Europe’s heritage and culture date back thousands of years. And some of the most ancient remnants of the earliest European cultures can still be found today. From prehistoric cave drawings to mysterious stone formations, discover the continent’s past at its oldest locations. Browse this gallery, then come see these magnificent sites for yourself on your next trip.
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
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that has been awarded as having cultural or environmental importance. Luckily, Europe has plenty of UNESCO sites to explore. From ancient castles to quaint seaside towns, you’ll find natural and cultural beauty everywhere you go. Consider this gallery your guide to some of the best UNESCO sites in Europe to discover on your next trip.
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.
Much of Europe is known for its beer and wine production. But we don’t just know how to make them; we know how to drink them. From energetic beer festivals to exquisite wine gatherings, there’s plenty to celebrate. Drink up six of the best beer and wine festivals throughout Europe with this gallery.
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During the summer many fruits ripen, so they have also become part of the traditional Slovak recipes. The cooked dough dishes are some of the most popular among them, where besides gnocchi and noodles, potato dumplings with fruit belong to. Many different kinds of fruit can be used for its preparation, but the most common are cherries, strawberries, apricots, plums and blueberries. As a topping/streusel curd, nuts, poppy seed or bread crumbs can be used.
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Europe has a well-connected railway system. Not only does this make travel super convenient, but it also shows off some of the best views in Europe. From coastlines to alpine peaks, you can see the most scenic vistas of Europe.
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