Stockholm is the capital and largest city in Sweden. The entire urban area has about two million inhabitants. The city has its origins in the thirteenth century and has experienced its most important growth in the sixteenth century. In the old town there are still enough streets that remind of earlier times. However, Stockholm is primarily a well-designed modern city, where there is enough space for a number of spacious squares and the necessary green within the city. Stockholm offers its guests a good infrastructure, beautiful museums and beautiful buildings such as the City Hall and Stockholms Castle.
The Norwegian capital Oslo, which was called Christiania or Kristiania a few centuries ago, lies in the south-east of Norway. The name Christiania was given to Oslo after King Christian IV rebuilt the city after the fierce and devastating fire in 1624. Only around 1925 this was changed back to Oslo. The cultural heart of Oslo has a lot to offer when it comes to visiting museums. The city has at least fifty of them. On the peninsula Bygdøy there are a number of very interesting areas close together. In addition, the city itself is full of historical sites, nice shops, trendy terraces and other nice restaurants. Oslo is a city where you won’t get bored.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and with 1.7 million inhabitants the largest city in the country. This western metropolis consists of two parts through which the Danube flows. Almost 20% of the Hungarian population lives in this huge city. Budapest was formed in 1873 by the merging of Buda and Obuda on the western bank of the Danube, and Pest on the east bank. Before 1873, people named the cities Pest-Buda together, but after 1873 it became the present Budapest. Characteristic of this beautiful city and sights that you absolutely must see during a city trip to Budapest are the 11 bridges over the Danube connecting Buda with Pest and the many fortresses and baths in Budapest.
Zermatt has received the label of ‘mondain ski resort’. Reason is that this small mountaineering village lies at the base of the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s most iconic mountain. Though everything is expensive here, you simply can’t miss the view on the peak and the many attractions Zermatt has to offer.
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The shimmering lights of the towering skyscrapers contrast beautifully with the North Shore Mountains and the harbor, giving it a spectacular locations between the rising mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is one of the most important transit gates in Canada and the rest of North America. Despite being the third largest city in Canada, it has claimed the title of most livable city in the world.