Every city in Europe has something to offer travelers. But in this travel blog post, The Professor tells you about his 3 favorite cities and why they are his favorite cities in Europe.
Paris: No surprise here. But why Paris? Is it the food? Mona Lisa? The great neighborhoods? It all comes down to the fact that Paris is a city of discovery. Every single time a visitor goes, they will find a new restaurant, museum, neighborhood, shop, hotel, gallery, or adventure that they have never had before. Some of my favorite discoveries over the past few years have been Café Jacquemart-André for the perfect lunch. The Musée National Eugène Delacroix is an uncrowded place dedicated to the painter and hidden in plain sight in the Latin Quarter. The Musée Nissim de Camondo is a joyous celebration of decorative arts near the Parc Monceau. The Professor has also discovered the bus (not the metro) as the most pleasurable and relaxing way to get around Paris, enjoying the sights along the way.
Vienna: If this city had a landmark like the Eiffel Tower, many would consider this to be the greatest city in Europe. It is easy and fun to get around the city in its old-fashioned tramway. The history is present in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere and as the home of Mozart. No city celebrates Christmas with over 40 Christmas markets. There is perhaps no better city for music. There are unique things to see and do like the Spanish Riding School and the offbeat Sigmund Freud Museum. The museums compete with those to be found in Paris. From the Sacher tarts to the Wiener Schnitzel, the food is fantastic too.
Oslo: This is an old city that gets newer every time The Professor visits. The neat and clean nordic way of life is evident here. Trams efficiently get travelers around the city to unique destinations like the Vigeland Sculpture Park, The Nobel Peace Center, The Heritage Follk Museum. The nearby Fram, Maritime, Kon Tiki and Viking Ship museums are unlike anything else in the world. It is a beautiful city to walk around in, with palaces, theaters, and an absolutely stunning opera house. The newly opened Munch Museum and the soon to be opened new National Museum shows that Oslo is always introducing something new and exciting.
Join The Traveling Professor on a small group tour to any of these fascinating cities.