Music is at the heart of every country, city and person in Europe. But the type of music you’ll find during a trip to Europe can vary dramatically. From modern rock festivals to classic opera performances, you’re sure to see and hear a wide range of performances. Browse this gallery for a taste of some of Europe’s most interesting music scenes.
If your European vacation includes the words “birdie,” “par” and “eagle,” then these golf courses are must-visit spots for you. Tee off at eight of Europe’s most pristine golf courses from the level greens of Malta to the towering cliffs of Portugal. No matter what type of course you’re looking for, Europe is bound to have it.
Royal Malta Golf Club, Malta
Thanks to the temperate climate of Malta, the 18-hole, par-68 course at the Royal Malta Golf Club is in perfect condition all 12 months of the year. Complete with a modern clubhouse open to both members and guests, the Royal Malta Golf Club is the ideal course for relaxing, working on your handicap, or spending time with friends.
Lofoten Golf Links, Norway
For a golf course with an ocean and mountain view, make a reservation at Lofoten Golf Links in Norway. From April to October, Lofoten Golf Links’ course, cafe, bar and pro shop are open to groups and individuals. Lofoten offers Golfing in the Midnight Sun, where golfers can play 144 holes a day thanks to the 24-hour daylight the course receives two months out of the year.
Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club, Portugal
Where can you stand 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and tee off at the same time? At Portugal’s Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club. With breathtaking views along the Algarvian coastline, Pine Cliffs is one of Portugal’s original golf courses. Keep your eye out for the par-3 sixth hole – the tee is built over a ravine that requires a shot over the cliffs.
11 courses to choose from in Slovakia
Slovakia is populated with eleven state-of-the-art golf courses, making it a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers. Tee off facing the Low and High Tatras and finish the day in a top-class wellness center just off the course. From the Penati Golf Resort in Senica to Gray Bear Golf Club in Tále, you’re sure to find the unexpected at a Slovak golf course.
Monte Carlo Golf Club, Monaco
The historic Monte Carlo Golf Club offers more than just golf. Play a game of squash, snooker, tennis or even bridge at this prestigious club. With an 18-hole, par-71 course on Mont Agel, the Monte Carlo Golf Club overlooks enchanting blue waters and idyllic mountains.
Secret Valley Golf Course, Cyprus
Cyprus’ Secret Valley Golf Course did not stay a secret for long. This 18-hole, par-72 course is situated in a scenic valley near the village of Kouklia. Take a private lesson from a PGA-qualified instructor, or try Secret Valley’s video coaching option to improve your swing.
Golf Course Bled, Slovenia
Slovenia’s oldest golf course is also its biggest. Golf Course Bled, offering both 18-hole and 9-hole courses, is also a well-known alpine resort surrounded by castles, museums, events and a casino. The home of the PGA European Challenge Tour, Bled has a little something for every golfer, whether they’re on or off the green.
Hornafjörður Golf Club, Iceland
Thanks to Iceland’s long summer days, golfers can play for 24 hours straight at any of the country’s 60 courses. Nestled in the southeastern city of Höfn, Hornafjörður Golf Club is a 9-hole, par-32 course overlooking the shores of the Atlantic. As you swing, observe the club’s majestic glaciers, mountains and greenery.
Some of life’s best adventures happen when the sun goes down. And it’s no different in Europe. From dancing the night away in Barcelona to walking under the moonlight in Paris, each city offers its own nightlife excitement. Browse this gallery before your next European escapade to see which city’s nightlife is best for you.
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).
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.
‘Sal de Tavira/Flor de Sal de Tavira’ are sea salts that have specific physical and chemical properties which differ from those of common salt. They are unrefined, unwashed and additive-free sea salts that give dishes a unique taste. They come from the salt pans located in the Ria Formosa National Park, Algarve.
Hünkar Begendi was created during the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz, for his special guest Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon the Third. The name of this dish literally translates as “liked by the Sultan.” The chef kept on asking the Sultan and the Empress if they liked the dish, therefore the name got stuck as “liked by the Sultan.” In fact the Empress liked it so much that, she asked for the recipe and took it back home with her.
Two brothers anchored their trip to the continent with distilling and mosaics.
Across Europe, artists have turned entire buildings into their canvases. Visit a creative European city to discover street art.
With a past as storied as Europe’s, it’s impossible not to take in some history while on your trip. Find out more about UNESCO World Heritage Site in the European territory.
A musical experience in Litomyšl, the birthplace of the founder of Czech national music, Bedřich Smetana. The main program consists of opera productions, concert versions of operas, gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and songbook evenings.
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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.