Interrailing is easily one of the best ways to see Europe – hop on at one city, hop out at another a few hours later. The train network on the continent is superb, with various routes to suit all sorts of travellers. As for the best Interrailing destinations of all time?
These are the cities you can’t afford not to visit as you make your way around Europe, one station at a time…
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Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square and historic monuments. Winding streets and a unique atmosphere makes Prague one of the best Interrailing destinations.
It’s a city that is rich in history and character, thanks to the Gothic and medieval influences of its buildings.
Probably the most known destination in Slovenia, Ljubljana is the gateway spot for Lake Bled. This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia is where you will find the charming Bled Castle.
The town itself is out-of-this-world gorgeous, with fairytale bridges and cobblestone streets.
It’s a wonderful place to visit, having recently been named “the world’s best festival city” and is a place bursting with life and fun things to do. It’s an exciting and vibrant city, with great culture and museums, architectural highlights and harbour views.
Arguably the coolest city in Europe (where else would you find techno-playing spas and abandoned amusement parks?), Berlin is the rough diamond of the continent where people play hard and work hard. This edgy city has graffiti on every corner and has turned into one of Europe’s coolest destinations since the fall of the Berlin Wall in ’89.
The city of lights offers you an almost unlimited array of things to do. Want to enjoy museums, old architecture, or grand, iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower? You will find lots of things to do in Paris. It’s easy to get around thanks to its handy Metro system, so you can see plenty in a short space of time.
Vienna has cobbled streets, baroque buildings and imperial palaces in this beautiful city where Sacher Tort and culture are king. It’s a great Interrailing city that’s well connected to lots of other destinations, making it an ideal day trip.
From legendary coffee houses to secretive tunnels on the grounds of Vienna’s palace, you won’t be bored here.
Still haven’t been to Brussels? You need to, ASAP. The European Union hub is so much more than a political city. Dive in beneath the surface and you’ll find rich history, cutting-edge art and an artisan food scene.
From boozy beer tours to medieval squares, it’s an essential city to visit on your travels.