From historic city centres to romantic cruises, a trip to Europe is every avid traveller’s dream vacation. While Europe has something to offer to travellers all year round, spring is one of the seasons in which travellers from all over the world flock to Europe to enjoy the gorgeous cities and the beauty of nature alike. Here, we have compiled a list of top 5 European cities that are best visited in spring.
1. Bergen, Norway
Located on the western coast, Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. Bergen is well-known for its unique landscape with its harbour surrounded by hills known as the seven hills. The city is well known among travellers for the numerous hiking possibilities nearby. It is also popular among people starting off on a Fjord tour as there are a number of Fjord tours on offer starting in Bergen.
Bergen is a city with a lot of open spaces. There are numerous parks and lawns with colourful flower beds scattered around the city. Spring brings out the most beautiful side of these.
May is the month of the year with least amount of rain on average. As a city where it rains almost 240 days a year, this is definitely reason enough to plan your trip to Bergen in late spring.
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2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tulips! If you want to feast your eyes with colourful tulip fields, spring is the time to visit.
The world famous Tulip gardens in Keukenhof is open for visitors from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to enjoy the tulip gardens in full glory is middle of April. More details and tickets here.
April 27th also happens to be the birthday of the current king. The whole country is partying out on the street wearing Orange on this day. This would be your best chance to party with the locals.
Amsterdam is visited by millions of tourists every year. Spring sees comparatively fewer tourist compared to summer and is a good tradeoff between weather and crowds.
3. Paris, France
Paris is without a question a must include in any travel bucket list. Spring season adds a touch of freshness to the Parisian cityscape.
What’s more romantic than taking a cruise down Seine enjoying the blooming trees lining the shores?
Here are some snaps from Paris captured in spring.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague just like Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It was more or less untouched in the world wars. Visiting Prague in spring offers you the chance to enjoy all that beauty without zig zagging through tour groups.
Prague is one of the cities in the world that are best navigated on foot. Hike up to the castle and enjoy the views of the city from up there. The view of the castle dome in the backdrop of fresh pink blooms is one to behold.
5. Salzburg, Austria
Compared to the other cities in this list, Salzburg is a bit less visited by International travellers.
As with other cities, one of the main reasons to visit Salzburg in sprint is to beat the crowds. The otherwise crowded old town of Salzburg is more or less devoid of tourists in spring.
Easter is celebrated well in Salzburg. Though not as big as the Christmas markets, the traditional Easter markets in Salzburg are definitely worth a visit.
Being at the foothills of Alps, there are also a lot of destinations within an hours drive from Salzburg that are best enjoyed in spring.