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10 Places to See in Europe Before You Die

Updated on February 1, 2013

Experience The Best of What Europe Has to Offer

This Lens I made for YOU! The most interesting and beautiful places in Europe: Pictures, Tips, Itineraries and other useful and fun stuff on the BEST places in Europe to visit! Croatia, Amsterdam, Berlin are just some of the places we will explore on this journey to Europe. Enjoy the read.

Why I made this lens for YOU

Yes, I'm European and Yes, I travel a lot in Europe and Yes, I love Europe!

And especially that last one is the reason I made this lens for all you travellers out there! If you're planning a trip to Europe: Check this lens first and remember that I've been to every single place that you'll see here.

Ask me!

If you want to know more about any place in Europe, how to get there, what to visit and what Not to visit, just ask me! Leave a Blurb or e-mail me!


Since I'm not the only passionate Europe-traveller out there and I'm pretty sure I haven't nearly seen it all: Tell me which places to add to my lens!

Your suggestions are more than welcome!

Contact me for questions and suggestions!!!

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Dubrovnik - Croatia

My own 'Great Wall of China'

Why I usually refer to the ancient city of Dubrovnik as my own 'Great Wall of China' in Europe?

The answer is simple: nowhere did I experience such a feeling as when first catching the first glimp of the tremendous view over the city of Dubrovnik. As you walk down to the city gates this feeling in you grows and grows, to reach it's climax as you climb the magnificent city walls with their view over the Mediterranean... You imagine how the inhabitants of this city must have felt back then: as kings of the world, gods of the Mediterranean...

You see, it's hard to describe. Me and even far greater photographers than me have tried to capture this feeling. Have tried to capture the city and it's history. And I'm sorry to conclude: None have succeeded.

Go There!

A history of Dubrovnik

This walled City was described by Lord Byron as "The Pearl of the Adriatic".

The town was founded in the 7th century on a site called Ragusium by the Romans. It was under the protection of the Byzantine Empire between 867 and 1205, of Venice until 1358, of Hungary until 1526, and of the Ottoman Empire until 1806, but remained largely self-governing as an independent republic. In the 16th century Dubrovnik had one of the greatest merchant fleets in the Mediterranean, and it remained the chief cultural centre for the South Slavs until the 19th century. Napoleon abolished the city-republic of Dubrovnik in 1808, and the Congress of Vienna ceded the town to Austria in 1815. By the terms of the Treaty of Rapallo (1920) following World War I, the town became part of the newly created Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia). During World War II Dubrovnik was occupied by Italian and German forces. In 1991, when Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia, Serbian forces laid siege to and bombarded the town, destroying many sites of historical importance. It has now been fully restored to its former Glory.

Dubrovnik Video

This is an excellent video on Dubrovnik. It gives you a live glimpse of one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.

Getting around in Dubrovnik - Lonely Planet: My favourite travel-resource! (And I'm not alone it seems...)

Amsterdam - The Netherlands

So much more than Wooden shoes, coffeeshops and the Red Light District!

Amsterdam, world-renowned for its romantic canals and the imposing architecture of the 17th century, a period often called as the "Golden Century". Amsterdam is the sparkling heart of Holland and will definitely get your blood pumping.

Amsterdam is a party town 365 days a year, with a harmonious co-existence of the historical and the modern, in a melting pot of nationalities that have only further contributed to the city's charms.

Amsterdammers are deservedly proud of their city and the gorgeous centre. Whatever it is you are looking for it can be found here, in a laid-back atmosphere that is exclusive to this monumental metropolis.

Check this all new lens on Amsterdam!!!

Getting Around in Amsterdam - Lonely Planet: My favourite travel-resource! (And I'm not alone it seems...)

Trust me, I lived in Amsterdam AND own these Lonely-planets: The only better resource available to you would be me! :-)

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Berlin - Germany

'All the bullet holes of the world, you can find in Berlin'

The first and second world war, the cold war, the Berlin Wall... Berlin IS Europe's history of the 20th century. You see and feel it everywhere you go.

But what you see and feel too is a reborn cultural capital of Europe. Go there and experience the history, the culture, the people, the parties, the laid back atmosphere... Berlin is more than even the 'Berliners' themselves would expect!

Berlin Cityscape(from

The city's appearance today is predominantly shaped by the key role it played in Germany's history in the 20th century. Each of the national governments based in Berlin—the 1871 German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, East Germany, and now the reunified Germany—initiated ambitious construction programs, each with its own distinctive character. Berlin was devastated by bombing raids during World War II and many of the old buildings that escaped the bombs were eradicated in the 1950s and 1960s in both West and East. Much of this destruction was initiated by municipal architecture programs to build new residential or business quarters and main roads. Berlin's unique recent history has left the city with an eclectic array of architecture and sights.

In the eastern part, many Plattenbauten can be found, reminders of Eastern Bloc ambitions to create complete residential areas with fixed ratios of shops, kindergartens and schools. Another difference between former east and west is in the design of little red and green men on pedestrian crossing lights (Ampelmännchen in German); the eastern versions received an opt-out during the standardization of road traffic signs after reunification. The eastern Ampelmännchen design is now used in the western part of the city as well.

Picture: Branderburger Tor

The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and the symbol of Berlin, Germany. It is located between the Pariser Platz and the Platz des 18. März and is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to its north lies the Reichstag. It constitutes the monumental termination of Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of Lime trees which led directly to the royal residence. It was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791.

Getting around in Berlin - Lonely Planet: My favourite travel-resource! (And I'm not alone it seems...)

Inside advice: Rent a bike to get around Berlin! You'll see everything in this biker-friendly city at your own pace!

(Alternative is the subway; you'll see squat)

Switzerland - See everything!

(It's a small country)

Where to start on Switzerland... The lakes in summer? The mountains in winter? The Montreux Jazz Festival, the best skiing slopes in the world, beautiful mountain hiking, shopping in Geneva, Partying in Zurich...

So much to see and to do! And everything so fresh and clean! Go there!

Winter: Forget Aspen, go high-society and ski in St. Moritz with the rich and shameless of Europe.

Summer: Pack your backpack in summer and hike, hike, hike and hike through the most beautiful mountain landscapes.

Or: rent a convertible and just drive, drive, drive. From Geneva to Lugano is a great trip: Lakes, cute towns, mountain roads, snowy peaks, hot boulevards...

Getting around in Switzerland - Lonely Planet: My favourite travel-resource! (And I'm not alone it seems...)

Personal tip for getting around in Switzerland in summer: Rent a convertible! Inhale the fresh mountain air while cruising over gorgeous mountain roads and pass by beautiful lakes!

The Plitvice Lakes - Croatia

If God would have had Photoshop...

Or did he? Visit the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls and experience every color nature has to offer in every glance!

Plitvice National Park in Croatia is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe. Due to its natural beauty and significance, this system of 16 interlinked lakes and a large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. In 1979 the park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The sixteen lakes are separated into an upper and lower cluster formed by runoff from the mountains, descending from an altitude of 636 m to 503 m over a distance of some 8 km, aligned in a south-north direction.

The lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae and bacteria. The encrusted plants and bacteria accumulate on top of each other, forming travertine barriers which grow at the rate of about 1 cm per year.

The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colours change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

Plitvice Lakes

A truly magnificent God creation. Listen to the sounds of the waterfalls and admire this marvel!

Getting around in Plitvice and Croatia - Lonely Planet: My favourite travel-resource! (And I'm not alone it seems...)

Backpackers: Take the bus (cheap!) all along the cost roads (incredibly beautiful!) and make a detour to the inlands to hike through Plitvice park!

Little more budget? Rent a car but don't drive south on saturdays: Thousands of locals will do the same with you...

Courtesy of WTL photos

Rome - Italy

Capital of the World

Rome, capital of the world, the Eternal City, the city of the seven hills or simply the City: enough reasons to visit and get impressed by the many, many, many historical sights... Smell ancient Rome in the middle of this cosmopolitan-crazy Italian capital.

The old 'capital of the world' is thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan. As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. The Historic Centre of Rome is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Situated on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the "Eternal City" was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today the metropolitan area is home to around 3.3 million people.

Don't forget to stop by the most iconic image of Rome, the Colosseum. This is where gladiator games and public spectacles were held for free. These games were brutal, with gladiators fighting each other until death. Gladiators were also at times forced to fight animals such as lions.

Rome Must See Sights

Getting around in Rome - Lonely Planet: My favourite travel-resource! (And I'm not alone it seems...)

Get your kicks on route sixty...ehm... do like the locals, rent a Scooter and experience Rome from your trendy Aprillia with the sun on your face!

Greece - Meteora

Imagine buildings on top of huge mountain rocks. This is exactly what Meteora is


Photo by: cod gabriel

Meteora means suspended in air. Hermit Byzantine monks in the ninth century first inhbited these mountains, living on fissures and caves along the rocks to spend time with God. In the 14th century, these hermit monks built 20 different monastaries to get away from Turkish occupation. The tall cliffs were the perfect escape for these monks. At first only ladders and ropes were the only way to reach these monestaries. During the 1920s steps were carved out making it more accessible. Today only six monestaries remain.

Best times to go May and June, it has the most comfortable weather. Acquaint yourself with Greek Orthodoxy to get the most enjoyment.

How to go: use buses from Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Trikala, and Athens. Lots of lodging options in Kalampaka at the base of Meteora.

Meteora Video

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      Actaeon1979 9 years ago

      This is one great resource for Europe travellers!!! Am sure planning to go to Croatia now!!!! Kudos and 5 stars for you!

      Rgds. Actaeon

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      ViqiFrench LM 9 years ago

      These images are quite beautiful. Bravo!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Well done, great information for Europe travelers! Well worth 5 stars! My lens is about Top 10 Vacation Spots. Come check it out! Thanks

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      Karendelac 9 years ago

      Who wouldn't want to travel there, the pictures are beautiful. 5 stars!! Please visit me soon.

      All the Best, Karen at Karen's Kinkade Art Store

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      Johnny_Christ 9 years ago

      Hey. Nice lens, man. I can definitely say that your right - Croatia and Switzerland are beautiful - been there, saw that, ENJOYED it! Amsterdam was pretty cool too, in a sort of very twisted sense XD you know what i mean. Anyway, I know of another great place in Europe not many people know -

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      Johnny_Christ 9 years ago

      It's called the Curonian Spit. It's in Lithuania, a small country on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It's absolutely AMAZING. Just do a search for "curonian spit" or "kursiu nerija" (I think) on Google or, and you'll see for yourself - it's well worth including on this great lens. JC

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      Quilteralice 9 years ago

      Beautiful! I'll save this lens for my next European vacation - so far visited Denmark, Sweden, France and Germany. We'll check out your recommendations - Thanks!


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      The-Bard 9 years ago

      This is a great lens!

      Welcome to the Tru-Travel Group. Thanks for joining.


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      Pixelrage LM 9 years ago

      Excellent, thanks for submitting this page!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Welcome to Italy HQ. Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. I voted for Rome, but have also been to and loved Amsterdam, Switzerland and Berlin.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      A lot of great information here. Beautiful pictures!

      Nice work!

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      torontorealestate 9 years ago

      Not bad, but there are many other nice places in Europe. I would also consider visiting Barcelona, Prague or Venice.

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      torontorealestate 9 years ago

      Not bad, but there are many other nice places in Europe. I would also consider visiting Barcelona, Prague or Venice.

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      klapskie 9 years ago

      nice pictures and places, can't handle them once ;) great lens, voted you 5 stars. Pls visit my lens sometimes, thanks

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      TravelWarrior 9 years ago

      I think this was a brilliant lens. I have been to most of these places, but you have made me think of Plitvice. Off to look at my Croatia book!

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      MassmannPLUS 9 years ago

      My wife and I just returned from a 3 week tour of Europe. The only places we went that you said on here were Berlin, Interlaken (Switzerland) and Rome. We also recommend Venice, Cinque Terre (Italy) and Rothenburg (Germany). Check out my Rick Steves lens!

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      bdkz 9 years ago

      Great lens!

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      AnnsHomeDecor 9 years ago

      5 star lens! Absolutely beautiful photos!

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      graffjamie 9 years ago

      Hey! Thanks for your fantastic lens! I've been to

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      webseitler 9 years ago

      I've only ever been to Paris. I love your lens and the pictures you've selected are amazing! I'll have to come back to look at them again and again. Hopefully I can visit these places someday!

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      Bill_D 9 years ago

      As I go through your lenses I'm more and more amazed, great job man!

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      Piksychick 9 years ago

      I recently went to Tenerife, Canary Islands. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing other European cities!

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      TriviaChamp 9 years ago

      Hopefully I'll get a chance to visit some of these lovely places that you have presented. Really enjoyed my stay. Well done!


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      Barkely 9 years ago

      You have some beautiful photos here. Great idea for a top ten list.

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      allysa 9 years ago

      one of the best lens I've ever seen. awesome infos! 5 stars for you

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      ina mar 9 years ago

      I've visited Berlin, Amsterdam and Switzerland and love all three places! I absolutely love traveling!

      I've created a lens on some other European places: Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Italy and Greece!

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      dreamlivescyprus 9 years ago

      Your work is 5 star I enjoyed the photos and it has encouraged me to visit your top 10 places.

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      ebizsalez 9 years ago


      very nice layout cool pics and good info.

      But i don't see France or Spain :(

      from fellow lens: bigsaveontravel

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      ancora 9 years ago

      Plitvice was stunning. I visited Berlin in 1984. Don't forget to eat poffertjes in Amsterdam. Have a look at my lens on Marbella in Southern Spain:

      Visit Eurotravel at for all travel to and within Europe

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      duckingforks 9 years ago

      Fantastic information, very helpful indeed. And your photo's are amazing!

      I'm stuck in Asia at moment (with no comments of course!) but hope to make it back to Europe one day soon for holidays!



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      Klr_queen 9 years ago

      I may be studying in Belgium in a few weeks if all goes well *crosses fingers*

      I'm so excited, as I'll get the chance to explore Europe, somewhere I've never been before. Your photos are gorgeous, and I think I may just have fallen in love with Croatia through them!

      Keep up the good work!

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      KokoTravel 9 years ago

      Great Work!

      You have stimulated my thoughts to expanding our vacation world.


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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Very nice lens, 5 stars. I added it to my favorites so I can keep coming back when you update it.

      I have a lens which I hope will be of interest to those in the USA with family and friends living or travelling in Europe. This lens details how to select calling cards to make the most of yourmoney when you have to call someone overseas, and also tips for them calling you. The content is based on my personal experiences in finding the best and cheapest way to call my family back home in England.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      super lens! i vistited rome when i was 9! haha! sometime, in a few years time im planning to visit rance and germany, a european tour maybe :)

      i just started squidoo yesterday and i'm passionate about getting word out for our up and coming website, - u can check out my lens for more info ;) thanks in advance and hope to see you there. ;)

      we feature tips and personal, firsthand information on travelling and how best to get around and what to do in the Philippines!! hope to see you there!! mabuhay! :)

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Wow really great lens. Come visit my lenses.

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      Margaret Schaut 9 years ago from Detroit

      Well, I've got MOST of them under my belt! I'm featuring your page on Wanderer's Travel Group!

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      billyannecrews 9 years ago

      Thanks for the tips guys!

      Billy Anne Crews

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      definitely a place to visit before I die. very rich in historical settings.

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      stuckinthepast 9 years ago

      Wish I could've gone to Amsterdam when I was over there, but you've gotta make your hostel reservations way in advance! Why didn't anyone tell me?

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      stuckinthepast 9 years ago

      Wish I could've gone to Amsterdam when I was over there, but you've gotta make your hostel reservations way in advance! Why didn't anyone tell me?

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      Marelisa 9 years ago

      Hi. I grabbed your photographs of Dubrovnic, Croatia and added them to my "100 things to do before y9ou die lens" at Beautiful!

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      Nimsy LM 8 years ago

      Hey, where's London?! I know it's not beautiful, and it's wet and miserable, but it's unique, it's iconic, fashionable and has a buzz like you won't find anywhere else...:)

      My Favourit Spots in London

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      TopStyleTravel 8 years ago

      Very well done lens, many more happy travels to you.

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      estherjane13 lm 8 years ago

      What a fantastic lens! It makes me want to visit. Well done!

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      justinho 8 years ago

      Nice images, and superb content. Maybe create "...the next 10." as could do with more destinations. A !

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      letevic 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and very nice lens - 5*. Have you ever been to Cyprus? Visit my page at

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      Jobanjo 8 years ago

      Great lens! Rome is definitely on my list! :)

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      InspiredWritingResearch 8 years ago

      Awesome moonrise pic of Dubrovnik and lovely lens. (Faved)

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      PatrioticTees 8 years ago

      I guess I'm doing well, guess I can die pretty happy... I've been to most of the places outlined here. THis lens is a nice idea!

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      youhavegottobekidding 8 years ago

      Wow this is really a good Lens. i have learned a lot all about Europe with this Lens. I am a traveler so this Lens is a Great Help.

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      Intercambio 8 years ago

      What a great Lens! I have enjoyed your photos about Europe with this Lens. I am a traveler so it is a nice resource for me and my students at

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      red-cliff-movie 8 years ago

      Nice Europe traveel lens! I visited Beijing recently and set up a beijing related lens too. :)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      Two places in Croatia, would never have entered my mind, but thanks for putting them there, they look great! But I must ask...where is Athens?

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Ah, I so love visiting Europe that I've told my hubby I'd like to stay there. I've done a few lenses on Eastern European topics and just dropped by today to see what places your recommend. That Amsterdam picture is awe-inspiring: beautiful colors! 5*****

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      billyannecrews 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info! This is a great lense of Value!

      Billy Anne Crew

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      Katherine Tyrrell 8 years ago from London

      Nice photos - and some interesting choices. Venice is also good to visit.

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      billco1 8 years ago

      I've been to a few of those places. Would like to see the rest... Nice lens.

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      louisekasemeier 8 years ago

      A great lens with some beautiful photos. I have visted a few of the places on your list. Switzerland is my favourite but skiing is good in Italy too...and cheaper!LouiseBritish Vacation Guide

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      lithops 8 years ago

      Cool lens! Beautiful photos...


      Top destinations in Italy

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      mopsky31 8 years ago

      These are great places to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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      beachbum_gabby 8 years ago

      Europe is very rich in historical architectures and cultures. Great compilation! 5* from me

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      hhc08 8 years ago

      cool pics and info. i been to Rome and loved it...i will plan on visiting the other places. 5 stars!

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      Karicor 8 years ago

      Picking just 10 great places in Europe is very hard and you've done a terrific selection. Especially love your feature of Dubrovnik. But am I the only one who counts only 6 places in this lens? Sure would love to see the other 4 you'd recommend.

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very cool, I hope to see some of this someday, especially Italy. Stop by and take a road trip if you have a minute!

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      Buttheads 8 years ago

      you forgot the most beautiful city to visit - mine :-). Nexttime lens you should make about Duesseldorf / Germany.

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      stepho123 8 years ago

      Awesome lens! Next one should be about places to visit in Africa. Cape Town is definitely in my top 10.

      Check my Cape Town Lens

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      I'm glad that Dubrovnik is No.1 on your list! :) Lensrolled this lens to couple of mine where Dubrovnik is mentioned!

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      I'm glad that Dubrovnik is No.1 on your list! :) Lensrolled this lens to couple of mine where Dubrovnik is mentioned!

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      zillachick80 8 years ago

      The pictures are brilliant! I hope to be able to travel Europe some day : )

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      thesolowriter 8 years ago

      Your lens is so beautiful, I want to go to all the places you've covered. What's great is not all of these places are "common" destinations. I love exporing what few people see, or at least "fewer" people see. Thank you for adding a few new destinations on my must-see list. I've favorited and top ranked your lens. I plan to return!

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      AndrewGreen LM 8 years ago

      Certainly got amazed with the pics of Plitvice lakes!!! Breathtaking!!! I really want to travel around Europe and this lense gave me good ideas, other than the trivial places, but not less beautiful of course!! =) Great lense, Cheers!!

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      Delia 8 years ago

      very nice lens...many places I still have to see... 5*

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      mong 8 years ago

      very good lens

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      SaraMu LM 8 years ago

      I have not ever considered Croatia but it looks amazing.

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      traktor7 8 years ago

      quite optimistic lens name:)

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      TrixiJahn 8 years ago

      Great lens! Very informative!

      Looks like you get around.


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      spencewriter 8 years ago

      This is sad that I've been to Europe a few times, but never to any of these places. Excellent lens.

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      spencewriter 8 years ago

      This is sad that I've been to Europe a few times, but never to any of these places. Excellent lens.

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      Dan & Yollie Bunag 8 years ago from Oahu, Hawaii

      We spent over 13 years in Europe and love it. Too many beautiful places, too little time. We only decided to leave when we got offered Hawaii. Thanks for sharing!

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      mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

      Love the pics!! It looks like somewhere I could lose myself in!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens!

      Do you think Prague is worth my visit before I'd die?

      Have you gone to Bogota, Colombia?

      Maybe you could share to me more things about Colombia.

      Check me lens, thanks!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Dubrovnik would probably be my first choice if I go

      to Europe.

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      DFT 8 years ago

      While I know Croatia, and have been there a few times…(it is wonderful and fully recommended), I must add some of your suggestions to my future tanneries.

      Nice work. Thanks

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Europe is the most romantic and historical continent among all. :)

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      adenev16 8 years ago

      Great lens! I love Europe, and have been traveling around the continent for the past 2 months. I've taken many pics, and written a bit about my travels. to check it out!

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      kgoldenangel 8 years ago

      I really like your lens and hey ;o) you mentioned Berlin! Awesome! My home city...

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      knozit 8 years ago

      Never have been to Europe but I think I'd better pack my bags now! Great lens!! 5 *s from me.

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      farizjamean 8 years ago

      I've been to Amsterdam, Berlin and Rome... great cities... and its really worth exploring... have I miscalculated the numbers or the places are less than 10... I am just curious about the other cities....

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      indiefrog 8 years ago

      Been to Rome (4 times) and Amsterdam only... but how about Paris, London, Barcelona, Vienna, Florence or Munich?? :)

      Rome must be the most beautiful city in the whole universe... (no no, I don't exaggerate! ;) )

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      Lotusland 8 years ago

      Berlin I didn't care for. Got married in Rome. But Barcelona I love.....

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      CoolFoto 8 years ago

      Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Switzerland - been there and enjoyed them all! Great lens 5* and lens roll to my Paris .

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      TURCOLIVE 8 years ago

      Dear Maartin,

      Firstly congratulations for this fabulous lens with incredible pictures. 5* from TURCOLIVE @ Travel Turkey

      Do you consider to add a great travel destination from Turkey to your lens. You know Turkey is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. If you need help in selecting the destination I will be very pleased to help you.

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      geogad 8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens! I hope to travel to a few of these places this summer when in Europe. Thanks and great job!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a wonderful and informative lens. 5*. And now one of my favorites.


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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a wonderful and informative lens. 5*. And now one of my favorites.


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      billyannecrews 8 years ago

      Great lens! I never thought I would really want to go to Croatia, but I know there are some great places there to see! You rock!

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      billyannecrews 8 years ago

      Great lens! I never thought I would really want to go to Croatia, but I know there are some great places there to see! You rock!

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      Incredible work, I would love to see some of these! I'm lensrolling to my green travel tips lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      ı really like the effort you add to your lens.

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      StephMJohnson 8 years ago

      This is one of my favorite lenses :) Thank you for sharing, just reading about these places brought back my travel itch

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      Alex-and-Ra 8 years ago

      I'm going to Croatia this summer and am so glad I found some must see places! They look so beautiful.

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      rydigga 8 years ago


      Excellent lens with beautiful imagery. Now I have a list to work with :)


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      Ravenz 8 years ago

      hmm lemme Guess Switzerland !!

      Good post Marten

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      iklilian lm 8 years ago

      good work

      no wonder you are highly ranked

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      CuriousTravelle1 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens! The only one of these places that I (male) have been to is Berlin. While I can understand the attraction in general, when I was there late in 2007, there seemed to be construction going on everywhere and a lot of the beauty of the city was temporarily masked in this way.

      Hope to see all of these places and more in my travels very soon.

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      TravelBee1 8 years ago

      love your lense - I am European myself, and I must say we're lucky with what we got :-) Living in the US now, I kinda miss my home when I read through your lense ;-) 5*!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I'm glad that most of them are in Croatia. I'll go there certainly to die.

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      ghostJago 8 years ago

      Wow, this is a great lens! I live in the UK so I've been to a lot of these places but your page reminded me that I really should go and visit Switzerland and see more of that place.


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      glassjubo 8 years ago


      Love the lens, I mostly travel around Asia(see my lens on Angkor Wat), but I have lived in France and Germany when I was small. Now looking at these great places I would like to start travelling around Europe . I fancy Venice, have you got any knowledge of there? Keep up the good work!


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      travelcast 8 years ago

      Great lens! I've been to a lot of the places you mentioned but its great that you have done such a nice write up about all the places. I tend to stick to Spain, Italy, France and the Canary Islands but I really want to go to Dubrovnik now :)

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      Mikael_Jakub 7 years ago

      Great read! I love Bratislawa myself but I think Berlin is my favourite place you wrote about.

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Great lense - very informative and nice photos!

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      GaryM1 7 years ago

      Great lens. Who would have thought that Plitvice and Croatia could be so enticing. Must include in my next Europe planning.

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      perfumereviews lm 7 years ago

      I've been to half of these places :) I'm glad you have lots of Croatia up here. I lived in the Balkans for a while. It's probably the best kept secret of Europe. :D

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      olga-kay 7 years ago

      Croatia looks gorgeous - it's certainly going on my list! Personally, my list would also have Munich on it besides Berlin... Love the pics of Switzerland that you have up. :)

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      Jools1 7 years ago

      I will definitely keep this in mind when I travel Europe soon! Although I have already been to Amsterdam so I can tick that one of my list :) Great lens indeed rated 5*

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      jazzdog 7 years ago

      Love your lens but it really can't be finished until you add Paris and London - Right?

      I'd also rather see these places "while I'm alive" than "before I die." I guess I'm a "glass half full" guy than "glass half empty."

      Great work!

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      Aregully 7 years ago

      I'm attracted by Istanbul.In respect that she's longshore arounded by Aegean and Med and the Blake Sea .;-)

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      wahya 7 years ago

      never been to Europe before. But i really want to come there as i have many friends in Italy and France...thanks for the list :)

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      ChrisKelsey 7 years ago

      Some really nice photos on this lens

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      di2mindset 7 years ago

      ...and definitely, Budapest is missing. Which is not unusual as this is the capital of Hungary, which is a small country and not as famous as Italy )) But they have cool stuff there)) I think every person who comes to Europe for to do a Eurotrip should see Szimpla kert in Budapest and check out the baths and the 7th district of this city (for those, who love night life) and the Buda side for great architecture and sights)

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      di2mindset 7 years ago

      ..btw, forgot to put my's not about traveling in Budapest, but if you are there you might find some tips for your self :)

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      davidsutikno 7 years ago

      You've described them very detail. Thanks for the photos also, They just gives me 'the sense'. If you're willing to visit many countries in Europe in a short time period, you can try mini cruises. Europe has many mini cruise lines which give you plenty option to choose.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      I'm jealous of you travels. I haven't made it out of North America. 5 stars, Featured Lens, Fav and lensroll, too for my lens The Rapping Flight Attendant and More. Thanks

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      eccles1 7 years ago

      How beautiful !! I been to Germany lived there 2 years and went to visit Amsterdam loved both I have always wanted to see the Wall

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love traveling Europe. Germany, Spain, and Greece have been among my highlights so far, but your lens really makes me thirst for more adventures. Great job!

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      lakshyaa 7 years ago

      Your lens is very interesting, and photos are just amazing. We are in Switzerland currently, besides the beautiful places in Swiss, we have so far been to Paris & Venice. I just wrote my 1st lens about our Venice Trip Review

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      alesxandrea 7 years ago

      just the places i want to go before i die.. perfect! 5* for this.

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      Wanderingalbatross 7 years ago

      Lovely site! Wish euros were cheaper!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Best quality, Best reputation , Best services

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      Nice lens - but I'll need a lot of Squidoo checks before I get to these places. 5**** and a Squidoo angel blessing.

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      eloise-spleen 7 years ago

      Great lens! I've been wanting to go to Europe since forever and some day I may even have enough money to do so. Until then this lens makes excellent reading =D

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      alberttwolf 7 years ago

      Great lens. I've been to Berlin few times, liked it a lot, great place to go. Amsterdam is nice too. I also suggest Edinburgh, lovely city, very beautiful.

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      Cindy_Egan 7 years ago

      went to switzerland and greece...wonderful countries, really worth seeing! maybe i will go to others that you suggested! great lens

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      freedomdebtsolutions 7 years ago

      Great lens! Keep up the good work.

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      lolicious 7 years ago

      I went to Amsterdam last year and it was an amazing trip. Traveling is great fun, can't wait for Brazil next year :)

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      I spent a number of years in Rome and can certainly recommend visiting. Great lens and Blessed by a Squid Angel :-)

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      Nachtigallundlerche_Abendkleider 7 years ago

      Great lens and good pictures. Thank you.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Fantastic lens! I love that you didn't choose the more popular destinations and introduced us to lesser-known but gorgeous places that I honestly wouldn't have any idea about until I read about them here. Thank you for sharing! (:

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A beautiful lens. I would love to be able to travel and see places like this.

      Thank for getting my attention! Blessed by an angel!!!

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      cyberpunkdreams1 7 years ago

      Great list. There are probably at least ten places in each country along in Europe to see before you die. You could spend months in just one city even!

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      Tom Fattes 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I can't wait to go back to Europe as I was there as a kid 30 years ago. Switzerland has some lasting memories, so does most of the wonderful castles in and around Germany.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Lovely lens. I love Prague, Paris, and the English Lakes!

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      I feel like I just had my very own personal guided tour. That waterfall is breathtaking!

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      divacratus 2 7 years ago

      Would love to visit all 10 places if I could! :)

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      Angela F 7 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great list. I've only traveled to Scotland and Ireland, but definitely want to see more of Europe soon!

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      sombat 7 years ago

      Great lens great topic! the Gap is a great place to see in a car but is a magnificent RIDE on two wheels

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      jexy-me 7 years ago

      hi i'm jexyme! i'm fairly new to squidoo, I love europe and i love your lens because i love to travel! Not that i do much of it. I'm going to make a lens of Malta Erope, that is my Love of europe so this will be my next lens and you are an inspiration. Only this time i learnt how to make a proper url for my lens. closest thing to my new lens is squidoo/jexy-me, k take careand thank you for your inspiration!

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      philcressman 7 years ago

      Really amazed that London, England was not on your list. Truly one of the great cities of the world and for History buffs it is worth a week of walking around the central city.

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      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      Out of your list, I've only been to Rome, but I think that I'd like to visit Plitvice Lakes the most!

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      lizzie2uk 7 years ago

      I love Dubrovnik. Not sure why but it has a relaxed feel to it.

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      Income4life 7 years ago

      meteora picture is fantastic!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I need a holiday. I would love to visit Europe one day! Maybe Switzerland first and then Italy. Best Wishes for 2010! :)

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      Fcuk Hub 7 years ago

      Plitvice lakes are the best.

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      VIPGroupOnline 7 years ago

      I only count 7 places, should there not be 10?...

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      wayfarer lm 7 years ago

      What fantastic photographs! I definitely want to make it to Europe again, if just to visit my grandparents' native countries.

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      skiduando 7 years ago

      Nice lens!! But Madrid is missing!!! Regards.

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      normansmith 7 years ago

      I haven't been in either one of those wonderful places you have shared above. Hope to visit all those great places. Thanks for a great info.

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      BestBodies 7 years ago

      Never been in any of those places, but Monaco is also place to visit. Very nice lens :). Favorited

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      smange lm 7 years ago

      Thanks for writing this lens. The pictures you've chosen are amazing and you've ensured Croatia is definitely on my to-visit list.

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      kraji lm 7 years ago

      nice lens 5*

      good choice of places

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      loganadrian 7 years ago

      wow!! the Meteora house is so cool

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      yasmino65 7 years ago

      Switzerland was always a must see but after seeing Croatia and some of the other destinations in Europe you have featured I feel like getting on a plane right now

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      lilmuchang1 7 years ago

      I'm from Europe too, and I travel a lot myself! But I have never been to Dubrovnik, maybe this summer :)

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      salomgea 7 years ago

      Seeing these places do not want to die quickly, from all these places that I liked best was The Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes because the landscape has a very clean and beautiful.

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      salomgea 7 years ago

      Seeing these places do not want to die quickly, from all these places that I liked best was The Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes because the landscape has a very clean and beautiful.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Right, I'm off to Dubrovnik as soon as I can afford it!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Incredible photos and descriptions! 5*

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      Candeece 7 years ago

      I just spent an amazing 3 months in Europe, I missed out croatia and greece, but after reading this lens, I'm totally inspired to go back. Awesome!! You've inspired me to have a look at my photos again. :)

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      Candeece 7 years ago

      I just spent an amazing 3 months in Europe, I missed out croatia and greece, but after reading this lens, I'm totally inspired to go back. Awesome!! You've inspired me to have a look at my photos again. :)

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      Richmee 7 years ago

      Nice lens and thanks for the insight.

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      kensand lm 7 years ago

      After reading this lens I booked a trip to Dubrovnik in April 2010. Great work!

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      fireprotectiono 7 years ago

      you gave me some great ideas - thanks!

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      BigFish1 7 years ago

      Very nice, scenic photos, makes me want to book my flight soon. Thanks for the pickup during the winter season.


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      BenSmart 7 years ago

      Thanks you have a great lens. The photos are really beautiful.

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      kheme 7 years ago

      what about cyprus?

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      evora93 7 years ago

      Thank you for the great lens. My husband and I want to take our kids to Europe. I'll show them this lens so they can begin to know how many beautiful places there are. I would add Lisbon and Evora. Lisbon is a wonderful place to spend New Year's Eve.

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      dockrisjan 7 years ago

      Great list, but have to include Cesky Krumlov (70 miles south of Prague) and Cinque Terre (Italy) Keep up the good work!

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      JaredB 7 years ago

      Great Lens. I did 8 weeks backpacking in Apr/May 2009. My favorites were the Cinque Terre in north west Italy, the west coast of Ireland (County Kerry), and Munich.

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      Jetrescue 7 years ago

      Been to all of them.. Do I need to worry now?


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      TheEarl 7 years ago

      thanks for sharing this.

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      thanks for sharing this.

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      kikij lm 7 years ago

      You are so right...those are definitely places I want to go to one day!! I love the quality of ictures you used in this lens. So beautiful!!

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      admiralglass lm 7 years ago

      Hi great lens and stunning photos

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      freerideaddict 7 years ago

      Your pictures are stunning! I wish I could visit all of these places right now! =) Thanks for a great post.

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      HonestIncomeOnline 7 years ago

      Great pictures!! I hope you are blowing some of those up and putting them all over your house. I plan to travel there one day! Thanks for the page

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      silvia2009 7 years ago

      The only word for this lens can be âWowâ.

      These are such the hottest tourist destination on the earth.

      In my opinion, India is also a great option for tourists. I have read a lot about this incredible country on travelerâs blogs. It has been a common practice that every year a large number of tourists search for cheap flights to India over the Internet.

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      c_moi 7 years ago

      Great descriptions and pictures. Europe is certainly a very dfiverse region.

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      howtoplaybass 7 years ago

      I love this lens. There is so much that I want to do when I get my passport =]

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      TiestoFan 7 years ago

      Nice lens. But I think you should add Moscow and Paris to your list.

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      TiestoFan 7 years ago

      Nice lens. But I think you should add Moscow and Paris to your list.

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      moneygrabber 7 years ago

      I have been to Paris, but when I see your pictures, I think Amsterdam has a lot of sightseeing then Paris. Love to go there someday

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      flazzup 7 years ago

      I have visited Switzerland several years ago with my family.

      Yes, it's a beautiful place...

      Thank you for all of your information about Europe..

      Hope i could visit all of them.. loL.. :)

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have been to all the places except Dubrovnik and Croatia. It is next in our list. You just confirmed this for us. Thanks.

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      seussy 7 years ago

      I would definitely add Turkey to the list. Cappadocia is particularly enchanting.

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      JMc62377 7 years ago

      Your lens is awesome! Thanks for all the great information and wonderful pictures.

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      bubblybee 7 years ago

      That picture of Amsterdam looks fantastic! And Rome, I want to go and visit that fountain someday. You're making want to travel now...

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      MartinBlanchet 7 years ago

      From personal experience and reading the comments, to limit Europe to 10 must see places is impossible. A good attempt! Lovely photos and videos. Thanks

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      johnsmythelinks 7 years ago

      Hey these are some awesome pictures. Like to get a link for such pictures.

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      Gothini 7 years ago

      You can add Bulgaria as destination

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      UzziBaby 7 years ago

      Wow. I have always wanted to travel Europe, I think You have just persuaded me!

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      steamtown 7 years ago

      Great video of Dubrovnik, Your lens is like watching a movie! An amazing *5 for sure. I have bookmarked your lens for future reference!

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      Pmona LM 7 years ago

      I've done some traveling in Europe and loved it. The monasteries atop the rocks are amazing, would love to go back to Europe just to see them!

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      Airinka 7 years ago

      amazing fantastic super lens

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      Izzirent_Car_Rental 7 years ago

      great lens, i have to admit Dubrovnik is charming, but would also add some hidden jewels like Bled lake with an island.

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      PolyPak 7 years ago

      Awesome lens! Would love to visit all these places in Europe! After reading the info on the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia and seeing the photo, I think I will have to put this location first, right before Rome.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow didn't know Croatio was so nice! Great writing -Lucia (blogger for digital camera

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      lowcostflights 7 years ago

      Thanks for your article. I would like to suggest few skiing locations in Europe - Courmayeur, Italy Skiing; Stylish St Mortitz, Switzerland; Discover Bansko, Bulgaria; Lovely Andorra Ski Vacation; Interlaken, Switzerland; Skiing the Three Valleys, France. low cost flights to Greece

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Beautiful. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      thamrin-hasan 7 years ago

      Beautiful, wanna go there someday..

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens. The Plitvice lake looks especially beautiful.

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      AmericanDreamer1 7 years ago

      I love travel and I love Europe. I have only been able to go once before, due to situational stuff, but on that one trip I was able to go to many different countries and cities (it was a European capital cruise, after which we visited the British Isles quite a bit).

      If there is one place that I advise anyone and everyone to go to, it is Ireland. I went to Belgium and Germany, Amsterdam and Oslo, but nowhere even compares to Ireland in my personal expirience. Not Northern Ireland either, but the area around Kilkenny, Dublin, ect. The old stone castles are amazing (not as sophisticated perhaps as the buildings in Rome or Meteora but increadible in their own, different way) and the countryside is beautiful without competition. I remember going to a little restaurant called the Circle of Friends in Kilkenny (actually it has been so long that I can't remember if it was in Kilkenny or just very close to Kilkenny) and then walking down to a river nearby. It was so clean and had so much liveliness. I regret ever leaving. The Blarny Castle and it's famous stone are indescribable and pictures do not do it any justice.

      So yeah, if I were to add a location to this lens, it would definitely be Ireland. Choosing a specific place in Ireland is hard as there is just so much and it is all outstanding. I would probably say Kilkenny (although Blarney Castle is not to be missed).

      Either way, awesome lens. Once I am able, I will have to go to Plitvice and Meteora.

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      AmericanDreamer1 7 years ago

      @AmericanDreamer1: I should note that, out of all of these, the only one that I have ever been to before is Amsterdam and I did like it very much. It was a lot of fun and I would gladly go back there if offered the chance. It was an excellent place to go to. But if you gave me the choice, I would MUCH rather go back to Kilkenny or Dublin.

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      eatbacon 7 years ago

      Wow, I must certainly go to Europe! The place is so romantic! Now if only I could set up my travel account.

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      ScientificGear 7 years ago

      Wow! These are beautiful, amazing places. It's good to know there's still paradise on earth.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have never been there but you make it look very tempting

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have never been there but you make it look very tempting

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      WealthBuilder2010 7 years ago

      I Love Europe! I have been to London and Italy, Austria and Germany and very briefly Switzerland, but I aspire to see all the wonderful places you have recommended. Thanks! Great Lens.

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      shubhammalhothra 7 years ago

      Europe is a beautiful country. The all paces mentioned in this lens is really a great fun and enjoyable places to see . All places is beautiful but I like rome most in this list. It has its own historical history and geographical wise great. Yes title is very relevant to places...

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      kohuether lm 7 years ago

      Very nice list - Those lakes in Croatia look outstanding and that huge rock in Meteora looks quite intriguing... definitely things to keep in mind for my next trip.

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      pinkrenegade lm 7 years ago

      I haven't been there but this lens makes you to explore it

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      Wolfy67 6 years ago

      Dubrovnik is a beautiful place, but there is a very dark side to the city, this involves the kidnapping and murder of tourist, which has still not being solved, the police have been accused of covering this up to protect the tourism economy.

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      SanDiegoRealtor 6 years ago

      @Candeece: The islands in Greece are worth seeing. Santorini and Mykanos are to favorites. Stayed a house overlooking crystal blue water last time we took a trip from San Diego.

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      Insuredtraveller 6 years ago

      I'd have to say Berlin is the best city I have ever been to. If I could get my hands on a European passport, I would be there tomorrow :)

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      JasonHartmanROI 6 years ago

      Have been to several of those places! The pictures bring me back! Wish I was able to catch those beautiful images while I was there! You MUST go to Europe for at least 3 weeks and see all of these thing I have ever done!

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      NickOng 6 years ago

      hey there! ive been to europe twice but i've never been to a lot of the countries that you mentioned! your lens really opened my eyes to the other beautiful parts of europe!

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      Rose4u 6 years ago

      Wonderful places, but there is so much more you can see in Eorope, each Eoropean country is rich in history, nature and architectural masterpieces.

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      FlagAndMap 6 years ago

      These are indeed great destinations. I voted Plitvice my favorite but looks like it's a hidden gem for most readers. It really is as beautiful as your photos suggest. Meteora would be my second recommendation - fascinating. Finally, don't waste time there shopping for souvenir t-shirts when you can buy one before you set off!

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      chic4sports92 6 years ago

      Wow this is awesome! Thanks..I've been dreaming of visiting Europe and this gives me places to visit!

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      sharoncollinsr 6 years ago

      I love Dubrovnik and my answer is simple: nowhere did I experience such a feeling as when first catching the first glimp of the tremendous view over the city of Dubrovnik. Also tying to use Expedia coupon code to save my travel fares.

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      SafeCard LM 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, I love Europe. And I agree that Amsterdam is a wonderful place, but I have felt that it gets ignored by people not looking specifically for its red light district. That is only a tiny section of the vast city. A couple of the other places you mentioned like Plitvice lakes and Meteora, I had never thought about visiting before. Thank you.

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      martialartstraining 6 years ago

      I had only heard of Amsterdam before from this list, for the life of me i can't see how all the other places arent flooded with tourists as well. Thank you for sharing.

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      TomWhitehead 6 years ago

      What a great guide! You never really think of Croatia alongside places to go like Berlin or Rome, but you've shown that there's some great stuff to do!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Ive been to europe quite a few times -I loved Stockholm's parks especially.

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      aston morgan 6 years ago

      this is really great lens to watch and photos are all awesome

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh my gosh, such a beautiful lens! The Plitvice lakes and Meteora, Greece, I've never even heard of, but now... oh yes, I want to see them with my own eyes. I've got a (comparatively) paltry little lens about Portugal, a couple about Japan that I will lensroll this to, but you've got a well deserved spot in the top 100 lenses. Congratulations for that, and thank you for creating this beautiful, stunning lens!

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      mich1908 6 years ago

      I wonder whether I will have a chance to visit any of those wonderful places mentioned. Such breath-taking sceneries amazed me! Thank you for the eye-opener.

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      loulouspankz 6 years ago

      wow. Croatia looks beautiful. I feel everyone experiences different things. I lived in Amsterdam for 6 years, and in the end totally hated it. A weekend is plenty. A very nice imformative piece, which must have taken a while to put together. I now live in Spain, in Andalucia, which is stunningly beautiful. A very nice place to visit.

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      topbeaches 6 years ago

      There are two places i visited. Meteora with its great views from the monastery and of course Rome - the eternal city. Ha-ha i've actually lived there for 7 years and done some crazy things like sneaking inside the Roman Forum at night with a bunch of friends, even falling asleep up on the hill under mandarine trees. Rome is beautiful at night and i start to miss it now. So, Rome is my favorite!

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      Michael Shepherd 6 years ago from Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

      Very well done lens with brilliant photos.

      Too bad my favourite place, Prague, is not listed.

      Or my home, the Greek islands.

      Europe is so full of great places!

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      TheDisneyVacation 6 years ago

      I love your pictures on Plitvice, Croatia. I never thought there's a place in the world that is so amazingly natural and mystical! That place will surely be on my bucketlist!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      It seems I have found myself a few more places I just have to visit! Good info, nice pictures.

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      Sunset48 6 years ago

      Nice lens and great locations, though I must say there are some extraordinary places in Europe that didn't make it on this list.

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      suny51 6 years ago

      I am a traveler and leave no chance of traveling to places, reading such articles give a chance to know so much more,thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i really wanted to roam europe, still no money yet to do that hahahahaha... all i can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome.. hope i can get to see all of it. how i wished for it.

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      namoputtaya 6 years ago

      In Thailand has beautiful place here, try to see a lot of data.

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      proscourcefloors1 6 years ago

      Both locations on Croatia look amazing! Can't wait to visit those places :) great informational piece.

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      onlinelupe 6 years ago

      I've never been, but your photos make me want to go. Great lens. Lots of hard work put into it.

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      RosegardenAdvic1 6 years ago

      When I was about seventeen an adult friend of mine who had traveled around quite a bit, told me that when I do get around to traveling, Amsterdam should be the first on my list! Now I see why :) thanks for the pictures and the brief descriptions - makes me want to visit all these places. Plitvice looks beautiful ....

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      lafsteph315 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your list. I definitely would recommend Rome, there is just so much to see and do... and don't forget all the great food!

      I'm also planning on going to Berlin and Zurich so thanks for the advice on how to get around. I think I'll rent a bike in Berlin (hope the weathers good!). If anyone is looking for cheap deals I would go check out that's where I just booked my trip to Europe. Can't wait!

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      goedkoop_lenen 6 years ago

      I'm living in Belgium, and I have been to a lot of the surrounding countries on vacation and business, and I got to say that I really like Germany. It has a very rich history (world wars, the berlin wall, and offcourse the rich history of the medivials) Earlier this year I even started a small blog in Dutch around this beautiful country, if you want to pay it a visit you can find it on Although this is only suitable for Dutch speaking people.


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      God really made all things beautiful...I would like to be there too!

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      Amadora LM 6 years ago

      I've been to Berlin twice, Rome and to Genéve in Switzerland, all great and beautiful places. You have given my great ideas for my next visit to Europe, like Meteora and Plitvice lakes. Thanks for this great lens :)

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      Vishenda 6 years ago

      I love the beauty of Europe, it is very historical and lots of amazing churches and monuments to see.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I want to go to everyone of these destinations. Beautiful and blessed!

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      I have not been to any of these places -yet! I hope that I do someday get to visit some of the places!

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      Bella Stella 6 years ago

      I've already been to Meteora and now planning my trip to Rome. From what I see in your lovely lens I will visit all these magnificent places. We are lucky we live in Europe and can travel around easy.. Why not also visit Athens, Greece. It is really nice especially in Christmas. Trust me you will have the time of your life!

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      isabella lm 6 years ago

      Well, it seem that you know a lot about Croatia. Actually, I am planning a trip there for next summer. Do you think that the weather will be good? I have no idea about the cliamate. Which moth would you suggest me visit it?

      The pfotos from Greece are breathtaking! I have been in Meteora and reality is much better than what a photo can capture. Check also my lens about the greek islands which is an amazing holiday destination.

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Very nice photos. Do you know Assisi? It is one of my favorite places in the world.

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      orebro 6 years ago

      I was at Meteora about 10 years ago. Stunning!

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      svarun 6 years ago

      If you haven't seen Bled in Slovenia, you still haven't seen the most beautiful part of Europe. A lake, an island, a church on the island, and a castle on the high rock. A must see.

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      AkhilN 6 years ago

      Yes, they are quite nice places to visit. I would also like to mention, St Tropez of France in my list of places to visit.

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      Lloyd Pinto 6 years ago from Mumbai

      I've been to Switzerland - but I am not sure why you've left out paris. I am sure that is a must do destination in Europe as well!!

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      Petstrel LM 6 years ago

      I recommend Slovenia - especially Lake Bled.

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      Camden1 6 years ago

      I've been to several of these places when I was single. Rome was my favorite - the Italians just know how to enjoy life better than we do!

      Your pictures and descriptions make me want to travel again!

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      Sk8erBoy1 6 years ago

      Sweet lens! I will diffidently have to check out these places before I die! =D

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      ItalianLorenzo 6 years ago


      A great page.

      Might I also suggest a trip to Tuscany, Italy

      Check out my pages on agritourism there


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      DamirButkovic 6 years ago

      @isabella lm: Hi Isabella, the best months are from June, July and August in sense of warm weather. July and August are very busy since almost whole Europe is on holidays. It get hot there and humid but have maybe one shirt with long sleeves since storms are always present.

      Also I am Croatian so feel free to contact me if you need more info.



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      as2391 6 years ago

      Great lens, awesome pictures! I would love to go to Rome and Switzerland when I have time.

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      ngie 6 years ago

      i like traveling, u can also explore Asia too. please see my lens...

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      alesxandrea 6 years ago

      I wanna visit Netherlands and Switzerland someday.... I'm working on it. :D great lens!

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      I have enjoyed this tour!

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      cyman 6 years ago

      It's true that they are not placed in continental Europe, but Canary Islands in Atlantic Ocean are also very beautiful destination. I've been to La Palma this summer (take a look at my lens from there) and I'm already planning to go there next year again :)

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      Wandering Student 6 years ago

      I love traveling and I plan on going to Europe after college. You have convinced me to make Croatia a top choice in my travels where it wasn't even on my list before. I had no idea it was this beautiful. Feel free to write if you have any tips on how to travel and cheaply.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      awesome lens! with all the beautiful pictures of places... i am encouraged to be touring someday. thanks anyway.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great job! pls continue posting or updating us on your tour travel. God bless

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      cbessa 6 years ago

      I've been in Germany and France. Next time i will see some more of these ones.

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      carinsuranceq 6 years ago

      Awesome lens...truly picturesque..thanks for sharing it.

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      catherinebynes 6 years ago

      How cool is netherlands :) i have to go there...:)..thanks for the lense...

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      sbh7884 6 years ago

      The pictures are amazing, I can't wait to go to Europe, I want to go so bad!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens,I love traveling-Great pics too!

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      danieladaljac lm 6 years ago

      So good sad, well done!!! I am my self from Croatia and yes You MUST see it before you die IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      so many great places and the pictures are soooo beautiful! I wish I could visit all of these places someday.

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      ctjbush 6 years ago

      Have I missed something? I went over the list twice and didn't see Paris.

      I guess it is so obvious that you have to see Paris if you go to Europe.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wonderful lens

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      ucjon 6 years ago

      hey there! ive been to europe twice but i've never been to a lot of the countries that you mentioned! your lens really opened my eyes to the other beautiful parts of europe!

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      emcueto 6 years ago

      presently am at 0 out of your 10 locations. hoping to get a perfect 10 before I die. ;-)

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      gogreendaily 6 years ago

      This is great! I've only been to 3 out of the 10... i will have to get busy traveling!

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      Sami4u LM 6 years ago


      Great vacation ideas. I have wanted to see a few of these places however, I just have never left the US yet. Maybe someday.

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      Antonette13 6 years ago

      I really really wish I could travel in Europe one day! This is a wonderful lens!

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      Wooden-Crosses LM 6 years ago

      I like this, gave it a thumbs up because your lens has some GOOD content and lots of it. Also, nice pictures and interactivity.

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      This was a gorgeous lens - thanks for putting this together!

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      italianizeyours 6 years ago

      Great lens. I can't wait to go back. You have some beautiful pictures here.

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      Brankica 6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Althouth there are some other great places in Europe in this case I would say that Rome is the best place to visit.

      I love that city and although I visited it 4 times by now and spent a lot of time there, I still keep finding interesting things I have never seen before ;))

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      knottysailor 6 years ago

      Never knew just how beautiful Croatia is. Thanks for the pics and info.

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      cabinet-knob-pulls 6 years ago

      Great vacation Location - thanks

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      ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

      am going to travel in europe next week thanks for the lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thank you for posting these lens. It helps even just for seeing it here those pictures. thank you

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good job! Goodluck pls do post more and more..

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      EmilineRed 6 years ago

      Love your photo of the classic riverside homes in Amsterdam. I was there last august, and loved the laid back relaxed artistic attitude of the whole city. My trip to the Netherlands was sooo much more amazing then I had imagined.

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      Znakomstva 6 years ago

      I like this too, gave it a thumbs up because your lens has some GOOD content and lots of it. Also, nice pictures and interactivity.

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      Tbolen21 6 years ago

      I think Cinque Terre in Northern Italy is definitely a must-see but even's a must do. THe feeling of accomplishment when you hit those high peaks, reach the low's incredible. The views are indescribable...absolutely beautiful!

      I'm was going to hit up the Plitvice Lakes in about 2 weeks from now, it will be the beginning of November...has anyone been around that time before? Should I go and check out the lakes during this time even though it is early winter there in Croatia? THanks, guys!

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      cory_wilson 6 years ago

      I'm adding Switzerland to the top of my visit list now! Thanks for the great photos of these far off locations. You gave me more ideas of places I would like to visit one day.

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      100PlacestovisitBeforeyoudie 6 years ago

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      100PlacestovisitBeforeyoudie 6 years ago

      check out our website 100 Places to Visit Before You Die

      www. 100placestovisit. com

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      FreebieChick 6 years ago

      Quite surprised to see Croatia on the list. Who would've guessed it was that beautiful? Not I. Great lens.

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      Blurasis 6 years ago

      Excellent lens, hope to see these places one day.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      With the American economy on the fritz, I have not left the country for more than a year. Ouch. And I don't have immediate plans to travel. This lens strengthens an itch that I will have to scratch sooner than later.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. I live near Europe and your lens has inspired me to get going and do more traveling. The only place I have visited a lot is Switzerland.

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      GeoffSteen 6 years ago

      I thought I knew Europe but I had NO idea about Meteora! I'd love to go one day. Thank you for such an inspiring lens.

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      Ourvey 6 years ago

      Your pictures are stunning, I looked at the others on Flick'R. Brilliant!! I spend a lot of time in the Swiss alps and some of the small mountain villages haven't changed for hundreds of years. For Skiing we like to stay away from the glamour of the big glitzy resorts and mingle with the really wealthy who do not want to show off. Veysonnaz in the 4 Vallees is a good example.

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      jolielaide75 6 years ago

      I've wanted to go to croatia for quite a while now. You've inspired me to make it a priority again. Great pictures too.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      Those pictures are gorgeous, my dream destination is Paris.

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      Barbara Casey 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      When I was in Europe, it was a big deal to drive through East Germany... and I was hitch-hiking. It's wonderful to be able to travel so freely now. I picked Amsterdam over Berlin only because there were so many armies in Berlin in 1968, it took away from the ambience somewhat. Lovely pics, thanks.

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      vitar 6 years ago

      Nicely done lens!

      Please stop by and check out my lens Ideas for a Cheap Wedding.

      Thanks for the effort.

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      mirichandler 6 years ago

      Europe is on my bucket list.

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      MentorPalokaj 6 years ago

      I go to Croatia pretty much every summer, and have been to Dubrovnik as well. It is BEAUTIFUL. I can recommend the Krka National Park (waterfalls and beautiful surroundings) as well, it is near Sibenic a bit further away from Dubrovnik.

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      Jen 6 years ago from California

      Plitvice National Park is just gorgeous! Great lens!

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      casstowncharlie 6 years ago

      I am planning a trip to Ireland sometime next year. My lens shows people where they can book their vacations at wholesale prices and save the most money. We truly have the best deals available and we guarantee it. I would like to add my link to your lens with your permission.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love your lens, I would love and explore Europe but I need money. Good job!!

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      Great lens! I've been to 4 of them and they are beautiful!

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      theconditionpod 6 years ago

      I would love to visit Meteora, thanks for including some more unusual places.

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      I also love travelling, especially to Europe. So much to see and do. The key is not to try to see too much in too short a time. Also, if everyone says that a certain city/area is a "must see", but your heart's not in it, then choose where you are pulled to go.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Woow...simply beautiful

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      jocondrill 6 years ago

      Next stop--Dubrovnik! it looks magnificent!

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      southcarolinaweb 6 years ago

      Been to Switzerland, cool place

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      ensign16 6 years ago

      Europe has always been one of the places that I will never miss going to. Its a lovely place. Thanks for this lens. I like it.

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      mich1908 6 years ago

      How I wish! The places all looked gorgeous. Fantastic. I wouldn't know which to choose!

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      sideways1 6 years ago

      The Dubrovnik video was captivating. Planning my trip now.


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      Harshitha LM 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens about amazing places!!! Thank you. Loved it. I hope to go to Rome someday and Meteora too

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      najem lm 6 years ago

      Nice less. Maybe you can consider adding also Postojna Cave, which in a region nearby.

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      sunrisealarmclock 6 years ago

      Some absolutely stunning places and pictures on this lens. I was fantasizing about leaving everything behind and going on a trip across Europe. I may not be able to do that right now but I am definitely going to check out a few of these amazing places.

      Fantastic lens!

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      organa 6 years ago

      Europe is indeed beautiful, but made even more so by your photos and videos! As an expat currently in Germany its hard to imagine going back to the US. The great advantage of living here is the travel. So much to see and its all within a relatively short distance. I travel as often as I can and hope to soon get my employers at to pay for a trip around Europe and stay at some great hotels, perhaps as an undercover consumer advocate. I´ll keep you posted!

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      Johnie 6 years ago

      No place like Amsterdam!

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      crazy4pets 6 years ago

      I was born in Sweden (my parents are both Americans) I traveled Europe for a few years, went to Asia and the US, but then went back to Europe in my teen years and that is what I remember the most. I loved it, and want to return as I feel like Europe is more my home.

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      matrafox 6 years ago

      I love this list. I think you should visit some places from Romania also. try to search "maramures" romanian place. Is a country place with a lot of quiet.

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      pavlo-badovskyi 4 years ago

      I was in Amsterdam and Berlin . Still so many places to visit :) Great lens

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      I always love the 'before you die' introductions.. they make me laugh and just a little curious. Good list.

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      James1978 4 years ago

      Prague is one of my favourite cities in Europe, along with Barcelona.

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      gintyy 4 years ago

      very nice

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      Lubicz 4 years ago

      Krakow, Poland is the place to visit: since 8th century BC a lot of historical places and events has accumulated here.

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