First-Time Europe: 12 Must-See Cities
From Paris to Prague, London to Amsterdam, Dubrovnik to Berlin, here are a dozen centers of European culture that make a great ensemble on a virgin trip to Europe. For a continental tour that is semi-holistic, allow at least three weeks, as this gives you a couple of nights or more in each city. We've represented each destination with a favorite hotel and included both budget and luxury properties, themselves memorable parts of any European vacation.

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The opening of a branch of the hypercool 25hours hotel mini-chain is a breath of fresh air in this clean yet stoic financial hub.

Designed by native son Alfredo Häberli, the hotel location might seem a tad off, but trust me—Zurich West is the future of Zurich.

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