As in all other areas, there are also annual trends among dream trips. They are also linked to the current settings and preferences of the benefits. We looked at what is seen as a trend when it comes to preferred vacation destinations in Europe. Interestingly, we found that these are not unknown small towns. Quite the opposite. These are places that you may have already visited.

But the major European cities have a lot to offer. That’s why they’re worth more than one visit. You can proceed “thematically”. One time it should be more about culture, another time more about cuisine and nightlife. In addition, one always likes to visit the remote neighborhoods, which could also show interesting aspects of local life.

Holiday destinations Europe: Five exciting European cities that you can rediscover in 2020

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Fascination Europe! – Dream vacation in Porto

Do you want a dream vacation in Europe that includes the exotic, wonderful cuisine, a lot of history and culture from practically all European art projects? If so, then you have come to the right place in Porto, Portugal. You have no sea or beaches here. But Portugal is not that big and has good transport connections.

Pick a suitable location on the coast and drive there. Just be forewarned that all over the west coast the landscapes look harsh. Rather, you can enjoy sports and beautiful views here.

City panorama of Porto

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The harbor promenade at sunset

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Beautiful azulejos in Sao Bento train station

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The Rua da Assuncao shopping street

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The proud town hall of Porto

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Typical quarter houses

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Traditional wooden boats

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Berlin, Germany

For Germans, other Europeans and actually more and more people from all over the world, a dream vacation in Europe without a visit to Berlin is practically impossible. In the past 25 years, attempts have apparently been made to make up for the previously missed period of communism. Many different, cosmopolitan people live here. More likely than in many other places in the world. You can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city and enjoy many types of tourism, including culture and spa. For fans of contemporary art and modern lifestyle, Berlin is the best place for a dream vacation.

Breathtaking view over the city at night

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The round building of the Bode Museum

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Joy of colors in spring

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If you’re in Berlin in spring, don’t miss the Tulipan in the Britzer Garten!

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Relax in the pleasure garden in front of the Berlin Cathedral

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Visit some of the city’s numerous flea markets

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Colorful street art in the former East Berlin

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Have a cup of coffee in the Hackische Höfe

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Or linger in the picturesque Heckmann Höfe

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The unique festival of lights takes place every summer

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If luxury parties are your thing, Adagio is the place for you

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Take a break in the casual atmosphere on Oranienstrasse

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Typical Prenzlauer Berg

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Discover the city by bus

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Or rent a cute Trabi

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Admire the stylish architecture of the German Bundestag

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If you like it unconventional and authentic, then definitely visit the cult café Cinema

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Vienna, Austria

Can there be a more classic choice for dream vacations in Europe? Vienna turns into a fairytale city, especially around Christmas. Everything is booked out so quickly that it is best to start planning now. In summer it is quieter and you can make wonderful walks and cultural visits. The nightlife is becoming more and more attractive and you meet people from very different countries.

Der Graben – Vienna’s main shopping street

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Discover the Austrian capital with a horse-drawn carriage ride

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The world-famous Viennese coffee and the Sachertorte are of course a must

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Marvel at the whimsical architecture of Hundertwasser

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The Karlskirche will enchant you especially in the evening

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If you are into classical music, don’t forget to visit the Vienna Opera

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The beautiful Belvedere Palace

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Schonbrunn Palace and its magnificent gardens

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Give yourself enough time to visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral

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Zagreb, Croatia

Are you looking for a city on your dream vacation in Europe that is super romantic and super safe at the same time? In this case, Zagreb would be exactly the right destination for you. The hospitality, the Mediterranean flair and the full cultural calendar also attract people to Zagreb.

Magnificent city panorama in summer

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The old town of Zagreb

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Panorama from Sant Mark square

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The Sant Mark Church

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Nicosia, Cyprus

Actually, you shouldn’t miss having a dream vacation in Cyprus. The beaches are wonderful, and you can find remnants of long and interesting history everywhere. It is no coincidence that it is believed that Aphrodite was born here.

The combination of bathing in turquoise blue water, visits to ancient ruins in the afternoon and a wonderful nightlife seems like a dream come true for every tourist.

At the end we want to conclude with another tip. Regardless of which location you choose for your dream vacation in Europe, leave yourself some time to visit the surrounding area. Basically, the cultural context is very valuable for the general experience.

The city at a glance

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Shopping street in Nicosia

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Enjoy the delicious traditional cuisine in a small restaurant

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Handmade souvenirs against the evil eye


Stay in a typical guest house

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