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Old Posted Oct 20, 2006, 9:02 PM
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Stuttgart, Germany: awful setting among green hills, beautiful architecture similar to that in Prague, home town of two major car manufacturers
Nuremberg, Germany: historic center surrounded by a very large and deep moat, beautiful buildings
Lyon, France: Paris-style architecture but prices 2/3 of those in Paris, hills offering spectacular views accessible by funicular, cute historic district
Bern, Switzerland: perhaps the most beautiful capital in Europe. Historic center surrounded by a U-shaped gorge.
Graz, Austria: spectacular setting, a castle dominates the city on a hill
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2006, 2:21 PM
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Helsinki, Tallinn, Oslo...
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2006, 7:56 AM
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Madrid is one of the best cities in the world in my opinion, but it doesn't get the respect it deserves.
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2006, 5:17 PM
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Glasgow is hugely underrated.
When people think about Scotland, they immediately think of Edinburgh. Why?
Glasgow may not have the castle, but it has fantastic museums such as the Kelvingrove, GOMA and the Lighthouse; the best shops in the UK outside London; trendy restaurants and nighlife; and great architecture both in the centre, and on the Clyde.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 2:38 PM
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Marseille-
Right.
Probably because Marseille does as little as possible to improve its (bad) reputation.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 5:36 PM
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Budapest, by a long shot. I've been living here for 6 months, and the place never ceases to amaze me.

Besides the main sights that you'd expect to see in many European capitols (beautiful palaces, opera houses and churches, main shopping streets and squares), there are many surprising (and often hidden) things to see here.

To name a few: more than 5 different Turkish Baths, caves under the Budapest Castle, public libraries that look like Versailles inside, coffee houses that rival the best in Vienna, the first underground/subway built in continental Europe.

Furthermore, since much of the city was built in the late 1800s'/early 1900's, and remains largely intact, the 'old city' atmosphere goes on and on, through many city blocks.

There's also been an amazing amount of development in the short time that I've been here - it's a golden age for cobblestone layers, as they've ripped up many ugly streets, and replaced them with brick. Several old buildings are continuouslly being refurbished as well. It's happening all over Pest.

Check out this site here, to see what I mean.

Oh, and there's an entire shopping distrct/street called Kiraly Street where there are maybe 8 or 9 major building restoration projects going on. All high-end apartments.

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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 6:13 PM
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Trieste, Bordeaux, Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2007, 3:27 PM
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Let's face it Europe is the culturally richest and economically most powerful region on earth. There are going to be hundreds of relatively neglected cities. Look at edinburgh. Stunning town. look at Nantes which is beautiful and cool etc etc.

Paris and london the two full service global megastar cities loom over all and then everyone has to hustle.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2007, 5:42 PM
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