Visit the cities of tomorrow in The Netherlands.
Visit Tartu — Estonia’s sustainable second city!
Cruise Czech rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.
My story of traveling the continent with my kids—where to go, how to go, what to do.
Go for interactive centers and theme parks!
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Fun and games to awaken a child’s curiosity!
What do children love the most in Poland?
Young or old(er): Mechelen welcomes you all.
Discover a tailor-made city for family moments.
Where children have fun ― and even learn something.
Portugal with kids can be an incredible experience.
Family fun ranging from nature to culture!
One of the best destinations for kids!
Visit European creative cities to witness stunning buildings and contemporary design.
Europe has always maintained a thriving music scene, from classical times to today. Discover the origins of the British Invasion, Swedish disco sensations and Irish folk music inspirations. Don’t miss the amazing European music festivals in the summer, either.
Some of the most luxurious items in the world, from Rolls Royce to Rolex can trace their beginnings to Europe. Many of these brands have enticed shoppers for generations and show no signs of going out of style. From top-of-the-line automobiles to hand-crafted jewelry and every knick-knack in between, discover Europe’s finest products firsthand.
Europeans were first lured to explore the oceans of the world centuries ago. Many countries and cultures have grown prosperous economies since then in ports built on the efforts of these first inspired sailors. Today, curious travelers are tempted to explore the history, industry and scale of Europe’s fascinating port cities.
In European creative cities, discover local, authentic life like you’ve never experienced it before.
Europe is the home of some of classical music’s most famous maestros. Today, travelers can experience the sweeping, exhilarating and emotional sounds of the world’s well-known classical music pieces in museums, concert halls and at classical music festivals. Listen and enjoy the suites, cantatas and concertos from the masters of sound and learn about the life and times of Europe’s amazing composers.
Learning about a country through its culinary arts is one of travel’s principle pleasures. Food is a tangible reflection of geography, history, and culture; there are few more pleasurable ways to become well acquainted with a country than through its gastronomy, and each region has something unique to add to the menu.
Even if the only music lesson you ever had was more than four presidential administrations ago, it’s never too late to learn and appreciate different kinds of music. Families, college students and lifelong learners flock to Europe to take advantage of its plentiful opportunities for cultural enrichment through music.
If you want to explore the best of modern, contemporary theater, Europe is the ideal destination.
What’s the best way to welcome the warm weather? By discovering a new favorite band at a music festival in Europe’s outdoors.
Young artists have breathed new and vibrant life into Charleroi, an old industrial city. Discover this creative place today.
Explore Dublin, a literary city of the past, present, and future.
In Salzburg, Austria, discover both the glistening past and fascinating present of music.
With over a third of the population being under 24, Thessaloniki is Greece’s modern music, art, and culture capital.
Riga perfectly combines stunning art nouveau architecture with modern creative culture.
Luxembourg is a country where the rich past and the vibrant present meet for a truly creative experience.
Dive into history through Europe’s diverse, religious heritage—and the architecture, art and culture it brought into the world
When you think of Europe, famous places come to mind. Places like the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa have all established themselves as the most iconic landmarks in not only Europe but also throughout the world. They have attracted worldly visitors for generations, and for good reason. But while these must-see landmarks in Europe have remained the same throughout the years, new amenities are added to make your visit even more enjoyable than ever before.
From the virtuosos of the Renaissance to the modern masters, Europe has hundreds of museums and galleries to house them. Experience the movements that started in Europe, such as Surrealism with Salvador Dalí and Cubism with Picasso. Europe was the center of a revolution in art, the Renaissance.
Across Europe, artists have turned entire buildings into their canvases. Visit a creative European city to discover street art.
Just a ten-minute walk from the city centre is one of Debrecen’s most popular locations, with numerous activities on offer under the 100-year-old trees for young and old alike.
Europe’s rich literary traditions have filled libraries with some of the world’s best-loved poems, plays and novels. Many of the settings in famous stories, or places where your favorite authors wrote their masterworks, still exist today. Turn to the pages of a map and pick your adventure. Classic stories, authors and history await.
Europe has many famous museums that are must-see attractions, but there are lots of smaller, unexpectedly entertaining museums just waiting to be explored. Stop following the crowds and head off the beaten path to discover these lesser-known gems. They just might surprise you and become highlights on your trip to Europe.
Mystery abounds in every European country. You just have to know where to look. Welcome to the spooky side of Europe, home of ghastly ghosts, haunted happenings and eerie experiences for only the most adventurous of souls. Turn off the lights, get under your covers and dare to get familiar with some of the creepiest, scariest and most mysterious places in Europe.
Europe has always been irresistible to shoppers, but beyond the big brands and famous streets of some of the world’s most famous cities are lesser-known districts that are inspiring a new generation of European creativity.
Coimbra will sooth you with its sensuous music, sumptuous food, and stunning medieval architecture.
Visit Gent for contemporary art on ancient streets, for craft beer and delicious eats.
From retro bars to vintage shops, Cologne is the place that can deliver on hipness without being snobby.
Antwerp is home to the best of the European continent. Come for the food, the beauty, the history and the vibrant present.
Tartu is the home of artists, writers, and painters who are eager to share their craft with you.
From dramatic performances to daring circus acts, the Sibiu International Theatre Festival has something to delight you.
A festival in the city of Beethoven’s birth. The heart of the Bonn Beethovenfest is the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high-quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films, and media art. The festival’s focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections, the Festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programs. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab, and other industry activities.
ARLEMM is a cultural and educational manifestation that brings together the most eminent artists, professors and lecturers from different fields of art.
Amsterdam’s Light Festival returns each year to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists.
Very diverse lineups that spread over 20 different stages and the additional 20 zones in the priceless scenography of the colossal 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, built upon a rock looking over the Danube to the charming city of Novi Sad, are one of the EXIT’s distinctive features that again left many lost for words.
Under the name Nišville during its previous 21 editions festival has evolved into the most visited jazz festival in the region.
Signal Festival is a four-day festival of light art and emerging technologies in Prague.
In September, Ghent Flanders Festival kicks off the cultural season with OdeGand.
The EU’s drive for smarter tourism
Ιntroduced in 1985 with the noble aim of bringing our continent closer together, the European Capital of Culture scheme offered few early surprises.
Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in the Tøyen Park, Oslo. It has grown quickly since its modest start in 1999 and has become one of Norway’s biggest and most important music festivals. 2019 line up uncludes The Cure, Robyn, Karpe and Sigrid.
The most spectacular music festival in the world. Held annually in the municipality of Træna in Nordland county, Norway.
Ice Music Festival Norway returns to the dark, exotic mountains of Finse.
Tromsø International Film Festival is a very popular film festival, and an important meeting point for Norwegian and international film industry.
The key wine and culinary festival in Slovenia in honour of the Oldest Vine in the World. Wine and food, culture and entertainment. The Old Vine Festival is a culinary and cultural tribute to the oldest vine in the world, which grows on Lent, the oldest part of Maribor.
The festival was first held in 1984. It lasts for 10 days, during which time visitors may enjoy over 70 events – plays, open-air concerts, chamber music, jazz concerts, and films. The art gallery in Sozopol’s Old Town organizes exhibits and literary evenings as part of the festival.
The Lent Festival is the biggest open-air festival in Slovenia and one of the biggest in Europe. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of a city. Of a city entering summer. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of mingling. Mingling with glances. With smiles. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of senses. Music. Theatre. Dance. Cuisine. Festival Lent is culture. The culture of Maribor. Unique, and one of a kind.
Ljubljana Festival is the biggest, oldest and most important festival in both Slovenia and the wider region. Over the years, it has become a way of life during the summer holidays for residents and visitors of Ljubljana alike; and for visitors not only from surrounding countries but from far beyond as well
MetalDays Festival will present you a friendly and absolutely relaxed atmosphere, perfect for you to just forget about all the worries and enjoy your most likely best holiday ever! Over the years, MetalDays festival has become a synonym for real music festival holidays.
Taking place in Sinj, Croatia, for more than 300 years, the Sinjska Alka is a chivalric tournament when knights on horses gallop at full speed on the main street, while performing skills challenges such as throwing lances through an iron ring hanging on a rope. The name of the tournament derives from the word alka, or ring, a word of Turkish origin that reflects the historical co-existence and cultural exchange between two different civilizations.
Famous orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists join together three times a year at the idyllic location of Lake Lucerne to celebrate the joy of music. In the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel, which is renowned for its phenomenal acoustics and its exquisite architecture, they entertain an audience that is no less international and sophisticated.
Steeped in a rich heritage, the Montreux Jazz Festival is being lovingly polished like a treasured LP. On the A- side: three paying venues with their own specific personalities. On the B-side: a selection of free events, fully remastered for this edition.
This international music festival takes place over the course of four weeks during July and August in the historic jewel of South Bohemia – Český Krumlov. The venues include interesting venues, in particular, the unique areas of the Castle and Château of Český Krumlov.
Young Chef Award is a competition organized and promoted by the International Institute of Gastronomy.
One of the best parts of international travel is getting to try the local cuisine, and some of the best dishes in Europe come from the countries on the Mediterranean Sea. Starting in Spain, we’ll highlight some great entrees from all around the coast and on into Turkey.
Europe’s culture is not limited to its numerous art museums and palaces. Some of Europe’s greatest stories can be heard over a glass of wine, beer or other drink within the walls of a pub or finest alcohol outlets off the beaten track.
How architecture and contrasts changed Europe’s cities.
Discovering Europe’s creative hotspots. A selection of trendsetting venues, innovative concepts, and the freshest ingredients to inspire your visit to Europe.
There’s more to shopping in Europe than the designer brands on Champs-Élysées.
Europe is home to a fascinating array of museums, devoted to every subject imaginable. From Vikings in the north, broken relationships in Croatia to vampires in Brasov. Here is the lowdown on Europes original and unusual museums.
Push your limits at Europe’s most exhilarating and unusual theme parks!
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.
The sovereign power of Europe’s royal families may be a thing of the past, but in the 21st century, modern royals continue to cast a spell over travelers.
The Priorat county celebrates its annual Wine Fair usually during the first weekend of May. It is dedicated to the two wine appellations of the county, the DOC Priorat and the DO Montsant. The wineries involved offer tastings of their wines in exchange for tasting tickets which can be purchased at the fair in the information tent. There are also parallel events taking place over the long weekend such as wine-tasting courses, cooking contests, wineries opening up for visitors and guided olive oil tastings.
Food Festival is a gathering point for everyone interested in food, a place where you will be entertained and challenged. It gathers the best Danish and Nordic breeders, growers and chefs who aspire to create high quality food in balance with nature. Food Festival will fill your stomach as well as your heart and mind. Come an enjoy food delights in Aarhus on September 2th 2022!
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.
Denmark is fast becoming an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and of course the famous smørrebrød. But there’s more to Nordic cuisine than fancy eateries. Denmark is host to numerous food festivals throughout the year, covering everything from organic produce to fresh seafood. There is a food festival for everyone. Even sweet tooth lovers will find their happiness during Odense Tartelet Festival.
Every September tens of thousands of people visit Buda Castle to celebrate wine at Hungary’s greatest wine festival. In the unique setting hundreds of exhibitors showcase their wines from all around Hungary and even from a few foreign countries. Even if you are not the wine expert, the ambience and the programs guarantee an unforgettable time spent in Budapest!
One of the best ways to witness the diversity of Europe is to participate in one of the many festivals – be it celebrating a saint, food , film or even the circus.
Food is an important part of any vacation. Trying native cuisine is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture. In Europe, the local flavor comes in all shapes and sizes. From sausage in Germany to paella in Spain, you can introduce yourself to every taste under the sun. But some dishes have a little more to savor than others – especially when it comes to vegan and vegetarian treats. Treat yourself to some of the finest vegetarian delicacies on your next trip.
On this day, homes and farmyards across the region throw open their doors. Seto cheese, cold soup, mushroom pies – these and more interesting local foods can be sampled at Setomaa’s family cafes. The event won the EHE Setomaa 2013 award for the best tourism event in the region in 2013.
This very special hike has become the culinary highlight of the summer in the Saas Valley, where the highest mountains in Switzerland stand. A real treat for all the senses that combines gastronomy and incredible nature, this Gourmet trail is a magical experience for both palate and spirit.
A food and wines exhibition with the best products of the area of Novi Ligure will be organized between 2-4 December 2022.
During the second fortnight in July, Tortosa celebrates the Renaissance Festival.The Festival commemorates the splendour of the city in the 16th century, a peak time in the history of Tortosa, by offering a wide programme of entertainment and cultural activities.
On the first Friday in May, Getaria will be hosting “Antxua Eguna” (Anchovy Day), an event that seeks to encourage people to taste anchovies and txakoli and take tours to discover the fishing industry and appreciate the people who work in it.
The San Miniato National White Truffle Market; is held here every year during the last three weekends of November. It is an important, internationally recognised fair that hosts many gastronomic and cultural events.
Since 1945, this unusual festival brings together crowds of people every year, ready to have a great time hurling tomatoes at each other. The number of participants increases year after year as well as the excitement about La Tomatina Festival. It has been officially declared as Festivity of International Tourist Interest.
The holiday of the Elena pork ham is a yearly tradition and is organized by the local tourism council and the Elena municipality. The main idea is to revive the forgotten tradition of the Elenian fair that was held on Dimitrovden – a big Christian holiday.
Come and celebrate the 87th edition of the White Truffle Festival in Alba, Italy from 6th October until 25th November.
Every third Sunday of May, the Italian town of Monterosso al Mare celebrates lemons during the Festa del Limone! The festival brings together the whole community to decorate the village with numerous variations of typical local products, as mentioned by Montale in his poems.
The Mainz Wine Market in the Romantic City Park takes place between August 23rd to 26th and August 30th to 2nd, 2018. Once a year anyone and everyone who produces sells or just enjoys wine in the region takes part in a get-together in Mainz’s Stadtpark (city park).
The Bufet Potato Market takes place every Sunday in October from 9 am in the morning until 2 pm in the afternoon in the Plaça de la Rectoria d’Orís. Besides buying this particular variety of potato, there are many activities to be enjoyed throughout the day such as tasting sessions of dishes based on the Bufet potato and other fun activities for all ages.
In Prague Coffee Festival for the first time visitors can expect not only one day show but two days full of coffee events! Visitors will have the chance to taste coffee from the Czech and foreign roasteries either on the Espresso bars or the Brewing Bars or in the form of cupping.
A taste of Värmland is the festival which shows and celebrates the local food of Värmland. It takes place in Mariebergsskogen, the city park of Karlstad, on the 24th and 25th of September. It is a tradition since 2011 and 16 000 visitors are expected at the festival this year.
The Harvest Festival takes place on the peninsula of Värmlandsnäs in the middle of Lake Vänern. It’s a weekend that celebrates food and crafts traditions of the Swedish countryside. Welcome to an amazing weekend!
The Wine Harvest Festival of Rioja Alavesa is a road show festival started in 1994 in the town of Laguardia, will hold its main act on the 18th of September in the town of Labastida. This massive event aims to inform visitors about the municipalities, their lifestyle and principally about wine as the main product of rural development in the region.
The small medieval town of Grevenmacher, in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region, provides the pretty scenery offered while enjoying the internationally well known Luxembourg wines and crémants, at the occasion of one of the most popular festivals all over the region. The traditional Wine and Grape Festival offers a unique choice to taste them while discovering this pretty village with its narrow streets, handsome winegrower’s houses and a region that stimulates all senses.
In the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains, the village of Arenas de Cabrales helds an annual fair focused on one of its most popular gastronomic products: “Cabrales” Cheese (strong cheese).
During the last week of August each year, gourmets and food lovers have a date in Maastricht at the Preuvenemint, the biggest gastronomic festival in the Netherlands. A four-day long event whose name says it all: a combination of the Maastricht words preuve (taste) and evenemint (event). Thus, the Preuvenemint is an event where guests can taste the good things in life, experience both culinary surprises and an appealing musical program.
Vino in Festa is a month-long celebration that mixes wine and culture in the South Tyrolean Wine Road. The programme invites people to discover the flavours and colours of these famous wines and also the historical villages around the Wine Route. The event ends with the Cellar Wine Night, a dream for wine lovers that includes visits to cellars, walks among the vineyards, outdoor cooking and entertainment.
In October, in the Capital City of Finland the biggest food and wine event in the country takes place. It’s held at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre (Mussekeskus) and it brings together international gastronomic delicacies that visitors can taste as well as culinary experiences. It is a real paradise for gastronomy lovers that runs over four days.
The Stuttgart Wine Festival is a not-to be-missed event for wine lovers. It is held each year in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. The festival’s entire focus is on food and wine, and it’s a summer event with a twist: there is no loud music! Those who, in addition to gastronomy, also love velocity and cars will find a real paradise and this event is the perfect chance to discover the region.
Each year, Sweden’s most popular autumn festival, Öland’s Harvest Festival (Ölands Skördefest) attracts thousands of visitors. The festival is for those wanting to be part of the revival of the ancient Michaelmas tradition and enjoy its large feasts. It brings a vibrancy to Öland Island and celebrations are held across the Island, from the Long Erik lighthouse on the Island’s northern tip to the Long Jan lighthouse on the southern tip.
Kravji Bal is the greatest fest of Bohinj’s municipality. It’s a traditional event that has been presenting over the last 60 years the local tradition, habbits, food and artifacts. It’s one of Slovenia’s greatest events. On a day before, on Saturday, there is a great Cheese and Wine fest which starts at noon and ends at midnight, so you can have rest for the Kravji Bal.
If you have a sweet tooth, visit the annual chocolate festival in the Italian town of Perugia, which is without a doubt, a dessert lover’s paradise! Get your chocolate in the regular bar variety or try some chocolate liquor, hot chocolate, or even a chocolate kebab!
For 19 years the Principality of Monaco has celebrated an exciting culinary event focused on local gastronomy delicacies and temptations in November each year. For three days, visitors can experience an incredible gastronomic tour, wander through hundreds of stalls tasting delicious authentic foods from the region and enjoy cooking shows and demonstrations.
Munich is internationally well known because of Oktoberfest, the biggest beer festival in the world and the biggest popular feast in Germany, with more than six million visitors annually. A paradise for beer lovers (with 14 beer tents to choose from each one more awesome than the other). It’s the perfect place to discover the authentic ambience of a German feast.
Copenhagen Cooking is a ten-year-old festival that has become the most renowned international cuisine event in Northern Europe and reasserts Copenhagen’s role as the gastro capital of Scandinavia. The winter edition is a real paradise for food lovers that lasts a whole month. The event includes not only new cuisine experiences and food markets but also countless other events across the entire city.
Over the past years the Budapest International Wine Festival has truly come of age and is now one of the most prestigious events of its kind in Hungary.
Join hundreds of visitors interested in the cultural and gastronomic traditions of this unique area of the Southern Great Hungarian plain. Teams of sausage makers have to create the ultimate raw sausage against the clock, and a party atmosphere ensues as they compete for a small number of top places. Visitors can watch the fun and sample authentic local food and drink.
Frankfurt’s favorite tipple Apfelwine (apple wine) is a type of cider made from time-houred apples. Try any of the excellent varieties available at the festival’s numerous stands and traditional stalls.
Every September since 1954, the city of Clarenbridge celebrates the king of seafood with a festival of food, entertainment, music, dancing and most of all a festival of fun with the Oyster at its centre.
Poboleda celebrates one of the most popular events in the Priorat wine diary: Festa del Vi i la Verema a l’Antiga (the Old Fashioned Wine Harvest Festival), which is planned for mid September every year and is the longest-standing event organized for the Priorat Protected Designation of Origin.
At the end of October, chocolate lovers should head to Salon du Chocolat in Paris, a worldwide event that hosts more than 550 international participants and attracts thousands of visitors who, together, celebrate the magic of chocolate. Chocolate and pastry show demonstrations, conferences, courses and a Chocolate Fashion Show are just some of the activities that visitors can enjoy at this five day long chocolate experience!
In the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains, the village of Potes hosts the Orujo festival. This festival takes place every year during the second weekend of November. ‘Orujo’ is liquor made from the skins and seeds of crushed grapes. This festival was declared a National Tourist Interest Celebration in 2012.
Those who love wine and Brussels gastronomy will be delighted by the gastronomic festival eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux. The programme features: outdoor wine tastings, tastings of our Brussels gastronomic delicacies, stimulation of your taste buds, learning about new culinary techniques as well as magical and peaceful walks outdoors. This year the festival will be held at the heart of the Parc de Bruxelles, right in front of the Royal Palace.
Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.
Besides wine, the other product that symbolises Priorat is the olive oil. The cultivation of olives has been taking place for thousands of years in this area, as a complementary crop to wine, or in certain villages of the region, as the main agricultural product. We would like to invite you to get to know how this extra virgin olive oil is made, its characteristics and the various oil mills or presses which make up the Olive Oil Route.
Every traveller has their place (or places) they want to visit in Europe. But whether you prefer snowkiting in Norway or relaxing in the natural hot springs of Hungary, discovering fortresses in San Marino or photographing Dutch windmills in The Netherlands, find the activities and destinations you’ve dreamed of by knowing what style of vacation appeals to you.
Hungry for a fulfilling cultural experience? Europe offers no shortage of delicious choices when it comes to food-centric festivals and gastronomy trails. From a bizarre city-sponsored tomato-throwing event in Buñol, Spain, to a celebration of oysters in Galway, Ireland, there is a food festival that is sure to please any palate.
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.
A visit to Europe is unforgettable in itself, but people often find themselves dreaming about all the delicious foods they tried, long after they’ve returned. From sweet to salty and every flavor in between, fondly remember your trip when you bring home a taste of Europe.
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.
Bring your European experience home with you. Here is a list of must-buy European souvenirs to share with friends and family…or keep for yourself!
No trip to Europe is complete without dining on the best local flavors. And some of Europe’s best dishes can be found in coastal countries. From classic pasta recipes in Italy to fresh seafood in Norway, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your palate. Browse this gallery of some of Europe’s best seaside dining before you decide where to go for dinner during your trip.
Romance comes naturally in Europe. With so many things to see and do, it’s no coincidence that Europe is one of the top destinations in the world for romantic getaways. From popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower to lesser-known spots like waterfalls in Iceland, browse this gallery to prep for the best romantic sightseeing in Europe.
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.
Before planes, trains and automobiles, Europeans traveled by foot to visit famous religious sites. Today, many tourists embark on Europe’s religious routes to explore their spirituality, experience an epic adventure, and learn more about European culture. No matter what their motivations may be, every traveler seems to get their spiritual fix on these European pilgrimages.
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.
An art form throughout Europe, brewing’s tradition can be traced back to the trappist monks and continues to live in today’s breweries. Visit the oldest breweries in Europe for a stout experience, rich in history.
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a particular culture is to attend a heritage festival. Learn how the locals celebrate their colorful customs by sharing what makes their homeland special, namely through music, art, food, and a multitude of engaging activities and events. It’s an excellent opportunity to discover the rich history and varied traditions of a culture as presented and celebrated by its own people.
If you love cooking as much as you love traveling, why not combine your passions and embark on the ultimate tasting tour? With gastronomic tourism on the rise, travellers from all over the world are able to get a unique perspective on a country’s native cuisine and how it’s prepared while sampling the local culture, sights and attractions. Try a cooking class in Europe and learn culinary secrets from world-renowned chefs in some of Europe’s most spectacular settings. Learn to make paella in Valencia, how they make cheese in the South of France, or about nose-to-tail butchering in the English countryside.
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.
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.
There’s nothing like enjoying a night at the opera in the very place where it was born. From Teatro alla Scala in Milan to London’s Covent Garden, Europe is home to many of the world’s finest opera houses. Don’t miss the chance to take your European vacation to new heights of action, drama and romance – all within the span of a few hours – with a trip to one of Europe’s famed opera houses
At times, Europe exudes luxury unlike anywhere in the world. And it’s no more evident than at the continent’s many lavish palaces. From Portugal to Latvia, Europe’s most refined palaces are the definition of luxury. Explore some of the grandest of Europe’s palaces in this breathtaking photo gallery.
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 has been around for a long time. That’s why some of its most celebrated buildings are some of the oldest. But newer, more modern buildings can also be found. From Italy to Denmark, modern architecture has found its way into Europe’s heart. Browse this gallery to see some of the newest architectural marvels found throughout Europe.
Europe is a jolly place to be any time of the year. But when Christmas time rolls around, some places become nothing short of magical. It all starts at the Christmas markets sprinkled throughout the continent. From Finland to France, unwrap the wonder of European Christmas markets with this gallery. Then, find your way here in December to experience it firsthand.
There’s a lot to celebrate in Europe – especially during one of Europe’s many fire and ice festivals. Each festival is different from the rest, but they’re all a good time. From Iceland to Malta and everywhere in between, Europe’s festivals are some of the most colorful, festive and energetic celebrations on the planet. Browse some of the best and literally the brightest fire and ice festivals in Europe with this photo gallery.
You’re probably already familiar with the big-time European wine producers of France, Italy and Spain. But there are many more wines to discover in the rest of the continent – and they’re as drinkable as they are affordable. Get to know six lesser-known European wine regions that are just begging to be explored.
One region: two Designations of Origin The DOQ Priorat and the DO Montsant, the two wine appellations within the region of the Priorat, have shared a history of wine growing since the XII century. They embrace and touch each other. Fruit of the same land yet original in their diversity and unique in their essence. Discover the wine route that enables you to feel two worlds within the same universe.