Europe has served as the home to some of history’s best classical music composers and performers including Beethoven (Germany), Liszt (Hungary) and Mozart (Austria). If a trip to Europe is in your future and you long to listen to the tunes of famed European composers, make a point to visit the following cities where concerts take place almost every night.
The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is also the setting of a world-renowned music festival inspired by the Austrian composer. The festival features operas, plays and concerts during its summer program.
Beginning as one festival focusing on one style of classical music, the festival in Lucerne has now expanded to various dates throughout the year and features a variety of music styles including piano-only music and religious music during Holy Week each spring.
Prague, Czech Republic
Nightly concerts take place throughout the city at Lobkowicz Palace, St. George’s Basilica and even at the tiny Café Mozart in Old Town Square. Although not as well-known for classical music as some of its European neighbors, Prague’s selection of stunning concert halls and fairly inexpensive entry fees make it an enjoyable experience.
The biggest names in classical music — including Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss — either performed in Vienna on a regular basis or even spent time living in the Austrian capital. Each year, the city hosts more than 15,000 classical music events at awe-inspiring venues such as St. Charles Church, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus.
Frasca Food & Wine isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. Crafted by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the posh eatery features cuisine from a specific region of Italy. The menu is comprised of food primarily created in the sub-alpine Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Because of this, it stands out among a packed crowd in Boulder’s ever-expanding dining scene.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of beach season. Although the temperatures start to dip, there is still plenty of European coastline ripe for swimming and sunbathing well into September. Take advantage of cheaper, off-season airfare and jet to one of these European beaches before fall weather makes its way south.
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For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.