Budget Hotels in London

London is a biggest city that has so much interesting things to visit for its travellers. A factor that makes a traveller happy after getting a cheap flight to London is awareness about Budget Hotels to stay in London. The selection of hotel would be appropriate only if has worth to the money a traveller spends on it.

However, it always becomes difficult for travellers to find budget hotels with better accommodation facilities because one can only know about the worth of a budget hotel after he spends his time there. A bad experience about accommodation can spoil the whole trip. Give a smile; we have solved this issue for you and have finalised a few Budget hotel accommodations for our readers after a thorough scrutiny.

1. Avo Hotel, Hackney

Located at the five-minute walk from the glossy Dalston Overground station, this is one of the budget hotels in London that offers a good choice with a budget of £79. It is owned by a family with Indian roots who really care for their customers. The rooms are furnished to a high standard and one feels comfortable spending night here. Though there is no restaurant available in its locality, yet many dining options are accessible.

Avo Hotel, Hackney – Budget Hotels in London

2. Jesmond Hotel

Jesmond Hotel with its traditional touch is a good choice in a cost of £80 per night. This budget hotel is basically a family owned business who converted a traditional building, built in 1700, into hotel accommodation in 1979. Not only the rooms are quite cosy but a charming English Garden is also very impressive.

Jesmond Hotel – Budget Hotels in London,

3. Shoreditch Rooms, Shoreditch House

London’s Shoreditch is another wonderful choice in London in Budget Hotels category with £85 per night because not only its rooms are comfortable but its offer of club, spa and rooftop pool is also exciting. Its king size beds, rain forest showers and paintings makes the ambience memorable. It is located at the walking distance of Liverpool Street.

Shoreditch Rooms, Shoreditch House – Budget Hotels in London

4. B & B Belgravia

This is another budget hotel preference that is perfectly located at 15 minuteswalk from Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. Rooms are simply furnished with comfortable bed, a desk and chair and shower. One thing to notice that being B &B it does not offer hotel service; however, polite staff here is always willing to serve you with a smile. In nutshell, though its atmosphere is not very cosiest but its fine location and lower charges of £99 per night have made it an attractive place to stay for tourists.

B&B Belgravia – Budget Hotels in London

5. The Tune, Elephant and Castle

The Tune, Elephant and Castle is a best choice with a very reasonable charges of only £35 per night. This is basically Malaysian no-frills hotel chain and it has been very attractive among tourists since it opened in 2010. It is located opposite to Lambeth North tube thus have excellent restaurants and cafes in its vicinity. Rooms are comfortable and furnished with all basic facilities. Moreover wireless is also available but you will have to pay few quids extra for it.

The Tune – Budget Hotels in London

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Castle Hill Budapest Top Tourist Attraction

Castle Hill, a 1 km area that offers most fabulous views is located on the western bank of the River Danube. Containing the most important medieval monuments, it has been included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It contains the following monuments:

Castle Hill Budapest

Royal palace on Castle Hill Budapest

Hungarian Royal Family used this palace as an official residence and nowadays it is a focus of attraction for visitors because of museum and art galleries that are housed by this palace.


Buda Castle labyrinth

Comprising of a long tunnel under the castle this site is a wonderful place to visit especially for adventurous people.

Buda Castle labyrinth

Magdalene tower on Castle Hill Budapest

A last remaining of a huge structure, Magdalene tower has 163 steps that take you at the top and offers one of the fantastic views of Budapest.

Magdalene tower on Castle Hill Budapest


Tomb of Abdur-Rahman on Castle Hill Budapest

Another attractive sight, Tomb of Abdur-Rahman takes one back to 17th century when last Ottoman governor of Budapest died defending his city.

Tomb of Abdur-Rahman on Castle Hill Budapest

Budapest Baths and Spas – Top 5

Human, indeed, has ornamented Budapest with the splendid buildings, the top attractions, but nature has not left behind in its contribution to adorn this city and bestowed 100 thermal springs to this city to make it more charming. The thermal water from these springs has the healing quality and takes all fatigue away if one have a bath here.

Budapest city breaks are not less than Paris or Prague. Here you can make your evenings amazing and nights unforgettable participating in the bath parties that are organised at these thermal baths. Join in the midnight show called ‘Night of Baths’ and enjoy variety of Concerts, DJs, music and dance. Such programs start at 10 pm and continued until 3:00 am in the morning. Following are the top five thermal baths where you can have a wonderful experience.

1. Széchenyi Baths

One of Europe’s largest public baths, Széchenyi Baths is located in the City Park. Taking a bath here is not only an amusing experience but medicinal effects of thermal water gives a soothing effect to whole body. It has 18 pools out of which 15 are fed through thermal water from spring.

zéchenyi Baths

2. Gellért Baths

Built in Art Nouveau style, the Gellért Baths are the most elegant baths in Budapest. If you love photography then this site will provide you a wonderful opportunity to have some fantastic photographs.


Gellért Baths

3. Rudas Baths

One of the oldest thermal baths in Budapest, Rudas Baths were built in 16th century. Apart from the bathing facility its building, Turkish dome and octagonal pool, makes it a wonderful place to visit.

Rudas Baths

4. Király Baths

Built by Turkish soon after their occupation of Hungary, Király Baths is a comparatively small size bath. The traditional octagonal roof makes this bath more beautiful.

Király Baths

5. Lukács Baths
A bath that remained most popular among local peoples of Budapest since it was built in 1894 is Lukács Baths. This bath has also been additionally facilitated with a drinking cure hall and a daytime hospital.

Lukacs Baths


Admission fee:

Admission is HUF 3,490 if you are active enough to purchase in advance; however, price gets increased to HUF 3,990 if you purchase ticket on the day of the event. One time ticket allows you multi-entry privilege.

Hotels in Budapest are pleasingly affordable and therefore you must make a trip here and enjoy Budapest city breaks.

Making the Most of a Weekend in UK Cornwall

Cornwall has always been a most charming holiday destination and a first choice of smart holidaymakers who are attracted by it stunning scenery and relaxed atmosphere.

Transportation to Cornwall is easily available and the easiest way to get at Cornwall is by train, though you can also reach here by car.

There are lots of good places to stay that ranges from B&Bs in Falmouth, to holiday cottages in Port Isaac. Moreover, the designer hotels in Fowey, and luxury Polzeath cottages are also good choices. And thus all sort of accommodation is available here.

Southwest Coast Path, Polperro, Cornwall, England

Holidays in Cornwall become most memorable if surfing is enjoyed here. The boards and wetsuits can be hired from one of the many shops along the coast, or alternatively you can sign up with a surf school. The school not only provides all sports stuff but also training.

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Fistral beach in Newquay is a worthy point to head for, and if you are going to surf first time then you need not to worry because there will be lot of other beginners with you. However it is always better to accompany with a trainer.

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England

Arts & Culture
Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden are the places that you must visit if you have curiosity about arts and culture. Both of these art galleries are close to one another and must be seen if you are in the area. The Tate is home to a wonderful art collection including paintings, sculpture and ceramics. Moreover, you can also enjoy exhibitions and get a taste for Cornish culture especially if you visit it on your weekend.

Lunch Spots
The best spot to have a lunch is at Rick Steins Cornish Arms, in St Merryn that is located just outside Padstow. It is basically a traditional British Pub that offers food with a taste of home cooked food prepared from the ingredients from local area. The Crab Salad is the most delicious item that you should not miss at all.

Apart from this the Ploughman’s lunch is also good as it is available along with a selection of yummy Cornish cheeses.

Cornwall has a huge assortment of attractions that will force you to be here again and again once you visit this place.

Lizard Point, Cornwall

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Venice – What To Do

1. Saint Mark’s Basilica – Venice

A unique monument with splendid art work, Saint Mark’s Basilica is a cathedral church that attracts millions of visitors each year. The historical role of the Basilica that it played during the centuries has been displayed through religious, iconographic and artistic contents. The accurate division of historical implications by subjects have made it all more fascinating.

Saint Mark’s Basilica – Venice What To Do

2. The Grand Canal – Venice

As one of the major attractions, The Grand Canal is a water traffic corridor in the city. Water buses are used as public transport; however, private taxis are also available. During my visit last year I also saw visitors exploring canal by gondola. The one end of canal meets with Saint Mark Basin and other with the lagoon near Santa Lucia station. It is said that the average depth of canal is 16 feet.

The Grand Canal –  Venice What To Do

 

3. The Doges’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) – Venice

The Doges’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) built in Venetian Gothic style is one of the milestones of Venice City. This grand palace has historically played three important roles the Doge residence, the seat of government and the palace of justice. The most fundamental decisions for Venice were taken here. Originally this palace was not having this shape but looked like a castle. The building caught fire and then it was rebuilt.

The Doges’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) – Venice What To Do

4. Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice

A modern museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, on the Grand Canal is a wonderful place to visit. The tragic death of her father on Titanic brought numerous changes in the life of heiress Peggy Guggenheim. She started collecting art work from Europe and America at her palace, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, and she continued such practice between 1938 and 1946. The public display of her collections also continued after her death at the same place which was given the status of museum later on.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice What To Do

 5. Gallerie dell’Accademia – Venice

Initially created as an art school, Gallerie dell’Accademia is a fabulous museum gallery located on the south bank of Grand Canal. The most remarkable attraction is the world famous sculptures of Michelangelo’s David. Besides this museum also house priceless collection of Gothic and Renaissance paintings.

Galleria dellAccademia – Venice What To Do

6. Museo della Musica – Venice

Having a rare collection of instruments ranging from 17th to 19th centuries, Museo della Musica is a small museum set up in the ex-church of San Maurizio. If you get fascinated by music then don’t miss free entries to this building that have been decorated by the neoclassical interior.

Museo della Musica – Venice What To DO

7. The Venetian Arsenal – Venice

Being a hub for Venice’s naval power, the Venetian Arsenal was known as one of the large scale industrial enterprises. It was spread on an area of 110 acres before industrial revolution and a largest industrial complex in Europe. Therefore it has been a source of economic power and wealth for Venice until Napoleon conquered this area in 1797. Architecture and Art Biennale exhibitions are held in the manufacturing sheds of the Arsenale. I have visited this place during all my trips to Venice Gondola Ride.

The Venetian Arsenal – Venice What To Do

8. Scuola Grande di San Rocco – Venice

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is another landmark of the Venetian Renaissance and it is located next to the San Rocco Church in Campo San Rocco. It was initiated in the honour of San Rocco and sponsored by affluent Venetians who were keen to ensure San Rocco’s protection. A statue of San Rocco on the back wall is a major attraction but it is dazzled by splendid interior decoration and art work created under the supervision of Jacopo Tintoretto.

Scuola Grande di San Rocco – Venice What To DO

9. Murano Glass – Venice

Murano is a little island famous for handcrafts. Visiting here you will get impressed by the stunning Murano glass products being manufactured first hand. Reach Murano Island via boat trip, get straight to the glassblower’s workshop and see amazing glass making in action. The silica sand is turned into glass giving it bright colours and your holidays in Venice becomes really colourful seeing such interesting work.

Murano Glas – Venice What To Do

10. Burano Lace – Venice

Burano is another island famous for its lace work. Walking through narrow streets, you can watch colourful houses of fishermen which are as attractive as their history. There is also a beautiful Lace Museum that is modern in looking but it house old aging craft of lace making. Travel to Venice becomes more charming after you have a visit to such an amazing place.

Burano Lace – Venice What To Do

Rome: Finding the Perfect Souvenir

You may not have to cogitate more to decide about souvenir in Rome, if you are a Catholic. There are many speciality shops near the Vatican that sell certified papal-blessed items. However, you can do it yourself and going through such experience is not only spiritual but also makes your tour to Italy memorable. Buy some item of religious devotion like Bible or Cross that is easily available from variety of shops here. Bring your gift here and hold it up when the pontiff blesses the crowd; on each Sunday and Wednesday, there is papal appearance at the Vatican. Almost all major hotels in Rome provide such information if you enquire. People bring various items here; however, from religious point of view, you are blessed only for those items that are related to your faith. A Rome tourist must not miss this experience.

If you are not Catholic, you probably must have a Catholic friend or colleague and you can bring him back such souvenir. Just imagine how much pleasure you will bring him with this simple but significant gift.

Souvenir


Among other things, jewellery is my top recommendation because of its unique designing and historic attachment with Ancient Romans. Here both gold and artificial jewellery is available and gold jewellery is best choice if your wallet allows it. The designs are very elegant and unique. However, handmade costume jewellery is also not a bad choice if you have a low budget for shopping.

Gorgeous leather bags are available in as many varieties as dishes on restaurants in Rome; however, beware of shop keepers who can sell you Gucci’ bags for just €15. If you have stamina as well as expertise in haggling then the same bag you can buy in very reasonable price.

River Thames- London

River Thames -London Attractions

River Thames – London Attractions

River Thames – There are a few rivers in the world that have enhanced the beauty of a metropolitan in such a way as The Thames has done in London. Having a boat trip in the Thames is one of the best things to do in London. The moments become very enticing when you boat in front of the House of Parliament.

Eating a four course meal with the live songs from top West End musicians while boating in front of other London attractions- House of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and tower Bridge make the moments unforgettable.

Where is River Thames – London Attractions

What to do in Rome

Rome is capital of Italy, it provide the archaeological evidence of human occupation about 14,000 years ago. Once you walk around the Rome you will be hooked. You can find glorious ancient buildings, fountains and museums.

1. Colosseum Rome

The Colosseum is the most astonishing monument among all the top attractions of Rome. It reflects the glorious history of Rome; it is a place where gladiators met in mortal combat and throw prisoners away to hungry lions. It is usually jam packed with visitors and you will have to endure a lengthy queue at ticket office but wait for your turn and get through.

Colosseum Rome

2. The Trevi Fountain

Rome’s largest and most famous fountain, Trevi Fountain, is located at the centre of capital. Here is a tradition to throw coins into the fountain and it is believed that first coin will get you in love with an Italian and second will get you marry with him or her. Although I am not sure that how many wishes come true here but I am sure that each day $3,500 are thrown away in this fountain.

The Trevi Fountain

3. St Peter’s Basilica

Vatican City is renowned for its astonishing churches and all these churches are dazzled by St Peter’s Basilica. The most spectacular in design and huge in size, it is a greatest monument where the artistic genius of centuries has culminated. You need to be dressed up properly in order to view it; shorts or miniskirts are not allowed here. Here audio-guide is available for €5 at a desk on entrance.

St Peter’s Basilica

4. The Pantheon

Standing for last 2000 years, Pantheon is no doubt a symbol of excellent construction and glorious Roman history. Enter this Roman temple thorough its great doors and it will feel like an entry to back in ancient times. Historians told that this temple was built by the emperor Hadrian around AD 120.

The Pantheon

5. Vatican Museums

Spread on 5.5 hectare and comprising of two grand palaces, Vatican Museum is another top attraction located in Vatican. Waiting in a queue first for ticket and then for security check is a real test of your patience. However, such endurance gets rewarded when you visit this world’s greatest museum. This huge museum cannot be explored in a one go; therefore, it is advisable to be selective.
There are priceless treasures placed in each gallery, but visiting all galleries in one go is not possible. My recommendation is to go for the Pinacoteca, Galleria delle Carte Geografiche, the Sistine Chapel, and Stanze di Raffaello.

Vatican Museums

6. Castel Sant’Angelo

Having a spectacular cylindrical shape, Castel Sant’Angelo is a prominent building in Rome. It was originally built as a mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family. However, in the 6th century popes started using this magnificent building as a fortress and thus secured themselves from impending danger of enemy. It is a wonderful experience to view Rome standing on terrace at 6th floor of this superb building.

Castel Sant’Angelo

7. Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Established by Constantine in AD 324, the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano has always been a great church in Christendom and still today it has a status as a Cathedral Church. It is also official seat of Bishop of Rome who is the Pope. In addition, Roman Catholics have given this grand church a title of ecumenical mother church.

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

8. Piazza Navona

A magnificent example of Baroque Roman architecture and art, Piazza Navona is a significant city square in Central Rome. With its ornamental fountains, it just looks like a decoration piece placed in the centre. It was built during 1st century at the site of Stadium of Domitian that was comprised of 30,000 seats. This stadium was used for games that were enjoyed very much by ancient Romans.

Piazza Navona

9. Galleria Borghese

It is popular saying that city of Rome itself is the best museum; however, such saying loses its worth when you visit Galleria Borghese, a wonderful art gallery. The building is 17th century villa that houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities placed in 20 different rooms. Moreover, Bernini sculptures housed in Galleria in the northeast corner of the sprawling Villa Borghese Park is also worth seeing but you will have to reserve for its visit in advance.

Galleria Borghese

10. San Luigi dei Francesi

After having a taste of art work by Caravaggio, a late Renaissance master, at Galleria Borghese I got anxious to visit San Luigi dei Francesi, a church, where his art work is at its culmination. Two of his artefacts, St. Matthew and the Angel and the Martyrdom of St. Matthew makes one strongly believe that 400-year-old art was boldly modern. Similar to other basilicas, this church also offers free entry.

San Luigi dei Francesi

11. Ponte Sisto Stroll

Nothing can fascinate you more in Rome than a two hour stroll starting from the busy Piazza Navona and then towards Campo dei Fiori in the south where tasty food shops and cafes gives you a chance to have a snack with your favourite coffee and move further to Piazza Farnese to view romantic pair of fountains and grand Renaissance palace. Do not stop here but continue strolling further to Ponte Sisto, a historic bridge, along the Gianicolo hill mounting toward the west and St. Peter’s Basilica toward the north. Crossing the Tiber, you will reach magnificent Trastevere Neighborhood where colourful flowers from window boxes amuse you with their smiles. The fascinating charm will keep on growing throughout this stroll.

Ponte Sisto Stroll

12. Pizza al Taglio

If you get hungry but do not want to waste your time waiting for your meal sitting in a restaurant then stand-up pizza is a solution. The best thing that quite easily available in Rome is pizzerie al taglio (sliced) and interesting thing is that pizza can be ordered in 2-3 smaller portions in various varieties, margherita (tomato sauce and mozzarella), zucchini pizza, and kosher pizza (meat, but no cheese). It makes a deal more tempting.

Pizza al Taglio


13. The Pope

You might have met many VIPs in your life and got impressed with their stature; however, meeting with the Pope is a unique inspiration. He lives usually in Rome apart from few of his foreign trips; so get it confirm with your hotel. The Pope can be listened at noon on Sunday during Angelus prayer when he speaks from his window over St. Peter’s Square. He has devoted Wednesday morning especially for general audience so reach in the square to hear his address free or buy a ticket for Pope Paul VI auditorium to listen him.

The Pope

Where to Visit in Spain

Spain’s story is always told with unending creativity through its remarkable arts and architecture. This is a reason that places in Spain has always fascinated tourists. I got addicted to this diverse land after making a trip to its major cities. A query about where to Visit in Spain will be well answered after knowing about these ten great places that took me by storm.

1. Alhambra

It is a fortress that was built in 10th century and its Moorish architectural style makes it one of the top attractions in Spain. My recommendation is to equip yourself with a comfortable pair of shoes. Here you will have to walk a lot . Furthermore, the fact description by the local guide is really interesting.

Alhambra - Where To Visit in Spain

Alhambra – Where To Visit in Spain

2. Mezquita of Cordoba

Mezquita-Catedral that is known as Mezquita of Cordoba in Spanish. It is a beautiful cathedral situated in the Andalusian city of Cordoba. Having been built in Moorish architecture style, this building has been used for  various purposes throughout history. It was originally used as a pagan temple, then as a mosque and now it serves as a Roman Catholic Church.

Mezquita of Cordoba - Where To Visit in Spain

Mezquita of Cordoba – Where To Visit in Spain

3. Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum is one of the most visited museum. It holds  3,8000 paintings of Picasso that draw a huge number of visitors.  I am a big fan of Picasso and visiting this museum was the first thing that popped up when I considered where to visit in Spain. Moreover, it is not a bad deal to view such a large collection paying just €9 entrance fee.

Picasso Museum Picture

Picasso Museum -Where To Visit in Spain

4. Caves of Drach

The most impressive site of Porto Cristo, the Caves of Drach comprise of four caves. You will admire it more when know the fact that these caves are made of stalagmites, stalactites and semi-precious agates. The flying lights throughout the caves guide the way and make the whole scene more eye-catching.

Caves of Drach Picture

Caves of Drach – Where To Visit in Spain

5. El Escorial

Located at almost 28 miles from the capital of Madrid, El Escorial is a residence of the King of Spain. You can also find it with its name The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The details of its Design and Conception are mind boggling. Definitely it is a wonderful deal to view this World Heritage Site spending only €8 per person. You will know the royal life style here by viewing basilica and the marble Pantheon de los Reyes.

El Escorial Picture

El Escorial – Where To Visit in Spain

6. The Gothic Quarter

Build in Medieval times, the Gothic Quarter is one of Barcelona’s most evocative neighborhoods. It reminds the Medieval times when we look at its building structure. The interesting description of local guides here shows a picture of Barcelona’s dark side.

The Gothic Quarter Picture

The Gothic Quarter – Where To Visit in Spain

7. Barcelona

Not only Barcelona is the second largest city of Spain but it is also the capital of Catalonia. Its eye catching scenes prove that it is really one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Moreover, its historical sites like Casa Batlló or the Facade of the Nativity and crypt of the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell are world famous. Barcelona includes in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Barcelona - Where To Visit in Spain

Barcelona – Where To Visit in Spain

8. Montserrat

This multi peaked mountain, Montserrat is located 30 miles towards North of Barcelona. You will find interesting sites here. Benedict monastery, a statue of Catalonia’s patron and La Moreneta, or The Black Virgin are more famous. When you start gathering travel information about where to visit in Spain, lot of places would crop up in the list. However, always be selective about top attractions to save your time and money.

Montserrat Picture

Montserrat – Where To Visit in Spain

9. Toledo

Toward south of Madrid at almost one hour drive you will reach Toledo. This city is a home of three major religions: Judaism, Islam and Catholicism. Although overall 80% of Spain population (46 million) declare themselves as Catholic. Visiting sacred worship places of all these three religions gives a wonderful experience. This city is also a former capital of Spanish empire. Its wide-ranging cultural and colossal heritage made it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

Toledo Picture

Toledo – Where To Visit in Spain

10. Port Aventura Park

The largest theme park of Spain, Port Aventura Park, gives a chance to visit China, the Wild West or Mexico at one place. You can reach here alone as well as with family. Having rides here gives a wonderful experience.

Port Aventura Park Picture

Port Aventura Park – Where To Visit in Spain

Visit in Spain where total land area is twice the size of UK or Oregon offers massive attractions to tourists. However above mentioned ten spots are the top ten attractions that will make your visit in Spain a memorable one.

My next visit was in Spain’s neighbouring country. So read about: What To Do in Lisbon – Portugal

Now the only thing you have to do is to look for Spain hotels and buy a ticket because after going through my list you have known very well that Where to Visit in Spain travelling in Europe. Further you can get Travelling Idea through Spain Map:

Where To Visit in Spain – Map

Sightseeing in Berlin

The experience of hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Berlin that also include admission to a Berlin zoo is absolutely unforgettable. Buy a 48-hour ticket and get on a double decker bus that would let you hop on and hop off as many times as you want and see Berlin’s top attractions like Berliner Dom, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Pergamon Museum.

Moreover, Berlin Zoo is the most attractive site if you happen to have kids with you. Kids get entertained by the naughty monkeys, angry gorillas and innocent pandas. There is also an aquarium where you can enjoy the demonstrations of stingrays and sharks. There are almost 14,000 animals in this zoo. There is also an option of the Tier park Berlin if you not want to visit zoo. In Tier Park one can see snakes, pelicans and camels in their natural habitat.

Berlin Zoo

This combo tour does not end here rather the open double decker bus takes you to 20 different stops. It is upto you how you enjoy this travel around the city. You can hop off at any site that catches your attraction more and then hop on to enjoy the Berlin sites sitting on open double decker bus. During my visit to Berlin in 2011, I enjoyed this City Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour very much. I hop off near shopping mall and did a wonderful shopping for my girlfriend and myself.

It is 3-5 hours continuous rout around the Berlin city if you opt not to hop off and like to enjoy complete city overview in one sitting. Whichever way of sightseeing you chose through this double decker bus, you will definitely enjoy it.

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Things To Do In Germany

Things to do in Germany

Things to do in Germany

Travel to Germany if you want to know about Europe. There is no doubt in this quote because Germany with its location in the centre of continent is the most European among all its counterparts. It is an economic and political hub and has the most impact on the world. There are many fabulous places to visit in Europe and Germany with its splendid attractions is one of them. What are the special things to do in Germany have been briefly explained in this article.

1. Reichstag, Germany

The Reichstag building in Berlin is a historical landmark that was constructed in 1894. The German parliament, the Bundestag, has been housed in this building in 1999 and since then parliament has been formulating policies from this edifice. A spectacular large glass dome at the very top of the Reichstag gives a beautiful view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape.

Reichstag - Things to do in Germany

Reichstag

The building has been facilitated with a lift for the tourists. There is usually a long queue of tourists waiting anxiously for their turn to take a lift ride to top; however, such queues are shortest during morning and at night.

2. DDR Museum, Germany

The DDR Museum is an attraction in the centre of Berlin opposite to cathedral. It provides a wonderful experience of the daily life in Germany through exhibitions.  It is really interesting to know that how the East German kids were collectively trained for potty and how the inhabitants enjoyed their holidays in Germany. With respect of cultural information this museum is one of the interesting things to do in Germany.

DDR Museum - Things to do in Germany

DDR Museum – Things to do in Germany

3. Kölner Dom, Germany

The Cologne Cathedral, Kölner Dom, is a magnificent attraction as a perfect example of Gothic construction. Its huge size is a gigantic along with the pair of towers that has dominated the city view. When I visited it in 2011, I found it jam packed with visitors. Its loftiness and gracious ambience had long effect on its visitors.

Kolner Dom - Things to do in Germany

Kolner Dom – Things to do in Germany

4. The Berlin Wall, Germany

The Berlin Wall, the blooming symbol of cold war that not only divided the city but also the world. The tourist guide here describes the interesting story of how East Germany separated from the West Germany. The Berlin Wall construction stated in 1961 and accomplished in 1989. The pebble of Berlin Wall can be bought as a souvenir that will remind you holidays in Germany. For tourists visiting the Berlin Wall is always one of the  foremost things to do in Germany.

The Berlin Wall - Things to do in Germany

The Berlin Wall

5. Brandenburg Gate, Germany

Brandenburg Gate, a historical landmark, is the only remaining of series of gates through which Berlin made its entry. The interesting thing is that its gracious design has remained unchanged even though it has played different political roles in German history.

Brandenburg Gate - Things to do in Germany

Brandenburg Gate 

6. Museum Island, Germany

This is an island of museums because it house five Berlin state museums including The Old Museum, The Bode Museum, The New Museum, The Old National Gallery, and The Pergamon Museum. This site also becomes one of the top things to do in Germany because it is included in the World Heritage Sites.

Museum Island - Things to do in Germany

Museum Island – Things to do in Germany

7. Linderhof Castle, Germany

Linderhof Castle is the smallest castle among three royal castles here and it was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century to use it as a hunting lodge. It has been built in French Rococo style and can be visited in two hours.

Linderhof Castle - Things to do in Germany

Linderhof Castle – Things to do in Germany

8. Bonn, Germany

Bonn is a historical city located on the bank of the Rhine River. It remained the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990. It remained a hub of political activities long after Berlin was announced to be capital. It attracts a huge number of tourists each year.

Bonn

9. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, Germany

Built in 1933, Dachau was used as prison by Nazi and it was filled with political prisoners, Jews, homosexuals and all those people that were unacceptable in the eyes of Nazi. Victors are shown an English documentary that reveals all of historical aspects of this building.

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

10. Berlin Zoo, Germany

It is one of the largest Zoos of Europe that have housed around 14,000 animals. Here you can enjoy variety of entertainments including shark demonstration in a large aquarium and beautiful snakes in the Tier Park. You will have to spare one whole day to visit this zoo thoroughly; however, it can be visited during Sightseeing In Berlin.

Berlin Zoo

.One last important suggestion is to get Safety and Security Advice  before travelling to Germany.

Where To Visit in Paris

Paris has more well-known milestones than any other city in the world. First time, I arrived in the French Capital with a lot of expectations such as striking panoramas, stunning buildings, romance along the Seine, impish nightclub extravaganzas. Luckily, I explored all such things although with hard efforts.  Top ten places that I am going to mention here would address very well about where to visit in Paris.

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower is a giant size structure with a height of 324 meters. It was basically named after its renowned designer Gustave Eiffel. No doubt, it was the tallest structure in the world when it was built at the end of 19th century. Though at the time of its construction it was not supposed to last very long. Yet it competed bravely all sort of environmental and political conspiracies and stands till today.

Eiffel Tower - Where To Visit in Paris

Eiffel Tower –  Paris

2. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the centre of HCMC’s government quarter. It is comprised of two 40m-high square towers. These towers have been tipped with iron spires.   A statue of the Virgin Mary is also situated in front of the cathedral.

Notre Dame Cathedral - Where To Visit in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral –  Paris

3. Montmartre & Sacre Coeur, Paris

Basilica of Sacre Coeur is a spectacular catholic church that has been built on a hill, Montmartre.  This is the highest point in the city. Walking on Montmartre offers the wonderful view of the whole city. It is the most visited site in Paris.  A number of artists entertain the tourists here with their colourful performances.

Montmartre & Sacre Coeu - Where To Visit in Paris

Montmartre & Sacre Coeu –  Paris

4. Paris Louvre Museum, Paris

The Louvre is the largest and the most famous museum in the world. It holds Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting of the 16th century. It also holds a largest collection of  paintings, sculptures and pieces of artwork. I had to wait a lot to have a look at the Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile. However it was not the worth of trouble that I experienced in a long queue.

Paris Louvre Museum - Where To Visit in Paris

Paris Louvre Museum –  Paris

5. Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe, Paris

The Champs Elysees is a large shopping mall. Walking down the mall gives the same experience as a walk down New York’s Broadway. Here The Arc de Triomphe is a monument that reminds the Napoleon Bonaparte’s homage to victory.

Champs Elysees & amp; Arc de Triomphe -Where To Visit in Paris

Champs Elysees & amp; Arc de Triomphe

6. Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg is a very charming park that is spread over 55 acres. When the weather is sunny Parisians reach this park to have sunbath and relaxation. It present a beautiful scene with hustle and bustle everywhere, children playing in park, elders busy in reading and gossiping with their loved ones.

Jardin du Luxembourg - Where To Visit in Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg –  Paris

The Palais du Luxembourg is also located here at the northern end of the garden. It was built in Florentine style to placate the nostalgic condition of Marie de’ Medici.

7. Muséed’Orsay, Paris

Musée d’Orsay is located in an old train station that was built around 1900. It holds a wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures and other artistic objects that were produced between 1840s and 1914. Out of my curiosity and love for paintings I went straight to upper level and saw the paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Manet and Degas as well as great work by Cézanne, Seurat, Van Gogh and Matisse. On the ground floor there are paintings comprising of early work by Monet, Renoir and Pissarro.
Tickets are valid for all day and you can leave the museum and re-enter as many times as you want during a day.

Musée D'Orsay - Where To Visit in Paris

Musée D’Orsay – Where To Visit in Paris

8. Pompidou Centre (Museum), Paris

This Museum, the biggest one in Europe, is also used as a public library and holds a large collection of books.
The architecture of the building is very magnificent and transparent that has been developed with the use of steel and glass.

Pompidou Centre (Museum) - Where To Visit in Paris

Pompidou Centre (Museum) – Where To Visit in Paris

9. Palace of Versailles, Paris

Palace of Versailles is situated in the suburb of Paris. However, it is not very far from the city and can be easily visited during day trip. It covers an area of 67,000 square meters and comprises of 2,300 rooms. The surrounding gardens are also a testament to the French monarchy.

Palace of Versailles - Where To Visit in Paris

Palace of Versailles – Where To Visit in Paris

10. Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Pere Lachaise Cemetery is popular becasue many celebrities have been buried here. Among such celebrities are included Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust and the lead singer for The Doors. In winter it is closed because of slippery conditions.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Where To Visit in Paris

Pere Lachaise Cemetery – Where To Visit in Paris

Where To Visit in Paris: MAP

Consult the following map to explore further about Paris and do not forget taking fresh advice about Paris, France before travelling.

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