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Seven Thrifty Trip Tips: Visiting Vienna on a Budget

November 1, 2020

A stroll through Schönbrunn Palace followed by a Wiener schnitzel in the city centre and a trip to a coffee house: You’ve got to reach deep into your wallet to do the most popular things in Vienna. If you look carefully, though, you’ll find that there are a number of free and affordable activities available for you to explore Vienna and see it from a different perspective. Whether it’s a stroll through the botanic garden and castle park at Belvedere, a meal at Deewan, the Pakistani “pay what you want” restaurant, or seeing the free Sunday showing of Tatort (a German TV police crime drama) at the Top Kino and Schikaneder cinemas: In Vienna, you can still do a lot with a little. Check out our seven budget-friendly highlights:

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Barcelona en Bicicleta — Exploring Catalonia’s Capital by Bike

December 9, 2019

Over 200 km of biking paths make their way through Barcelona, and you can easily reach many interesting places on a day trip by bike, given how close everything is. Needless to say, the conditions are perfect for exploring the Catalonian capital by bike. There are even guided tours offered to small groups. Of course, you can also check out the city on your own and at your own pace. Off we go!

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Discovering Dublin on Foot

December 2, 2019

If you want to get to know Dublin, then take a page from James Joyce, and explore this vibrant city on the Liffey on foot. The bronze statue at the corner of Earl Street North and O’Connell Street shows Joyce nonchalantly propped up against his cane, casually cross-legged, his hat tipped to one side as he gazes into the distance. As you stroll along, you’ll experience the city from a flâneur’s perspective, drifting through the streets of Dublin like Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s "Ulysses."

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Munich on a Budget: 8 Tips for a City Trip on the Cheap

November 4, 2019

Munich is snobby, pricey, and uppity — The Bavarian capital certainly doesn’t have it easy, with so many prejudices to overcome. Nevertheless, once you look past all the socialites, the wildness of Oktoberfest, and the horrendous rent prices, you’ll find a Munich that is spontaneous, creative, and above all, easy on the wallet.

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Like a Local — 6 Insider Tips for Your City Break to Venice

September 30, 2019

The watery city of Venice, also known as La Serenissima (The Most Serene), is spread across more than 100 islands in a lagoon. These islands are connected to each other with around 435 bridges. Masses of tourists come every year to see its romantic canals and numerous cultural sightseeing attractions. We’ll help you feel like a local in this crowded city and reveal highlights that you’ll find off the typical tourist paths.

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5 Reasons to Take a City Break in Tirana

August 26, 2019

It’s not on everybody’s bucket list, but without a doubt, it’s an exciting destination to discover: Albania’s capital, Tirana, is bursting with socialist style, grey prefabs and modern buildings designed by wild architects. And there’s even more to discover than you might think at first. Get inspired by this city on the move, full of energy as it turns its back on the once-communist regime of the past. But be careful and try not to get lost while you’re here: Not all streets in Tirana have names. Here are five reasons you definitely won’t want to miss Tirana!

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10 Tourist Traps You Should Avoid in Rome

May 2, 2019

Hardly any other city has as many antique buildings and sightseeing attractions as Rome: Every year, millions of visitors make their way to the Italian capital to see the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. When travelling to Rome, you’ll witness the contrasting combination of the hustle and bustle in Centro Storico and the locals that live according to the motto “Il dolce far niente” (“sweet idleness”). To help make you feel like a real Roman, you’ll want to avoid the following tourist traps.

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The Top 7 Things to Do on Your Stockholm City Trip

April 5, 2019

Stockholm is the “Venice of the North”! Built on 14 islands, the city’s beautiful backdrop of impressive buildings and glittering waterways is worth a visit all year round. Here are 7 highlights that await you in Stockholm that you won’t want to miss on your city trip.