46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vasteras, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly
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Visby, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly to Stockholm Bromma, Drive to Orebro
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Orebro, Sweden
— 1 night
Train
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly to Kiruna Airport, Drive to Abisko
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Abisko, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly
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Umea, Sweden
— 1 night
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Uppsala, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Vasteras, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll around Tyresta National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet, then get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Stockholm is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Stockholm. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Stockholm to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vasteras.
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Vasteras, Sweden — 4 nights

Västerås is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100km west of Stockholm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kyrkbacken and Romme Alpin. Explore Vasteras' surroundings by going to Verket (in Avesta) and Wild Sweden (in Skinnskatteberg). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Aktivt Uteliv Bjornogarden and don't miss a visit to Vallby Open Air Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Vasteras day trip website.

Traveling by car from Stockholm to Vasteras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Vasteras sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Visby.
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Visby, Sweden — 1 night

Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tofta strand.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Visby trip planner.

You can fly from Vasteras to Visby in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vasteras in December since evenings lows in Visby dip to 0°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orebro.
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Orebro, Sweden — 1 night

Örebro is a city with 115,765 inhabitants, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden. To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Orebro trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Visby to Orebro in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Visby in December, plan for little chillier nights in Orebro, with lows around -3°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 2 nights

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gothenburg trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Orebro to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Orebro in December, expect Gothenburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Malmo.
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Malmo, Sweden — 1 night

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
On the 12th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Skrylle Nature reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Allhelgonakyrkan, then take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, and finally relax in the rural setting at Katrinetorp.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Malmo day trip website.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Malmo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Malmo, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Rosenborg Castle. There's still lots to do: try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Christiania, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, and take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.
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Odense, Denmark — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Svanninge Bjerge, then identify plant and animal life at Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg, and then admire the striking features of Kramboden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch some excitement at Odense Skydivingcenter and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Odense attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Rathausmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Odense to Hamburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 1 night

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Bremer Rathaus, then make a trip to Marktplatz, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lamberti Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ubersee-Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Bremer Geschichtenhaus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bremen online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hamburg to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Bremen sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 21st (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

You can take a train from Bremen to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague travel tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and finally stroll around Theresienwiese. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally make a trip to Mariensaule.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich holiday planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), then make a trip to Fountain of Justice, and finally make a trip to Roemerberg.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Frankfurt when traveling from Munich in December, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maastricht.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands — 1 night

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, don't miss a visit to MergelRijk, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Maastricht trip planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Maastricht takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands — 1 night

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, and then find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kaatsheuvel day trip site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. December in Kaatsheuvel sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Witte de Withstraat, explore the world behind art at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rotterdam day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of British Library, then hit the slopes at The Snow Centre, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Abisko.
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Abisko, Sweden — 1 night

Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland and then take in the pleasant sights at Trollsjon.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Abisko online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Abisko. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Abisko due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Abisko hover around -1°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Umea.
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Umea, Sweden — 1 night

Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Umea trip planner.

Fly from Abisko to Umea in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Abisko in January, things will get little chillier in Umea: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Uppsala.
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Uppsala, Sweden — 2 nights

Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hemlingby friluftsomrade and Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan Gavle. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, play a few rounds at Uppsala Fotbollsgolf, stroll around Stadstradgarden, and see the interesting displays at Biotopia - Biologiska Museet.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uppsala trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Umea to Uppsala in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Uppsala is somewhat warmer than Umea - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Vasteras.
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Vasteras, Sweden — 5 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kokpunkten Water park and Bondtorget. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vasteras: Romme Alpin (in Borlange), Verket (in Avesta) and Wild Sweden (in Skinnskatteberg). Enjoy Vasteras some more: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hubbo Kyrka, grab your bike and head to Aktivt Uteliv Bjornogarden, and get to know the fascinating history of Kyrkbacken.

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Traveling by car from Uppsala to Vasteras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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