In many European cities, lovers find numerous romantic corners to experience beautiful moments together. Whether it is for a honeymoon, wedding or just a long weekend with the partner, the following cities will make a perfect romantic holiday.
If you want to walk on the romantic trails of love, Verona is just the right city for you. Even Romeo and Juliet have found their true love here. Admire one of the opera festivals in Verona’s Roman amphitheater and let yourself be swept away by the small streets and squares and the Italian atmosphere.
The metropolis of Paris has long been considered the city of love. And not without reason: couples enjoy long walks through the long avenues or along the Seine as well as a visit to the typical French restaurants and cafes. There are also many city tours that can be done such as those found on The Paris Guy.
The Venetian lagoon city is probably one of the best known and most popular destinations for lovers. Is there anything more romantic than sailing through the canal labyrinth with your loved one and letting yourself drift on foot through winding lanes over large and small bridges?
Even if Venice is known as a year-round destination, it is not as crowded during the winter months as in summer. All year round, there are many things to do; you can have a gondola ride through the canals and have a rest in the small cafes. If you prefer traveling, rummage through the narrow streets and stroll over some of the over 400 bridges. Explore the city at night or early in the morning, so get a (rare) view of a deserted St. Mark’s Square! Italian flair is guaranteed in Venice.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most popular in Europe, and not without reason! The golden city not only scores points with its more than 1000-year-old history and picturesque old town, but also its location in the gentle hilly landscape along the Vltava River contributes to this. In addition, you will find here the world’s largest closed castle complex (Prague Castle) on the hill Hradschin.
In Prague, you can also enjoy the character and quirks of the city; look for the baroque and gothic elements that shape the cityscape for the most part. You should not miss the typical sights. These include the Charles Bridge – one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe -, Wenceslas Square, the Old Town Square, and the Prague subway.
Ljubljana offers a fairy-tale atmosphere for couples in love: numerous avenues, coffee houses and also the Medieval Castle far away from the tourist bustle give the Slovenian metropolis a romantic flair.
Whether it’s a ride in a carriage through the medieval streets of Vienna, a stroll through Schoenborn Palace Park or sipping Viennese coffee in one of the many Viennese coffee houses – the Austrian capital is definitely a hotspot among the romantic cities of the world.
Also worth a visit in Lisbon. Characterized by a medieval cityscape, narrow streets and tiled facades, the center of the city, the Baixa, invites you for a romantic walk.
As the capital and seat of the kingdom of Belgium, with the medieval city center, the magnificent avenues and countless splendid churches, castles, and palaces, Brussels is the ideal place for a romantic weekend for two.
The ancient Roman Forum puts onlookers in a bygone era. If you and your lover find historic sites fascinating, then you should spend Valentine’s Day in Rome. Because there you will not only find one or two historically impressive monuments but a whole hand full. Stroll through the Roman Forum, or throw a coin into the water at the Trevi Fountain for happiness. Admire the splendidly lit Coliseum in the evening and explore the smallest independent state in the world – the Vatican City.
Anyone who wanders through Rome will feel like in the exhibition halls of a vast open-air museum. For Valentine’s Day, Rome shows its quiet side and offers you at the same time the benefits of the off-season.
If your gaze falls from a bridge down onto a boat-lined canal and at least one bike leans against that bridge, you can almost be sure you are in Amsterdam! At 58%, more than half of the citizens of Amsterdam cycle daily through the streets of the Dutch capital. In addition to this sustainable way of life, the city also stands for cultural character.
Lovers who are interested in culture and history are in the best hands here. There are 75 museums, many of which enjoy global recognition. Among other things, the Dutch National Museum, which is dedicated to the arts, crafts, and history. And if you want to have a break from the knowledge acquisition, opt for a romantic boat trip one of the many canals. Especially in the evening time, when the lights come on, this is simply enchanting.
The location of Lake Zurich, which flows through the city, make Zurich a popular attraction. Here vacationers will find everything their heart desires. Hiking fans and mountain bikers will get their money’s worth as they will be able to spend their energy on selected trails. Swimming in the lake or river is also possible, and you can also enjoy the view from the outdoor pool over the entire city along with some Swiss beer!
In the very south of Croatia, the pearl of the Adriatic awaits you! It is particularly suitable for those who want to combine the mix of sun, crystal clear sea and culture. Dubrovnik unites the most beautiful sides of Croatia in a small space. No wonder that the scenery is used again and again for film shoots such as Game of Thrones.
The impressive fortress wall also supports the many narrow streets. Particularly recommended are the church of St. Blaise, the patron saint of the city, as well as the cathedral of Dubrovnik.
Last but not least: Marseille! This city is located on the coast of France Marseille is an absolute highlight! Enjoy the relaxed, maritime-Mediterranean flair of the city and let yourself be enchanted. After Paris, the second largest city in France Marseille was once the winner of the European Capital of Culture.