We’re more than two and a half months into 2016, and in case you’re planning on taking a vacation soon, then this is the perfect article for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nature lover or like visiting big cities, there are so many places around the world that will surely make you fall in love with our planet. Here are 15 destinations you should visit this year.
Arrazola Greenway, Spain
Arrazola is a beautiful greenway that stretches over five kilometers and takes you from the old Errotabarri-El Tope train station in the municipality of Atxondo to the urban district of Apatamonasterio. This is a great place to visit if you want to relax and enjoy numerous beautiful sites, which you will get a chance to see throughout the walk.
The things you’ll get to discover while on this hike include the town of Atxondo, the Arrazola River Valley, Anboto (a limestone mountain that contains fossil remnants of huge prehistoric seashells and corals), Urkiola Natural Park, Axpe Valley, and Memaia Peaks. The landscape of the Urkiola Natural Park are made up from limestone masses as well, and is significant because it contains traces of human presence ever since the prehistoric times. You can still see ceramic fragments that date back to the Roman Empire in the remains of walls, also located in the park.
During the Middle Ages, back when Munich and Berlin didn’t even exist, Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of the largest towns in Germany thanks due to its great strategic position, since it was situated on the trade routes between southern and northern Europe. This is the best-preserved walled town of the Middle Ages in Germany (it is located in northern Bavaria), and is becoming a more popular tourist destination every year.
Although around 2 million people visit the place annually, most only come here for one day. If you plan on coming here, you should probably think about staying for at least a night or two, because that way you’ll have the opportunity to take a tour of the town after most of the tourists leave. The gorgeous water fountains, gabled houses, and narrow streets all provide you with an unforgettable medieval atmosphere.