Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2017

Most stress-free holiday destinations revealed with this city on top | Travel News | Travel

Stressful holidays can be hard to avoid with delayed flights and family squabbles.

However, dry cleaning company Zipjet has revealed some of the least stressful cities around the world according to new research. 

The only entry from the UK to make the top 10 was Edinburgh, coming in at number seven.

One country came out on top, with four of its cities making the top ten.

Zipjet analysed the cities by studying 500 locations around the world, comparing elements such as pollution levels, debt levels, mental health and hours of sunlight.

The number one most stress-free city in the world has been revealed as Stuttgart in Germany.

It came high in the rankings due to security, green spaces as well as gender equality.

Stuttgart resident David Moos commented: “The ability to feel less enclosed can help you in not feeling stifled, and personally I find this reduces anxiety. 

“The feeling of security in the city, both financial and in the sense of personal safety, is also a great comfort.”

Other countries from Germany to make the top ten were Hanover in third place,  Munich in fifth place and Hamburg at ninth place.

Managing Director of Zipjet, Florian Färber commented on the results: “Mental health problems are on the rise worldwide, with stress being a trigger and contributing factor towards this increase. 

“We hope that by pinpointing how the least stressful cities are managing this issue, those cities struggling with a stressed out population can overcome it.”

They also released some of the most stressful cities in the world with Baghdad in Iraq and Kabul in Afghanistan making the top two, most likely due to the political unrest within the countries.

Sadly London was the worst city in the UK, coming in at a measly 70th.

Many looking for the best destination for a holiday will also be concerned about the safety, in light of recent terrorist attacks abroad.

One country that could be the safest is Finland, having been ranked as the safest country by the World Economic Forum.

Yet other online users disagreed, believing Qatar and Singapore are much safer.

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