Europe city escapes for nature lovers

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It’s common to associate cities and nature as completely different entities. Yet Europe city life and the countryside often go hand in hand, for getaways that incorporate the best of both worlds. If you want to enjoy the bustle of the city, complemented by peaceful strolls and stunning views there are many places on offer in Europe.

1. Budapest, Hungary

Within the boundaries of this fascinating city you’ll find plenty of hiking spots, perfect for getting in touch with nature. Take to the Buda Hills where your hike will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city below. If hiking’s not your thing, there’s also plenty of parks and gardens to explore within Budapest.

2. Geneva, Switzerland

The city of Geneva is a fantastic part of Switzerland and offers all the perks of city life. As it sits, of course, on Lake Geneva you’ll find yourself surrounded by a tranquility that could only come from this charming country. Immersed in beauty and surrounded by the Swiss and French alps, you can truly lose yourself here.

3. Rome, Italy

Commonly thought of as a bustling city, the Italian capital is certainly ideal for those looking for a city escape. You can still find peace and quiet here, by heading out towards the Appian Way. This ancient Roman road leads not only to many historic relics, but also beautiful nature surrounded by pines and cypress trees. The perfect way to take in a breath of fresh air.

4. Munich, Germany

A thriving city with a buzzing nightlife, Munich truly embodies the German love of good beer and a great time! It’s also the perfect base for a day trip into the German alps, where the awe-inspiring mountains are welcoming adventure. Perfect for hikes or a general stroll through nature.

If this sounds too good to miss then it may time to start planning and saving for your next trip to Europe! Don’t forget to ensure you’ve renewed your European Health Insurance Card. Your EHIC is your pass to free or discounted health care, making it a must for anyone embarking on a European adventure.

Photo: Lake Geneva Taxi by Erik Charlton licensed under Creative commons 2