March marks the beginning of spring and we can already see glimmers of dazzling sunshine awaiting us just around the corner. We mustn't forget however that important little season that gently coaxes us out of our winter slumber, and gets us ready for the summer fun ahead – springtime! Now is the perfect moment to enjoy all of Europe’s fabulous destinations while avoiding the lines and crowds that the summer season is famous for. We've put together our top 5 list of European destinations that’s sure to help put that spring back in your step, and help you shake off the winter blues.
From Hamburg to Berlin, Germany explodes with activity as soon as the temperatures start to rise. Soak in the gentle spring sun in front of the Brandenberger Tor in Berlin, or wander through the historic streets of Bremen for a simply delightful spring holiday.
Psst! Did you know you could spend a night at sea with a view of the world's largest freestanding aquarium in Europe at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin?
Springtime in Hungary is sure to leave you hungry (pardon our pun). With impressive natural landscapes, soothing hot springs and rich cultural history, this small country is sure to leave a big impact on you. Be sure to treat your taste buds with the cuisine in Budapest, which is every foodie's dream come true.
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Poland is one of those rare countries that offers you a fascinating mix of historical treasure while still having modern pleasures at your fingertips. The stunning Baltic city of Gdansk, and the medieval cities of Krakow, Wroclaw and Szczecin, are perfect for those looking for less ‘touristy’ spring vacations.
4. The Netherlands
What spring time escape would be complete without a stop to the land of tulips? Explore Amsterdam’s gorgeous canals or ride your bike through vibrant fields on tulips for a break that’s sure to make you smile.
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Psst! Don't miss your chance to visit these magical tulip gardens near Amsterdam!