Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck and Bergamo! We've been up mountain and down valley checking out the best of the Alpine cities that tickle the feet of the Alps.
From the best to the rest, for party animals and culture vultures here is our top 6!
In at No. 1 its Munich!
Why because the place is preparing for its annual Beer festival and its one of Europe's party capitals, jam packed with things to do. From the 19th September - 4th of October the city hosts its annual Oktoberfest, where thousands of tourists will descend to partake in the wonderful Barvarian beer and the annual festivities. So its time to dawn your lederhosen!
No. 2 Milan
Piazza Duomo, Beautiful archictecture, Great shopping, Fashion need we say more!
No. 3 Salzburg
The birthplace of Mozart and the setting for 'The Sound of Music', the hills really are alive with stunning scenary, dreaming spires and romantic gardens.
This has to be Austria's largest city, lying on the banks of the Danube with a long tradition of art and culture. Visit palaces and grab a coffee at one of the city's famous coffee houses!
No. 5 Innsbruck
The capital of Tirol, set beneath rugged mountain peaks this isnt just another ski destination it has a lot more to offer, pay a visit to the Stadtturn, once a prison it offers some great panoramic views over Innsbruck. At night visit the 'Bogen' or Viaduct, this is a row of bars and pubs located in the Viaduct.
No. 6 Bergamo
Last but by no means least the city of Bergamo. If you want to sample Northern Italy in a short break and avoid the hustle and bustle of Milan then this is your place.
So there you have it, our top 6 Alpine Cities why not try one for yourself, a city break in the mountains!
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