Pubs: A stroll through the Irish city

Ireland is not necessarily known for good weather, but the island scores with a lush green landscape and charming cities.

Pubs: A stroll through the Irish city

Ireland is not necessarily known for good weather, but the island scores with a lush green landscape and charming cities. One of them is Dublin. Located on the east coast of the Republic of Ireland, the capital has plenty of culture and even more pubs to offer. Due to its manageable size, Dublin is ideal for a weekend trip. Tourists should not miss these highlights.

The River Liffey flows right through Dublin, dividing the city in two. Numerous bridges characterize the cityscape and connect the districts in the more affluent south with those in the north. The main sights are close together, so you can easily visit everything on foot. Those who are not good on foot can use the bus lines. Another option: rent a bike. However, this is only fun when the Irish weather is kind.

One of the highlights of the city is definitely the famous Temple Bar district. It is located in the center of Dublin and is characterized by its cobbled streets and old houses. Here one pub follows the next. While the streets are bustling with people at night, it is quieter during the day. Above all, the bar of the same name, whose facade is painted in a bright red, is known beyond the country's borders. A pint of beer costs a little more here, but the rustic ambience is always convincing.

In general, it is advisable to go through the pubs in the evening. It's good form here for bands to provide live music. Find a seat, listen to the traditional songs and watch the hustle and bustle - you immediately absorb the Irish attitude to life. At the latest when half the pub is singing along. In general, Dubliners are extremely friendly, open-minded and like to talk to tourists.

Whoever is in Dublin usually cannot avoid the Guinness beer brand. The brewery was founded in 1759 and is based in the city. If you want to learn a little more about the history of the company and the art of brewing beer, the Guinness Storehouse Museum is the place to be. Even a sample beer is included in the price.

As well as pubs and beer, Dublin has other highlights to offer, including St. Patrick's Cathedral. It is one of the largest churches in the country and was built in 1191. The interior is just bursting with history, a visit is definitely a must. Dublin Castle is also worth a detour, the premises are still used for official events today.

Trinity College is particularly beautiful, the venerable university is also located in the middle of the city. Visitors can simply stroll around the grounds and admire the old buildings. Under no circumstances should you miss the library. The price includes an audio guide that provides all the important information. The 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, an illustrated manuscript on display there, is breathtaking. Another highlight: the "Long Room". This was built in 1732 and is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

The famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) visited Trinity College and there is a statue of him in Merrion Square Park. Another Dublin icon was also honored: Molly Malone. It is a character from the Irish folk song of the same name - unofficially the city's anthem. In Grafton Street is a bronze figure showing the fishmonger.

Since Dublin is located directly on the sea, a detour to the beach is worthwhile. Sandymount Beach is beautiful, about an hour's walk from downtown. A bus also stops nearby. Here you can enjoy the sea air and stroll along the seashell-covered beach. But beware: low and high tide are very pronounced. Don't go too far out at low tide and keep an eye on the times. Because the water flows back very quickly and it happens again and again that walkers are trapped.

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