10 most romantic cities in Europe

During its history the majority of cities in Europe developed under different economic and cultural influences, which led to large differences in their architecture and tradition. But this factor on the other hand has led to the fact that each of them is a story in itself.


It is hard not to be overwhelmed with the beauty and uniqueness of Venice. A combination of Italian charm and great food make Venice the ideal romantic place. Couples who don’t like to be surrounded by tourists should visit Venice in late fall to late winter… even when you have to wear a jacket, Venice is simply incredible. Stay at least two days to completely experience this remarkable place.


Any time of the year, there are always a million things you can do in Paris for a romantic weekend; walk along the Seine holding hands, climb the stairs to the Sacre-Coeurea, search for antiques on open markets, reveal new areas around the St. Martin canal, walk the park of Luxembourg or simply get lost in the streets with amazing architecture, stop for coffe and a croissant and enjoy the moments.


For some reason, cities with canals are highly ranked on the list of most romantic cities. Amsterdam is famous as the “Venice of the North”, so don’t be surprised that it is the first on the list of places to visit in Netherlands. And there are other good reasons too. The narrow streets paved with stone, the architectural harmony and liberal atmosphere give a special feel when in Amsterdam. Go on a boat ride, rent a bike, hop on a train or simply walk and get lost (which is very simple in Amsterdam); enjoy a good local bear in the popular “White” bar or an authentic coffee in the “Brown” cafe.


Canals, medieval buildings and small size of one of the most visited cities in Belgium make this place very romantic. It is ideal for weekends, for those who enjoy old buildings, good food and the best chocolate in the world.


From the late 80’s and the opening of East Europe, Prague has quickly become one of the most popular (and especially original) cities for visitors and it quickly developed into a place that satisfies all the needs to all kinds of tourist demands. This is a destination filled with life and many beautiful things that should be seen starting from the big castle and extremely romantic Charles bridge.


Many small restaurants where you can enjoy in tapas, an intense night life, remarkable buildings signed by Gaudi, that are scattered everywhere make Barcelona a unique setting. Sit on the ceramic bench in Guell park with your loved one, enjoy the view on the place and the people that are climbing on the top of the Sagrada Familia for an unforgettable experience.


A balance between the new and the old, Copenhagen is one of the key spots where people are equally proud of their medieval architecture, but also stone paved squares and their canals. An especially romantic destination that combines needed canals with modern details.


Everything that is linked with Italy is romantic – after an obvious mentioning of Venice, Rome is an alternative romantic destination that offers many things to see and do, but it also the perfect place to feel the Italian mood.


You like adventure? You like living on the edge? Cancel your romantic trip to Paris or Venice and go to Berlin. The capital of Germany has changed a lot in the past 15 years, becoming one of the most intense and exciting cities in Europe.


A city that developed on the shores of the Danube, a city of churches, remarkable architecture, thermal baths and artists, Budapest has achieved a fantastic change considering the early 90’s, and in that way became one of the most searched alternative locations for a romantic getaway.

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Europe Travels

For the past seven months I was able to have what many would consider the experience of a lifetime. I was able to spent 7 months in Hamburg, Germany as an engineering intern for the aircraft manufacturer Airbus. While the job itself was not all that fulfilling, the experiences outside of the workplace were life altering.

Travelling and people. Those were easily the most important aspects of life for me. Having always lived and resided in the United States I have led what many would consider a sheltered life. Spending time abroad was like pulling the blinders off my eyes. I met people from every continent on Earth and made friends from the vast majority of European countries.

Having never left the US before my traveled experience would considered pathetic at best. During this time my passport count exploded from zero to five and my picture count grew exponentially.

One thing you learn about travelling, every city and culture has its own vibe. Speed of life, music, food, night life…everything is different.


Berlin is a historical hipster city. The capital of Germany is a beautiful place where the people live a bit of an alternative lifestyle. A bit of an American comparison would would San Francisco where both have strong levels of entrepreneurship, green living and of course drugs.


Berlin is a city of old and new. The history of the city is phenomenal. Throughout the city modern art and architecture intermingles with bullet torn buildings, WWII bunkers, and of course the Berlin wall.


Londoners live quite the life. The fancy cabbies and proper living complement the pub culture. Seriously, you won’t find many restaurants in the city, the stereotype is completely accurate. I found Londoners to be extremely friendly and outgoing and never seem to stop talking.

In addition to beautiful old buildings London sports massive amounts of commerce. The city boasts powerful banking infrastructure and financial industries. London has a fast pace of life akin to NYC and would be a place I would consider building my business.


Parisians and the French in general seem similar. Both love wine, fine food, and music. Throughout the city people feel alive and seem to genuinely love living life.

Paris has an enormous amount of history and amazingly beautiful architecture. Probably the most aesthetically gorgeous city I visited, I absolutely the buildings. Paris certainly had a feeling a love surrounding popular places like the Eiffel Tower if you could get past the obnoxious people selling touristy Eiffel Tower key chains.


Rome was amazing. The city felt phenomenally powerful and ancient. Throughout the day you pass ancient Roman ruins, centers of commerce and fine Italian restaurants. The city certainly caters to tourists but it was overwhelmingly awesome. Anyone who visits sees the fast pace of life at odds, religious devotion, and love of life. This love of life extends to pizza, pasta, people and all things soccer.



This may have been the most interesting city I visited in terms of culture. The Scottish have a manly tough culture of brotherhood and strength. I arrived in the city and was instantly shocked by the hills. Edinburgh is a leg busting city of extremely old buildings. A powerful castle in the center of the city is a beacon for the city and helps to define the culture.

Living in Scotland is challenging. In my jeans and massive sweatshirt I could not stand the cold and wind(and I am from New York). The Scots are super friendly, tough, and love their scotch and whisky. The party culture for the city extends to ruggedly loyal dedication to rugby, soccer and all things Scottish.

About Me

Hey guys my name is Matt Ward. I am a 23 year old engineering student and online business owner from Syracuse, New York. I enjoy sports, working out, movies, books and nature. Thanks for checking out my perspective on the city different cultures and if you want to get in touch you can check out my site or shoot me an email.