For fear of causing an international diplomatic incident, here’s five more of my favourite cities.
In Northern Europe although, in truth, they stand comparison with any in the world.
So let’s get started with some of that rock’n’roll music… and…
Then there’s Stefanie Hempell’s Early Beatles-Tour, her infectious smile, Der Fab Four anecdotes and songs on her ukulele… http://www.hempels-musictour.de
And a model railway museum which could seriously turn me… Why German trains always run on time.
Amsterdam: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Breughel, the tulip museum and the story of the world’s best flower… and cheese, and a cheese not a cheesy museum.
The Ann Frank Museum and a stirring reminder of how we need to remain vigilant against racism.
Canals, narrow bars and Middle Eastern food… who even needs to visit the Red Light District.
Prague: Lennon’s wall and the Astronomical Church, obviously, but also the Castle which is really a district.
The Charles Bridge with its sculptures and jazz musicians.
The world’s second ugliest attraction, from Communist days, and they’re very proud of it. And one of my favourite statues ‘Piss’.
A lager is how much?
Bergen: The old wharf and traditional Norwegian buildings of Bryggen where you can always find a wooden (or real) troll.
The Floyen mountain with funicular and breathtaking views of the fjord and your ship.
And the Kode museum http://www.kodebergen.no with its Munch and Dahl (the landscape artist whose paintings drew the first 19th century cruises) exhibitions.