The Best European Cities to Visit to Get Inspiration as a Musician

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It is safe to say that there are some destinations in Europe that each appeal to different people. For those partygoers among us, places like Magaluf and Ibiza are the more attractive destinations. There is a destination here that appeals to all who are travelling, none more so, than those musicians out there. There is something for everyone.

While we are confident that there will be many people reading this who are eager to get on their next holiday – trust us, we are the same – it is essential to recognise that international travel is not encouraged in line with current government guidance.

That being said, nothing is stopping you from planning your next big trip abroad! Mainly when many people have not been on holiday for well over a year now.

If you are a musician who misses travelling and travels to get inspiration for new songs and albums, you are in the right place. We have compiled an easy-to-read list of the best European cities to visit post-pandemic, to get inspiration as a musician.

  • Berlin, Germany: Considered by many as one of the top musical cities in Europe, due to its dominating presence in the House and Techno genres over the years. While Berlin is renowned for this, other genres within the city are also high, with jazz cafes and underground clubs aligning the bustling streets. We can see why people head here to get inspired; you are truly surrounded by music wherever you go. If you find yourself hit with inspiration while exploring the city, you must be able to act on this inspiration as soon as possible; you don’t want to forget your mastermind idea! When this is the case, you should make a note before heading to the city, of any available music studios of which you could use at these moments. This includes facilities provided by Aufnahmestudio Berlin, run by Pirate Studios. Facilities such as these ensure that musicians like yourself, have everything you need at your fingertips to create your next best single. To learn more about the equipment and facilities that they have, how to book yourself in for a session, and the other locations that they are in, find a studio here.  
  • London, United Kingdom: Much like its German counterpart, London is considered one of the best European cities for music inspiration, and as a native to the country, it can be easy to see why. The city is abundant in culture, and with that, comes a variety of music genres and inspiration. You can undoubtedly find a gig venue or bar which suits your tastes, with various music venues hosting regular events, no matter the time of day. While these types of events have been put on hold temporarily due to the pandemic, they play a huge part in defining London throughout the world, as a must-visit destination for those who want to make it in the music industry. That being said, and similar to that of Berlin, those budding musicians who find themselves inspired have plenty of opportunity to act on this inspiration with facilities available throughout the city. Not to mention, with the multiple tourist attractions dotted around, you have ample opportunity to busk for the masses, and earn a pretty penny while doing so! Whether you visit to get inspiration from the hustle and bustle of the Capital or find inspiration hits from the tranquillity of the many parks and green spaces that are around, this is certainly one to put on the list.
  • Milan, Italy: Changing the tempo a little here, with a synonymous city with all thing’s sophistication. When someone first thinks of Milan, they imagine the glitz and the glamour of the annual Fashion Week. Or, at least, we do! That being said, there is more to this city than meets the eye, and none more so than the music scene. While dance music fans can expect to find stomping grounds that appeal to them within the city, this is also an excellent destination for those interested in opera and classical music. With a museum housed in the city dedicated to the history of Italian opera, along with one of Italy’s finest opera houses, La Scala, you can expect to come away from this city entirely and utterly inspired. If you are a musician who enjoys immersing themselves in a city’s culture to get inspired, this is undoubtedly a city that you should consider. With fine dining and cuisine, coupled with a rich history and culture, you are sure to find your new song hidden amongst these gorgeous streets.

We hope you have enjoyed our list of the best European cities for musical inspiration and are feeling inspired to book your trip to explore them following the pandemic! We are confident that you will find some inspiration from either, or all these cities, and can’t wait to hear what you have created due to your explorations.

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