Europe is home to a fascinating array of museums, devoted to every subject imaginable. From Vikings in the north, broken relationships in Croatia to vampires in Brasov. Here is the lowdown on Europes original and unusual museums.
Europe’s natural beauty and stunning landmarks haven’t just caught the eyes of world travelers over the years. They’ve also attracted filmmakers to shoot their movies at Europe’s prized locations. Browse this gallery to see some of the lesser-known movie locations in Europe. Then, explore these landscapes for yourself on your own trip to Europe (no costumes required).
The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland were featured on the big screen 1987 in the motion picture The Princess Bride. You can see the cliffs during the scene when Cary Elwes’ character, Westley, is scaling them to defeat his enemies and retrieve his beloved Buttercup. The cliffs are known as “the Cliffs of Insanity” in the movie.
Manchester Town Hall, United Kingdom
England’s Manchester Town Hall played a key role in one of the biggest action scenes of the 2009 blockbuster Sherlock Holmes. It takes center stage for a few different scenes and makes for a perfect backdrop for the film’s Victorian Era setting.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland, Great Britain
The Hogwarts Express may not be magical in real life but the route it takes is just as grand. The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland is featured as the railway to Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies. It’s unmistakable in the movies thanks to the arched architecture of the railway and the lush green grass of Scotland.
Leopoldskron Palace, Austria
The Leopoldskron Palace in Austria was one of the key locations of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music from 1965. Starring Julie Andrews, the film is one of the most famous motion picture adaptations of a musical and the Leopoldskron Palace is partly to thank for the film’s success.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Italy
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s classic 1953 romance film, Roman Holiday, made use of many iconic locations throughout Rome. You’ll find the Castel Sant’Angelo as the backdrop of the movie’s unforgettable dance party scene.
Playa de Monsul, Spain
Convent of Agios Ioannis Prodromos, Greece
You may recognize the Convent of Agios Ioannis Prodromos of Greece from the hit musical film Mamma Mia! The iconic Greek convent starred as the site of the chapel in the movie’s famous wedding scene.
Blue Grotto, Malta
The epic, Ancient Greece–inspired film, Troy, had many of its scenes shot in and around the Blue Grotto in Malta. You can see the sparkling blue waters toward the beginning of the movie when Brad Pitt’s character, Achilles, is discussing with his mother about whether or not to leave for Troy to battle. Malta has become a popular country for other feature films, including The Guardian, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The Northern Lights are one of the most magical things you can experience in Europe. What makes it even better is that you can see them in multiple countries. Whether you’re in Ireland or Iceland, you can find yourself under the dancing natural lights. Browse this gallery to learn about some of the best places to witness the Northern Lights in Europe.
At times, Europe exudes luxury unlike anywhere in the world. And it’s no more evident than at the continent’s many lavish palaces. From Portugal to Latvia, Europe’s most refined palaces are the definition of luxury. Explore some of the grandest of Europe’s palaces in this breathtaking photo gallery.
One of the best ways to witness the diversity of Europe is to participate in one of the many festivals – be it celebrating a saint, food , film or even the circus.
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At the end of October, chocolate lovers should head to Salon du Chocolat in Paris, a worldwide event that hosts more than 550 international participants and attracts thousands of visitors who, together, celebrate the magic of chocolate. Chocolate and pastry show demonstrations, conferences, courses and a Chocolate Fashion Show are just some of the activities that visitors can enjoy at this five day long chocolate experience!
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.
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The reason why the Hotel “Sacher” is as popular as Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace is not its luxury accommodation, but the Sachertorte. Its fame has spread well beyond Austria and it is also the basis for this Gugelhupf recipe.
Eco-friendly experiences around the country!
Visit Aachen to experience the richness of a medieval city coupled with modern flair.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is said to have loved sweet dishes prepared with almonds, marzipan and sugar such as the famous Mozartkugel chocolates, or the majestic Mozart-Gugelhupf.