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4 Cities in Europe I Must See | The Menzini Files

4 Cities in Europe I Must See

February 22, 2016

4 Cities in Europe I Must See | The Menzini Files

When it comes to traveling, I’ve hopped over the big pond quite a few times over the years and also lived in New York City for nearly a year, but I never traveled around the cities in Europe that much, which is silly, since Vienna is located central enough to take a train for a short trip to a nearby city and even flights are not breaking the bank anymore. I even backpacked through India and was never afraid to conquer a new foreign destination so far. So, there’s only one thing left to decide: Where to next?

When my friend Nina and I went on a little road trip through Austria last October, I got all wanderlusty again and dreamed up a few trips with my sister in tow or even a solo trip here and there, but nothing was booked and planned out properly thus far. In true late bloomer fashion, I’ll start by joining Nina this March by crashing her solo weekend in Prague.  Which got me thinking about a few other cities I always wanted to see for a weekend or so but never really got to…


It’s actually so close to Vienna (less than a 2h flight) and pretty cheap as well but so far, I never got myself a ticket. Ever since reading The Fault in our Stars, my sister and I want to spend a weekend there for sure. I think it’s best to do so in spring or fall – given the perfect roaming around weather of course. This is happening pretty soon!


I don’t know why, but I always wanted to take a solo trip to Stockholm in the fall on the verge of winter. There’s something so soothing about the thought that I am wandering through the city in chilly weather, getting some coffee or hot soup somewhere, and just relaxing and watching people through the big windows. It might sound silly, but one day, people, one day…


Portugal was never on my travel wishlist. I love Spain – especially Madrid and Barcelona – but somehow stumbled into reading everything I could about Lisbon. I think a quick weekend trip during summer is a must. I’ll keep my eyes open for cheap tickets, so good I can’t resist!


This one is going to be checked off the list in only two weeks since I am meeting my friend Nina there for a short city break. Prague has never been a must-see destination for me (I guess that’s because of all the Vienna-Prague comparisons I witnessed over the last few years). I think it’s very similar in architecture and we share a history as well. Soon I get to see what everyone’s talking about and I am looking forward to that 4-hour train ride. See you soon, Prague!

There are many more cities I would love to visit soon, but these are at the top of my list right now.

Which Cities in Europe are on your list to see next?

(Image courtesy of Jinna Yang from Project Inspo)

  1. Beatrice says:

    Hi Martina
    Ich könnte mich deinen Tops anschließen :) – auf meiner Liste würde auch noch Paris stehen. Aber du hast recht es gibt so viele schöne Städte, die man besuchen könnte/müsste.

    Liebe Grüße Beatrice

    • Martina Menzini says:

      Danke Beatrice! In Paris war ich auch noch nie aber mich zieht es eher zu den “unüblichen” Zielen :)

  2. Electrofairy says:

    Oh Lissabon kann ich nur empfehlen, eine der schönsten Städte in denen ich jemals war. Noch dazu mit unfassbar günstigen und leckerem Essen! Hier hab ich auch mal darüber gebloggt:
    Die anderen Städte kann ich nur unterschreiben :D Stockholm und Prag sind bei mir auch noch auf der Liste :D

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