Take some time to get to know Slovakia and be rewarded by ascending the alpine peaks of the Tatras Mountains. Enjoy a night stay at a mountain cottage and try to spot chamois and marmots. A large part of Slovak landscape is protected within nine national parks. Explore Slovakia’s most famous natural wonder, the karst regions of limestone canyons and caves. Taste sweet tokay in an authentic wine cellar, or savor a meal of halušky with bryndza cheese. Kneel beneath the tallest Gothic wooden altar in the world, or tour the Kremnica Mint. Creating coins since 1328, it’s the oldest continuously running manufacturer in the world. Historic mining towns, deep caverns, authentic folklore, and cultural life in Bratislava and Košice add to the distinct experiences in Slovakia.
You’re probably already familiar with the big-time European wine producers of France, Italy and Spain. But there are many more wines to discover in the rest of the continent – and they’re as drinkable as they are affordable. Get to know six lesser-known European wine regions that are just begging to be explored.
Europe’s history is full of stories. Discover the oldest ones at the places that have been around the longest: castles. Hundreds of years ago, castles reigned supreme throughout Europe. Today, they’re time capsules of European heritage and culture. Travel back to the Middle Ages with this photo gallery of the most breathtaking castles that still stand in Europe.
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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.
Europe is home to some of the World’s most beautiful mountain ranges. The Alps, The Pyrenees and the Carpathian Mountains all stretch along Europe’s landscape. And atop these ranges you’ll find marvelous snowcapped peaks. Browse this gallery to learn more about Europe’s tallest peaks. Then, experience their natural grandeur in person on your next European adventure.
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.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Whether you aim for Olympic speed or gentle slopes, here is a list of the coolest and lesser-ridden ski resorts in Europe, which are waiting for you.