The world’s most romantic cities are in Europe. However, when you say romantic cities most consider Paris, Venice or Mykonos Island on the top of the list, but there are some of Europes best-kept secret romantic cities that we’re about to reveal. We will take you through some of these beautiful cities from a recent trip to Europe. Perhaps you will find your love in one of these cities or simply get inspired for a romantic getaway, or even a proposal?
The capital of the Bavarian province in the South of Germany is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture and an annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Just wander around the old town of Munich and its cobbled stoned streets around Marien Platz where you can find Munich’s iconic buildings Frauenkirche and Neues Rathaus, in a few minutes’ walk you can also explore Odeonplatz and stroll along Ludwigstrasse and find its magnificent buildings of Feldherrnhalle, Theatinerkirche and the Residenz.
For Park lovers & History seekers; Englischer Garten is the place for you, it is bigger than Central Park in New York and Hyde Park in London and it offers a relaxing atmosphere and a number of beer gardens to enjoy. The Olympia park is quite popular amongst the local residents where they enjoy a walking along the park or rowing on the lake. A day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle is something to look forward to or you can go to the western part of the city to explore Nymphenburg Palace & Garden at no cost, afterwards reward your beloved one with a hot chocolate at a nearby restaurant.
For a romantic evening with a view, try the Roof Terrace and Lounge at Bayerischer Hof Hotel, this restaurant has a beautiful view overlooking the city, sip one or two glasses of cocktails during the sunset hours and watch the day go by. Do you still doubt that Munich is a romantic city?
The small Mediterranean city of Alacati on the west coast of Turkey has been underrated amongst travellers or less popular than other destinations in Turkey like Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya. But that’s a good sign, you don’t have to worry about the crowd or bus full of tourists flocking out on the street, you both own this town!
Alacati is one of the most traditional towns in Turkey with stone houses, narrow streets, boutique hotels and restaurants with tables on the streets. It also has a beautiful white sandy beach and warm water of Aegean Sea compared to most European seas. No wonder this city is becoming a home to a number of Turkish literature writers to find their inspiration due to its charm & beauty as well as a place for Brides and Grooms to be to have their pre-wedding photo shoots. Our suggestions; do not forget to take a photo in the front of local’s stone house and its colourful window and try their alfresco dining of the finest Mediterranean delicacies. Another good thing about this town is that everything in here from food, accommodation and transportation are relatively cheap compared to any other European cities.
The capital city of Iceland has been gaining its popularity in the last few years. Thanks to the growing number of budget airlines that serve this destination, getting into Iceland is no longer as difficult as it used to be. It has resulted in a significant rise in the number of tourists visiting this country. It does make sense to visit this city now before it starts getting crowded, right?
What makes this city so romantic? Reykjavik or even Iceland in general offers unique photography opportunities unlike anywhere else in the world! Nature (hold your breath) is mind blowing, almost like an otherworldly landscape. Although the Viking wasn’t exactly known for their romance story, surely the setting of this city/country will redeem it. Who doesn’t want to have a romantic photo with the background of Northern Lights? Or erupting geysers? Or Supreme waterfalls? Or blue lagoon? Or volcanic craters? Also, If you visit Reykjavik during the summer, you’ll experience endless summer daylight. Don’t forget to also capture your
romance in the front of Reykjavik’s iconic buildings such as Hallgrimskirja, The Harpa and the lively street of Laugavegur. If the weather gets you cold, is a good place to cuddle right?
The port city of Bergen on the west coast of Norway offers a unique romantic experience that will tighten your bond as a couple. This city is home to Unesco World’s Heritage Site of Bryggen and gateway to majestic fjords. If you’re an adventurous couple, always up for the next big thing, hungry for new experiences and like an exhilarating ride, then Bergen is your place to be.
Mount Fløyen is a must-do while in Bergen, in here you will find beautiful views of the city, the nearby islands, fjords, nice little lakes and mountains surrounding Bergen. Fløyen is a great destination for hiking, mountain biking and soft adventures. You can also book a day trip from a local tour agent and visit one of the breathtaking fjords. And if you just want to enjoy the city atmosphere, the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf has plenty of restaurants to choose from for your romantic night or try the local street foods in the corner of Kong Oscar gate dubbed as Norway’s Best Hot Dogs! Who says romantic night must cost you a fortune?
The name Budapest is derived from Buda and Pest, two different areas divided by Danube River. The name of the city symbolizes two different part becoming one, I hope it will represent your love story.
The Danube river is the heart of almost all the romantic things to do in Budapest that we’ll suggest. First off, take a sunset river cruise, there are several cruise operators providing this service but if you’re on a budget use the Local ferry transportation, it will take you along the river to see this historical city. When the sun is down and the city lights up, take a romantic walk on the Pest side of Budapest: starting at the Hungarian Parliament along the Danube River, you’ll pass the famous monument called Shoes on the Danube, then head through the iconic 1800s stone suspension bridge, Chain Bridge, to arrive on the Buda side. From the Buda Castle and on top of the Castle Hill, you will get a splendid view of the city. When you pass this Chain Bridge, don’t forget to pledge your love with the love lock!
Another must-try experience is for couples to thermal bath together in one of the bathhouses and again along the river. Szechenyi Bath is s the most visited and much-praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic and it is more than a 100 years old. I myself did try Gellert Bath that is famous for its Art Nouveau decoration and it is almost a 100 years old as well.
So what’s your pick to visit with your loved one?