Brussels Midi – Belgium’s busiest railway station – lies at the crossroads of Europe, with trains departing for France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, including to some of the continent’s most cosmopolitan cities and exciting destinations. While it may not be Europe’s finest railway station, there are still plenty of redeeming qualities for you to discover. So whether you’re taking the Eurostar to London, a TGV to Paris, or an ICE to Frankfurt, here are our top 7 tips for in and around Brussels Midi.
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Berlin’s main railway station, the Hauptbahnhof, lies at the heart of Europe with trains departing for Amsterdam and Prague, Moscow and Bern, Vienna and Warsaw. The station is a monument to modernity, a palace of glass – but there’s much more to see than the station itself. So if you’re in the neighbourhood or a passenger passing through, get out and start exploring.
Hannover is a major city and cultural hub in northern Germany located on the route between Amsterdam and Berlin or Munich and Hamburg. Famous for its trade fairs and its royal house, Hannover is often overlooked as a destination but at our loss. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should hop off in Hannover and get discovering.
The next time you have a few hours to spare at the Gare de Lyon, don’t waste it in some run-of-the-mill coffeeshop scrolling away on your smartphone – get out and explore! There are several historical highlights close by, as well as great sustainable options for lunch or coffee. Put your luggage in a locker and start discovering. Here are our top ten tips for you.
Mulled wine, roasted almonds, local handicrafts… What’s not to love about a good Christmas market? For many, Christmas is the season to be jolly – but ‘tis also the season to be wasteful. In fact, Christmas is the most wasteful time of the year and Christmas markets are often criticised for not being eco-friendly enough.