Trips in Europe You Should Take
What’s the best thing about studying in the UK? The access to the whole of Europe, of course!
There are so many student-friendly destinations crammed into this corner of the world, you’d be a fool not to take advantage of it. To help you make the most of your next break, we’ve scoured the continent and found five European cities that you should definitely visit.
Prague, Czech Republic
A student summer trip can’t go wrong in Prague, a city with one of the most beautiful Old Town Squares, which is surrounded by colourful building facades – where you can find the cheapest and arguably the best beer in Europe!
The Czech capital (and the country in general) is well-known for its perfectly preserved architecture, including fortified Medieval castles, 14th-century buildings, and gothic churches, so if you’re studying for an Architecture and Design degree or writing your dissertation on Gothic Architecture, this is the perfect summer city break.
Berlin boasts a history unlike anywhere else. If you’re interested in revisiting the past, you can stroll along the remains of the Berlin Wall – which split the city in two between 1961 and 1989 – and get a feel for what life might have been like for students during the divide.
Nowadays, Berlin is best known for its alternative arts and music scene amongst students. If you fancy yourself a culture vulture, then you’ll find Berlin to be quite the premiere historical and culture destination; if techno is your thing, then Berlin is the ultimate party centre – there’s something for everyone.
What do you think about when you think of a trip to in Budapest? The Sziget Festival? Well, the Hungarian capital has a lot more to offer than that!
Come here in the summer and you can choose to relax in one of the city’s many thermal baths, grab a drink or two in a ruin pub along Kazinczy Utca, or soak in the glorious sun on Margaret Island. The fun doesn’t stop above ground in Budapest: there are natural underground caves formed by thermal waters over millions of years in the Buda hills, as well as Cold War bunkers and underground railways – lots of history waiting to be discovered!
A city break can rack up the costs if you’re not careful. Luckily, food and drink are notoriously cheap in Sofia – ideal if you’re saving for uni or just generally being financially responsible. Aside from affordable grub, Sofia is also home to a lot of Bulgaria’s premier clubs, galleries, and tourist hotspots, including the iconic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the historic Church of St George, the beautiful Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the monumental Largo complex… We could go on, but you get the gist.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is one of the very few cities where the all the hype is worth it; where the good things you’ve heard are true.
The Dutch capital is very well pedestrianised so easy to walk around or cycle if you want to blend in. A typical day for a summer trip starts with a visit to the Anne Frank house and the Van Gogh Museum, then ends with a vibrant night-out alongside many other students in the city.
With all these options practically on your doorstep, where will you wander?
Article By: Fusion Students.
A Bit About Our Contributor: Founded on the belief that student living should be about people and experiences, not just rooms and buildings, at Fusion Students we’ve developed a portfolio of vibrant places in some of the top student cities across the UK.