A city could not be more beautifully situated

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A city cannot be more beautifully situated! Sydney, the metropolis in New South Wales with 4.6 million inhabitants, is located directly on the sea. In the front the water of the Pacific glistens, in the hinterland the peaks of the Blue Mountains rise up. And on the outskirts of the city there are several national parks. It is no wonder that Sydneysiders love their city. Their lifestyle is casual and easygoing. Sydney also offers sunshine most of the year. It is one of the most liveable cities in the world. Every year, millions of tourists flock to the city on the east coast of Australia, the country's largest city.
Sydney - The bay of Sydney© rudi1976 / Fotolia

The many sightseeings in the centre, the Central Business District, can be easily managed on foot. Those who want to can take the sightseeing buses or the monorail. It connects Darling Harbour with the CBD and Chinatown. The multicultural metropolis scores points not only with its location, but also with its diverse cultural offerings, which include museums, theatre, music, dance or fashion. The Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hyde Park Barracks Museum or the Art Gallery of New South Wales are world famous.

The 305-metre-high Sydney Tower, which towers above the skyline, catches the eye from afar. Also world-famous are the magnificent opera house of the Danish architect Jørn Oberg Utzon, opened in 1973, and the Harbour Bridge. The opera house is Sydney's landmark. A photo in front of the opera or from the Harbour Bridge over the Port Jackson is a must for every visitor. On Macquarie Street there are numerous historical sights. As for example the oldest building of the city centre, The Mint (1816), the gorgeous Queen Victoria Building, an exclusive department store.

Also the Parliament House is located there as also the St James' Church or the neo-gothic Government House. It is located behind the opera in the Royal Botanic Gardens. This park complex is a wonderful place to stay and relax. But there is much hustle and bustle in the Luna Park, an amusement park at the Lavender Bay. There are many restaurants, bars, pubs or cafés in the Spanish Quarter or in Chinatown. Nightlife is the order of the day in Darling Harbour. There is the biggest nightclub in the country.

Kings Cross is also a popular party mile. One should not miss Paddy's Market in Haymarket with its souvenirs. Not only the city centre shines with sightseeings, there is also a lot to discover in the suburbs. In Darlinghurst or Paddington, many shops invite to buy, stroll and rummage. Likewise in Balmain, Bondi, Newtown or Glebe and Manly with the Parramatta shopping centre. But what would Sydney be without its beaches? World famous and popular with surfers is Bondi Beach.
Sydney - Der Koala Bär als Wahrzeichen© Alvov / Fotolia

Fantastic are the beaches of Manly, the Cagoo Beach, Bigola Beach, Tamarama or Freshwater, just to name a few. If you want to experience the unique mountain world, you should make an excursion to the Blue Mountains. The climate in Sydney is subtropical. The main season for travelling is from December to January. But then it can get quite hot and temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius are not uncommon. Between March and April and from September to November the temperatures are usually a bit cooler. The coolest months are June and August.

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