50 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel in Europe in 2015

One of the things I love about travel in Europe is that you can hop on a train, ride it for a few hours, and by the time you get off, you find yourself surrounded by a different culture, language and landscape. There is so much diversity across the continent and you don’t even have to travel very far to find it!

I have now been to Europe around 5 times, yet I still feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. I’ve travelled to places like Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Finland, Estonia, England, Scotland, Bulgaria and Turkey, but there is still so much left to see! I’m hoping to return to Europe once again later this year, but in the meantime I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos – I hope they’ll give you a little bit of inspiration for your own travels!

Travel in Europe: Alfama District in Lisbon, Portugal

Looking out over the Alfama district in Lisbon, Portugal.

Bebenhausen Monastery and village in Germany

The day we got lost in Germany and ended up at a monastery in Bebenhausen.

Travel in Europe: Strasbourg's Old Town

This shot from Strasbourg’s old town makes me feel like I’m in a Disney movie.

Hampton Court Palace, England

A regal visit to Hampton Court Palace in England.

Triumphal Arch of Rua Augusta in Lisbon, Portugal

The triumphal arch of Rua Augusta in Lisbon, Portugal.

Spring in Freiburg, Germany

This is springtime in Freiburg, Germany. Could those flowers be more beautiful?

Esplanade Park in Helsinki, Finland

Summer picnics at Esplanade Park in Helsinki, Finland.

Travel in Europe: Rotunda of Saint Martin in Prague

The Rotunda of Saint Martin in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dining al fresco in Helsinki

Enjoying cafe culture and the art of outdoor dining.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Horse riding through the forest in Kimito Island, Finland

Horse riding through the forest in Kimito Island, Finland.

Tuebingen as seen along the Neckar River

Along the banks of the Neckar River in Tuebingen, Germany.

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

The gardens of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany.

Mauerpark on a Sunday afternoon in Berlin, Germany

Mauerpark on a Sunday afternoon – picnics, flea markets and karaoke. That’s Berlin in a nutshell.

Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey

That iconic view of Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey.

Helsinki Cathedral in Finland

Climbing the steps up Helsinki Cathedral, Finland.

The Gardens of Hampton Court

 Rose gardens, because this is England.

Vitosha Boulevard in Sofia, Bulgaria

Meandering down Vitosha Boulevard in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Freiburg Minster in Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg Minster and rooftops as seen through the foliage, Germany.

The mosaics inside Hagia Sofia, Istanbul.

The shimmering mosaics inside Hagia Sofia, Istanbul.

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

Looking beautiful even in the rain; this is Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland.

Travelling by train in Europe

Travelling Europe by train is one of the best ways to experience it.

Riverfront Views

 On a boat tour down the Rhine in Strasbourg, France.

Light streaming in through stained glass.

Morning light streaming in through a stained glass window.

Tower Bridge, London

The iconic Tower Bridge (which is not the same as London Bridge!)

Museum hopping

Marble sculptures so gentle and lifelike.

The neighbourhood of Novy Svet (New World) in Prague

The little known neighbourhood of Novy Svet (New World) in Prague, Czech Republic.

A quiet moment in an art gallery

Days filled with art galleries and museum visits.

Hiking Nuuksio National Park, Finland

The calm of nature in Nuuksio National Park, Finland.

Architectural details in Prague

Architectural details in Prague, Czech Republic.

Kreutzigerstrasse, the most colourful residential street in Berlin

Kreutzigerstrasse, the most colourful residential street in Berlin, Germany.

Summer by the Baltic Sea in Hanko, Finland

Beach huts along the Baltic Sea in Hanko, Finland.

Architectural details in Prague

How can buildings looks this beautiful? See it for yourself in Prague, Czech Republic.

A medieval dinner at Olde Hansa

Dining at Olde Hansa, a medieval establishment in the heart of Tallinn, Estonia.

A moving history lesson in the Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

A moving history lesson in the Culloden Battlefield, Scotland.

A sunset over the harbour in Helsinki

A sunset over the harbour in Helsinki, Finland.

The Old Town in Prague

Wandering the Old Town in Prague, Czech Republic.

A spooky shot of Edinburgh Castle as seen from a graveyard

Looking up at Edinburgh Castle from the graveyard in Edinburgh, Scotland.

A cute cat inside Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

This sweet little cat lives inside Hagia Sofia. Istanbul’s cats are well looked after.

A uniquely designed stone church in Ekenäs, Finland

A uniquely designed stone church in Ekenäs, Finland.

Cafe hopping in Europe

Cafe hopping for giant cups of hot chocolate in Tallinn, Estonia.

Charlottenburg Palace, the only surviving royal residence in Berlin

Charlottenburg Palace, the only surviving royal residence in Berlin, Germany.

This astronomical clock has been ticking for 600 years in Prague

This astronomical clock has been ticking for 600 years in Prague, Czech Republic.

Driving through the fog in the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Driving through the fog in the Isle of Skye. Scotland is such a great country for a road trip!

Where else is absinthe readily available if not in Prague?

Where else is absinthe readily available if not in Prague, Czech Republic?

Tiny cottages on the Golden Lane in Prague

Tiny cottages on the Golden Lane, which once housed alchemists in Prague, Czech Republic.

The ever impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The ever impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Empty champagne bottles from a fun night out on the town in Tallinn

Empty champagne bottles from a fun night out on the town in Tallinn, Estonia.

Summer in Högsåra, Finland.

The fields in bloom in the island of Högsåra, Finland.

A cute cottage in Prague.

A cute little cottage offering room and board and cakes in Prague, Czech Republic.

Hopefully this post has shown you that there is something in Europe for every type of traveller. Whether you want to walk down Prague’s romantic streets, visit the castles and the equally impressive gardens scattered around England, or enjoy the sounds of nature along Finland’s archipelago, there is something in Europe that’s just right for you.

What are some of your favourite European destinations?
Where are you looking to go in 2015?

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