The editors of Condé Nast Traveler, a widely known luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, have collected 50 things you need to do, see, eat, shop for and experience in Europe before you die.
On the bucket list: the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, a unique music festival on the Faroe Islands and the waterfalls in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The highest beer garden in Germany that is located at the Zugspitze made it to this great list as well.
Here’s a selection:
Enjoy a pilsner at the “highest beer garden in Germany”
The so-called “highest beer garden in Germany” sits atop the Zugspitze, the highest mountain of Germany.. Although it takes some effort to reach this sprawling terrace—accessible only by cable car or foot—it’s undoubtedly worth it to take in views of the Alps with a cold beer in your hand. (Author: Caitlin Morton)
Attend the Grand Prix in Monaco
Monaco, a country of less than one square mile has been its own slice of independence in the south of France since the 15th century. The population varies with the seasons, but averages 37,000, which balloons to seven times that number during the Formula 1 Grand Prix races. Looking for a little more action? Make a road trip of it and drive a Ferrari on The Run to Monaco there yourself. (Author: Cynthia Drescher)
Listen to music on the Faroe Islands
Every summer, one of Europe’s best music festivals takes place on the isle of Eysturoy, bringing in acts from around the world—and drawing the Faroes out of the shadow of its neighbors. The G! Festival kicks off the Faroes’ summer music scene, a lively lineup that includes the Ólavsøka festival (celebrating the islands’ national holiday with a big concert) and the pop music festival Summarfestivalurin, which takes over Klaksvík, the second-largest town in the Faroes, in August. (Author: Karen Gardiner)
Catch a flamenco show in Andalusia
Watch a flamenco show in any city in Andalusia, Spain. It’s so fun to grab ‘una botella de vino’ while you sit back and watch the beautiful dance with your friends. (Author: Rachel Coleman)
Have afternoon tea at Claridge’s in London
Afternoon tea at Claridge’s is an institution: There’s nothing more classically London than sitting down to scones, finger sandwiches, and artfully prepared pastries served on that signature mint-and-white striped china. The tea itself is sourced by connoisseur Henrietta Lovell from small producers across China, Sri Lanka, Africa, India, and Europe; of course, the Claridge’s own blend is the highlight. Book early, as afternoon tea reservations must be made 90 days in advance. (Author: Krisanne Fordham)
Chase waterfalls in Bosnia-Herzegovina
The waterfall-stacked Skradinski buk section of Croatia’s Krka National Park is so popular that the country is limiting how many people can visit. Thankfully, neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina has plenty of gorgeous waterfalls, too, and often you’ll have these magnificent waterworks all to yourself. Visit the wide expanse of falls and emerald pools of Kravica waterfalls in the south, or venture to Una National Park in the country’s northwest reaches to witness the power and beauty of the country’s largest waterfalls, Štrbački buk. (Author: Paul Rubio)