Travel back to the Middle Ages with this photo gallery of the most breathtaking castles that still stand in Europe.
Europe is home to some of the World’s most beautiful mountain ranges. The Alps, The Pyrenees and the Carpathian Mountains all stretch along Europe’s landscape. And atop these ranges you’ll find marvelous snowcapped peaks. Browse this gallery to learn more about Europe’s tallest peaks. Then, experience their natural grandeur in person on your next European adventure.
Monte Bianco / Mont Blanc
Rising to an astonishing 15,780 ft/4,809 m in elevation, Mont Blanc is located between France and Italy and is the highest peak in the Alps. The name Mont Blanc translates to “White Mountain” and is capped with snow throughout the year.
Monte Rosa, also known as the “Pink Mountain,” is second in height to Mont Blanc in the Alps, standing at 15,203 feet (4,634 meters). As the tallest mountain in Switzerland, it’s a popular destination for skiing, hunting and extreme climbing.
The mountain known simply as “Dom” is the third-tallest peak in The Alps at 14,911 feet (4,545 meters) and is located along the southern edge of Switzerland. Dom got its iconic name because the contours of the peak resemble that of a dome from a distance.
The Matterhorn, also known as Monte Cervino, towers to 14,692 feet (4,478 meters) in elevation and is located along the border of Switzerland and Italy. Since it’s a primarily isolated mountain, The Matterhorn is one of the most unique summits in Europe where the weather can change without warning.
The Grossglockner is the highest mountain summit in Austria at over 12,000 feet (3,658 meters). The mountain is a rocky and sporadic formation, but it’s one of Europe’s most unique peaks. With two separate peaks reaching the same elevation, the Grossglockner and the Kleinglockner share the title of Austria’s tallest peak.
At nearly 10,000 feet (2,925 meters) in elevation, Musala lays claim to the tallest mountain in Bulgaria. While it doesn’t reach as high as some of Europe’s other mountains, Musala is just as breathtaking, thanks to a cluster of charming forests and rolling mountain tops.
Sněžka Mountain is located on the border of the Czech Republic and Poland and stands at just over 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). At the top of the mountain you’ll find a chapel, an observatory and even a post office.
Mulhacén is located along the southern edge of Spain and is the tallest mountain on the entire Iberian Peninsula at 11,413 feet (3,479 meters). It’s also the tallest mountain not a part of the Caucasus Mountains or the Alps. While Mulhacén is sparsely populated, it serves as a popular destination for mountainside thrill-seekers.
Germany’s tallest mountain reaches nearly 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) in elevation and is called the Zugspitze. Located along the border of Germany and Austria, the foot of the mountain is home to many towns and villages. It’s a favorite mountain amongst both casual skiers and ambitious climbers alike.
Triglav National Park is the only national park in Slovenia and home to the country’s tallest summit at 9,396 feet (2,863 meters). The entire mountain is full of breathtaking vistas, but none can match the view from the Aljaž Tower that sits on the very top of the peak.
Lomnický štít Peak
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.
Explore some of the grandest of Europe’s palaces in this breathtaking photo gallery.
A wedding is meant to be unforgettable. That’s why it needs to be in a place that’s equally unforgettable. Europe is one of the world’s most popular places for destination weddings – and for good reason. Whether you like big spectacular weddings or charming quaint ones, there’s the perfect romantic place for you in Europe.
The PGI protects the Chorizo in the shape of string or cylindrical horseshoe, elaborated in enterprises that have the control of the production, maturing and drying, and quality of the raw material. The high quality raw materials and the traditional production give to the Chorizo Riojano special characteristics.
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Winter in Europe is not just a season – it is magical. Snow-capped peaks stretch across the skyline. Christmas markets light up happy faces. And the end of the year brings new adventures at every turn. To enjoy it all, you will need to know your way around Europe’s best winter sports. What is the best place to ski in Austria? How are the pubs in Zurich? Where should you ice-skate in Prague? Find out by reading below to prepare for your winter holiday in Europe.
Autumn in Slovakia belongs to goose feasts, with their long tradition especially in the Small-Carpathian region. Breeding of geese and goose feasts in Slovakia have about a hundred year long tradition that is related to the southern regions of our country. The tradition of roasting goose came to Slovakia from German-speaking countries, especially Austria and Germany, where it is associated with the feast of St. Martin. In Slovakia, it was mainly established for economic reasons because selling roasted goose at the local markets was the activity of Slovak housewives, which in this way improved the household budget. Gourmets from various parts of the country began to search for places where the best goose came from (Chorvátsky and Slovenský Grob). Another reason for the emergence of this habit was just to the South of Slovakia with plenty of small rivers and brooks ideal conditions for breeding geese.
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Asparagus has rightfully earned itself nicknames such as ‘white gold’ and ‘queen among vegetables’. It is indeed a very flavourful vegetable, which is traditionally harvested and enjoyed from the second Thursday in April.