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 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 brightest fire and ice festivals in Europe with this photo gallery.
Stylish and ornate, the atmosphere of Benelux cities holds the spirit of another age. Walk pathways between Dutch and Flemish houses that rise narrowly from the streets. Discover the balance modern influence holds for the past as belfries, old churches, cathedrals, and béguinages stand beside contemporary art and shopping. Decompress and relax in verdant green expanses when you’ve had your fill of urban fun. Explore the North Sea coast by bicycle or tram and roll through seaside towns framed between lonely sand dunes. Discover what each beautiful and historic country offers to the region beyond just a syllable from each of their names.
Belgium is a paradise for beer lovers. There are almost 450 different types of beer in the country. For those who want to taste as many beers as possible in a short period of time, the Belgian Beer Weekend is the perfect occasion. It is held every September at the Grand Place, in the centre of Brussels, where a large number of breweries gather together to offer visitors the authentic taste of Belgian Beer.
For the second time in Brussels, the Best of Portugal festival will show the very best of the Portuguese gastronomy and the excellent quality of its local products, including wine, cheese, cured meats, olive oil, honey, fruits, and vegetables, among others. In conjunction with the fair there are also a craft fair, folk dances and music.
Europe is a treat in more ways than one, and the local confections make it all the sweeter. You may already know about Belgian chocolate and Italian gelato. But that’s just the start of the sweet treats found in Europe. Let your taste buds travel the continent with these 12 sweet treats.
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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.
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.
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.
With a large number of scenic landscapes along the Danube, with many under state or international protection, your romantic trip begins with a relaxing cruise. Segments of the river are important, beautiful and deserve attention and respect, but only the whole of the Danube connects the different worlds and traditions of the heart of Europe.
Despite the continent’s dense population, Europe is abundantly rich in natural attractions, open spaces and wildlife. Aggressively protected, the beauty of the flora and fauna remain unspoiled. The result is a chance for locals and visitors to connect naturally with beautiful preserves, national parks and untamed wilderness.
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.
The Tour de France and the Giro de Italia have made Europe synonymous with cycling. But you donʼt have to be a pro to enjoy the pleasures of pedaling past beautiful countryside and historic sites. Europe is covered with cycle routes and footpaths so you can enjoy the region at your own pace
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Via Francigena is one of the most iconic trails in all of Europe. Once known as the pilgrim route during the medieval times, the road that comes from Canterbury to Rome now serves as one of the most unique ways to travel through Europe. So put on your hiking shoes and get ready to explore the history of Europe one step at a time along the famous path.
Europe’s culinary masterpieces have enticed travelers for millennia. From traditional cultural dishes to modern gastronomical feats, a tour of these delectable destinations is a trip worth taking. Bring a healthy appetite and treat yourself to the amazing tastes, sights and smells on this extensive tour of cuisine.
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.
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.
Sometimes the best way to experience Europe is by taking the road less traveled. Or in some cases, not taking a road at all. The natural side of Europe consists of vast countrysides, towering mountains, calm waterways and more. Browse this gallery of some of Europe’s best adventures that are off the beaten trail. Then, load up your backpack and be on your way.
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.
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.
Discovering Europe’s creative hotspots. A selection of trendsetting venues, innovative concepts, and the freshest ingredients to inspire your visit to Europe.
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How architecture and contrasts changed Europe’s cities
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.