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Could anyone recommend a nice city to visit, for say 4 days it must...

 

Be in Europe

I must not have been there before

Not be hot, so Spain, Portugal and Italy are right out

Be historic

Not be in the British Isles

 

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Not trying to be lazy, but wouldn't it be best to shin down to your nearest Travel Agents for this sort of thing? You can pick up brochures on this sort of thing for free, get advice and other such things. Yeah, they will try to flog you a holiday, but you can make up an excuse and leg it you want.

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Historic places in Belgium... let's see... Gent and Brugge are the best, I think.

 

* Be in Europe -- Yup!

* I must not have been there before -- mellow.gif

* Not be hot, so Spain, Portugal and Italy are right out -- No need to worry about the heat

* Be historic -- Yes sirie!

* Not be in the British Isles -- Yup agin.

 

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How about:

- Low countries: Amsterdam, the places Haken mentioned

- France: Paris, Arles, Avignon

- Germany: dunno. Tamurin?

- Scandinavia: Copenhagen, Stockholm

- The east: Prague, Budapest, Warsaw/Krakow, Moscow (Karpathos said he will be going there this summer)

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Not trying to be lazy, but wouldn't it be best to shin down to your nearest Travel Agents for this sort of thing? You can pick up brochures on this sort of thing for free, get advice and other such things. Yeah, they will try to flog you a holiday, but you can make up an excuse and leg it you want.

Given that there are a lot of Europeans on the forum I thought I would ask their opinion angry.gif

 

I've been to Prague, and Belgium before. Amsterdam is a little to seedy for my liking. Paris is also I dive.

 

Has anyone been to Vienna, Aachen, Bordeaux or Toulouse?

 

 

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Has anyone been to Vienna, Aachen, Bordeaux or Toulouse?

Aachen is not far from where I live for the moment. It's quite nice, being built on the hills, but I don't think you'll get a lot of history there. We only go there during the Christmas-period.

 

Vienna would be an excellent choice! I don't know why I didn't think of that, as it is quite an important city in historical perspective.

 

Bordeaux and Toulouse might be fun, but perhaps the travel wiki can help with info. http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page

Here's another idea regarding France: the coast of Normandy. Loads of historic sites there! (We were thinking about going there this summer, but chose Luxemburg because it would cost less.)

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Aachen is not far from where I live for the moment. It's quite nice, being built on the hills, but I don't think you'll get a lot of history there. We only go there during the Christmas-period.

 

ohmy.gif Aachen was Charlagmagne's imperial city

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Well, if you'd like to visit Germany, you will definitely have no problem with "too hot". It's damn cold here, longest and hardest winter since ... winter exists...

 

I wouldn't recommend northern Germany, because there's much flooding there right now. Best weather is in the south and south-west corner of Germany. Although I wouldn't recommend the south-west, because the public services are on strike, meaning that the trash hasn't been taken away the last six weeks...

 

So, this leaves you with the following cities:

 

- Nuremberg, Bavaria: Very historic due to its tragic history in WW2; lot of things to see there

- Munich, Bavaria: Also a very nice city to visit

- Bamberg, Bavaria: A very lovely town. Its medieavel core wasn't destroyed in WW2, so its pretty much like it was back then.

- Mainz, Palatinate (I think it's called that way in English): Well, I don't know this town too much, but it looked nice the one time I was there.

 

Of course I would recommend a lot more cities, but they're either flooded or will be soon or the public services are on strike. Otherwise this list would also inherit Heidelberg, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dresden...

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