Historic Treasures in Slovenia and Croatia
Amy’s guide to 2 underexplored countries with stunning history. Here’s her itinerary!
Amy’s guide to 2 underexplored countries with stunning history. Here’s her itinerary!
The unique event related to the origin of the island of Our Lady of the Rock.
A unique chance to dive into Finland’s Midsummer traditions!
Feel right at home on the island.
Inspiring Croatian women through history.
Follow their footsteps along the coast.
The Duchess, the Countess and the Mermaid.
Discover the great diva’s favorite locations!
From Clara Campoamor to Margarita Salas.
The best places for women in Budapest.
Follow the footsteps of its female pioneers.
Walking in their remarkable footsteps.
You’ll never forget the beauty on the Danube!
Aphrodite’s birthplace, a woman’s haven!
Discover women’s cultural contributions.
Your ultimate guide to taking on the continent.
Feminism and culture.
6 hidden experiences in Europe for 2023.
5 folkloric places to experience carnival, chosen by locals.
From traditions to travel memories.
The Heartland of Legends.
Weird and wonderful traditions.
Experience German folklore in every season.
Back to the roots of Slovenia’s cultural heritage.
Bern’s iconic Carnival is 40 years strong.
Tallinn to host Youth Song and Dance Festival!
We’ll show you how to celebrate like a local!
Experience folklore, enjoy festivals!
The dance without music!
Experience living traditions!
Salt mines, Twardowski’s mirror, clover…
…and more UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage!
Spanish UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Enjoy Czechia’s folkloric customs!
Festival traditions and merrymaking.
Discover Irish myths and legends.
A travel journalist shares her favorite European spots for the new year.
Discover unique festivals and shows!
An amazing new tourist attraction.
Forever a silent witness to World War I.
A land with countless stories to tell!
Why Slovenia should be at the top of your list.
Greek travels for culture lovers.
Treat yourself to new travel adventures!
Discover Ireland’s top attractions in 2023.
We asked and you shared your secret market spots in Europe!
We have some holidays suggestions for you!
For more than just summer!
Soak up festive cheer and experience the magic!
Idyll in Sremski Karlovci.
Get into the festive spirit at Christmas markets.
Festive atmospheres in historic towns!
Focus on Mons and Liege.
Experience a real Christmas fairy tale!
Enjoy a rich holiday season.
Experience a truly movielike winter wonderland!
Visit Tallinn and step into a fairytale.
The winter wonderland of Budapest.
Immerse yourself in a magical world.
Christmas markets and other holiday attractions.
Discover the best of the Irish festive season!
Experience the magic of Christmas, Finnish style.
Jingle all the way to the Cyprus Christmas Village…
Experience the holiday magic!
Where to feel the Swiss Christmas spirit!
The right place for the most wonderful time of year!
A wonderful, magical atmosphere.
5 lost European holiday traditions ready for rediscovery!
Your definitive guide to these seldom-visited places!
In 2021, eleven amazing spa towns in seven European countries were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a ‘transnational serial’ World Heritage Site, called the “Great Spa Towns of Europe”. These towns, in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom represent a unique cultural achievement and urban form which was at its height from the late 18th century to the 1930s.
Arriving in one of our historic thermal towns, maybe by train, to immerse yourself in the spa culture of Europe is the perfect way to start your “thermal travels” habit. Whether you seek relaxation and wellness or some world-class cultural or sporting events, you will not be disappointed!
Rejuvenate your body and spirit.
Hévíz: harmony for body and soul.
Sport and spa escapes in Luxembourg!
A holistic wellness destination.
The land of healthy waters.
A holistic approach to treat your body and mind.
Health, spa, wellness & history.
Historic spas to forget all about stress!
A tradition of over 2000 years.
Why not come to Portugal to spend some quality time?
Follow the Historic Cafés Route!
Escape from everyday worries and stress.
Health spas and resorts – a little time out.
Immerse Yourself in the Spa Culture of Europe.
Visit Pärnu for health, romance, and family fun!
Come relax and heal in the heart of Europe.
Recharge your batteries in Swiss thermal spas!
Budapest: thermal bath capital of the world.
Delight in a coffee anywhere, anytime.
Come, follow the Historic Cafés Route!
Try captivating Polish cafés!
Drink great coffee in unique atmospheres.
The know-how of dry-stone walling!
The unforgettable Crystal Valley!
Slovenian towns writing creative stories!
Have you tried this?
Discover the Schist Villages!
An island treat for young sightseers!
Time to unleash your inner adventurer!
The ideal destination for young travelers!
Unmissable UNESCO sites in the Netherlands.
It’s time to take a summer holiday!
Where adventure awaits!
My stress evaporated after a week taking the waters of Františkovy Lázně.
Castles are gorgeous, but when they are linked to stories of the past, they will last in your memories for a lifetime.
Castles in historical Slovenian cities!
A right regal tour!
Venture inside Luxembourg’s Grand-Ducal Palace.
A historic wedding!
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens!
Are you looking for a Bridgerton experience?
Visit a castle superpower in the heart of Europe!
Delve into a history full of royal splendor!
Peace and harmony in Serbia’s Royal Compound!
Germany’s endless array of castles and palaces.
A uniquely Estonian royal celebration!
Explore Ireland’s regal roots!
Journey through the history of Portugal!
Discover the royal side of the Netherlands!
Croatia’s living museum!
Madrid’s Royal Palace!
Cyprus, from a magical point of view.
Ever wondered where your forefathers once lived? Come to Europe to see those villages, towns, and cities with your own eyes.
In spite of a turbulent history, the remarkable legacy of the Jewish faith is readily found all over Europe. Whether you practice Judaism or not, there is much to discover and enjoy in Europe’s many Jewish heritage sites.
Explore European UNESCO sites to connect with the past in the most tangible, remarkable way you could think of.
Historically Curious about Europe? Explore the castles that dot its magnificent landscapes.
Touch the sand and dirt where the greatest generation fought for freedom and prosperity for all.
Perugia is a place I’ll always love. It’s filled with wonderful history, unique museums, and some divine food.
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.
A historical memorial place, and at the same time a vibrant religious centre that still operates today, where it’s hard to forget which age we live in.
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.
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’s cities are filled with every style of architecture imaginable. Oftentimes, these styles coexist side by side and somehow make each city even greater than the sum of its parts. Government buildings, hundreds of years old, stand in regal fashion next to sleek, modern museums and libraries, making for an enjoyable juxtaposition that just begs to be captured by your camera. From old castles in San Marino to grandiose Lithuanian cathedrals, you’ll be inspired by the markedly different buildings designed by the famous architects of Europe.
With a past as storied as Europe’s, it’s impossible not to take in some history while on your trip, especially when every other pub or church seems to be older than some countries. Get your fix of some of the oldest and most spectacular archaeological sites in Europe.
Relax and replenish in San Marino, where leisurely walks, gelato, and art are a way of life.
Malta’s Mdina is a uniquely gorgeous and historically important place. Explore it to step into the past.
Visit Gent for contemporary art on ancient streets, for craft beer and delicious eats.
Monaco is about sea-views, sunshine, amazing food, and fascinating history
Luxembourg: home to great castles, stunning nature, and a vibrant food scene
Visit Aachen to experience the richness of a medieval city coupled with modern flair.
From bridges that connected communities and soaring spires that inspired worship to medieval castles that defended cities, Europe has been forged by a unique history that in turn shaped the creation of its capital cities.
Watch Raven’s interview with Ondrej, a local tourist guide in Prague, revealing all the inside tips to explore the majestic history of Czech Republic.
The #HistoricallyCurious archaeologist Raven interviews the fellow archaeologist Patricia Brum. Click below and learn more on the Roman Troia site just 30 minutes from Lisbon.
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Liberation festival is held in Pilsen and people from all over the world come here to celebrate the liberation by the US Army with the inhabitants of the town, military veterans and their families together.
In September, Ghent Flanders Festival kicks off the cultural season with OdeGand.
Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard work and dedication is put into preparing the monumental and ephemeral cardboard statues that will be devoured by the flames.
Ιntroduced in 1985 with the noble aim of bringing our continent closer together, the European Capital of Culture scheme offered few early surprises.
A musical experience in Litomyšl, the birthplace of the founder of Czech national music, Bedřich Smetana. The main program consists of opera productions, concert versions of operas, gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and songbook evenings.
European Heritage Sites include archives, monuments, archeological sites, and places of seminal cultural or political value, from the classic age to the present. Since the label’s inception in 2013, thirty-eight sites have been designated, bringing passages in Europe’s history to the foreground to honor, celebrate, and remember who built Europe, how, and why. They are lessons from the past to guide the future of Europe.
For one week every five years the Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance Festival gathers thousands of singers and folk dancers for a series of performances in Riga.
How architecture and contrasts changed Europe’s cities.
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.
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.
Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.
Three perfect cities for discovering the magical royal secrets!
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.
There’s so much more to Europe than just the big cities and landmarks. Go off the beaten track and discover some of Europe’s lesser-known cities, hidden towns and secret villages that are rich in natural beauty and history.
Europe is a magical place. From ancient castles to picturesque waterfalls, much of the scenery looks like it could be straight out of a fairytale. In fact, much of Europe’s best literature, collections of short stories and iconic European fairytales are inspired by real places. Explore them for yourself to turn the stories of folklore into your reality.
Cyprus has been famous for its herbs since antiquity. Due to its geology, geographical position and climate, more than 600 herb species can be located on the island thus making it a botanical heaven! The Lavender festival is held every year on the picturesque Platres village on the Troodos Mountains.
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.
Christianity has changed over the centuries. Europe has been at the crux of that change. Rome is the heart of the Catholic Church. Germany is the birthplace of the Reformation. Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania monasteries have been greatly influenced by Orthodox Christianity. From the underground religious practices during the Roman Empire to the modern acceptance of all types of faith, Christianity has evolved in Europe, and is worth exploring today more than ever.
The mystery of the Celtic people continues to entice people to visit the ancient sites and ponder the meaning of what’s been left behind. You can explore well-known passage graves and monastic settlements of Ireland and Scotland to catch a glimpse into the sacred and storied Celts, but you can also find their mark on a number of other places throughout Europe that are just as fascinating.
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.
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.
For centuries some of the greatest sporting events have occurred throughout Europe’s historic stadiums, coliseums and arenas. Today, spectators come from around the globe to witness the world’s best athletes compete on these hallowed grounds. Consider this your brief guide to Europe’s best spots to watch football, tennis, cycling, rugby, racing and more.
Europe holds many impressive cathedrals, synagogues and mosques. These houses of worship hold important cultural, historic and religious significance. Many of these great buildings took centuries to build with ornate design and unique architecture.
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.
Wine has influenced the culture of Europe for centuries. Dating back to 1600 BC, the Romans spread wine grapes throughout Europe and quickly became skilled at classifying grape varieties and colors, observing characteristics, and building fertilization techniques. By the first century AD, wine was being exported from Italy to Spain, Germany, England and France. The world’s oldest operating winery, the Château de Goulaine in France, is still open to visitors today and was a reason the country and its surrounding area quickly dominated the world wine market.
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.
Europe is full of iconic sites and landmarks. From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to flower fields of the Netherlands, there’s always something new and exciting to see. In this gallery, you’ll find just some of the must-see landmarks scattered throughout Europe in this gallery. Get to know a little about them here so you know which ones to add to your trip itinerary.
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.
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.
Some of Europe’s most historic sites are sports stadiums. From gladiators battling in the Colosseum to the world’s best footballers competing in Camp Nou, stadiums have long had their place of prominence in European lifestyle. Explore 10 of the most historic sporting sites throughout the years with this photo gallery.
Travel back to the Middle Ages with this photo gallery of the most breathtaking castles that still stand in Europe.
Europe’s thermal spas invite you to relax in the lap of luxury. Filled with natural waters and accompanied by lavish treatments, Europe’s pools and modern resorts provide you with the perfect opportunity to unplug, relax and unwind.