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.
From large to small, north to south, thousands of islands scatter the coasts of European countries giving rise to ports and shores to explore. Witness the Aurora Borealis from the cliffs of the Svalbard Islands and embrace the raw landscape and bracing climate of the North and Baltic Seas. Watch whales and dolphins from the Azores. Discover the magnificent backcountry and cultural heritage the Balearic Islands offer. Stand among the white walls and blue domes of the villages at Santorini and imagine the legendary city of Atlantis preserved beneath the waves. Explore the natural and cultural intricacies along with stellar coastal scenery hiding on European islands.
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.
Europe’s history is full of stories. Discover the oldest ones at the places that have been around the longest: castles. Hundreds of years ago, castles reigned supreme throughout Europe. Today, they’re time capsules of European heritage and culture. Travel back to the Middle Ages with this photo gallery of the most breathtaking castles that still stand in Europe.
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Frankfurtʼs favorite tipple Apfelwine (apple wine) is a type of cider made from time-houred apples. Try any of the excellent varieties available at the festivalʼs numerous stands and traditional stalls.
The white and brown rice given the Denomination of Calasparra Origin is found in provinces across Murcia and Albacete, in Spain. This rice is free from pesticides and herbicides and is processed without the use of any chemicals. This rice is widely appreciated for its flavour, and is ideal for preparing one of the most popular dishes in Spain, paella.
Alongside boats of all shapes and sizes, Scotland’s Boat Show has plenty to entice visitors on shore, with a dedicated pavilion showcasing delicious, local products.
Europe is known around the world for its high fashion and exclusive brands. Splurge on an extravagant shopping tour of the hottest cities for fashion. Take a tour of some of the best cities for fashion and luxury, and make some extravagant stops along the way.
So-called because the ancient Romans often built settlements around them, the Roman thermal spas of Europe are actually naturally occurring warm springs. They’re perfect for relaxing and revitalizing after a day of exploring Europe. In Roman times, people gathered at the springs to meet people and socialize, and the same is still true today.
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The easiest and most relaxing way to discover the Baltic region is of course to embark on one of the many cruise ships that sail from Copenhagen to Helsinki. However, if you are a land-lover, or simply prefer to explore at your own pace, you can easily drive through some of the smallest, least known but most beautiful countries in Europe.
Trace the path of the Celtic Trail on a journey across the distinct countries of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Explore the vibrant histories, myths and cultures surrounded by oceans on this fulfilling trip through stunning landscapes, charming towns and inspiring cities.
Pilgrimage sites exist all over Europe, from ancient and modern times. Follow these fascinating roads to majestic churches, cathedrals, monasteries, abbeys and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beyond their spiritual aspects, sacred destinations of Europe hold great artistic and cultural value. Explore these religious sites and consider faith’s effects on history, trade and culture.
Go on a fun and exciting tour of the heart of Europe and see some of its best cities, all while entertaining and educating the kids at museums, castles and amusement parks. Work your way from Denmark to the Netherlands, stop in Luxembourg, and on down through Germany and ending in Switzerland.
In the search for natural beauty and wildlife, each European mountain region has unique experiences and a character of its own. The deep gorges, snow-capped peaks, and glacial views of Europe are accessed by well-maintained trails creating more than just a paradise for skilled hikers and winter sport enthusiasts. Mountain lovers of all ages can ascend and experience the lakes, alpine trains and unique cultures that flourish in and around European mountains.
Europe’s natural beauty and stunning landmarks haven’t just caught the eyes of world travelers over the years. They’ve also attracted filmmakers to shoot their movies at Europe’s prized locations. Browse this gallery to see some of the lesser-known movie locations in Europe. Then, explore these landscapes for yourself on your own trip to Europe (no costumes required).
The Route of the Cheeses allows visitors to discover many of the more than forty types of cheeses made in Asturias, visiting cheese producers, dairy farms and mountain pastures to enjoy a unique experience.
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.
This tender asparagus is a spring delicacy. Highly appreciated for its delicate flavour and its diuretic properties.
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The flavour is sweet and pungent; the aroma is intense without being overbearing, with an unwavering persistence.
The traditional Festa del Torrone (Nougat Festival) of Cremona is an annual 9-day event taking place in the city of Cremona, Italy, in November, where more than 150 nougat manufacturers present their delicacies from all around the world.
The Rueda Designation of Origin, although producing white, rosé and red wines, has earned itself a position in the Spanish vinicultural landscape thanks to the white variety Verdejo, the source of the aromatic value of its whites. Each year in October the town hosts its Grape Harvest Festival (Fiesta de la vendimia) which lasts for a weekend.