The Kaunertal Valley in Austria is a land of continuous contrasts that mirror the changing seasons. The panoramic Kaunertal Glacier Road weaves through snow-covered forests and ends at eternal ice. Lush greenery, babbling brooks, and sweet-smelling pastures are all made accessible to guests with reduced mobility. That’s why The Kaunertal Valley was chosen as Austria’s most recent EDEN winner. The theme was accessible tourism.
Bewitching scenery and irresistible tastes add to a dramatic culture you can touch, smell, see and savor in the Mediterranean. Relax beneath the sun on miles of renowned beaches. March into towns steeped in crusader history dotted among scrubland and cliffs plunging into clear water. Stand where legendary Greek mythology inspired and mystified civilization for centuries. Wander pathways through ancient settlements, Roman ruins and Byzantine monasteries. Sail along the Turquoise Coast on a gulette, or walk to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, later home to the Virgin Mary and St. John. Go north or south on the Apennine peninsula for rugged coastline and unforgettable views, like the Amalfi Drive near Pompeii. Between the breadth of culture and the natural allure, give in to the charm that has enticed travelers for millennia.
Europe has many famous museums that are must-see attractions, but there are lots of smaller, unexpectedly entertaining museums just waiting to be explored. Stop following the crowds and head off the beaten path to discover these lesser-known gems. They just might surprise you and become highlights on your trip to Europe.
The climate plays an important role in the cauliflower’s cultivation and La Rioja region has the best climate for that. The cauliflower is solid and compact, the color is between white and cream, and has a diameter of 11cm, with well-shaped green leaves. The harvest has to be handmade and delivered to the warehouse in less than 12 hours.
Ιntroduced in 1985 with the noble aim of bringing our continent closer together, the European Capital of Culture scheme offered few early surprises.
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The mystery of the Celtic people continues to entice people to visit the ancient sites and ponder the meaning of what’s been left behind. You can explore well-known passage graves and monastic settlements of Ireland and Scotland to catch a glimpse into the sacred and storied Celts, but you can also find their mark on a number of other places throughout Europe that are just as fascinating.
So-called because the ancient Romans often built settlements around them, the Roman thermal spas of Europe are actually naturally occurring warm springs. They’re perfect for relaxing and revitalizing after a day of exploring Europe. In Roman times, people gathered at the springs to meet people and socialize, and the same is still true today.
Why walking a pilgrimage route in Europe is the best way to truly experience rural splendor and spiritual bliss.
The aurora borealis, one of natureʼs most mysterious and entertaining phenomenon, has fascinated Scandinavian visitors and locals for generations, starting with the Vikings of old. Witnessing the spectacular light show and discovering the Northern Lights are only the beginning of your remarkable journey.
Via Francigena is one of the most iconic routes in all of Europe. Once known as the pilgrim route during the medieval times, the road that comes from Canterbury to Rome now serves as one of the most unique ways to travel through Europe. So put on your hiking shoes and get ready to explore the history of Europe one step at a time along the famous path.
Bask in the splendor and romance of central Europe’s intriguing cities. Classical sights and sounds lure travelers to the culture, history and heritage at the center of celebrated imperial rule. Balance sightseeing with relaxing leisure time. Explore cultural legacies and emotionally stirring sites. Find yourself in a modern bohemian rhapsody.
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Go on a fun and exciting tour of the heart of Europe and see some of its best cities, all while entertaining and educating the kids at museums, castles and amusement parks. Work your way from Denmark to the Netherlands, stop in Luxembourg, and on down through Germany and ending in Switzerland.
Vacation is a time to get away from it all and sit back, pamper yourself and enjoy a truly relaxing getaway. Europe is the perfect place to do that and more. Full of beautiful beaches and unforgettable views, it’s easy to relax and rejuvenate. Take a relaxing cruise through the Adriatic Coast and Mediterranean Islands for an unforgettably soothing experience. So leave your worries at home and get ready to unwind on your next vacation in Europe.
Christianity has changed over the centuries. Europe has been at the crux of that change. Rome is the heart of the Catholic Church. Germany is the birthplace of the Reformation. Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania monasteries have been greatly influenced by Orthodox Christianity. From the underground religious practices during the Roman Empire to the modern acceptance of all types of faith, Christianity has evolved in Europe, and is worth exploring today more than ever.
Enjoy and celebrate food like a local.
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This route through the rural areas of Asturias allows us to get to know the traditional ways of producing of such emblematic products as the local legume know as “faba de la granja” (farm bean), pan de escanda (bread made by traditional methods from spelt flour) or the famous embutido, the smoked preserved meats.
In Spain and France, hike the hills, smell the wild herbs, picnic among the trees.
The most influential artist of the 20th century.