Cities

Choose a city and find out specific tips and advice to improve your safety when visiting.

Cities around the world

How many cities are on Earth?

At the turn of the century in 2000, there were 371 cities with 1 million inhabitants or more worldwide. By 2018, the number of cities with at least 1 million inhabitants had grown to 548.

We are working hard to provide relevant and up to date safety information for all the cities across the world.

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  • Cologne

    Cologne is the largest city in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. Cologne sits along the river Rhine and the city’s cathedral, Kölner Dom, is the third-tallest church and tallest cathedral in the world. The city has a strong rivalry with neighbouring city Düsseldorf and displays this through various sporting and cultural events.

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  • Groningen

    Groningen is the main and capital city of the Groningen province, located in the north of the Netherlands. The city has a population of around 230,000 and has a large student population, which accounts for around 25% of its population.

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  • Breda

    Breda is a city in the Netherlands located in the region of North Brabant. The city is home to beautiful old architecture and a variety of famous historic buildings, including the Castle of Breda and Saint Anthony’s Cathedral.

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  • Hamburg

    Hamburg, officially known as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany after Berlin. Hamburg is home to over 40 theatres, 60 museums and a whopping 100+ music venues, meaning that you’re never far away from something to do.

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  • The Hague

    The Hague is a city on the west coast of The Netherlands. It is the capital of South Holland and is the seat of the country’s government. Two of the most important criminal courts in the world reside here: the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

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  • Frankfurt

    Frankfurt is a city located in west Germany with the Main river running alongside it. It has a population of around 753,056 that is very culturally diverse, with residents coming from a variety of different backgrounds. The city has several prestigious educational institutions and a wide range of attractions, including museums and zoos.

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  • Modern architecture at night in Rotterdam

    Rotterdam

    Located in the south of Holland, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the country. The city is home to the largest seaport in Europe. Rotterdam hosts a very famous university, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and is well known for it’s picturesque riverside and aquatic culture and life.

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  • Birdseye view of Munich

    Munich

    Munich is the capital and most populated city of the state of Bavaria, with over 1.5 million people living there in July 2020. Running along the banks of the River Isar, Munich is a global hub for art, science and culture, and is home to two prestigious universities.

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  • Everything you need to know about the traffic light system

    On the 17th of May 2021, the international travel from the UK began to reopen, with a three-tiered ‘traffic light’ system being put in place to rate the safety of different countries. As you might be able to guess, the system rates countries based on a green, amber and red basis, with green being the most safe and accessible to visit, and red being the most heavily restricted.

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  • Travel round-up: what’s it been like to travel since things opened up?

    On the 17th of May 2021, international travel to certain destinations became legal again and travellers across the country were allowed to go on holiday again – provided the country they chose to go to was on the green list (see here for more information). This was really exciting news – it was a chance at freedom after being locked up inside for so long.

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  • Germany: Being Safe and Having Fun As A Post-Corona Tourist

    With the global vaccination charge getting underway, it will, hopefully, be soon that we can ask ourselves where should we go on holiday? Which country will be the safest? Germany is currently an economic and political powerhouse of Europe, and as such is on track in vaccinating its people as efficiently as possible.

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  • Ottawa at night with traffic trails

    Ottawa

    Ottawa, one of the most famous cities in Canada, and the seventh coldest capital in the world, Ottawa has a lot to offer, from incredible food, amazing festivals and a rich history, making it a high end location for any travellers to visit.

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  • Sunset over Edmonton skyline

    Edmonton

    This Canadian city is the capital city of the province of Alberta. Referred to as the “gateway to the north”, Edmonton is a staging point for large-scale oil sand projects occurring in Northern Alberta, as well as being a culturally rich city, filled with governmental and educational centres for any learner.

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  • landscape of winnipeg city with trees and buildings

    Winnipeg

    Winnipeg , the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It’s a culturally diverse city with more than 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. Well known for its unique winter experiences, flourishing arts scene and colourful festivals. As well as this, Winnipeg is also home to some incredible green spaces with access to many outdoor activities.

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  • Restaurant signs in New Orleans

    New Orleans

    There’s no where like New Orleans. The food, the festivals, the culture, the history- all of it is rich and interesting in its own way. You certainly need more than one trip to experience the city and everything it has to offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a foodie, a historian or a party hound, New Orleans has a good scene.

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  • Empty road in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, once the flour milling capital of the world, is a city of many lakes and rivers. Home to hugely influential musicians such as Prince and Bob Dylan, Minneapolis has a lively and varied music scene.

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  • Starry night and bright lights in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas

    A city of many names and titles: referring to itself as the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is described internationally as one of the most visited places globally, a leader in the hospitality industry and- more colloquially- Sin City. Famed for its seedy underbelly, this city wears its heart on its sleeve with its strip of casinos, other adult entertainment and almost Roman-levels of excess when it comes to food and drink.

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  • Ferris Wheel and people walking in Atlantic City

    Atlantic City

    Famed for its success as a beach resort in the 1800s and then as a prohibition era den of iniquity filled with organised crime, gambling and illegal alcohol, Atlantic City has been a tourist attraction for a long time. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and visit historical attractions or shop till you drop, the choice is yours.

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  • Road to the capitol building

    Washington DC

    Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America, is considered one of the most famous cities in the world and resides the most powerful man in the world, the president. With famous historical landmarks such as Capitol Hill and the White House, it is a sight to behold for any travel goers.

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  • Sunset over Philadelphia buildings

    Philadelphia

    As the origin of the writing of both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of the modern United States. With its historical landmarks such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famously shown in the hit 1976 icon “Rocky”, history and their distinct Philly cheesesteak to die for, Philadelphia is a must-see city for any tourist.

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For more country specific travel & safety information, please visit the Travel Aware website by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.