Visitors seeking for new and exciting European destinations find this small but abounding corner of the Baltics a real cultural treasure. While being a former Soviet Republic and boasting a rich medieval history, Estonia traditionally shares its ethnic and linguistic roots with Finland and stems greatly from peasant culture. Thus Estonian countryside is dotted with traditional cottages as well as large castles and manors. City breakers can explore the early 13th-century Tallinn Old Town including Toompea Castle, the domed church of Toomkirik, and the town hall square Raekoja Plats. Walk beneath ancient stonewalls on winding, cobbled streets and follow torch lit alleys to secret stairways and climb to tower ramparts. If the snow thaws fast enough in the spring, you can enjoy the famous Fifth Season in Soomaa National Park and tour the flooded forest by boat. Find yourself in Estonia and discover a new frontier in European travel.
There’s a lot to celebrate in Europe – especially during one of Europe’s many fire and ice festivals. Each festival is different from the rest but they they’re all a good time. From Iceland to Malta and everywhere in between, Europe’s festivals are some of the most colorful, festive and energetic celebrations on the planet. Browse some of the best and literally brightest fire and ice festivals in Europe with this photo gallery.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that has been awarded as having cultural or environmental importance. Luckily, Europe has plenty of UNESCO sites to explore. From ancient castles to quaint seaside towns, you’ll find natural and cultural beauty everywhere you go. Consider this gallery your guide to some of the best UNESCO sites in Europe to discover on your next trip.
Music is at the heart of every country, city and person in Europe. But the type of music you’ll find during a trip to Europe can vary dramatically. From modern rock festivals to classic opera performances, you’re sure to see and hear a wide range of performances. Browse this gallery for a taste of some of Europe’s most interesting music scenes.
Much of Europe is known for its beer and wine production. But we don’t just know how to make them; we know how to drink them. From energetic beer festivals to exquisite wine gatherings, there’s plenty to celebrate. Drink up six of the best beer and wine festivals throughout Europe with this gallery.
Europe is a very bike-friendly continent, both in the cities and out in the countryside. Turn your sightseeing into exercise and cover more ground on Europe’s great bike paths.
There’s so much more to Europe than just the big cities and landmarks. Go off the beaten track and discover some of Europe’s lesser-known cities, hidden towns and secret villages that are rich in natural beauty and history.
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Europe is home to a fascinating array of museums, devoted to every subject imaginable. From Vikings in the north, broken relationships in Croatia to vampires in Brasov. Here is the lowdown on Europes original and unusual museums.