City destinations Europe: Europe is easily the most popular destination for city travellers, and many cities here attract huge crowds of tourists every year. Our info and reviews of eco-friendly hotels, tours and activities in European cities will help you plan your city trip.
Recommended City Destinations in Europe:
City Destination Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)
Ever since it staged the Olympic Games in 1992, Barcelona has been a tourism hot-spot for travellers from all over Europe and beyond. Among the most visited city travel destinations in Europe, Barcelona is world-famous for its architecture – especially La Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi – its excellent food and Mediterranean lifestyle. Less known, perhaps, the city of Barcelona is actively promoting sustainable tourism, eager to establish itself as an urban ecotourism destination.
City Destination Munich, Bavaria (Germany)
Munich is a wonderful destination for a city trip and the city can be easily explored by foot and by bike. It lends itself perfectly for a short visit, but also for a longer stay. There is much to explore here and the food is excellent. World-famous for its culture and traditions (Oktoberfest might ring bells..), Munich also has stunning parks, historic architecture and lots of history. Public transport is good and efficient.
City Destination Frankfurt, Germany
While not necessarily known as a “green” city, Germany’s finance capital has more to offer to the environmentally conscious, discerning business and leisure traveller than one might think. For instance, the introduction of a low emission zone in Frankfurt am Main and lorry bans to combat fine particulate matter in the inner city, in addition to the promotion of cycling as a mode of transport, all constitute measures undertaken to enhance the air quality in Frankfurt, and thus make a sustainable contribution to enhancing the quality of life in the city.
City Destination Helsinki, Finland
Especially during the warm summer months, city trips to Scandinavia are a real treat. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a modern, growing city with quite a bit on offer to the environmentally conscious, discerning traveller. Most of the attractions of Helsinki, such as the Kamppi Chapel of Silence, or the Cathedral, are easily reachable by foot. The city is also famous for its design district and of course its port with frequent ferry connections to Tallinn in Estonia and Stockholm, Sweden, among other.
City Destination Copenhagen, Denmark
All-time favorite for city trips and weekend escapes within Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, is also a green capital par excellence – and not just because of its vibrant urban cycling culture. The city is very walkable and has an efficient metro system. The best way, apart from strolling through Copenhagen’s very pedestrian-friendly city center, is to hop on one of the canal boat tours.
City Destination Edinburgh, Scotland
Most people associate Edinburgh with history, old architecture, ghost tours, and of course the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in summer. Less known are the city’s efforts in sustainable city development and in “greening” its tourism experiences, as described in its strategic plan, Sustainable Edinburgh 2020. For modern, environmentally conscious travellers, this is good news, since it means healthier and more enjoyable city trips.
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