25 European Places So Beautiful You Might Cry

Posted by , Updated on August 9, 2015

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Traveling is an eye opening experience. It’s one thing to stare at post cards and pictures of beautiful places and wish you were there, it’s a totally different story when you are actually at these photographed locations. Sometimes these places are more beautiful then pictures do justice, other times they’re not. Nevertheless, we assure you that the European places you are about to see in this list, are indeed beautiful; so beautiful in fact, you literally might shed a tear. From the charming and winding streets of Prague to the snow capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, these are 25 European Places So Beautiful You Might Cry!

25

Fjords, Norway

Fjords, NorwaySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Formed by the Scandinavian Mountains running into the sea, the immensity of the fjords should definitely have a spot on your Eurotrip itinerary.

24

Northern Lights, Sweden

Northern Lights, SwedenSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

Usually occurring during winter, you’ll have to get away from the city on a clear night to see nature’s greatest show.

23

Chamonix, France

Chamonix, FranceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The site of the first winter olympics is nestled into the shadow of the highest peak in the alps, Mont Blanc.

22

Amfalfi Coast, Italy

Amfalfi Coast, ItalySource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most visited regions in Italy.

21

Halstatt, Austria

Halstatt, AustriaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

This quant mining village high in the Austrian Alps is famous among tourists for its incredible scenery.


20

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

One of the oldest national parks in southeastern Europe, the regions is famous for its cascading lakes.

19

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, GreeceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

One of the largest complexes of monasteries in Greece, “meteora” literally translates to “suspended in the air”.

18

Lake Annecy, France

Lake Annecy, FranceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Known as Europe’s cleanest lake, the area is known for tourism and water sports.

17

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Northern IrelandSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The result of an ancient volcanic eruption, these rock pillars were named one of the natural wonders of the UK.

16

Preikestolen, Norway

Preikestolen, NorwaySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Also known as pulpit rock, this steep cliff is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions.

15

Matterhorn, Switzerland/Italy

Matterhorn, Switzerland/ItalySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Known for its distinct pyramidal peak, the Matterhorn overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt and is sometimes referred to as the mountain of mountains.

14

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, TurkeySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

A popular tourist destination, the region is famous for its peculiar rock formations known as “fairy chimneys”.

13

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, GermanySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The real life inspiration for the Disney Castle, Neuschwanstein is a popular tourist destination in the Bavaria region of Germany.

12

Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel, FranceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

An island commune in France, Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s most recognizable landmarks.

11

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, GreeceSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

A Greek island just southeast of the mainland, thousands of years ago it was decimated by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Today, however, it is known for its Mediterranean flair and relaxed atmosphere.

10

Verdon Gorge, France

Verdon Gorge, FranceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful river canyons, the Verdon Gorge is nearly 700 meters deep.

9

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, IcelandSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

An incredibly picturesque waterfall in Iceland, it’s possible to walk behind it in order to get some amazing views.

8

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, ItalySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, the biggest town in the region is Florence.

7

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, IrelandSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

With nearly 1 million tourists every year, these cliffs rank among one of the most visited sites in Ireland.

6

Teide, Spain

Teide, SpainSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

A volcanic peak in the Canary Islands, Teide National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the world.

5

Lake Geneva, Switzerland/France

Lake Geneva, Switzerland/FranceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

One of the largest lakes in Europe, Lake Geneva is lined by snowy peaks, castles, and breathtaking vineyards.

4

French Riviera, France

French Riviera, FranceSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

One of the first modern resort areas, the French Riviera is famous for its beaches and good weather.

3

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech RepublicSource: wikipedia, Image: Jiuguang Wang via Flickr

Known as the “city of a thousand spires” it’s not hard to see why!

2

Piran, Slovenia

Piran, SloveniaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

This small mediterranean resort town is one of Slovenia’s most popular attractions and is known for its incredible architecture.

1

Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen Valley, SwitzerlandSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

When it comes to surrealness, it’s hard to beat Lauterbrunnen Valley. Waterfalls, snowy peaks, sleepy church steeples…it has it all!

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