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 is a magical place. From ancient castles to picturesque waterfalls, much of the scenery looks like it could be straight out of a fairytale. In fact, much of Europe’s best literature, collections of short stories and iconic European fairytales are inspired by real places. Explore them for yourself to turn the stories of folklore into your reality.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the newest and most famous castles in Europe. It’s been opened to the public for over 100 years and continues to draw visitors from around the world. See the famous castle for yourself on your next trip to Germany.
Finland’s Winter Wonderland
It’s just about the closest you can get to the North Pole, which is why Finland is known for its beautifully frozen landscapes. Visit during Christmas time to ride on Santa’s sleigh and meet all of his friendly reindeer.
Guaita Tower, San Marino
The towers of San Marino are some of the oldest landmarks in Europe. Visit Guaita, the oldest and most famous of the three towers to experience 11th century Europe at its best. Visit during the month of July to experience all the flag-waving and street-parading fun of Medieval Days. See reenactments of medieval life and culture right on the grounds of the tower.
Knights of Malbork Castle, Poland
Poland’s Malbork Castle is home to more than drawbridges and stone walls. See the castle come alive as medieval reenactments complete with knights and guards bring even more wonder to an already wonderful place. Just be ready to participate in the medieval fun!
The Lawns of Rundale Palace, Latvia
The Rundale Palace in Latvia is one of the most beautifully well-maintained places in Europe. Its intricate lawns and astonishing design makes it one of Latvia’s most popular tourist destinations. Admire the age-old beauty on your next trip to Latvia.
Bourscheid Castle, Luxembourg
Dating back to the year 1000, Bourscheid Castle is ancient Luxembourg at its best. Put on your best king or queen act as you tour through this mountainside castle in the village of Bourscheid. It’s an adventure over 1000 years in the making!
Fisherman’s Bastion, Hungary
Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest features some of the most magical architecture you’ll ever see. The towers once served as a fortification to keep people out of the villages below but now acts as a sanctuary for curious travelers to Budapest.
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Germany
Castles aren’t the only place to visit in Europe to live out your fairytales. Germany is home to an abundance of countrysides, waterfalls and scenic forests that are straight out of classic folktales, like this one in Kassel’s Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
Bouillon Castle, Belgium
Complete with secret underground tunnels, panoramic views and the nearby Waterfall Lake, the Bouillon Castle in Belgium would make the perfect setting for a fairytale. Walk through it and listen to all of the fabled stories behind the history of the famous castle.
Hunyadi Castle, Romania
Hunyadi Castle is located in Romania and is the epitome of what would make an ideal setting for a Romanian fairytale. It is sometimes mentioned as a source of inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and legend says it was once inhabited by Vlad the Impaler.
The rock sculpture of Decebalus in Serbia towers 40 meters high along the Danube, making it the tallest one in Europe. See the epic rock formation starting from Serbia to Romania as you travel along the river by boat.
Pena Palace, Portugal
Sintra’s Pena Palace in Portugal skies over the rest of the countryside, making it one of the most picturesque places in the entire country. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site to see the best architecture, furnishings and charm of the Romantic era.
Atop of European ranges you’ll find marvelous snowcapped peaks.
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.
Venice is arguably the most romantic place in the world. With serene rivers and canals winding through the city, there are unforgettable sights at every turn. But it’s not the only romantic city in Europe. Get to know the European cities that claim to be the “Venice of the North” by browsing through this gallery.
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Held every year from end-September to early-October, the Eel Festival in the town of Comacchio, Italy, is a yearly appointment for the fans of this type of fish and Italian gastronomy.
A wedding is meant to be unforgettable. That’s why it needs to be in a place that’s equally unforgettable. Europe is one of the world’s most popular places for destination weddings – and for good reason. Whether you like big spectacular weddings or charming quaint ones, there’s the perfect romantic place for you in Europe.
Stoemp is a typical and simple Brussels dish, which you have to try when spending time in the Flemish capital. It consists of pureed potatoes one or several mashed vegetables, sometimes also with bacon. These vegetable pairings traditionally include endive, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, turnip greens, carrot or onion. Stoemp is usually served with sausage or stewed meat.
Locals love it and you will, too.
The Signal Festival in Prague showcases light art and emerging technologies, illuminating the city’s landmarks over four captivating days.