Where to go in August? - Your August Travel Guide

Posted on Jun 23, 2022 by Questo Team

Where to go in August?

If you are eager to explore Europe, you should choose a place where it is not too hot or in high season, so you must be careful. Europe is worth visiting not just for the history - castles, and museums, but also for the variety of landscapes and art. With that being said, there are five places that answer the question of where to go in August. Here they are! 

1.      Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is one of the most historically significant cities in Europe. In 1873, the three towns of Buda, Obuda, and Pest were merged and given the new name Budapest. We can now visit two districts( Obuda is the old Buda), Buda and Pest, which are separated by the Chain Bridge. One of the most popular activities to do in Budapest is to walk across the bridge.

On the Pest side of the river, you can see the Gresham Palace (home to the Four Seasons Hotel) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. On the Buda side, the Chain Bridge ends at Clark Adam Ter, where you can catch the funicular up to Castle Hill. This short ride offers breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge, the Danube Bend, and Pest.

On a sightseeing cruise along the River Danube, you can discover the Hungarian Parliament. It is not expensive, and the price includes food and alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Heroes Square is the place that characterizes Budapest the most. It is one of the most important squares in Budapest, known for the Millennium Monument, surrounded by statues.

2.      Prague, Czech Republic

With a rich history associated with communism, many parts of Prague are still under development. The Old Town contains centuries of buildings, and a new place presents modern construction. You can admire Gothic churches, Golden Lane, and walk across the Charles Bridge.

When in the Old Town Square, time your visit to the Old Town Hall where you can watch the spectacle of the mechanical clock marking the turn of an hour. 

When you are in town, consider renting a bicycle to get around and like this, you have easy access to the different tourist attractions. In this way, you can admire the Lennon Wall and the backstreets of Mala Strana.

You must visit Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle), an ancient symbol of the Czech State, the most significant Czech monument, and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic.

3.   Vienna, Austria

Vienna is Austria's most important commercial and cultural hub. Vienna attracts visitors with its numerous historical attractions, fabulous art collections, sparkling palaces, and exceptional musical heritage. When you visit the Historic Hofburg, you should know that it covers 59 acres with 18 groups of buildings, including 19 courtyards and 2,600 rooms. Its main attractions are the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum, the Silver Collection, the Imperial Chapel (Burgkapelle), and the Hofburg Treasury with its large collection of Imperial regalia.

Visiting the Wiener Prater, a large natural park situated between the Danube and the Danube Canal, you can take a ride on the famous Giant Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad), a Viennese landmark that has provided fine views over the city since 1896. Other activityies are seeing the Prater Ziehrer Monument, visiting the Planetarium or the famous museum, Madame Tussauds which has 86 lifelike figures of your favorite stars.

4.   Florence, Italy

There is so much to Florence: from under-the-radar museums to shopping destinations that double as historical sites, markets, and one of the oldest gelato shops in town, this Italian city will entice all. You must see the Duomo and take a photo and afterward, you can head to the Uffizi galleries and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. The Duomo is known as The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. If you admire Michelangelo, you will go to see The Galleria dell’ Accademia.

 There are more historical artworks in the Galleria dell’Accademia than you will find in most entire cities. The entire city of Florence can be admired from the Piazzale Michelangelo. If you are passionate about medicine, then you will go to visit Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a pharmacy founded by Dominican friars, which sells beautiful creams, perfumes, and even products for your pet. For Gelato, you can go to one of the oldest and best gelato shops in Florence, the Vivoli Gelato.

5.   Dresden, Germany

Modern history was not the best in Dresden because it was the seat of the Saxon rulers, who lavished their attention on its riverside palaces and soaring churches. However, you have something to visit because it has been reborn. Enjoy a stroll along Bruhl's Terrace, admire the river from one of its bridges, and enjoy the roses in its gardens. The Dolphin Fountain is the sole remaining part of the original garden.

Semperoper, the city's opera house, was built in the style of the Italian High Renaissance. You can see the decorated interior if you attend a performance or make a visit, where you will hear about the great performers.

If you want to admire different flowers, you can visit the Great Garden. Also, here you can find the Dresden Zoo and the Dresden Botanical Garden. If you are in Dresden Neustadt, a district in Dresden, see the statue of Augustus the Strong, wearing Roman armor and seated on a horse, and the Japanese Palace. You could also visit The Zwinger and Old Masters Picture Gallery. It displays 750 paintings including major Italian Renaissance works and Dutch and Flemish masterpieces.

In Europe, there are plenty of places to visit, but these are just a few. If you ever wondered where to go in August, it is good to know that Europe has plenty of wonderful summer vacation destinations for you to enjoy.