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Cape Town: Top things to do and see

Originally posted on travelux:
Cape Town is big, Cape Town is colorful, Cape Town is buzzing and the question is rather what to do not in Cape Town than what to do there at all. The second biggest city of South Africa after Johannesburg has a rich history which has influenced Cape Town ever since. As there are so many lovely things to do and see, what to do and see best in Cape Town? Get up early for Table Mountain Table Mountain is one of the most popular and outstanding landmarks of Cape Town. Not any surprisingly, everyone visiting Cape Town wants to get up that mountain. The thing is just that there is often fog so that you cannot enjoy great views. Plus, it appears to happen that you have to wait incredibly long for a ride, even two hours + in low season! So, if you really want to get up there, get up early – the sky is usually clearer then. Moreover, waiting hours can be less. And no, having bought…

Salzburg: Top things to do and see

Originally posted on travelux:
Salzburg is the city where the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived. Even though Salzburg’s tourism is surely motivated by Mozart, the city in Austria has much more to offer! Especially the old buildings and past architecture are worth checking out, but also the inner city and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Breath historic (fl)air Admittedly, this may not be a real activity to do. But I promise you, when being in Salzburg, you feel like visiting a past century. The whole city is historic when it comes to architecture. The only missing thing are horse carriages… Visit Mozart’s Birth House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This incredible famous and musically brilliant man was actually born in Salzburg, Austria. Birth house of Mozart No wonder the house he was born in is very well maintained and accessible for tourists – in form of a museum! Nowadays, it is one of the most visited in the whole world. Cross a bridge Crossing a bridge doesn’t sound too exciting, does it? But here’s why…

City Review: Bremen

Originally posted on travelux:
Bremen, a city located in the North of Germany, counts half a million inhabitants and is the 10th biggest city in Germany. Known for its fairytale “Bremer Stadtmusikanten”, but also for its soccer club “Werder Bremen”, Bremen is not a really popular touristic destination. Anyways, we discovered the city of Bremen by foot and came to the conclusion that Bremen is fairly underrated! Beautiful historic old town, impressive stadium, a very special quarter called Schnoor and many parks characterize the city of Bremen. At least, that’s what I can say after having explored the city. Before, I did hardly know anything about Bremen. As we arrived by train, Bremen’s central station was the first thing we saw in the city. I have to admit, a very impressive building itself! Strolling through Bremen’s green sides As we stayed at Swissôtel Bremen, the first thing we entered after leaving the hotel was a beautiful park with a river and a huge mill. As it was pretty hot that day, it was also great…