Friday, April 17, 2015


The key point here is "Fairy Tale". Though most of the places in Europe could be thrown into this category, I would specifically mention only those where I have been.

  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany: The inspiration behind Disney's Castle of Sleeping Beauty.

  • Eltz Castle, GermanyAnother castle in the beautiful Mosel Valley in Germany. Not just the Castle, but the surrounding and the walk upto the Castle is mesmerizing. To get the best view, walk upto the highest point possible past the Castle.

  • Breitachklamm, GermanyThere is not way any picture could give any idea of how amazing this place is. You start at the bottom, at the level of the river and you keep walking upwards while all the time walking on a thin planked pathway.

  • Rothenburg, GermanyA small town in Southern Germany.  It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany.

  • Prague, Czech RepublicThe Czech Capital is by far the most beautiful city I have ever visited. It is charming as well as historic. Being capital city of the Holy Roman Empire for centuries, the city has its fair share of architecture, art and culture, mixed with simplicity and grandiose at the same time.

  • Bruges, Belgium: I do not have enough words to express the beauty of this small town from Belgium.

  • Bastei and Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany/Czech R.: The mountains are also referred to as Saxon Switzerland and Bohemian Switzerland in both German and Czech. The Place has been declared a national park in both countries.

  • Black Forest, Germany: The place famous for Cuckoo Clocks and mouth watering Black-Forest cakes. The place is also amazingly beautiful in all seasons. If you are in Germany, and have nothing planned for the weekend, a hike in the Schwarzwald is highly recommended.

There cannot be any picture that can really tell you the experience you will have on visiting them. They can only tell you what to expect. To truly appreciate any of the place mentioned in this or other answer, you must really visit them and see them yourself.

Just do one thing. Pack a small bag. Get a EuroRail pass. And hop on a train through Europe. You will thank me!

Happy Traveling! :-)

P.S. All images from the Web. Post reproduced from my own answer on Quora

1 comment:

Ellen said...

These places are simply gorgeous! :-)