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Wie man Dublin als ersten Timer angeht

Hier finden Sie alles, was Sie wissen müssen, um Ihre erste Reise in die irische Hauptstadt optimal zu nutzen.
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Nicola Brady is a travel writer based in Dublin. She writes for the Irish Independent, Condé Nast Traveler, The Times and more, and her first book, Dublin Like A Local, was released in 2021.

Whether you hit the pubs or explore the museums, there’s always plenty to see and do in Dublin. Luckily, the city’s relatively small size means you can pack a lot into your visit without breaking a sweat. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Visit the Guinness Storehouse

Visitors tour the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
Learn about the history of beer at the Guinness Storehouse.Bildquelle: Per-Boge / Shutterstock

To order a “pint of plain.”

When you think of Dublin, you likely think of Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse is a popular stop for first-time visitors to the city who want to learn all about the history of the beer and get professional tips for how to pour a perfect pint. It’s true that Guinness tastes better in Ireland, where any pub that serves it is subject to regular inspections and strict guidelines. But a pint tastes best right at the source—particularly in the Gravity Bar, where the tour ends, which also offers a 360-degree view of the city’s skyline.

2. Take a food tour

Visitors enjoy a whiskey at a bar in Dublin.
Indulge in a whiskey tour in Dublin.Bildquelle: Irina Wilhauk / Shutterstock

Because good times start with good food.

Eating your way around a city is always the best way to get right to its soul, and that’s especially true in Dublin. Take a food tour of the city, and you’ll get to sample all the best local foods from brown bread ice cream to proper fish and chips. If you’d rather have a more spirited experience, hit up one of Dublin’s whiskey tours, which will take you to the best spots for a snifter and offer samples of different styles of the spirit along the way.

3. Get out to the sea

Boats sit at Howth, a quiet fishing town, in Dublin.
Visit the quaint fishing town of Howth.Bildquelle: Gabriela Insuratelu / Shutterstock

For beautiful ocean views and killer seafood.

It can be easy to forget how close Dublin is to the coast, but hop on the train and you can be at the seaside in less than 30 minutes. Head out to Howth, a pretty fishing village to the north of the city, and you can take a walk along the cliff path, head into a cozy pub for some craft beer and seafood, and watch the boats (and seals) bob around in the harbor. It’s an easy afternoon jaunt that will give you a dose of “vitamin sea” without requiring too much travel time.

4. Dive into history

Tourists go on a walking tour in Dublin.
Go on a walking tour in Dublin to learn about its rich history.Bildquelle: Semmick Photo / Shutterstock

To get a handle on Dublin’s backstory.

The best way to introduce yourself to Dublin’s long and complex history is to take a walking tour that includes all the city’s historic locations. Most tours include stops at places like the pillars outside the General Post Office, which are still riddled with bullet holes from the Easter Rising, and the grounds of Trinity College, where Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett studied.

5. Go on a pub crawl

People walk around The Temple Bar neighborhood in Dublin.
The Temple Bar district has many pubs.Bildquelle: VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock

Because nothing beats a Dublin pub.

Dublins geschichtsträchtige Geschichte, sein kulturelles Erbe und sein lebendiger Geist bedeuten, dass es in der irischen Hauptstadt scheinbar unendlich viele Dinge zu sehen, zu tun und zu erleben gibt. Hier finden Sie unsere Vorschläge, wie Sie Ihre erste Reise nach Dublin optimal nutzen können - von Kneipentouren über historische Sehenswürdigkeiten bis hin zu literarischen Touren.

Überspringen Sie die Warteschlange im Guinness-Lagerhaus

Auch wenn Sie den Geschmack von Dublins geliebtem Stout nicht besonders mögen, lohnt es sich, diese siebenstöckige Ausstellung zu besuchen, um mehr über die Geschichte und Produktion von Guinness zu erfahren. Das Guinness-Lagerhaus gehört zu den meistbesuchten Attraktionen Irlands. Buchen Sie daher ein Ticket, bei dem Sie nicht über die Warteschlange warten müssen.

Tauchen Sie ein in die Geschichte

Um das heutige Dublin zu verstehen, muss man in seine Vergangenheit eintauchen. Wandertouren und Hop-On-Hop-Off-Bustouren geben Ihnen einen Einblick in Dublin in vergangene Zeiten und bringen Sie zu den wichtigsten historischen Sehenswürdigkeiten wie der Christ Church Cathedral aus dem Mittelalter und dem Dublin Castle.

Gehen Sie in die Temple Bar krabbeln

Dublins Pub-Kultur ist legendär, mit irischen Nachahmer-Pubs in Städten auf der ganzen Welt, aber nichts ist vergleichbar mit der Realität. Gehen Sie im Viertel Temple Bar Barhüpfen, um Musik zu genießen und was die Einheimischen als „verrückt“ oder gute Zeiten bezeichnen.

Besuchen Sie Wicklow

Wenn Sie nur einen Tagesausflug unternehmen können, fahren Sie nach County Wicklow. Weniger als eine Autostunde von der Stadt entfernt ist diese Region südlich von Dublin als „Garden of Ireland“ bekannt und verspricht eine faszinierende Landschaft und viel frische Luft.

Machen Sie eine literarische Tour

Das literarische Erbe Dublins ist unübersehbar. Plaketten, Denkmäler und Statuen erinnern die Besucher an die vielen Schriftgrößen, die hier gelebt und gearbeitet haben, von James Joyce bis Oscar Wilde. Bereisen Sie die Stadt mit einem Führer, um die Insider-Geschichte über Irlands literarisches Set zu erfahren.

6. Hit the museums

Exhibits on show inside the Dublin Museum.
The National Museum of Ireland is a must.Bildquelle: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock

For a dose of culture.

Dublin has more than its fair share of excellent museums, and most of them are free. They’re also fairly central, with many located on the streets around St. Stephen’s Green. The area boasts two outposts of the National Museum of Ireland—one dedicated to archaeology and one to natural history—and the National Gallery of Ireland. The excellent Hugh Lane Gallery is located over the river, on Parnell Square.

7. Tour a whiskey distillery

A flight of whiskey inside a local Dublin distillery.
Head to a whiskey distillery for some tastings.Bildquelle: barmalini / Shutterstock

To taste the true spirit of Dublin.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Dublin’s Liberties neighborhood—then known as the Golden Triangle—was the world’s epicenter of whiskey production. Recently, new distilleries have sprung up in Dublin, including Teeling and Pearse Lyons (which is set in an old church). Touring a whiskey distillery is always a good way to learn about the spirit. If you can’t choose just one, try visiting the Whiskey Museum for an overview (and complementary samples).

8. Hop on hop off

A big bus heads through the bustling streets of central Dublin.
Jump on a bus for relaxed sightseeing.Bildquelle: Sergey-73 / Shutterstock

To save your energy while heading farther afield.

While Dublin is compact and easy to explore on foot, there are still a few places of note on the outskirts of town. If you want to travel outside the center without figuring out the public transportation system, opt for a hop on hop off bus tour. These buses stop at all the key spots in the city center but also visit more distant attractions, like Phoenix Park and Kilmainham Gaol.

9. Catch a trad session

Singers on stage in a Dublin pub.
Listen to live music at a local trad session.Bildquelle: BOULENGER Xavier / Shutterstock

For some music, some storytelling, and a good dash of toe tapping.

Take a walk past the pubs that line Temple Bar, and you’ll likely hear the strains of traditional music emerging from within. Trad sessions (casual gatherings of musicians playing traditional music) kick off every afternoon, so it’s easy to catch live music here, whether it’s played by a lone ballad singer with a guitar or a full collective with a fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhran drum.

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