Europe has many tourist strongholds to offer. But if you want to spend your own vacation away from crowds and predetermined tourist offers, the following places are recommended.
- La Graciosa – Spain
The island of La Graciosais only one kilometer north of the Canary Island of Lanzarote. In contrast to this popular holiday destination, La Graciosa with its few hundred inhabitants, unpaved roads and deserted dream beaches is an idyllic retreat for a perfect relaxing holiday.
- Monte Isola – Italy
The inland island of Monte Isola is located in Lago d’Iseo in northern Italy, near the city of Bergamo. In the four larger and numerous smaller villages, holidaymakers can forget everyday life undisturbed and be enchanted by the rural Italian charm.
- Aran Islands – Ireland
On the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland barely 1000 people live between historical remains from the Iron Age. In addition to the many small gardens surrounded by stone walls, holidaymakers can experience old Irish traditions up close. In addition, the picturesque landscape is ideal for long hikes or bike tours.
- Pielachtal – Austria
In Pielachtal in Lower Austria you can admire the untouched nature of the foothills of the Alps and the life of the local population. This untouchedness is also reflected in the large fish population of the eponymous river Pielach.
- Tróodos Mountains – Cyprus
The mountains in the south-west of Cyprus are a tempting travel destination for holidaymakers who value various cultural treasures such as local culinary specialties, flora and fauna of the region or traditional village festivals. All of this can be admired here in addition to numerous monasteries with architecturally special churches.
- Durbuy – Belgium
Durbuy is a municipality that has consisted of around 40 individual villages since the Middle Ages. 400 inhabitants still live in the historic core of Durbuy. In addition to the hundreds of kilometers of idyllic hiking trails, the resident castle, located on a small river between fruit trees, is an absolute highlight.
- Kuldiga – Latvia
The city of Kuldiga, also called Goldingen, is located in Latvia and is also affectionately called the “Venice of Latvia”. Both the Windau, one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, and its numerous tributaries and tributaries make the place one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Europe. The “Ventas Rumba”, the widest waterfall in Europe, which is close to the city, is also impressive to look at.
- Bratislava – Slovakia
The Slovakian capital Bratislava with its 400,000 inhabitants is the only European capital that lies on a three-country corner. The Austrian capital Vienna and Hungary are only a few kilometers away. It is also the only major city on the Danube that lies on both river banks. Numerous historical buildings, narrow streets and picturesque house facades invite you to linger here.
- Amsterdam – Netherlands
The city of Amsterdam has its very own flair. Numerous small rivers cross the city, hundreds of equally small bridges, some of which are lovingly decorated, cross just those canals. In these channels are the typical Dutch houseboats, on which some residents spend their time when they are not cycling through Amsterdam like many of their fellow men.
- Hamburg – Germany
Although northern Germany is one of the largest cities in Europe, you can still have a great vacation here. A multicultural society alternates with a variety of cultural offerings. Historic districts contribute to the enchanting cityscape, as do more modern, busy districts. In addition, the Reeperbahn in Hamburg is always worth a trip.