Europe has been around for a long time. That’s why some of its most celebrated buildings are some of the oldest. But newer, more modern buildings can also be found. From Italy to Denmark, modern architecture has found its way into Europe’s heart. Browse this gallery to see some of the newest architectural marvels found throughout Europe.
Explore some of the grandest of Europe’s palaces in this breathtaking photo gallery.
Palace of the Grand Dukes
The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania is located in Vilnius and has long served as a political and cultural centre for Lithuania. Today, the palace receives regular maintenance updates to maintain its majestic standing. It is also listed in UNESCO’s Visit World Heritage.
The incredible architecture of Germany’s Würzburg Residence is matched only by its intricate interior design. Dubbed by Napoleon as the premier quarters in all of Europe, the Würzburg Residence received heavy damage during World War II. Since then, the palace has been restored to its original grandeur and is a favourite tourist attraction in Germany.
Pena National Palace
Sitting atop a hill in the town of Sintra, Portugal, is one of Europe’s oldest and most unique palaces. Pena National Palace is a vestige of the Middle Ages. Complete with a drawbridge and an eclectic mix of architecture, this massive palace has a lot to admire.
Esterhazy Palace interior
Part castle, part palace, Hungary’s Esterházy Palace is a one-of-a-kind European landmark. It was acquired by King Louis I of Hungary early in the palace’s existence to be a city castle. Today, the palace is complete with a wine museum and a luxurious banquet hall known as the Haydnsaal.
Rundale Palace, Bauska
The gardens of Rundāle Palace in Latvia are just a glimpse of the luxury that exudes throughout this popular tourist destination. The palace has seen many changes since its construction in the 1700s but remains an icon of opulence in Europe.
Prince’s Palace of Monaco
Sitting atop a bluff in Monaco, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco has been a European landmark since it was built way back in 1191. Through the years, the palace has been periodically restored so that it can remain the residence of the reigning Prince of Monaco.
The mountains in Europe are some of the tallest summits in the world. They’re also some of the most fun. From skiing in Switzerland to snowkiting in Norway, discover the best ways to play on Europe’s mountains with this gallery.
Sometimes you need to see something from another perspective to understand its beauty. In Europe, every perspective hides a new discovery, even under the water. From the shores of Italy to the clearwaters of Iceland, find what’s hiding beneath the surface of Europe with this gallery.
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.
For one week, Calahorra, Town of Vegetables, becomes a major gastronomic forum and meeting place for Spain’s best cooks. Throughout the week, and using the best quality vegetables, they produce the most innovative and appetizing dishes and snacks are produced and taste the best Rioja wines. Calahorra plays host to a fantastic festival at which gastronomy is the star.
Enjoy a traditional Cypriot coffee shop experience.
Culinary history has always been notable for successfully overcoming political boundaries. For instance, the history of the origins of the Tirol dumpling is in no way restricted to today’s Tirol. Although first recorded in a Tirol cookery book in the 16th century, spicy dumplings had been known fully 400 years earlier in areas of what is now Italy. This is demonstrated by a “fresco with dumplings” in the castle chapel in Hocheppan (Castel d’Appiano). What else but a delicious Tirol dumpling could have inspired the artist in question?
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This is a typical soup in the Krkonose Mountains and the adjacent regions. It is made of bread yeast and served at almost all restaurants in the Krkonose region of the Czech Republic.