PHOTO: Tours in Vienna use visitors' senses of smell. (Photo by Janeen Christoff)
There are many different ways to tour a city and the Guardian has just published a list of some of the most unique ways to gain perspective on some of the coolest cities in Europe.
Did you ever consider touring Stockholm by rooftop? You can.
“Stockholm is spread across 14 islands interlinked by 57 bridges, waterways, and pedestrian paths, and seeing it from the vantage of a rooftop gives a real sense of its maritime geography,” writes Lola Akinmade åkerström for the Guardian.
In Vienna, Smells Like Wien Spirit is a new tour that allows visitors to experience the city using the sense of smell.
“It’s the latest attempt by culture group Space and Place to offer an alternative insight into a city usually associated with quiet coffeehouses and imperial palaces,” writes Maddy French.
The monthly walking tour lasts about four hours, ending at Kaffee Alt Wien in the city centre.
Hamburg gives visitors a taste of adult nightlife on a tour with Germany’s best-known drag queen, Olivia Jones, reports Will Coldwell.
“The 'safaris' through the Reeperbahn in the St Pauli district include stops at a sex shop, S&M hotspots and cult watering holes, hearing stories of vice and mischief along the way,” notes Coldwell.
Soviet nostalgia comes alive in Riga, where visitors can take a photography tour that uses old 35mm Zenit cameras.
“You’ll spend two to three hours exploring the city’s Soviet-built neighborhoods, markets and the old worker’s district while learning how to use the vintage snapper. Participants go home with both negatives and a CD of their pictures at the end of the tour,” writes Caldwell.
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