100 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die in 53 minutes.
What is going on, everyone? Let's talk about Europe. Last year, we did a video called 100 places you need to visit before you die in the USA. Well, it's a new year and it's time to look at Europe on this channel. I focus on the United States about 90% of the time, especially when we're talking about travel. There's a reason for that.
I think the US is often over looked as a place to see amazing things and I'm on a mission to change that. But I also understand that there are amazing things to see outside the US, the history and historic sites in Europe can be life changing. Today. We look at places you should put on your European travel bucket list, watch to the end and let us know how many you've been to. Also, if you've been to a, let us know how it was, what did you think when you visited those locations? So in no particular order, here's 100 places to visit in Europe before you die. Number 100 big bend London, United Kingdom officially called the clock tower, but it was renamed in 2012 to the Elizabeth tower to mark the diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. It was actually built in 1858. I originally thought it was built much earlier, but 1858.
And it was part of the plan of the new palace of west minister. After the old one burnt down on October 16th, 1834. What's interesting about it is big Ben.
They're not really sure what it's named for, but some think it's named after sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the install or it's named after a heavyweight boxing champion named Ben con. So who knows what it's named after 99 Stonehenge United Kingdom it's in Wiltshire or Wiltshire, whatever you want to call it. It is the most known prehistoric monument in Europe, and it consists of an outer ring of vertical standing stones, 13 feet, high and feet wide weighing about 25 tons topped with horizontal stones. It's this very interesting thing. And everyone's seen it. Everyone knows about it, but archeologists believed that it was made between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, how they came to that conclusion is they actually dug around it and they found bones. So they're not really sure if it's a burial site,
but the bones date back as early is 3000 BC. They also believe that this site, for whatever reason it was built and what it was doing, it was used for over 500 years. Obviously some stones have fallen over and they also believe some are missing, but the actual purpose of this whole thing is still unknown. One thing they know for sure is that the stones were set up to align with the rising and setting of the 98. The Eiffel tower, the Eiffel tower was built in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the French revolution.
And it was named after the engineer whose company designed and built the tower, Gustav Eiffel. It is the most visited monument with an entrance fee in the world. Back before the pandemic, it would average about 7 million visitors every single year. And that dates back from 2015 to about 2018. So about 7 million each year. And it was also the tallest manmade building in the world for 41 years until the Chrysler building in New York was built. And it's not just a tower. You go up.
It actually has three levels with restaurants on level one and level 2 97. The Coliseum Rome, Italy. This place is filled to the brim with history. Just the amazing things that happened in this place. Just what we know of is just insane. Gladiators chariot races. The construction began in 72, a D and was completed in 80 a D. It was built of tine,
limestone tough, which is Vecan rock and brick faced concrete when and use for actual events. It could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. With an average audience was probably around 65,000. It's estimated that's 60,000 to a 100,000 slaves were employed, huh? Employed. There's a word for slaves. Can you really consider a slave as employed? Anyway, took 60 to a hundred thousand to complete the Coliseum 96, the leaning tower of Piza in Italy.
This is the world's most famous engineering error. The foundation is kind kind of screwed, and that's why it leans four degrees. The tower began to lean during the construction in the 12th century due to soft ground, which could not properly support the structure's weight. And it worsened through the completion of the construction in the 14th century, took that long to build that thing. The tower was once leaning 5.5 degrees,
but was stabilized between 1993 in 2001, reducing that tilt to 3.97 degree. The tower app Piza is more accurately known simply as the bell tower. There are seven bells inside it. One for each note of the musical major scale, 95, the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik du bro, Nick Croatia.
This is a series of stone walls in had by forts and towers that were built in the middle ages to defend the city. They're considered to be amongst the great fortification systems of the middle ages. And they were never breached by a hostile army. During that period, the bulk of the walls were built during the 14th and 15th century, but they were continually extended and strengthened up until the 17th century 94, the grand place, Brussels Belgium, or LA grand place. This place is beautiful. And it always seems to show up in some kind of spy movie.
The construction began in the 11th century and was largely completed by the 17th century in 1695. During the nine years war part of the square was destroyed by French troops. It would eventually be rebuilt giving the square its current appearance 93, the cube houses Rotterdam the Netherlands. This place is so cool.
It's relatively new. As far as architecture goes in Europe being built in 1977. Originally there were 55 houses to be built, but in the end it was 38 were built along with two super cubes as they call 'em. Each house was built on top of and Creek pillars and it's tilted by over 45 degrees. They all have three story plans. The entrance is on the ground floor and it leads to an open kitchen and a living room on the first floor bathroom. And two bedrooms are on the second floor along with a rooftop garden or closed terrace for each home in 92, the Berlin wall, Berlin Germany, the wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989, symbolizing the division and control.
I was actually scheduled to be one of the guards on thing when I was in the military I'd reenlisted and after I'd reenlisted a couple months down the road before I actually went over there, I got some paperwork that said they were canceling that because the wall was coming down and uh, they offered me a couple other positions and I didn't take 'em, but since they voided my contract, because the job I'd signed up for, wasn't going to be there. I got to whatever I wanted to do. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area later known as the death strip was filled with a trench. So vehicles couldn't drive through it and it had like beds. It had all these booby traps. It was just a really messed up thing that wasn't going on on the west side. It just the Eastern side where people were trying to get to the wall and get all the time. Yeah. That's where they add all the booby traps and stuff.
While finally fell on November 9th, 1989. It's estimated that about a thousand were crossing over in a day in 1961 before they shut it all down before they, you know, closed it off 91, Newin Stein, castle, Bavaria, Germany. Now I probably mispronounce that and I'm sure someone's gonna have something to about it. I'm sorry. It's not my native tongue. This is also known as the Disney castle.
It's a 19th century palace on a hill above a village between the Alpine foothills in the south toward the nearby Austrian border and the hilly landscapes of the north. The palace was commissioned by king Ludwick. The second of Bavaria as a retreat. And in honor of Richard, Vogner the famous composer. If you don't know who he is,
he wrote a lot of funeral music and he also wrote or composed right of the Valery, which if you don't know what that is, watch pop Clipse. Now when the helicopters attack the village, that's what it's most famous for. Construction began in 1869 and was never fully completed. The castle was intended as a private ends for the king, but he died in 1886 and it was open to the public shortly after his death, more than 1.3 million people visited annually with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer during world war II, the Nazis basically pillages place took all the artwork and stuff like that.
Now Hitler had plans for this place. He wanted it to be a hit or museum if they would've won the war, that's what it probably would've ended up being ID the Charles bridge Prague Czech Republic. This is a medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Tava river and Prague. The bridge stretches about 1600 feet and it's about 33 feet wide construction started in 1357 and was finished in the early 15th century. It actually replaced the old Judith bridge that was built between 1158 and 1172. And it had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342.
The new bridge was originally called the stone bridge of Prague or the Prague bridge, but has been referred to as the Charles bridge since 1870 back in 1841, it was the only way to cross the river in Prague. So we got a lot of foot traffic, 89, the shown Boone, palace, Vienna, Austria. This is one of those things that you see a lot of it's a very photographed place, disappeared more than a few movies. Shroom actually means beautiful spring. And throughout this video,
I will mispronounce things. Uh, so you know, you don't have to comment all the time, just assume. I don't know what the hell I'm talking about when it comes to pronouncing words from other languages. I try and that's all that matters. This palace has 1,441 rooms. If you go visit there, you visit 45 of them. Mo art actually made music here as a six year old prodigy. That's not the last famous person to actually live here.
Napoleon was there twice. He used the palace as his headquarters in 1805. And then again in 1809, a D eight bra castle, bra Romania. This is nickname DRACS castle. And it's in reference to the character in Bram. Stokers Dracula. There's really no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle. He just,
I guess, used it as a reference. And it's all tied in with stories about Vlad III, who was later known as Vlad. The Impaler, the castle was built as a defense against the expansion of the Ottoman empire, 87, the Opolis Athens Greece. The word of crops is Greek for city at the top, which is fitting because this massive structure is perched on a giant rock above the city of Athens. The purpose of the structure has changed over the centuries from being a place of worship to Kings lived here, home of Greek gods. It's been fortreses,
it's been around for more than 3000 years. So they found all kinds of things to do with it. It has been an archeological site in Greece since 1883, their space above the Acropolis is also a no fly zone for planes and drones. Nobody's sure, but they believe it took about 50 years to build it. If you try and Google it here in Portland, Oregon, be aired. We have a strip club of the same name and that'll pop up first.
Make sure you put grease or Athens with it. 86 red square Moscow. Now this one you might wanna put on hold for a while, tell things simmer down over there in Russia. Right now it's a little dicey at best, but red Square's considered to be the city center of Moscow. Red square is known for its politic symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness. The reality is red.
Square's been the scene of executions, demonstrations, riots, parades, and speeches, almost 800,000 square feet. It lies directly east of the Kremlin and north of the Mosco river. Russians know the square as the front yard of rulers from Ivan, the terrible to Vladimir Putin, 85, the lake strict coma United Kingdom.
This is located in the Northwest of England. It's approximately 912 square miles. There's no national park in England, bigger than the lake district. This is a great place to vacation. They see about 16 million people a year.
I believe 84 Lochness Lochness is located in Scotland and it is famous for the mysterious Lochness monster. It covers 22 miles and has six major rivers flowing into it. It at its deepest, it's 745 feet deep. It's a beautiful lake and a great place to visit. I wouldn't suggest swimming or drinking the water. They say they have a radioactive layer of sediment from the chair noble disaster, but it is beautiful. And it's something you should see. 83, the giants Causeway Northern Ireland.
This area has about 40,000 interlocking columns that are a result of an ancient volcanic fi eruption. It has been named the fourth greatest natural wonder in the UK. It's a PA popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland that had almost 1 million visitors in 2019. According to legend, this wasn't a volcanic eruption.
It was a giant named Finn Macco. He was an Irish giant was challenged to fight from a Scottish giant. Well, there's a little bit of water between him and neither of 'em could swim. So Finnel started building a bridge out of stones.
Cuz if you know anything at Irish and Scottish people, they are always up for a fight. 82, the dune of pate France. This is the tallest sand dun in Europe. And a lot of people go vacationing there over the years, archeologists have dug up all kinds of weird stuff. The first archeological discoveries began in 1922 on December 31st, 2013, a tourist found a funeral U that dated back to the iron age. 800 years,
BC 81 equine national park, the French Alps. Now I know I said that poorly, but I gave it a shot. This is the largest national park in France. You'll find over 150 peaks over 3000 meters high, the highest being 4,102 meters high.
This area has over 1800 plant species. Now they're very protective about this place. You're welcome to go there. Do whatever you wanna do. But they do have strict rules.
Like no dogs are loud in the perimeter of the park. There's no camping. Mountain biking, picking flowers. All those things are prohibited. Just go there for the beauty. Take a great camera. 80, the blue grotto, Capri,
Italy. This thing's amazing. So this is an ocean cave. You go in by little rowboat, they got these tour guides. That'll take you right in there. And it is the most amazing blue you'll ever.
See what happens is the sun reflects off the white sand. That's in this little cave and it reflects up the most brilliant blue you'll ever see in the rowboats. When you go in, cuz it's really tight fit. You have to lay flat as the guy brings you in. If not the waves going up, well, not really waves, but the current goes up and down. The water does and someone will hit their head. So you lay down as you go into the cave. It's really interesting.
You have to sit in the rowboat. There is no swimming allow here. You'll want to, but you can't get in the water. It was actually the personal swimming hole for emperor Tiberius back in the Roman 79 Los me Spain. This is an ancient gold mine.
It was one of the most important gold mine as well as the largest open pit in the entire Roman empire. This was an act of mine for about 250 years, even though it was an open pit mine, there's still plenty of tunnels and things you could do. There's actually tours. You could take there. This place is very interesting. 78 ice reason,
wet Wein, Austria, ice reason wet, which I'm sure I'm pronouncing horrible. It's actually German for world of ice giants. This is a natural limestone ice cave in Austria. That's about 40 kilometers south of Salsburg. So this used to be quite a hike,
but in 1955, a cable car was built shortening the 90 minute climb that everyone had to do to go see this to a three minute trip. This is the largest ice cave in the world. It's visited by over 200,000 tourists, every single year, 77, the me cave, the Meson cave is a in the Greek aisles and you've seen pictures of it. I'm sure it was discovered 1951 when part of the roof fell in, visitors reached the lake by an underground tunnel that can be explored with a boat and a guide 76, the British museum of London, obviously in the United Kingdom. This was founded in 1753 and opened its doors 1759.
It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge. Initially visitors had to apply for tickets to see the museum's collection during limited visiting hours because of popularity and waiting lists. They kind of had to open up more hours. Remember when we had banking hours?
Oh my God, that was irritating Friday. You had to get there by like noon or something was weird. 75, the London eye United Kingdom. This is that giant Ferris wheel that we've probably all seen pictures of that sits on the river Tims on the south bank. It's pretty interesting. It is Europe's largest Ferris wheel standing 135 meters high. It is also the world's largest cantilever observation wheel that offers different views of about 25 miles in every direction from the Ferris wheel or the London eye. You could see Buckingham, palace St Paul's cathedral,
big bend and a whole bunch of other things. 74, the fastest zip line in Europe. This is in Wales in the United Kingdom. It's known as the zip world velocity zip line.
And it is the fastest zip line in the world. It's struck is over quarry and can reach speeds that exceed 100 miles per hour. It's a side by side zip line. So you and your friend can do it on different wires right next to each other.
You're maybe 10 feet apart from each other. So you have the opportunity to hear each other scream, cry and pray. 73, the Lou Paris, France. Everyone's heard of loop,
probably one of the greatest art museums we have on the planet. It is won the award for the most visited museum in the world for many consecutive years now attracting close to 10 million visitors annually. This is the largest museum in the world. It's so large that you probably won't realize that there's 15,000 other people visiting at the same time. That's the average they have like every single day, you can go there and see what Napoleon Bonna apart had in his bedroom. The Mona Lisa. Yeah, that was his bedroom painting.
A lot of people believe that the museum is haunted. Now it doesn't just have art. And I said that at the beginning, it also has things like mummies and all kinds of weird museum type stuff that you see. The Louv gallery spans over 15 acres. It's an amazing thing to see.
72 sail the canals of Venice, Italy. My son's done this and he actually, uh, did Pokemon go while in the canals of Venice, this was some years back when Pokemon go was huge. There's about 150 canals in Venice today. Venice has three major canals,
the grand canal, which is an S shape. The fair that runs through the heart of the city. The grand canal is used for like public water buses, airport, boats, water, taxis, gondolas, and delivery barges, and contrary to popular belief. Cruise ships don't travel on the grand canal, 71, Laina Spain. If you've never seen this, you're not a big tomato fan. This is Spain's famous tomato throwing festival. It takes place annually.
On the last Wednesday in August, the origins of the festival are unknown, but it is said that a group of teenagers engaged in a food fight after a summertime religious celebration in the 1940s. And it took off from there. At one point in the late fifties, the town council banned this festival. They said it was, you know, too damaging the city and they didn't want it. And they were bringing in visitors. They didn't want visitors.
And then the towns, people kind of revolted and held a, uh, ceremonial tomato burial to express their discontent with the band. And the band was lifted in 19 59, 70 wine tasting and the Dal Portugal. Uh, I have a friend who does this about every two years. A lot of people go to Europe and they're looking forward to seeing like the Louv or big band, things like that. She goes for the wine tasting. That's like the top of her list. She does other things,
but she has to do wine tasting in Portugal. Every single time she goes, this is one of the most Luing wine regions in the world. It's known for deep terrace vineyards that line, the Doro river, beautiful land, great wine. It should be done by anyone that likes wine 69,
the Atium Brussels Belgium. This landmark building was originally constructed 1958 for the Brussels world. Fair. It is 335 feet tall with stainless steeled spheres that are connected in this shape of a unit cell that could represent an iron crystal magnified at 165 billion times its normal size. The tubes that connect the spheres Enclos stairs, escalators and elevators. So you can get around in this thing.
This thing was only designed to last through the world, fair for like six months. And then it's stayed D eight, the flower carpet in Brussels. Belgium. Yeah. I'm gonna stay in Belgium. This is an event in Brussels in which volunteers from around Belgium convene on the grand palace and weave a carpet like tapestry out of colorful bagonia the event takes place every other year in August coordinating the assumption day and it lasts for three or four days. So don't just go there and you know,
like August and expect, see it, make sure you're going on the year they do it nearly a million flowers are required to create the 19,000 square foot carpet 67, the chocolate factory in Belgium. This is the largest chocolate factory in the world. And it's located in Belgium. Willie Wonka does not live here, but it would be really cool if he did 66, October Fest, Munich, Germany. Now there's many October Fest and they stretch out across the world.
But in Germany, there's several different ones. The Munich one is the world's largest beer festival and lasts about 16 to 18 days. About six mill people visit this every single October Fest Octoberfest began back in the 18 hundreds and it's still going 65 crack out cloth hall, Poland. This is located in lesser Poland and it dates back to the Renaissance.
It was once a major center for international trade traveling merchants met there to discuss business and to barter during the golden age of the 15th century, the hall was a source of a variety of exotic imports from the east like spices, silk, leather, wax, whatever. It's very impressive. 64, the Vango museum in Amsterdam, obviously the Netherlands, I don't think there's more than one. Amsterdam. The museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated the works of Vincent Vango and his contemporary in the museum square in Amsterdam south, it opened on June 2nd, 1973. It contains the largest collection of Vango paintings and drawings in the world. With 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters by the artist, 63, the tulip farms, the Netherlands, the tulip farms and Netherlands are amazing. Especi your photographer. This is something you have to take a quality camera and just go see tulips in Holland are big business.
And the flower fields represent hard earned income for the farmers. If you go see the fields, some of the farmers let you pick flowers, not also look for signs and ask questions. You don't wanna be on the end of a tool up beating 62, the Danu river Germany, the river, Dan YBA is the second largest river in Europe.
After the vulgar in Russia, it has a length of 1,770 miles originating in Germany and flowing through 10 countries, including Austria hung and Croatia before spilling into the black sea. So it flows through 10 countries that actually flows by four capital cities, 61 cheese, fondue, Switzerland. Now this one isn't as much of a thing you go see as something you do and eat. It's definitely something you should try. If you're in Switzerland,
according to ancient legends, the origin of the cheese Fonds traced back to the early 18th century. When families used to have warm cheese or melted cheese and bread during extreme winters in Switzerland, the word Dew comes from the French word, fond Dre. I hope I pronounce that, right? Which means melt 60, try a Stroop waffle in the Netherlands.
Stroop waffle is a circular waffle type pastry from the Netherlands. Stroop waffle means waffle in SERP. That's Dutch. This was a thing that was thrown together by a baker who he was out of like materials. So he used leftover baked goods and you know, crumbs, stale bread, things like that, press the crumbs flat with a waffle iron. And he is kind of unsuccessful with this, but the recipe evolved and finally became a thing. Now it includes flour, sugar, butter, yeast, eggs, milk cinnamon. Uh,
it wasn't that big of a deal till United airlines. Introduce them on their morning flights, 59 Turkish delights in Turkey. Yes. You could try Turkish delights in Turkey. If you've never had Turkish delights, it's really nice. Um,
I've never had one in Turkey, but I hear it's amazing. So this is really something you should try, especially for your foodies out there. This should be on your foody bucket list. 58, try beef Gola in Hungary.
Gola is a super stew of meats and vegetable seasons with paprika and other spices. It originated in Hungary. It is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country. 57 tribe Pilsner lager in the Czech Republic. The Pilsner beer was named after Republic town and has since become one of the most guzzled beers on the planet. On October 5th, 1842,
a Bavarian brewer named Joseph gro presented the first Pilsner to the public. And it was an instant hit. People loved it. Legend has it that the main reason for the beer success was the resident's water supply. The town of Pilsner was or soft water, meaning it was free of any harsh minerals or content to kind of screw up the taste of the beer. 56 tribe Bea in Bulgaria, Bea is a Bulgarian pastry that's made with whi eggs.
They have this like feta cheese type stuff in the middle of it. They put yogurt in it and it's crispy on the outside. It soft on the inside. It's delicious. It can be eaten hot or cold. And it's usually served during breakfast. I was watching one guy's video. If there's a good bakery or a shop that makes this and they're good at it. There's always a line. Every single morning,
the cheese they put in there is like feta cheese, but it's called sore. I believe I could be pronouncing that wrong. That's usually what they put inside it. But some regions of Bulgaria, they actually fill it with rice.
Most families have a recipe that they pass down. 55 Mount Etna, Sicily. This is the tallest and most active volcano in the world. Standing at 11,000 feet with an average diameter of 24 miles, its first eruption occurred about 570,000 years ago. Mount Etnas one of the most monitored K news in the world.
You can actually hike this. If you want, you can hike all the way up to the craters. Uh, most of the time people do this in the summer, cuz it's a little, you know, harsh up there. 54, the Matta horn Switzerland. Everybody knows the Matta horn. It's one of the most famous mountains on the planet. I mean it's usually behind Mount Everest and a few other ones, but the Matterhorn is amazing.
The F first successful ascent of the iconic peak was on July 14th, 1860 5, 53, the black forest Germany. This is considered to be Germany's largest nature reserve with thousands of miles of hiking trails. You can discover the mythical waterfalls, towering summits of ancient ruins that inspired some of the world's favorite fairy tales out. A lot of fair tales come from the black forest. That's actually why a lot of people go there. If you go here, it's not like totally roughing it. They've got all kinds of hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, things like that.
52 Goreme national park Turkey. This is located in the volcanic zone of Hassan mountain in the central part of Turkey. It was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, the locals and the tour guides or whatever, try and convince you that this is where they filmed. One of the star wars movies. They didn't. The one they're referring to is the moisture farm where Luke Skywalker was born and raised or whatever or raise I should say.
And that was actually filmed in Tunisia. But the locals like to tell you that this is where it was filmed. 51 Lavita lakes, national park, Croatia Lavita lakes is the oldest most significant and most famous national park in Croatia. It has a total area of 115 square miles. They have 16 lakes, all connected series of waterfalls and it's home to various animals such as deer Wolf's bear bore and rare bird species. This pretty impressive place. 50 the Belo Viza national park. Poland. This forest is in Eastern Poland in be roost.
And it is a UNESCO world heritage site. This national park is well known for two reasons. First it's home to Europe's largest land. Mamal the European bison. And second the park.
Shelter's a sizable chunk of the original lower land primal forest, which has remained undisturbed for hundreds of years. The park is known as the last untouched wilderness of Europe. Normally when you have some untouched wilderness, you have some pretty cool animals. Besides the bison, they have wolfs deer links, wild bore elk, and R deer. This is one of those ones you might wanna put on the side. Tell, uh,
I don't know. They quit having a war over there in the Ukraine, Poland, Belarus area, number 49 se national park, Lapland, Sweden. I have no idea if that's how you pronounce it. I tried to figure it out. I couldn't find anything. Anyway,
this is located in Northern Sweden in the Providence of lap plan and it part of the Scandinavian mountains, it covers 760 square miles. And the boundaries of the park come close to being in a symmetrical circle. It's about 31 miles across Sweden has 13 summits that reach a height of over 6,600 feet. Six of these are found within the boundaries of this park,
48, the Northern lights Northern Europe. This is an amazing thing to see there's cruises that go up there. You could drive roads, whatever you wanna do. See the Northern lights. You could see 'em in pictures, but it doesn't do justice to what you're gonna see. There's several locations. You can see the Northern lights and there's no best place to see.
'em 47 Lama lager, Highlands, Iceland. This is a valley in the Icelandic Highlands, known four colorful mountains and geothermal pools and being one of the top 20 hikes in the world. It's known as the Pearl of the high lands. The best time to visit this place is in the summer. When the colors are more vibrant, the mountains portray five colors. They say red, blue, pink, green, and yellow, 46 sail along the river, TAs UK, the river TAs is 215 miles long making her the longest river in England.
And the second largest in the UK throughout its history, the river has played roles in trading ship, building and leisure. It goes right through London. It's an amazing thing. They have a cruise line that goes through their river cruises, 45.
See the shard in the UK, the shard. It's also known as the shard of glass as a 72 story skyscraper in London, that forms part of the shard quarter development. The shard was conceived as a building with multiple uses like a vertical city where people could live, work and relax. It has world class offices, restaurants, hotel residents, and the highest viewing gallery in the city offering 360 degree views, 44, the museum nation Delto now, uh, half the adventure of this video is listed me butcher names from other countries. This one's in Madrid, Spain, it's the main Spanish national art museum. And it's located in central Madrid.
It known to hold one of the world's finest collection of European art dating back to the 12th century to the early 20th century founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819. It also contains important collections of other types of work. 43, the Guggenheim be Bao Spain. This is a museum of modern and contemporary art.
The museum was inaugurated on 18 October, 1997 by king won Carlos. The first of Spain, this museum holds about 250 contemporary works of art. It is known as one of the largest museums in Spain, 42, the original Lego land Denmark, the original Lego land in Denmark opened in 1968. Nit sits about 150 mile house west of Copenhagen in 1949. A carpenter named Kirk Christensen began producing the interlocking bricks that we know today as Legos. The park started off as an exhibition of houses and landmarks from around the world that were built completely outta Legos.
The park has over 58 million Lego bricks with many moving vehicles like planes, cars, trains, which are also made of Legos. Now like all the other Lego lands, it has rides, waterpark and 3d movies. There are total of nine Lego lands, Denmark, Germany, England, Dubai, Malaysia, Japan, Florida, California, and New York, which just opened this year.
I believe were last year 41, take a trip on the Orian express. The or express was a long distance passenger train service that was created in 1983. It is best known for its journeys from Paris to Istan bull. However, they did have a shorter route, which was from London to Paris. Train's popularity blew up actually because of the 1931 book murder on the orient express by Agatha Christi. The original train retired in 77, but in 2016, the orient express was reborn for those who wish to embark on the traditional train adventure or D try cream tea in England, a cream tea also known as Devon cream tea or Devonshire tea or Cornish cream tree is a form of afternoon tea consisting of tea served with a combination of scones. Clot did cream jam and sometimes butter. In may of 2010.
A campaign was launched at the Devon county show to have the name Devon cream tea protected within the European union under the protection designation of origin rules, 39, spin Christmas and Lapland. Finland Lapland is known as the home of Santa Claus. Santa has a whole village here, just north of ho Emmi, Finland. And it's open to visitors. Lapland is a huge area that spans across most of Northern Europe. It crosses Norway, Sweden, Finland, and in Russia.
Lapland is home to just 3.5% end of the population of Finland and much of the region sits above the Arctic circle. It's a great place to see the Northern lights.
Like we just talked about a minute ago, but yeah, you could go see Santa Claus here. I saw videos of it online and going to see him. It's very well done. Thing. 38 oh, skiing in Norway. Skiing is in the blood of most Norwegians. It's kind of funny if you watch the winter Olympics, almost every skiing event has Norwegians on the top five or, you know, winning gold, silver, bronze medals all the time. But then you look at hockey and they're horrible at it. Sweden, Finland and Russia. All right there, do great in hockey.
The word ski is actually derived from an old north word, meaning split wood, 37, check out the ice line and tectonic plates. When it comes to geological form, Iceland is considered to be a younger country and is very active. When it comes to volcanic and geothermal activity, they got hot Springs, everywhere. Tectonic plates are where U Asian and north American plates meet and they press up against each other and they cause earthquakes. You could actually see these in Iceland. They're very, very enter.
Iceland is the only inhabited island in the world where tectonic plates and an ocean Ridge are visible on land 36 ING Valer national park, Iceland. This park is home to a lot of the nation's history and culture and is located in the Southern part of Iceland. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country in the year 930 via Icelandic parliament at F Valer. And it was held there until 1798. In 2004,
it became a UNESCO world heritage site. If you were into game of Thrones, a lot of it was filmed here, 35 band of brothers tour. Now, if you are familiar with the band of brothers, it was a mini series on HBO.
It was also a book by Steven Ambros, but it was true story of paratroopers that jumped into France during D-Day there's all kinds of tours where you can go to where all their battles were fought and where they stayed and all those different things. They've got some really neat tours. Some of 'em lasting like 12 days, I've actually looked at one that lasts like nine days. And it takes you all to sites. I'm thinking about doing that.
Eventually I'm big band, brother's the book and the real men of that series and that event. They're amazing men. I think they're all gone now. Yep. Last one. I just looked it up. The last one died in December of 20, 21, 99 years old Edward Shas, but it's an amazing story. And it would be if that's your type of thing, it would be an amazing trip.
It takes you from the beach of Normandy to by stone Luxemburg, Munich, Eagles, nest, daal concentration, camp 34 have some crepes in France. The origin of the crepe comes from Brittany, which is located the Western part of France next to the sea. This is a beautiful part of France. And it's an amazing town.
The downside is back in the day, the early days, this was a harsh environment and it was hard to maintain crops here. They eventually learned that buck week could grow here and they started grinding it down at eggs and butter. And you got crepes, 33 deep fried pizza and Scotland stay in on the food train for a while. Deep fried pizza is a thing and they do it good in Scotland.
This is done in Italy too, but they do it very different in Scotland. And it is exactly what it sounds like. They make some pizza and then they put some batter on it. Then they deep fry it and it's delicious. 32, try some tops in tapas is small plates or appetizers. It originated in Spain, the Spain preferred to eat while drinking.
So establishments would offer tapas for free. As long as you were drinking type thing, have it with your beer and wine. Generally, it was snacks like almonds, olives, cubes of cheese, whatever. Today, the menus grown to include a variety of hot and cold dishes.
There are restaurants through throughout the world that are dedicated to selling this small plates, but it originated in Spain. And that's where you gotta check it out. 31, you gotta try. Chios in Spain. Yes. Close your mouth. Chis. Weren't invented in amusement parks all over the United States.
They actually come from Spain. Now a lot of the different regions of Spain claim that they came up with this, but nobody's, you know, sure which region had at first, but when it comes to the history of chiro, some historians say the Spanish chiro is a descendant of a Chinese pastry called EO. I believe it's called the Chinese pastries is fried oil and it looks like two conjoint bread sticks. That's covered in like sugar and dunked in chocolate.
And that's pretty much what AUR is. There's about 10 different stories on how CHROs came about, but most people think it was an Explorer that had come back from the, you know, orient Asia, whatever, and had the recipe with him or kind of talked about it. And they made their own version. 30 Italian gelato gelato comes from the Italian word. That means frozen gelato. Isn't completely frozen. Like your typical ice cream. It's be between five to 15 degrees warmer.
The exact history of gelato isn't quite known, but most of the credit goes to a dude named Bernardo from Florence way back in 1686, a Sicilian fisherman invented a machine that made gelato 29 Curry, worse sausage Germany. This is almost a fast snack made of boiled for ride sausage and smothered with a rich Curry spicy tomato sauce. And they give you some fries with it. There's many different sausages used for Curry worst, but German brot.
Worst is most commonly used and Berlin is where they do it. The best it's known as the working man's lunch, 28 beer soup in Germany. Yes. You don't just get to drink it at, at Octoberfest. You could actually make a soup out of it. You take flour and fat and cook it all together with beer and kind of turns into this thickening thing. And it's, it's a nice soup. It doesn't sound delicious, but it is. I've had it before. Actually more than a few times,
there's various recipes. A lot of 'em include potatoes as a thickener. It's typically made by a combination of light or dark beer with various ingredients, such as meat broth, waterflow, eggs, milk, cream, butter, and stale bread. 27, try Halimi in Cypress. Hulu's a semi hard UN ripened cheese made from a mixture of goats and sheeps milk. And sometimes they include a little cow milk. It could be fried or grilled. So it makes a popular meat substitute. In recent years, ha Loomis become very popular. And by 2013, the demand in the United Kingdom had surpassed that of every other European country accepts Cyprus 26 Quadro POI in lane, Koo POI is a cinnamon roll type thing.
It's a fluffy roll filled with butter cinnamon and sugar. And it's often topped with even more sugar. Koo POI translated means a slap in the ear. Not even kidding a slap in the ear.
Not sure why <laugh>, but it's called basically translate to a slap in the ear. Uh, Ko of POI is great. I I've had it many times. We have a bakery made 'em every single day, but if you're in Finland, definitely try it there. 25, the cliffs of Moher Ireland. These are sea cliffs located in the Southwestern edge of Ireland.
The cliffs rank among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland, about 1.5 million visitors per year, the cliffs get their name from that stood there in the 17 hundreds. It was demolished in 1808 to provide materials for a lookout and Telegraph tower that was intended to provide warning in case of a French invasion during the Napoleonic wars, 25 walk around the gardens of Marat France. The garden of Marat France are located high above the door, dong river on a high Rocky outcr on the of a 17th century.
She though there are over 150,000 box wood trees planted in the garden with many of them carved into different shapes. In the second half of the 20th century, the house was rarely occupied and the gardens were not well maintained. But in the beginning of 1996, the gardens were restored and people started showing up to see 'em. Again, the gardens were open to the public that year. There are four different paths to take in the garden equaling about 3.7 miles of trails to walk 23, fought it on co canyon, Iceland.
Now I just butchered that and I've been trying to say it properly for like 20 minutes. That's the best we're gonna get on that one. This word means feather river canyon. It's located in the Southeast part of, of Iceland. It has steep walls with a winding river going through the bottom of it. It is 330 feet deep, and it's about 1.2 miles long. There's a lot of filming that goes on in here showing up in quite a few movies.
It's beautiful, it's cold, but it's beautiful. This canyon was created over 2 million years ago at the end of the last ice age, glacier waters just flowed through this area and cut this canyon out of the earth. 22, the S lake oy, the Czech Republic also known as the church of bones. This church is located in the suburbs of, of hun horror in the Czech Republic from the outside. You'll think that this is just another medieval Gothic church, but this church is decorated with over 40,000 human skeletons. It also has a chandelier of bones, this church and all its freaky stuff.
Dates back to 1278. When the king of Bohemia sent a local religious leader to Jerusalem, he came back with some holy soil. Soon after from all around the area wanted to be buried in this church, in their graveyard. Well, they had to expand and they were kind of running outta land. So they just started putting people's bones in the church. 21, take a dive between the continental plates in Iceland.
SI is a seizure between the north American and URAS tectonic plates. We kind of talked about this before. Well, you could actually go diving or snorkeling at the site.
You could go underwater and see where two continents actually are colliding. It is the only place on earth where you could go snorkeling and see the cut between two continents. It is said that this is the clearest water on earth, 20 Vienna, Austria, Vienna. Austria is one of those places. If you're going to Europe, you definitely want to go to Vienna. It is the capital of Austria.
It's also known as city of music because of the musical history, Mozart Beethoven, Sigma Freud, not music, but Sigma Freud all called this place. Home. The homes of Mozart Beethoven, Joseph Hayden and Johan Straus have been turned into museums in Vienna, Sigma Freud. The father of psychoanalyst lived and worked in Vienna.
He had a significant impact on the city causing it to be known as the birthplace of psychotherapy. Vienna has tons of music, festivals and concert halls, opera and jazz concerts. It's very much a music city, Napoleon occupied Vienna in 1805 and again, in 1809. And both its affected Beethoven. The first interrupted a premier of one of his operas.
And during the second siege, he hid in his brother's basement with pillows over his ears, cuz he feared. He would more damage to his hearing from the falling shells, you know, PE candies, the little dispenser things they were invented in Vienna in 19 27, 19 Salsberg Austria Salberg is located it on the border of Germany. And it's known to be the tale of two cities. On one side, you got the old town,
which is a UNESCO world heritage site, and it's famous for its medieval buildings and all that good stuff. And on the other side, there's the new city with a whole bunch of stuff to do. Salsburg is actually named after the salt mines that were around the city.
Back in the day, the sound of music, the five time Oscar winning musical film was filmed in Salsburg and received bad reviews in German speaking countries. So you can just imagine Austrians hated it too. 18. Buddha castle, Budapest, Hungary, Buddha castle is a historical castle in palace complex of the Hungarian Kings of Budapest. It was first completed in 1265. Although the palace that occupies most of the site right now was built between 1749 and 1769.
The castle is now home to the Hungarian national gallery and the Budapest history museum. This place is beautiful and it overlooks the river. It's amazing 17 pike and Solan voters stand Norway. This is a giant cliff in Norway and it's a good hike to get up there. This is one of those pictures, things that's been used in quite a few movies. It sits about 2000 feet above the river. And on top of the cliff, it's a 80 by 80 flat top area where a lot of people go up there, it relax, take in the sites and then work their way back down.
It's like a three hour hike. It wasn't until around 1900 that the first tourists made their way to the top of precon stolen. About 300,000 people visit this every single year and most of 'em go during the summer. So that's a lot of foot traffic during the summer months. This also a favorite spot for base jump number 16, Mera Greece Mera is a rock formation in central Greece where someone decided to build a bunch of monasteries on top of these like pinnacles at its peak in the 16th century, there were 24 monasteries and Meor they were created to serve monks and nuns. Following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox there's six. Currently,
originally there was 24. Now, even before the monasteries, the rock formations were always a sight of worship for ancient people in the area. This is definitely one to do. If you're in central Greece, this is something you just have to see in person 15 lake Geneva, Switzerland. This is a deep lake on the north side of the ALP shared between Switzer in France. 60% of the lake belongs to Switzerland 40% France.
It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and one of the most famous in late 1960s pollution made it dangerous to swim on some of the beaches of the lake. But today they've gotten the pollution levels down. It's pretty safe to swim. Number 14, the Dolomites Italy, the do mites are a mountainous range located in Northeastern Italy. They formed part of the Southern limestone Alps.
They have a national park there and some other parks there's plenty to do. And see here. If you wanted to hike all the trails here, it would take you about a week to hike them all. But good news is they have huts there to serve the people, hiking along the trails. Number 13 noble exclusion zone Ukraine. This is one that you might wanna put on hold for a while, considering the Russians there and they're shooting at people, but it's pretty neat and pretty interesting. If you don't know the story about chair noble, I'd like to ask where you've been, but it was a nuclear disaster in, uh, Ukraine back when the Soviet union own Ukraine back in 1986, the exclusion zone covers an area of approximately a thousand square miles immediately surrounding the chair, noble nuclear power plant, where radioactive contamination is highest and public access and habitation is restricted. It's considered one of the most radioactive places in the world.
Now you can go there. They don't suggest you stay long. And matter of fact, they kind of control who goes in and who goes out. Number 12, who are the city of tall Estonia? This is the capital of Estonia.
Estonia has about 1.3 million residents Tallan is home to 450,000 of them. This is one of the most walkable cities on the planet. And it also looks like Disney princesses live here.
It's a beautiful city on this channel. I always talk about remote workers. The city of talent was actually named the best destination for remote workers in Europe in 2021. This place is so far north, there's almost 23 hours of daylight in the month of June. Number 11,
Corsica France. If you're looking for Corsica, it is an island that is west of Rome and south of gen. There are hundreds of islands in the Mediterranean sea and only nine countries own them. All. A majority of 'em belong to Greece and Croatia, Italy and Spain have a few. And France has a small handful. The French island of Corsica is the seas. Fourth largest island cor us home to about 340,000 residents native Corkin account for about 56% of the islands population with natives from mainland France being 28%. Number 10,
the blue lagoon Iceland, the blue lagoon is a geothermal spa in Southwestern Iceland. It is located 12 miles from their international airport and is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. It's Milky blue shade is due to a high silica content and it's rich with salt and algae or algae, whatever you wanna call it. The water temperature is about 99 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Number nine, Santorini, Greece.
This is one of the most famous islands in the world. The island was, this island is actually a group of islands. Santa's volcano is one of the few active volcanoes on Greek and European land.
The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. It occurred about 3,600 years ago. There's been more than a few movies filmed here, including Laura Croft, tomb, Raider sisterhood of the traveling pants, which will is actually a pretty cute movie and Beijing love story. Number eight, Auschwitz Poland. This is a museum on the side of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The site includes the main concentration camp at Auschwitz one and the remains of the concentration and extermination camp at Auschwitz. Two both were developed and run by Nazi Germany during the occupation of Poland in 1939 to 1945, the Polish government has preserved the site as a research center and in memory of the 1.1 million who died there, including 960,000 Jews during world war II and the Holocaust, it became a world heritage site in 1979. Number seven, the cologne cathedral, cologne, Germany.
This is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and features immense twin towers that stand about 515 feet tall. It has been occupied by Christians since roughly the fourth century. The had a cathedral here before, but uh, fire destroyed it in 1248 and immediately thereafter work began on the present day cathedral. It wasn't outta the woods yet. Cologne cathedral was badly damaged by allied air raids in 1945, but the medieval windows had been removed beforehand by 1948. The choir had been restored and was in regular use as was the rest of the interior by 1956, number six, the Guinness storehouse Dublin Ireland.
The Guinness storehouse is Ireland's number one, visitor attraction and is a must see on any visit to Dublin housed in an old fermentation plant in the heart of St. James gate brewery. This isn't just a brewery or anything like that. They've got a seven story visitors experience that tells the story of Ireland's favorite drink. The story of Guinness is a dramatic story and it starts over 250 years ago. At the end of every tour, you get a complimentary pint of Guinness, number five, the lair valley, the lair valleys in central France, and it's known for delicious food, wine and beautiful Chateau. The valley spans 170 miles in is located in the middle stretch of the lair river in central France. The lair valley is beautiful. And if you like wine,
this is definitely gonna be on your wine drinking bucket list. Number four Ireland's shale head drive. This drive is considered to be one of Ireland's best scenic routes. It circles the Western edge of the Dingle peninsula. It's about a 30 mile loop that takes you right along coast, like right on the edge of Ireland.
The drive actually begins and ends in Dingle town. There's a bunch of videos that I was watching on this drive in the town of Dingle or Dingle town or whatever they call it. It's pretty interesting place. Number three, lake Ballan Hungary. This is the largest lake in central Europe. The lake is so that it actually affects the local precipitation, the towns and the area around the lake receive two to three more inches of rain than most of hungry, resulting in more cloudy days and less extreme temperatures. So it never gets too hot and it never gets too cold.
It just kind of stays a little bit in the middle, but you get a lot of extra rain. Number two, the high temperas Slovakia, the high actress is the tallest range in the Caran mountains. This is a mountain range that straddles the border of Slovakia and Poland. It's not just there. The Copan mountains are the second largest mountain range in Europe.
Stretching from the Czech Republic, cross Poland, Slovakia reaching Serbia, Romania, and Moldova. The range has 25 peaks that reach higher than 2,500 meters. They say the best time to visit is the middle of June to the middle of September. If you hike all the way up to the top there's hotels,
where you could stay the night. All right, before we get to number one, don't forget. We have another channel called on this day. There's a link down below. And like I was saying earlier, I apologize for all my mispronunciation. It's I'm talking several different languages here in different countries.
It's rough. All right. On to number one. And number one, Vatican city Vatican city is an independent city state. And at enclave, surrounded by Rome. This is where the Pope lives. Vatican city only has an area of about 121 acres and about 8, 825 people live there. A lot of people come and stay, but permanent residents is about 825 people within Vatican city, a religious and cultural sites, such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Cine chapel, and the Vatican museums. This is one that should be on everyone's bucket list.
All right. That's today's video. It was a long one. I appreciate you guys sticking it out. If you made it this far, let us know in the comment section below, how many of you been to, how many do you wanna go to? And if you've been to any of them, let us know how they were. All right, everyone. Have a great day. Be nice to each other.