From America’s Route 66 to Australia’s Great Ocean Road to South Africa’s Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don’t write off Europe for your next adventure. Whether you want to hire a campervan and get off the beaten track, cruise along the coast in a convertible or tackle one of the world’s most treacherous mountain roads, road-trippers will find plenty of great choices in Europe. To help fuel your wanderlust, here are 10 European road trips to take this summer.
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It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs to an island dedicated to flowers, here are eight gardens definitely worth an afternoon stroll.
Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.
With so much food in the world to try, every traveler needs an excuse to snack between meals. Happily, many European countries build snacking right in to their culinary culture.
Most tours to Germany include Berlin, Munich and, if you’re lucky, the Black Forest. These are fantastic areas to visit, but there is so much more to Germany. Hamburg, the country’s second biggest city, has a personality of its own and is well worth a stop on a trip around Germany. Here are just a few of the many reasons to visit Hamburg.
Spend any amount of time in Germany, and the first thing that becomes immediately clear is the national turn-on for a well-engineered machine. From vast city public transportation systems to the pen in your hand, efficiency, design, and durability are sources of pride—and even titillation.
There are hundreds of Christmas markets all over Germany, which typically open at the end of November and run until Christmas Eve. Opening hours vary but the markets are open daily, usually from 10am until around 8pm or 9pm.
For the last four years, Bridget Putre has been organizing and leading tours around Munich, Germany for groups of 2-40 people. With her extensive experience and knowledge of her region, as well as a wonderful rapport with clients, it is little wonder why those traveling to Munich so often seek Bridget out as their guide. Having been born in Vienna and lived 20 years in Colorado, Bridget is familiar with a wide range of cultures, and lives to show her region of Europe to her guests.
The Kreuzberg district of Berlin is a very hip area. Hence, it’s the perfect spot for a Kreuzberg District Food, Culture, and Street Art tour. Tour guide Jannes met me and the other tour participant by the East Side Hotel, just outside of the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, and directly across from the East Side Gallery. The East Side Gallery is the longest section of the Berlin Wall that remains standing – at 1.3kms. It’s covered in graffiti-like art, but it’s not for just anybody to come along and make their mark; artists are invited.
From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.