Looking at 43 cities across Europe, when it comes to culture, Salzburg, Austria, is the best place to go. It beat many of the tourist culture hotspots to the top spot, including Venice, Italy, which just slipped into 2nd place, Paris, France, which was down in 8th, and Rome, Italy, which only ranked as average for culture down in 28th place.
How did we figure this out? Salzburg has a strong balance of attractions that are museums, nature, expensive restaurants, and landmarks. Not to mention the average restaurant score on TripAdvisor is a reliable 4.6. At the same time, it’s not too big on nightlife – the kind of place you’ll go for an unforgettable trip rather than one you’ll forget after too much beer.
Other cities that ranked highly for their culture include the Portuguese city of Funchal in 3rd, the Swedish capital of Stockholm in 4th, and the Norwegian capital of Oslo in 5th.
Here are the top ten locations for culture in Europe: