Zurich has only 400,000 inhabitants, but it is the largest city in Switzerland. The size doesn’t matter in this case as Zurich is a global financial center and banking hub. Many mistake it for capital of Switzerland (the capital is Bern), and for a good reason: it’s a quintessential Swiss city and at the same time very international. It is also a city with very natural mixture between ancient history and very modern life on every step.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, is one of the places that will charm you on a first sight and will compel you to come back to it to discover more. Elegantly seated on the banks of river Danube, this ancient city is alive with art, music and historical sites.
New York City is a global center of culture, art, fashion and finance and the most populous city in the US. The city is made out of five boroughs sitting on the Hudson River’s entry into the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, its green core of Central Park and bustling Times Square and Broadway; Brooklyn, diverse borough with areas featuring indie music, art and nightlife and beachfront amusement parks; Queens with Flushing Meadows, featuring Unisphere; Bronx, in the north of NYC, hosts Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo; Staten Island in the south offers great panoramic views of a city and iconic Statue of Liberty.
NYC is a massive city and it will take a week or two to fully explore it or at least to visit all major landmarks. But don’t worry, once you visit it, you will always come back for more!
Milan is famous for its financial power and as a fashion capital of the world. It is not considered as beautiful as other Italian city, but it is a perfect mix of ancient and ultramodern. Being almost completely destroyed in WWII, Milan was rebuilt into a modern, cosmopolitan city with many historic attractions preserved
Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world. There are archaeological sites and monuments on every corner to remind visitors about glorious past of this amazing city. In the center of Athens, there is Acropolis, the hill visible from every part of the city, with its temples and sculptures, standing for millennia and visited by thousands every year. Acropolis museum and National Archaeological Museum are holding many valuable artefacts from Ancient Greece.
Tokyo is Japan’s vast and prosperous capital, as well as its main city, filled with art, dynamic commerce, and lively population, most of all. As the world’s most densely populated urban city, Tokyo is a fascinating and diverse metropolis combining foreign influences, consumer culture and global business with the remnants of Japan’s capital from the old times.
Salzburg is an Austrian city close to German border and with views of the Eastern Alps. The town is bisected by the Salzach River, with old city, ‘Altstadt’ sitting on the left bank and new city, ‘Neustadt’ on its right bank. Salzburg is globally known as a birthplace of the most famous classical composer – Mozart. His birthplace house is preserved and it is now a museum featuring his early life.
Barcelona, a vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia region in Spain is famous for its art and architecture.