It’s always such a chore choosing the next holiday destination, but fear not – we have rounded up eight lesser-known, but just as beautiful, European getaway locations. The cities that we have chosen are picturesque havens with stunning scenery; whether it’s their historical and architectural influence or flaunting nature at its finest, here are the getaway locations that you need to know about...
Situated on the south-west coast of Norway, Bergen is a city surrounded by mountains and fjords. The Sognefjord or Sognefjorden, nicknamed the King of the Fjords, is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway, located just a short distance from the city. Beautiful features of Bergen include its colourful wooden houses and scenic trails, which lead up the Fløyen Mountain where you will find breathtaking panoramic views.
Capital of Estonia, Tallinn is located on the Baltic Sea, A cultural hub with cobblestoned streets, cafés, shops and a number of Medieval defensive walls, such as Long leg Gate Tower, Nun’s Tower, Stable Tower, Hellemen Tower, Fat Margaret, as well as Kiek in de Kök. The Gothic city has a number of stand-out features such as the town hall and St. Nicholas' Church, a 13th-century landmark exhibiting ecclesiastical art.
Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, is known for its vast amount of lush green space and natural habitats such as Tivoli Park. The meandering Ljubljanica River is decorated with a number of local cafés and is the dividing line between the old town and its new commercial area. The old town of Ljubljana illustrates Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau architectural influence. Due to Slovenia being situated between Italy and Austria its cities demonstrate a fusion of cultures.
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Kutná Hora is known for its Gothic St. Barbara's Church with medieval frescoes and flying buttresses. The medieval fairytale-esque city also houses Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel embellished with human skeletons. The historical city became the seat of Wenceslas II’s royal mint in 1308, producing silver groschen which is now at the heart of its heritage. Gems include its replica medieval mine, St James’s church and the Cathedral of Our Lady. This city is sure to produce an unparalleled and extraordinary experience.