Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.
castles & palaces
Some of the fascinating things to do in exotic Stone Town, Zanzibar? Weep at a haunting old slave market. Learn about sultans at the Palace Museum. And go on a sunset dhow cruise.
What to do in Dresden? Is 2 days in Dresden enough? Yes. Ogle the Green Vault treasures, bicycle the Elbe, taste Pilsner beer and see Zwinger Palace.
“Where is Diocletian’s Palace?” visitors often ask when in Split, Croatia. Shopkeepers laughingly reply, “You’re in it!” The ruins of the 1,700-year-old palace are the heart of the inner city.
Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)
Near Paris, the Chateau de Chantilly is a fairytale wonder; it’s also home to one of France’s finest collections of classical paintings. Beats Versailles in some ways!
The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.
Check out these 5 most beautiful places in Italy! We love Venice (impossibly romantic). And do you know Le Marche? Its hill town of Urbino is home to one of Italy’s most spectacular palaces, the Palazzo Ducale.