This is the country of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals. If you can afford to visit this country, wait no more. Here is a list of reasons why you should visit it:
1. Amsterdam. The capital city of this country has certainly a lot to offer. You can learn a lot about this country’s history by taking a tour of the Begijnhof, the Oede Kerk and the Royal Palace. You can also learn a lot about the other cultures by visiting Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple and the Portuguese Synagogue. You can visit the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. You can find the Anne Frank House, the NEMO Science Museum housed in a sheep and the Bijbels Museum which is focused on the Bible. These are just some of the many things you can see in Netherland’s capital city.
2. Food and beer – You should sample the Dutch specialties and the Dutch beer. You can find diverse range of food available, including Surinam and Indonesian, Spanish, Turkish and many others.
3. Old towns. If you like history, you should visit the old towns of Delft and Leiden. They have stunning views of the old days just like the paintings by Johannes Vermeer.
4. Parks. You can find many wide open spaces in this country to rest from the long walks. Vondelpark is one of the most popular parks in this country located in Amsterdam.
Germany is a country with rich history and a country that has a lot of things worth visiting. This country is the home of Beethoven and Back and it boasts around 300 theatres, 630 art museums and 130 professional orchestras. If you are art-lover, then this is the country you should visit.
German is the primary language but a lot of the population speak English as-well which makes it easy for the visitors to communicate. The Germans are friendly and they will answer all of your questions. Germany is divided into 16 diverse states and each region has different food and drink specialties. This is great place to experience adrenaline rush since this country is the home of the high performance cars. You can rent a car for a drive on the autobahn, where there are no speed limits.
One of the most popular events in Europe is Oktoberfest which is held in Munich. If you attend this beer fest you will meet people from all over the world. The food you get in Germany is different than the food in many other countries. You get served a huge plate full of food and not some stylishly decorated little morsel. There is something interesting for everyone, if you are going here with kids, or even if you are going alone, you should take a look at Europa Park which is the 2nd most popular theme park resort in Europe after Disneyland in Paris.
Switzerland is known for the banks but there are many other reasons why you should visit this country. If you want to explore something new and have fun, then you should visit it. There are many snow-capped mountains and the Swiss Alps are the most famous mountains in Switzerland. If you visit this country during the winter, this is the place you should go to. There are 16 lakes that you can visit during any time of the year. All of them are looking great and the view is amazing. There are also rivers that have bathing spots. Punting is popular in Bern and Basel with Many locals commuting to work this way.
The most visited place in Switzerland is Rhine Falls. It is Europe’s largest waterfall. It is 75ft high and is a sight you should not miss fi you visit Switzerland, especially in the summer. It is recommended to visit the 36.000 square foot Masoala Rainforest Hall in Zurich. It is recreation of a real rainforest in Madagascar, where you can see wildlife, ferns, insects, rubber trees and even fish you would find on the small island off the coast of Africa. This country does not have a lot of history but there are many different buildings that you can visit and find amazing. Their technology is up to date so you can feel the difference when you are there.
The unique thing that you can hear here is yodeling. It is unique form of singing that everyone finds interesting. The earliest yodel was recorded in the middle of 16th century and this tradition continues to this day. If you are interested in Mozart, Schubert, Strauss or Beethoven, then you can learn a lot more about them in this country. If you are big fan of classical music, then you already know that the best orchestra in the entire world is the Vienna Philharmonic.
You cannot miss the Alps if you ever visit this country. The Austrian Alps are the country’s most popular tourist destination and the main reason why tourists come here. That is why there are more visitors during the winter.
The Austrian food is something you have to taste if you ever visit this country. It is a lot more than just wiener schnitzels and apple strudels, even they are both delicious. There are many delicacies that you should try and if you like eating sweets, then you should try the delicious type of chocolate cake – Sarchertorte. Austrians are making wine and brewing beer for a very long time and some of the traditional coffee houses in Vienna are some of the oldest in the world. Viennese coffee is something very delicious, made of two shots of espresso, whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.