Some of Europe’s oldest and most iconic places are in its humblest buildings. Monasteries and abbeys are sprinkled throughout the countries and make for a somber and unforgettable experience. From ancient abbeys in Italy to majestic monasteries in Austria, browse this gallery for a better look at them all.
Venice is arguably the most romantic place in the world. With serene rivers and canals winding through the city, there are unforgettable sights at every turn. But it’s not the only romantic city in Europe. Get to know the European cities that claim to be the “Venice of the North” by browsing through this gallery.
Walk along the River Elbe and explore the city of Hamburg, Germany, by water. See historic sites like the Warehouse District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore by night for best results.
The largest city in western Poland doubles as a convincing Venice alternative. Welcome to Wroclaw, where the River Oden serves up romantic adventures of epic proportions. The City Museum of Wroclaw, Botanical Gardens and Multimedia Fountain are all must-sees.
Belgium may be best known as the home of the world’s best waffles but the romantic views stick with you long after dinner. Just be sure when you do get those waffles to go to a place that sits right on the city’s canals – you won’t regret it.
Bruges, Belgium, is an old town with a lot of romantic places to discover. Indulge in romantic dinners, relaxing canal rides and serene sights, while medieval houses act as a backdrop to your explorations.
Culture, food, attractions – Amsterdam, Netherlands, offers a wealth of things to enjoy. But the most enjoyable things may just be found on the water. Enjoy a cruise down the canals to explore the Venice side of Amsterdam.
French cities like Paris and Bordeaux are known for their romantic attractions. But the city of Annecy, France, gives them all a run for their money. Explore the ancient city to see history and enjoy romantic things to do every step of the way.
In Stockholm, capital of Sweden, being next to the water is part of every trip. See the brightly colored buildings dotted along the water while exploring all that the Old Town of Gamla Stan has to offer including museums, restaurants and unforgettably relaxing evenings.
Copenhagen, Denmark, has a population of over 500,000 people and they all know one thing: the city is one of Europe’s most fascinating places. Visit to take in the avant-garde culture and design of the Danish capital and see the city from the historic downtown to the waters bustling with boats.
West Midlands, UK
The Birmingham Canal is one of the most famous in all of England. Visit West Midlands, UK, to explore all of the quirks along the water, like the famous Birmingham-Fazeley roundabout pictured here.
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.
Travel back to the Middle Ages with this photo gallery of the most breathtaking castles that still stand in Europe.
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.
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.
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Observe majestic carnivores.
Sidra (or cider) production in the region known as Green Spain began in the late 11th century when farmers planted apple orchards and began producing cider. Over time, as Asturias became the central cider-producing area of Spain, strong traditions developed and define what we now identify as Spanish cider. Sidra is a tart and refreshing beverage made from fermented fresh apple must. Apple trees grow prolifically on the rolling hills of the rural landscape, making cider a local culinary staple. The beverage can only be made from a concoction of the 22 specific apple varieties grown in the region and must be comprised of at least 5% alcohol.
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