Submitted on Mon, 29-February-2016
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.
The world famous Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most romantic place on Earth and it is still spicing things up. A newly redesigned first floor has created a foundation of more modern excitement. Uncover the secrets of the iconic structure with new interactive exhibits about its history, a glass floor that lets you feel as if you’re walking on clouds, and modern amenities like restaurants, shops and observation areas that turn your timeless Eiffel Tower visit into a new-age European adventure.
Just next door in Belgium the Manneken Pis in Brussels dates back to the 17th century, but it’s also crafting more vibrant adventures than ever before. Stop by the attraction for photo ops and to see which costume the statue is wearing. Then explore the new experiences the town has to offer, like beer tastings
Reverse back through France to get to Italy, where you have more than enough historic landmarks to choose from. But the one with the fun new amenities is found at the Colosseum in Rome. New renovation projects are underway to help preserve the legendary sporting arena better than ever. In fact, there are some plans in place where the Colosseum could host concerts and events when the renovations are done. And the area near the Colosseum offers a plethora of restaurants, hotels and museums that keep your trip back in time as comfortable as possible.
Keep the historical tour going by visiting Pompeii. After an intense restoration project, the Villa dei Misteri (a home just outside of the city) offers even better views of the ancient past. The frescos on the walls of the house paint the picture of the people, who lived one of Europe’s most tragic events.
If your travels take you to north, visit the Kronberg Castle in Denmark. You may know it better as Hamlet’s Castle, as it has been home to the play for nearly 200 years. In fact, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and 200th anniversary of the play Hamlet at Kronberg Castle occurs in 2016. Be there to see all-new attractions and performances.
Or go to Poland where you can explore the underground museum of Rynek Glowny in Krakow. The underground passages feature medieval architecture that dates back to the 12th century. But new 3D reconstructions make it all come alive. Even more historical landmarks to see include the epic London skyscraper, The Shard, and the newly announced UNESCO World Heritage site, Ephesus, in Turkey.
Of course, even with these exciting new adventures and renovations, Europe’s most famous landmarks are still very much how they’ve always been – timeless, breathtaking and waiting for your arrival.