Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.
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.
Salzburg Marionette Show
The Sound of Music is a European classic. Treat yourself to a special rendition of the popular musical while in Austria. At the Salzburg Marionette Theatre the stars of the show are all marionette dolls. It makes for an unforgettable viewing of a timeless classic.
Tomorrowland Music Festival
Tomorrowland in Belgium is one of Europe’s biggest and most celebrated music festivals. World-famous electronic musicians flock to Belgium to put on a show for thousands of eager fans. While it’s still a relatively young festival, it’s sure to continue to be a hit for years to come.
Teatro San Carlo, Naples
If you’re in Naples, Italy, you can’t miss an authentic opera performance in one of the many theaters. The Real Teatro di San Carlo pictured here is one of the country’s best and always puts on sophisticated opera productions with some of the best singers in the world.
Calusari, folk dance
In Romania, it’s expected for you to dance to the local music. The Romanian folk dance known as Calusarii has been part of the culture for generations. See performers in traditional clothing move to the beat of the music. Then, give it a try yourself.
Leigo Lake Music Festival
Enjoy a quaint concert with extremely talented musicians at the Lake Music Festival in Leigo, Estonia.The tunes range from upbeat jazz numbers to classic Tchaikovsky pieces. All the while, gorgeous viewsof the lake act as a backdrop to the melodies.
Belfast City of Music
Ireland is known for its Celtic sounds and dances. But Belfast in Northern Ireland has a music scene that goes beyond that. As a home to some of the best acts in music today, there’s a can’t-miss concert every weekend at the local bars and music venues.
Slovak National Theatre
The Slovak National Theater in Bratislava is the premier place to watch top-notch musical performances in Slovakia. Since 1886, the building has been the place to be for both opera and ballet performances.
Latvian National Opera
The elegant Latvian National Opera has been producing memorable opera and ballet performances for the past 90 years. More than just a place to watch a show, the opera house is recognized as one of the cultural pillars of Latvia.
The Philharmonie Luxembourg is part architectural marvel and part concert hot spot. Throughout the year,the concert hall is the setting for up to 400 different performances of orchestras, chamber music and jazz recitals.
Vinjerock Music Festival
Norway’s prized music festival is known as Vinjerock and takes place every July in Jotunheimen. Along with enjoying a number of rock and roll acts at the festival, many participants find time to hike, fish and kayak before and after the performances.
Casa da Musica
Casa da Música in Portugal is a modern concert hall that’s home to some of the most vibrant performances in Europe. The unique design of the concert hall allows one-of-a-kind performances to shine. The fairly new music hall is quickly becoming one of Europe’s favorites.
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The mountains in Europe are some of the tallest summits in the world. They’re also some of the most fun. From skiing in Switzerland to snowkiting in Norway, discover the best ways to play on Europe’s mountains with this gallery.
Europe is a very bike-friendly continent, both in the cities and out in the countryside.
Europe is full of big adventures. Adventures so big, in fact, that they can’t be contained within four walls. Welcome to the wild side of Europe, where trees shade your discoveries and rivers refresh your explorations. In short, there are a lot to enjoy about the wonders of nature in Europe. From the European Alps to all of the national parks in Europe, adventure awaits. So put on your walking shoes and let’s get moving.
Visit unusual collections in the Alps.
The dance without music!
One foot in a vineyard, the other in the sea. The Primorska wine growing region is nowadays undoubtedly the leading wine growing region in Slovenia, stretching from Goriška Brda on its western side, to the Vipava Valley, Karst and Slovenian Istria on its southern side. A combination of the Mediterranean and Alpine climates has created the region’s unique conditions for growing red and white wine grape varieties.
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