Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam
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Best Central Europe Travel Quotes (Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam)
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2 Best Amsterdam Quotes
¨Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”
“Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist.”
6 Best Berlin Travel Quotes
“Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.”
“I like museums in Berlin a lot, especially in the eastern part. They’re extraordinarily good.”
“Berlin is a city of leafy boulevards, grand Neoclassical buildings, world-class art, glitzy shopping arcades, and funky graffitied neighbourhoods with gourmet street food. It’s big and bombastic – the showcase city of kings and kaisers, of the Fuhrer and 21st-century commerce.”
‘Berlin is a pulsing, exciting city with so many varied and distinctive neighborhoods, iconic history all around, great food at all levels and from every corner of the world. An excellent place to set up camp and make a great record.’
“Berlin is the newest city I have come across. Even Chicago would appear old and gray in comparison.”
“Nobody had forgotten anything here. In Berlin, you had to wrestle with the past, you had to build on the ruins, inside them. It wasn’t like America where we scraped the earth clean, thinking we could start again every time.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander
5 Best Vienna Travel Quotes
¨Vienna is just the best place to be.¨
“Vienna is the gate to Eastern Europe.”
‘Vienna, to me it was the tuning fork for the entire world. Saying the word Vienna was like striking a tuning fork and then listening to find what tone it called forth in the person I was talking to. It was how I tested people. If there was no response, this was not the kind of person I liked. Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life. I was poor, but I was not alone, because I had a friend.’
“In Vienna, everywhere Beethoven looked at is marked by something.”
“Music was literally in the air at the time, the Vienna of 1780. Everybody played music, classical music. There were in fact so many musicians that in apartment buildings people had to come up with a schedule – you practice at 5 p.m., I’ll practice at 6 p.m. That way the music didn’t collide with one another.”
6 Best Western Europe Travel Quotes
“When I graduated high school, I was one of many English-majors-to-be traveling through Europe with a copy of ‘Let’s Go Europe’ in one hand, ‘Anna Karenina’ in the other, a Eurail pass for a bookmark.”
“My first dream was to travel. I was attracted to different places, different colors of skin, different food. When I was 18 in 1977, I went to Europe with my accordion and discovered the pleasure of entertaining people.”.
Guy Laliberte, Founder, Cirque de Soleil
“I think that Europeans in general have a more global view of the world because they are in such proximity to other countries that it enables them to travel and see other parts of the world.“
“Oh, London is a man’s town, there’s power in the air;
And Paris is a woman’s town, with flowers in her hair;
And it’s sweet to dream in Venice, and it’s great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.”
Henry Van Dyke
“We trifle with France and labour with Germany, we sentimentalize over Italy and ecstacise over Spain- but England we love.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett
“We are so accustomed to thinking of European civilization as the vanguard of the world that we forget that for much of human history, the European peninsula was at the receiving end of the miracles of the East. Over the millennia, innovations such as Mesopotamian agriculture, the Phoenician alphabet, Greek philosophy, and Arab bookkeeping all flowed from east to west. Both Christianity and Islam followed the same route. So did wheat, olives, sugar, and spices.”