a popular destination. Visit Arnis an der Schlei, the smallest town in Germany with only seven streets, idyllic rose bushes and white benches or Greifswald with its historical city centre.

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Hunt for a treasure in Utrecht

Utrecht is not only called a “better Amsterdam” but really is a competition for the dutch capital. The art project “Trajectum Lumen” lights up the city and and shows us the most important attractions, like the Cathedral of Utrecht. You shouldn’t miss the small shops and flea-markets, where you can find vintage-treasures and antiques.

Culture in Hamburg

Maritime feeling, a lot of parks and a rich cultural program: Hamburg is one of the ten cities in the world most worth living in. Get to now the city by boat or do stand-up paddling on the Alster. Another tip would be to visit the Elbphilharmonie, the worlds best concert hall.

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It doesn’t matter whether you want to be in the nature, visit a town or both – in any case we won’t rush through big metropolises on our next trip!

 

This article is partly based on an article in Vogue
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