With the glistening cities and the rich history, European cities are some of the best tourist attractions in the world. Despite all the publicity on most of Europe, there are still some hidden jewels that have not yet reached the public eye.
Central Europe has some really amazing cities that would satisfy any tourist and fun-seeker. Of all the great central Europe cities, here are the four most amazing ones that should definitely make part of your European bucket list.
1. Zermatt (Switzerland)
While Switzerland is by no means an unknown tourist paradise, there are still some overlooked cities that should be on the top of your list. Zermatt is one such town. Initially an agricultural town, it is now a beautiful attraction site right at the foot of the country´s highest peak.
If you are looking to completely escape city life and experience the country, then Zermatt should make your bucket list. It is prohibited to used combustion engines in the town which leaves the air pure and fresh.
The greatest attraction is obviously the lush mountains and the great slopes for skiing. The town is also the starting point for some of the most amazing hiking trips on the Swiss Alps.
2. Graz (Austria)
Graz offers a true portrait of the old European days. The city still boasts a ton of old buildings that were constructed centuries ago. An interesting fact about the city is that it was once the European capital of culture. The Kunsthaus Graz is an iconic building in the city that is commemorative of this achievement.
The Altstadt von Graz is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the best preserved old European towns and is open to the public.
For anyone who truly wants to experience the European culture, ancient and present, Graz is must-see.
3. Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
This landlocked country is so small that most people in the world have never heard of it. Vaduz, the capital of this country, is arguably the most beautiful city you will ever visit. It is surrounded by glamorous hills that can be seen from miles away.
Standing atop a hill and overlooking the city is the Vaduz Castle. It is the home of the Prince and can be seen from any place in the city. While you cannot get into the castle, you can still visit the Prince´s vineyards and have a sip of his wine.
The river Rhine, an important European landmark, forms the boundary between Liechtenstein and Switzerland. It is quickly accessible from the Vaduz for the nature-lovers.
4. Budapest (Hungary)
Without question the biggest city on this list, Budapest is one of the most diverse cities in Europe. Formerly under Roman rule, the city shares a lot with other Italian towns and cities. The iconic Danube river passed right through this humongous city.
The Parliament building is one of the largest man-made structures and is a popular spot for tourists. Other interesting spots include the Buda Castle and Gellert Hill. There are more than enough monuments with deep histories to keep you busy while in the city.
Right in the middle of the Danube River is a 2.5 kilometer long park for those looking to escape the city´s activities. Just as with other large cities, you will not get bored of all that Budapest has to offer.