This time it went to Liverpool, this is the starting point of my travel in the north for the next few months. By plane from Vienna-Manchester-Vienna to Austrian Airlines for € 294,00. Why Manchester? Simple thing, it’s cheaper by all means.
After arriving at Manchester Airport, just get a train ticket for € 10.00 or book it at Ohio.at before you travel.
Here’s the link for the ticket (Manchester-Liverpool to Lime Street)
What links Liverpool, no question it’s the Beatles, the RMS Titanic and Liverpool FC.
The best hotel with good standard and a great rate (€ 48.00 of course booking ahead) is the Jurys Inn , located on Queens Wharf, right on the River Mersey. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and a delicious full English breakfast for £ 12.98.
Right next to the hotel is the Wheel of Liverpool, ACC Liverpool and just around the corner is the Albert Dock and the Echo Arena. The city center is only 5 minutes walk away.
Albert Dock is a sensational building, the courtyard is like a small harbor filled with water. There you will find shops and small bars and restaurants.
The home port of the Titanic was Liverpool. There, the White Star Line was founded and was based there. We all know the story of April 14, 1912, when the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum has everything you need to know about the Titanic, including the Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic.The Heroes of the Titanic is a granite monument on St. Nicholas Place at Pier Head.
I recommend a long walk along the waterfront, there is so much to see. From the Canning Dock, Museum of Liverpool, the Three Graces and more. I have a small selection of photos installed here.
Liverpool is one of Britain’s most famous and interesting cities and the famous home of the Cavern Club and the Beatles. A must-do for all Beatles fans. Do not forget to look at The Beatles Statue at Pier Head and make a selfie like myself!
Of course it was my claim to visit the Cavern Club. I just loved it, the club was full of people, a live singer sang Beatles songs and everyone was excited and dancing.
I went on the Lord & Church Street the so-called shopping street, but also interesting buildings like the City Hall of Liverpool, or the Bluecoat the oldest building in Liverpool. I just loved the access with the screens.
Worth seeing is also the St.Lukes Church and of course the cathedral of Liverpool.
What fascinated me personally are these food cars, in all sorts of colors and variations. Whether it’s an ice cream truck or fish and chips food truck or burger truck, people are queuing up to get this delicious fast-food.
I was overwhelmed by this charming city, was it the weather? No it was a combination of history and architecture that inspired me. The food is well priced. I think the prices are normal if not cheap. But it is not a comparison to London! I was surprised by the cleanliness of the city, although I went one or the other time away from the tourist ways I found it clean.
Nevertheless, there are also negative reports. There are many drug addicts on the streets and the homeless smoke marijuana. This is a bit annoying but it is part of Liverpool. Most homeless and beggars can be found in Mathew Street, this is where the Cavern Club is. Still, it was not intrusive!
An Liverpool: 24-hour-ticket (€12,60) for the Hop-On/Hop-Off-Bus is just recommended.
For all FC Liverpool supporters I have provided some tours here. It is always cheaper to book these in advance to avoid queues!
For all Beatles fans there are of course great excursions – tours and tickets.
Liverpool and his tours
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