One of the warmest months of the year is coming which means some of us are looking to beat the heat while others will head to the beach!
To meet the variety of travel wants for August, Musement has selected five places you should consider traveling, from the intrigue of Moscow to the beauty of Prague.
The world’s northernmost and coldest metropolis, Moscow is draped in intrigue as Russia’s center of culture, economics and politics. With eight-hundred years of history, the Kremlin, a fortified complex situated on the Moskva River holds centuries of government legends and secrets. A must-see when you make your way to the capital, you can also visit the Grand Kremlin Palace that serves as the official residence of the President. August temperatures are lovely with an average of around twenty degrees Celsius. Enjoy the refreshing climate and take a walking tour to see iconic landmarks such as Pushkinskaya Square, Red Square and the beautiful sixteenth-century St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Moscow at night
Artistically inspiring and culturally rich, the exciting Netherlands capital has something to offer every traveler. From the wonderful Van Gogh, Anne Frank and Rijks museums to the romantic canals, vibrant nightlife scene and bicycles galore, there’s plenty to see and do. Explore the racy Red Light district, walk through Chinatown or partake in the Heineken Experience. And be sure to taste all the delicious Dutch food like the assorted cheeses or the ultimate Dutch comfort food ‘Stamppot’! The picturesque landscapes of Holland are made even more endearing thanks to the traditional windmills scattered across lush green fields, so don’t be shy about venturing into the many charming towns that surround Amsterdam.
It’s easy to feel the traces of the Habsburg Empire in the streets of Vienna which possess a particular refined elegance. Schönbrunn Palace, the former royal summer residence and UNESCO World Heritage site, is a Baroque masterpiece. Stroll through the stunning garden complex so large that you could spend the entire afternoon exploring. Head inside to check out some of the castle’s 1,441 rooms, 190 of which are open to the public. Walk the footsteps of one of the most influential Classical composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the brilliant eighteenth-century Austrian musician who once lived in Vienna. Explore the apartment (Mozarthaus) where he composed the majority of his known works or watch his work come to life through an orchestral performance. Vienna also has many coffee houses, from luxurious to quaint cafes, where can take a break and delight your senses as you sip some Viennese coffee.
This European city with an intricately rich history was once important for the Habsburg Empire, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors. Witness the Czech capital for yourself and spot the layers of periodic architecture, from the Romanesque and Gothic to Renaissance and Baroque, as you walk through the quaint cobbled streets. Marvel at Prague’s historic Old Town and the six-hundred-year-old Astronomical Clock, and be sure to visit Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. There’s much to discover in this spectacular city, so take a bus tour or a river cruise so you can take your time soaking in Prague’s breathtaking beauty.
Prague, Czech Republic
Nestled in three separate mountain ranges on Lake Geneva, this city-sanctuary is a lovely summer destination with warm weather and a wide range of fun water activities. Try everything from wakeboarding and paddle boarding to canoeing and sailing, or just relax and picnic on one of the many family-friendly beaches. Want to see the breathtaking views of the lake and mountains from above? Try paragliding and fly through the air at thousands of meters above the ground! Situated in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, Genève has a wealth of history, too. Explore the Old Town and climb the 157 steps to the top of St. Peter’s Cathedral. And don’t forget to go on an iconic Swiss cheese and chocolate tour… yum.
Paragliding in Geneva, Switzerland