Discovering Europe’s creative hotspots. A selection of trendsetting venues, innovative concepts, and the freshest ingredients to inspire your visit to Europe.
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.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast and National Park on the Italian Riviera. Each of the five villages of Cinque Terre -Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore- has its own character. It’s a place where homes stand shoulder to shoulder overlooking the Ligurian Sea. With cars being banned, locals get around by foot or train.
Kleine Scheidegg Station, Switzerland
Jungfrau is one of The Alps’ most iconic summits, and it reaches elevations over 13,000 ft/3454m. Often snow-capped, it was once one of the most difficult peaks to climb in Europe. Today, Jungfrau serves as a popular tourist destination and offers train rides to the summit’s best views.
Once the center of Norway’s business/trading district, Bryggen is a unique look into the area’s historic past. It was founded sometime around the year 1000 and, miraculously, some of the original buildings from the township’s heyday still stand today.
Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Kronborg Castle, Denmark
Kronborg Castle in Denmark is one of the most culturally prominent castles in all of Europe. For many years the castle was celebrated as one of the most beautiful architectural achievements in the world. It was so admired that the castle’s grounds served as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Historic Center of Riga, Latvia
In a country as beautiful as Iceland, it’s no surprise that Þingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site’s vast landscape includes clear lakes, sharp cliffs and awe-inspiring trails. Today,Þingvellir inspires visitors from around the world to hike and camp in its natural beauty.
Romance comes naturally in Europe. With so many things to see and do, it’s no coincidence that Europe is one of the top destinations in the world for romantic getaways. From popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower to lesser-known spots like waterfalls in Iceland, browse this gallery to prep for the best romantic sightseeing in Europe.
Some of Europe’s most historic sites are sports stadiums. From gladiators battling in the Colosseum to the world’s best footballers competing in Camp Nou, stadiums have long had their place of prominence in European lifestyle. Explore 10 of the most historic sporting sites throughout the years with this photo gallery.
Europe’s beaches are rated amongst the world’s best for a variety of reasons: their stunning scenery, their unique nature and their lively entertainment offerings. Here is a selection of some of the most unique spots Europe’s coastline has to offer.
Sometimes exploring Europe means seeing sites like the Eiffel Tower or Stonehenge. Other times it means finding the biggest mountain you can and climbing right up to the top. Luckily, you won’t have to go far to find mountains, lakes and hilltops ripe for hiking. Lace up those boots, roll up your sleeping bag and prep yourself for a trip to the great European outdoors.
This nutty and slightly fruity flavored cheese is made in large wheels and is produced in the Veneto and Fruili regions.
Even if you’ve never climbed a mountain in your life, there are peaks all over Europe that are quite accessible to avid climbers and flat-landers alike. Simply pack your love of the outdoors, a sense of adventure and your hiking boots, and you’ll be ready to make your way to the top of the continent.
Wallonia to the Moon and Back.
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Relax and replenish in San Marino, where leisurely walks, gelato, and art are a way of life.