Cologne, a German city with 2000 years old history, leaves an impeccable impression on the mind of a curious traveler. The ruins of Roman Era, a beautiful river view, the third tallest cathedral in the world, museums, riverside restaurants and the centuries-old colourful buildings decked on the harbour of River Rhine; they all make this city a cultural hub of Western Europe. There are many interesting and best things to do in Cologne. I have enlisted a few of them which I explored during my day trip to Cologne from Frankfurt.
During my backpacking trip to Europe, I got a chance to opt for a one day trip to Cologne for Frankfurt. Definitely, just one day trip is not enough to experience this city of carnivals and varied cultures. However, you can make the best of your one day trip to Cologne provided that you start early.
This huge Beer Hall teeming with tourists hides some interesting facts not only in its historic legends but also in its architecture. Hofbrauhaus is certainly a clichéd touristy place for the locals. During the Oktober fest, it is brimming with the crazy beer lovers. However, for a curious traveler in you, it also offers some interesting History tales of its 400 years old past! For a backpacker like me, it was an ideal place to explore. Read more
Copenhagen is too difficult to explore in just one visit. In this case, this brilliantly planned city offers some of the best things to do and places to explore. You can cycle to and around many nearby locations or can take the Copenhagen Card to have unlimited access to the public transport. Though there are a number of free things to do on a shoe-string budget, there a few places and things worth spending some money.
There is an end number of things to do in Copenhagen. You can keep a check on the official “Visit Copenhagen” site to keep a track of the number of events and street concerts before you head for an exploration.
Apart from that, these are some of the fun, interesting and unique things to do in my opinion. Read more
Basking in the early morning sunlight and staring at the verdant vistas covered under the translucent blanket of mist, one could never imagine that the very hill hides some mysterious powers in it.
Mt. Untersberg’s Mysteries came as an unexpected revelation to me. It didn’t only surprise me but also led me to a literary exploration of Folklores based on it. The folktales had also found their trails even till America.Read more
While I have explored for 83 days Europe Trip in around 56,000 INR, my maximum expenditure was on food. I couldn’t resist when they advertised veg Ravioli and sushi. :-p Learning from my mistakes and expenditures on food, I have come up with this detailed Europe food guide for vegetarians and budget travelers. The guide also contains some suggestions for the nonvegetarians. Read more
The Netherlands is a country with flat roads and grasslands all around. The country’s excellent tracks for cyclists make it more convenient for even tourists to cycle anywhere in the country. I covered almost the whole of Holland just on a bicycle. While it sounds thrilling, you must consider a few points before opting for it. I cycled to the colourful Tulip fields from Amsterdam and I must say it was an experience of a lifetime. Read more
It is quite common to be confused while planning your first Europe Trip Itinerary. Many people take help of the travel agencies which suggest them only the overrated and highly touristic areas. Backpacking to Europe from India can be a task as you need to prepare for a lot many things for the Visa process. However, this blog which is a result of my own planning for my 83 days long backpacking trip to Europe from India, would be your step by step guide for your long-awaited Europe Trip.
Following is the self-followed ways to begin with ’The Great Europe Trip Plan’. Read more
This beautiful city was the first halt on my months-long solo backpacking trip to Europe. Undoubtedly, it turned out to be one of the most exhilarating experience and a perfect start for this long trip.
The city that has been a home to the European artists during the Renaissance Era and Modernisme Movement is speckled with a number of buildings singing the glory of Art Nouveau. Even a week-long visit to this city would not let you experience enough of its art and architecture. However, if you are supposed to choose the ‘must visit’ places then the following list would surely do justice to your exploration. Read more