Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Some of Europe’s most magical natural wonders come in the form of waterfalls. From raging falls in Iceland to babbling brooks in Hungary, they come in many forms. See some of the favorite falls here before seeing them firsthand on your trip to Europe.
Rainbows are a daily occurrence in Iceland, at least at the famous falls known as Skogafoss. Feel the mists on your face as you refresh from a day of hiking through Iceland’s vast landscapes.
Epic, majestic, inspiring – Goðafoss Waterfall is the spirit of Iceland in waterfall form. The j-shaped falls hum all year long, even when snow and ice covers much of the falls in the winter. See the turquoise-colored falls on your next Iceland adventure.
Estonia’s Keila Waterfall is more than a beautiful sight – it’s a source of power. A hydroelectric power plant sits along the waterfall. Enjoy the views from the bottom of the falls, then learn more at the nearby park
It wouldn’t be a list of European waterfalls without the Rhine Falls of Switzerland. As the largest plain waterfall in all of Europe, pictures don’t do it justice. See it and hear it for yourself from the comfort of an observation deck or while on a guided boat tour.
Cascate delle Marmore
Italy may be best known for its ancient cities and rich culture, but this waterfall might just be the most unforgettable thing about your trip. Welcome to the Cascate delle Marmore, a 270-ft. waterfall created by the ancient Romans.
Croatia is home to one of Europe’s most photogenic waterfalls: Plitvice Waterfalls. Located in the heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the waterfall helps the park attract over one million visitors every year. With views like this, it’s no surprise
While it’s not as majestic or famous as other falls on this list, it’s one of the most serene. Hungary’s small Veil Waterfall can be found in the town of Szilvasvarad. Take your time hiking through the landscape, especially when you get to these step-like falls.
Bigar Waterfall in Romania might just be the most unique waterfall in Europe. Instead of massive amounts of water careening off a cliff, these falls just calmly trickle down the side of the mossy rock formation. It’s indeed unusual but beautiful.
The Seven Sisters Waterfall
Norway is home to some of Europe’s most breathtaking waterfalls. The Seven Sisters Waterfalls in Romsdal, consists of seven different streams falling from the same cliff. See the falls dance down 250 meters at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Baths of Aphrodite
The Baths of Aphrodite: not a raging waterfall, but magical all the same. Myth has it that this is the site where the Goddess of Love first met her beloved Adonis. It’s a must-stop for any fan of mythology during their trip to Cyprus.
The frozen tundra of Finland’s Korouoma Canyon is full of picturesque wintery facades. Visit to see waterfalls frozen in a place that appears to be also frozen in time. Even if you visit during the springtime, odds are the falls will still be frozen.
When it’s made in Europe, it’s usually something special. From world-renowned beers to luxury automobiles, Europe has a knack for handcrafting greatness. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the factories and museums you can tour while in Europe.
Modern day Europe is crossed by ancient medieval pilgrimage and trade routes, travelled by walkers and ramblers on a slow adventure, discovering castles, vineyards and olive trees, delicious food and local wines. One of the most famous routes in Europe is the Via Francigena – or the route from France how it was called in medieval Italy. Crossing Europe from Canterbury (England) to Rome (Italy), it reaches Santa Maria di Leuca on the very tip of the Italian heel. The route takes you from Northern Europe to the harbors of the Mediterranean Sea along 3200km, which are manageable in 4 months on foot. Browse the gallery to discover, region by region, some of the most beautiful places along the Via Francigena. Join Via Francigena photo contest!
Although Europe may be best known for its Blue Flag Beaches, white sandy coastlines, and bustling port cities, travelers should not overlook the pristine inland waters of the vast continent. Europe is populated with sparkling lakes, winding rivers and jaw-dropping waterfalls just begging for tourists to dip their toes in. Book your next vacation to Europe to experience one (or more) of these nine inland waters for yourself.