The vast multicultural continent is usually identified by its glorious historical monuments that are always featured in "must-see-lists". You know, those sites that make you spend maybe half a day waiting in a line, just so you can get in and see them, like the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Big Ben, The Sagrada Familia, the Acropolis of Athens, the list goes on, endlessly.
Yes, Europe has always been known for this diversity in history that creates different atmospheres in every country, perhaps even every city. However, this makes Europe's nature extravagantly undermined; due to the main focus being on cities rather than divine, magical locations.
Here are two places you've probably never thought of visiting:
1. The Alps
Alps mountains have diversity within themselves. Because they span over eight countries, including Italy,
Among the activities that you could practice is anything related to snow. Skiing is probably the most popular activity to do up there, but that doesn't rule out ice skating. If you've never seen snow before, then this can be one heck of a first experience. You can explore ice glaciers, which feel like the inside of an ice castle, it’s probably the best place to sing "Let It Go". You can't visit the Alps and not enjoy the hot springs in Leukerbad surrounded by your magical winter wonderland.
Beyond the snow, the Alps are the ultimate hike destination, you will always be surrounded by a stunning view, and you will always discover more hidden places the more you go out there and get in touch with nature. Maybe you can even run into a few mountain animals like foxes or bears, and more unfamiliar ibexes and marmots (it's okay, you can google them). For bonus points, if you go during Christmas you can catch the Christkindlmarkt, which is a must visit market for every Christmas lover. It's usually held in most Alps villages, where you can go Christmas shopping, get cozy with some warm drinks and just absorb the best Christmas spirit you will ever come to witness.
2. Europe's Biggest Waterfalls
Don't be fooled by still pictures taken of waterfalls and think for a second that you know what it feels like to actually
The first thing you'll probably
These waterfalls can be visited by a boat, which provides a whole other experience as it gets you incredibly close to the waterfalls and allows you to be pushed back by them.