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.
All European expeditions should include a trip to a museum or gallery. Luckily, they can be found almost everywhere in Europe. And a lot of them are free of charge. Consider this your guide to some of the best free museums and galleries in Europe so that you’re prepared to take in the art on your next trip.
Berlin Wall Memorial, Germany
Located on the historic Bernauer Strasse, the Berlin Wall Memorial provides a somber yet artistic look atthe former site of the Berlin Wall. See the final standing piece of the wall and take home a betterunderstanding of these iconic grounds.
National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Acting as almost a timeline of events for Danes, the Denmark National Museum in Copenhagen attempts and succeeds in capturing the culture of the land. See exactly how life has changed through the years, thanks to exhibits ranging from ancient relics to modern art.
Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
The Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon is one of the newest and most buzzworthy art galleries in Europe. With many exhibits focused on modern artists, this museum offers a unique look at the currentlandscape of European art.
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
Museo del Prado in Spain is one of the most visited museums in the world. Stroll down entire galleries dedicated to particular European movements and see some of the finest collections of European art. Just plan on spending the entire afternoon taking in all of the stunning collections.
Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland
With around five million photographs lining the walls, the Reykjavik Museum of Photography is animpressive showcase of over a century of photography. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a professional, there will be plenty to appreciate here.
Vatican Museums and The Sistine Chapel, Italy
Visit the Vatican Museums to receive free admission to The Sistine Chapel during the last Sunday of every month. You could spend hours looking up and admiring the mural done by Michelangelo. Itincludes some of the most famous artwork ever created, including The Creation of Adam as the center piece.
Louvre, Paris, France
Paris is one of Europe’s artistic epicenters. And the Louvre is at the heart of it all. Home to artwork like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and many more, a trip to the Louvre is an unforgettable experience. Access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month, except during summer season.
British Museum, London, United Kingdom
With around 8 million pieces of art inside, the British Museum in London is the premier place to view artwork in the United Kingdom. Inside, you’ll find artwork from every corner of the world, making the British Museum one of the most expansive collections of art today.
Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, Belgium
The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels is one of the most unique museums in Europe. It’s full of some of the most prominent instruments in music history as well as some of the strangest. It’s a truly unforgettable place for any music lover. Admission is free on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month.
Sometimes you need to see something from another perspective to understand its beauty. In Europe, every perspective hides a new discovery, even under the water. From the shores of Italy to the clearwaters of Iceland, find what’s hiding beneath the surface of Europe with this gallery.
Europe’s landscapes are vast, beautiful and waiting to be discovered. From sand dunes in Spain to forests in Croatia, some of the world’s most fascinating places lay hidden in Europe. Browse this gallery to discover what’s here, and then come see it for yourself.
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.
Modern design blends with centuries-old traditions.
After several years of absence, snack bars or ‘milk bars’ are returning in growing numbers to the streets of Polish cities. They are small bistros open 24/7 where you can enjoy a shot of vodka and a traditional snack ‘on the hop’, or try old-school staple bar foods like this steak tartare.
Øyafestivalen in Tøyen Park, Oslo, has swiftly become one of Norway’s largest and most crucial music festivals since its start in 1999.
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This Turkish delight is made of layers of filo pastry, Antep pistachio and syrup, and it requires great skill in production. ‘Antep Baklavasi’/‘Gaziantep Baklavasi’ is characterized by a dense taste and a unique aroma that comes from the pistachio and the butter, two of its main ingredients. If it is well prepared, it will immediately melt in the mouth.
The Austrians are convinced that the word “Gugelhupf” origins in the Middle High German “gugele” (monk’s hood) and “hopf” (yeast). It might also come from the Alsace “Kouglhof”, though, a sweet dish which, according to legend, the Three Wise Men carried with them.