5. St. Petersburg – Hermitage, Amber Room and Peter the Great
It is the secondlargest city in Russiaandhas2,300palaces, magnificent buildingsand palaces. In 1703it was founded byPeterthe Great onmarshy ground–“Venice of the North” itisthereforealsooften called. The town is renownedforart loversforone of the largestandmost important artMusseentheworldandforthe replica of thelegendaryAmber Roomin theCatherine Palace. With over60exhibitsin 350theatersto visitTheHermitage,isnotonlyenjoyment, but for everyShorttravelers achallenge.
6. Paris– Love, Lightand Car-free Zones
It is thecity of love, of light–and more recentlythe French capitalisalsothe car-freezone. Butnot because of thetraffic banin March 2014due to increasedPM levels. Noon the leftbank of the Seineit runsthenewboulevardofParis. MayorBertrandDelanoëis thanks.Hebanished thelonglines of carsbetween thePontdel’Alma andtheMuséed’Orsay andeven hadheaped upsand.At2.5kilometersrageherenowchildrenonclimbing framesand four-leggedturnrelaxedwithMadameorMonsieurtheirwalkiesrounds.
She hasachievedthe first place.It isagainthe number oneof the cities withthebestquality of life–andfor the sixthtime in a row. WhenEinspänner, the hotespressowith coldwhipped cream, canyoudriftin the caféandpassthetime. If you havefinallytaken away,itgoes best withthehorse-drawn carriage, horse-drawn carriagethroughthe Austrian capital.Or take thetramalong theringroad. Takes you pastthe State Opera, Hofburg, Parliament, City Hall, and Burgtheater. St. Stephen’s CathedralandthePratermaybe missingas littleasthe Schönbrunn Palace. Then there are150 museumsandthemulticulturalfruit and vegetable marketNaschmarkt. There isso much to see.
8. Lisbon– Kacheln, Tramand cupcakes
Riga–Medusa heads, grimacesandCapital of Culture2014
Head back! It is saidielainthestreetAlberta Streetandthe nearbyElizaBetes. Heretheyareclosetotight–theArt Nouveauwithitssmoothformson the facades. Medusa heads, mouths, demonicgrimacesfacadejewelryin whicheveryone losesvisitors. About 800buildingshave been preservedfrom this period.
10. Rome–St. Peter’s Basilica, TreviFountain, andas beautiful asin the film
This eternalcity on the riverTiber, withitsBasilica andtheVatican Cityandthe most famousfountains in the world, theTreviFountain, servednumerous timesas a film set.