Europe is home of many historic cities to visit, world-class museums, and phenomenal restaurants. There are also many wonders to see while traveling: fields of lavenders and vines, fabulous ski villages and incredible natural wonders such as canyons, waterfalls, mountains, and cliffs. Take a look at the five best places and breathtaking sites to visit across Europe, and they are probably not what you are thinking of…
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Situated about 1100 meters above sea level, it soars 700 meters over lake Ringedalsvatnet, in the city of Odda. The view from the top of the cliff is breathtaking. The hike, which is 23 km long, starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains. It can take between 10 to 12 hours to reach the top, and the ascent is about 900 meters. The hike is usually possible to do from mid June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains, until mid September.
Rakotzbrücke is that kind of place that from the first time you see it on social media, you know you have to plan a trip there. Immersed in the green Kromlauer park in Saxony, the Rakotz Bridge has been specifically constructed to create a perfect circle when reflected into the water. Like many other bridges in Europe, Rakotzbrücke is also known as the Devil's Bridge. The ends of the Rakotzbrücke are formed from thin rock spiers with octagonal basalt columns that support such a perfect arc that seems to be made by the devil himself. Walking on the bridge is forbidden, but if you are crazy to do it…
If you are looking for solitude and wildness, there is nowhere in Britain quite like the Lake District. Lake District, in the north of Britain, has the finest scenery, greenest countryside and most stunning views. Literature lovers will want to visit Dove Cottage, the home of the poet William Wordsworth, and if you have children visit The World of Beatrix Potter, illustrating the life and creations of the famous writer. Having a car is the best way to explore the region.
There is no doubt that taking a trip to Finnish Lapland with the aim to see the aurora borealis appeals to all of us. Finnish Lapland is the most approaching dream of a mythical land. The contrasts are the key factor of its beauty, featuring 24 hours of sunshine during the summer and the dark days of winter. Leave the noise of the ski areas and cities in exchange of the calm of unspoiled nature. There are lmost 200,000 reindeers, 749 fells and, of course, 1 Santa Claus. For most people the emotion to admire the aurora borealis is a once in a lifetime experience.
From the Drôme to the Maritime Alps, passing from the Hautes-Alpes, the Vaucluse and the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Lavender Roads invite you to discover an exceptional area and sensational meetings. Between mid June and until mid July, Provence becomes filled with purple colors. If you have never had the chance to see the lavender fields and the rolling hills dominated by houses, villages and monasteries, the best time to admire them in the right light is quickly approaching. In the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux, in the region of Sault and that of Valréas amazing scenery and atmosphere make the lavender fields one of summer must-sees in Provence.