Just a ten-minute walk from the city centre is one of Debrecen’s most popular locations, with numerous activities on offer under the 100-year-old trees for young and old alike.
Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Emperor Franz Joseph built the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to house the fabulous imperial collections of the Habsburgs. Its exquisite treasures include the world’s largest collection of works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the newly reopened Kunstkammer, and a grand staircase featuring paintings by Gustav Klimt.
National Gallery – Veletrzni Palace, Prague
The functionalist Veletržní palace is home to a wealth of Czech, Slovak and Western art. Czech art is displayed alongside its impressive international collection, bringing out the unique qualities of the Slavic nation’s artistic temperament. Works include the Slav Epic, a cycle of 20 large canvases by Alfons Mucha.
The iconic glass pyramid, Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile, Napoleon’s repository, all these signify the world’s most famous art museum. With a vast collection that spans the ages, the Louvre deserves its reputation as one of the world’s foremost museums. Additionally, the Louvre-Lens project is advancing, with more works being put on display at the Louvre-Lens museum in Northern France.
Uffizi gallery, Florence
The Uffzi Gallery, which translates into English as “the offces gallery,” is so much more than the name suggests. It’s collection of Renaissance paintings includes numerous world-renowned examples, such as works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.
Following an extensive renovation, April 2013 sees the reopening of the Rijksmuseum by Queen Beatrix. The Rijksmuseum is both an art and a history museum located in Amsterdam’s museum square. Celebrated works by Dutch Masters are what draws in the crowds with works by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer on display.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Calouste Gulbenikan liked to refer to the unique pieces of art in his collection as his “children.” Calouste Gulbenkian was an Armenian businessman whose passion for art led him to have one of the worlds’ most admired collections. His special collection ranges from antiquity to the 20th Century.
Nationalmuseum is located on the waterfront of the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm. As the Swedish government’s most expensive cultural investment, the Nationalmuseum houses a multifaceted collection of art, which naturally includes a great collection of work by the Swedish artists Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Anders Zorn.
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.
The therapeutic use of hot springs has been present in Europe from ancient times to the present day, giving birth to a number of spa towns well-known for the beauty of their buildings, or long tradition of welcoming guests and the healing properties of its springs.
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.
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.
This tasty cheese is produced in a variety of shapes and sizes: pear, sausage, melon.
As I discovered a few years back, this often-forgotten slice of southern Europe is an outdoor paradise.
Copenhagen Cooking is a ten-year-old festival that has become the most renowned international cuisine event in Northern Europe and reasserts Copenhagen’s role as the gastro capital of Scandinavia. The winter edition is a real paradise for food lovers that lasts a whole month. The event includes not only new cuisine experiences and food markets but also countless other events across the entire city.
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The clear waters of the Salzburg Lake District are of a quality which is good enough to drink and they offer the best living conditions for the local fish population. Foremost, amongst these are the charr and trout, but pike, tench, carp, eels and perch can also be found in large numbers in the Fuschlsee and the other lakes in the area.
Sidra (or cider) production in the region known as Green Spain began in the late 11th century when farmers planted apple orchards and began producing cider. Over time, as Asturias became the central cider-producing area of Spain, strong traditions developed and define what we now identify as Spanish cider. Sidra is a tart and refreshing beverage made from fermented fresh apple must. Apple trees grow prolifically on the rolling hills of the rural landscape, making cider a local culinary staple. The beverage can only be made from a concoction of the 22 specific apple varieties grown in the region and must be comprised of at least 5% alcohol.
During the last week of August each year, gourmets and food lovers have a date in Maastricht at the Preuvenemint, the biggest gastronomic festival in the Netherlands. A four-day long event whose name says it all: a combination of the Maastricht words preuve (taste) and evenemint (event). Thus, the Preuvenemint is an event where guests can taste the good things in life, experience both culinary surprises and an appealing musical program.