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Reine, Norway

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. Wikipedia
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Euro B - Bled Slovenia
Bled Slovenia

Bled, a Slovenian resort town in the foothills of the Julian Alps, is set along the glacial Lake Bled. On a cliff overlooking the lake is the 11th-century Bled Castle, which houses a museum, chapel and printing press. Atop an inslet in the lake’s center is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria and its steep staircase and bell tower.

Euro C - Germany
Quedlinburg, Germany

Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. In 1994, the castle, church and old town were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wikipedia
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Euro D - Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and Alpine recreation. The town of Zermatt (elevation: 1,620m) is set below the iconic, snowcapped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, has upscale boutiques, lodging from luxurious hotels to modest chalets, and a lively apres-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling.

Euro E - Aiguèze, France
Aiguèze, France

Aiguèze is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Since 2005, Aiguèze has been a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, the first such location in Gard. Wikipedia
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Euro F - Lacock, England
Lacock, England

Lacock is a village and civil parish in the rural county of Wiltshire, England, 3 miles from the town of Chippenham. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance. Wikipedia
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Euro G - Reine, Norway
Reine, Norway

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. Wikipedia
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EURO H - Procida, Italy
Procida, Italy

Procida is one of the Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. The island is between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia. Wikipedia
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Euro I - Sintra, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital of Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by its dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for its whimsical design and sweeping views.

Euro J - Korčula, Croatia
Korčula, Croatia

Korčula is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, off the mainland’s Pelješac peninsula. The town Korčula is known for the medieval towers and walls fortifying its harbor. Its central square features the Cathedral of St. Mark, begun in the 14th century. The island’s beaches include Vela Przina, a wide crescent that’s popular with families, and Pupnatska Luka, a turquoise cove.

Euro K - Bickensohl, Germany
Bickensohl, Germany

Bickensohl is located in the region of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Baden-Wuerttemberg’s capital Stuttgart (Stuttgart) is approximately 138 km / 86 mi away from Bickensohl (as the crow flies). The distance from Bickensohl to Germany’s capital Berlin (Berlin) is approximately 643 km / 399 mi (as the crow flies).

Euro L - Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a village in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. Its 16th-century Alpine houses and Gothic Catholic church sit on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore. A funicular connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean salt lake and multimedia presentations on the village’s mining history. To the west, a trail leads to the Echern Valley with its glacial potholes and Waldbachstrub Waterfall.

Euro M - La Rock France
La Roque-Gageac. France

La Roque-Gageac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine, southwestern France. Perched above the Dordogne River, the village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association. Wikipedia
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Euro N - Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Portree is the largest town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It is the location for the only secondary school on the Island, Portree High school. Public transport services are limited to buses. Wikipedia
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euro O - Greece
Oia, Greece

Oia or Ia is a small town and former community in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira and Therasia, in the Cyclades, Greece.Wikipedia
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Bohemian Paradise

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A city trip to Prague or hiking and skiing in the Giant Mountains? They are surely the most famous destinations in the Czech Republic. Okay maybe the spas of Carlsbad and the Lipno in South Bohemia just as popular, but why would not even occur outside the beaten path, if you ever want to take a look at this beautiful country. The first question is, if you ever looking for something else, where do you find a unique experience?

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Hruby Rohozec

The Bohemian Paradise is situated in the northern of the Czech Republic, just over an hour’s drive from the capital Prague. It has a unique landscape of sandstone cliffs, weathered by rain, wind and sun, interspersed with majestic castles, sleepy villages where time has stood still, vast forests and the typical ‘rock towns’. A place for dreamers, a place to explore. High time to explore Terra Felix, (the happy country).

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Bohemia is a region encompassing the western Czech Republic. It is centered on the national capital, Prague, distinguished by the Gothic architecture of the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, and the hilltop Prague Castle. The Vltava River flows south from Prague through the town of České Budějovice, home of the Budvar brewery, and the medieval town of Český Krumlov, with its castle and pub-lined lanes.

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Top 10 Extraordinary Long Distance Hikes in Europe

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Europe is not only about magnificent historic cities, food and art; Europe also offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The continent is crisscrossed by long distance cycling routes as well as long distance hiking trails. If you are one of those people who need to get out and about during their vacation, you might want to consider the following ten long distance hikes in Europe.

EU11. Slovenian Mountain Trail, Slovenia

This challenging 500 kilometre hike connects the major mountain ranges in Slovenia—Pohorje, the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karavanke—with the sun-soaked Adriatic coast. It takes in Mount Triglav, the symbol of and tallest mountain in the country. This superb trail starts in Maribor, a town in the Alps, and takes in mountain ridges, valleys, plateaus, farmlands and vineyards before ending in Ankara, a town on the Adriatic Sea coast. This is a well-signed and well-maintained trail, featuring more than 50 huts and almost 80 checkpoints.

EU22. Müllerthal Trail, Luxembourg

Maybe not the most well-known long distance hiking trail in Europe, but absolutely a recommend one is the 112 kilometre Müllerthal Trail in Luxembourg. This well-marked six-day hike takes hikers past the stunning rock formations, castles, farmlands and forests that characterise the beautiful Little Switzerland region in Luxembourg.

EU33. Laugavegur Trek, Iceland

Also known as Laugavegurinn or the Hot Spring Route, the Laugavegur Trek in Iceland is not that long of a hike with its length of 54 kilometres, but it does require hikers to spend a few nights on the trail. This is arguably the most exceptional long distance hike in Europe because hikers will traverse volcanoes, glaciers, valleys and multi-coloured mountains. It’s this sheer variety of landscapes that makes this hike so unique.

EU44. Alta Via 1, Italy

The 150 kilometres long Alta Via 1, or High Route in English, snakes its way across the magnificent Dolomites in northern Italy. Although these mountains stand in the shadow, literally and figuratively, of the Alps, they are considered to be the most striking in Europe. They’re made up of incredibly sharp peaks, rock formations, photogenic alpine lakes and expansive alpine meadows. It’s a downright extraordinary trail. To top it off, the entire region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

EU55. Kungsleden, Sweden

Sweden’s Kungsleden, or King’s Trail in English, runs for no fewer than 440 kilometres across the vast plains of Swedish Lapland. It crosses one of the largest remaining wildernesses in Europe, taking in huge areas of tundra, birch woods, glaciers and mountains. This challenging trail—there are few facilities on the way—is typically done in four one-week-long sections. The trail is also opened in winter, when it’s a popular cross-country ski trail.

EU66. Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Italy and Switzerland

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe, rising 4,810 metres to the sky. The Tour du Mont Blanc circumvents the entire base of this mountain, crossing three country borders on its way. The trail is 169 kilometres long and runs underneath towering mountain peaks and across scenic valleys and meadows. Hikers generally start and end in Chamonix, France, and sleep in the many huts that line the trail.

EU77. Lycian Way, Turkey

This is without question one of the greatest historic long distance hikes in Europe. Running for about 540 kilometres along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, from Fethiye to Antalya, the Lycian Way is an extraordinary trail that combines several shorter ancient trails. Attractions on the way range from rocky coastlines and beaches backed by pine forests to ancient ruins and historic coastal towns.

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EU88. Hadrian’s Wall Path, England

The 135 kilometre Hadrian’s Wall Path follows what used to be the northernmost border of the Roman Empire. Running from the North Sea coast to the Irish Sea coast across northern England, this epic trail is lined with Roman ruins, including many sections of UNESCO World Heritage Listed Hadrian’s Wall, and crosses spectacular rural landscapes. It doesn’t take longer than six days to finish the walk.

EU99. West Highland Way, Scotland

EU1010. Camino de Santiago, Spain

Undoubtedly the most famous hiking trail in Europe, the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James in English, is made up of numerous different trails, all of which end at the old pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. The most popular route begins in St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port just across the French border in the Pyrenees and measures about 800 kilometres. It takes more than a month to complete this iconic trail.

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Netherlands popular among Chinese and American tourists

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In 2015 almost 15 million international tourists visited the Netherlands, 7 percent more than the year before. According to a forecast of the bureau NBTC Holland Marketing. The number of Chinese who donned our country, the most spectacular growth. Also, Americans are finding Netherlands.

Germany was the main supplier with over 4.2 million visitors, up 10 percent from a year earlier. Belgium is in a second place with nearly 2 million tourists. Britain dropped a place and comes with more than 1.9 million in third place. Of the tourists, 80 percent from Europe.

In 2015, 300,000 Chinese came to the country, 21 percent more than the year before. For the first time since 2006, there were again more than 1 million Americans. This was partly due to the improving economy and the cheap euro.

The number of Japanese people fell by 15 percent to around 125,000.

For 2016 the agency expects a growth of around 3 percent in the number of international tourists coming to the Netherlands.

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You need a piece to drive, fly or sail, but then you have something. The following cities are on an island, but are all a visit or detour worth.

Trogir, Kroatië
Trogir, Croatia

Combining a unique location on a small island and a medieval street network, has ensured that Trogir has become a popular tourist attraction. Travelers flock to the city to relax in green surroundings and to learn more about the Hellenistic period the city has given shape. The historic streets invite you to wander around for hours while you can cool off in the shade of palm trees with an ice cream in hand.

Lübeck, Duitsland
Lübeck, Germany

Even though it’s pretty Lubeck lost its position as the medieval capital of the Hanseatic League, in the historic city center are still found enough traces that recall this period. The city was founded in the twelfth century on an idyllic island off the Baltic coast and flourished until the sixteenth century as a major trading center. The enchanting setting with over 1000 historic buildings Lübeck in 1987 resulted in a place on a World Heritage Site.

Tromso, Norway
Tromsø, Norway

 Tromsø also known as the capital of the North Pole is an island town, surrounded by impressive mountains, fjords and islands. Despite the cityscape is filled with history, Tromsø has a very lively and contemporary character. This owes to the city at the many (cultural) activities, the university and the large number of pubs. But also attract a lot of people, for example a cruise to the town because of the Northern Lights.

 

Lindau, Germany
Lindau, Germany

The paradisaical Lindau is often hyped as ‘Garden of Eden’ or ‘Bavarian Riviera”. Already floating on Lake Constance, near the Austrian border, it is only through one long bridge to the mainland. The view is a perfect picture for a card, though its attractions such as the port and the iconic image of the Bavarian lion also worth for a visit. In addition, on clear days you can also enjoy spectacular views of the Alps

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Empty beach Antalya, Turkey

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Holiday destination Turkey goes upcoming summer season on sale, as the Russian tourists now proclaimed by the massive boycott stay away. That expect the ANVR travel agencies.

After the incident above the Turkish-Syrian border are dozens of Russian flights canceled. It is winter season, but in the summer would be a huge setback to represent Turkey.

Russia supplies the Turkish resorts, and especially around Antalya on the south coast, nearly five million tourists each year.

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Spain remains favorite holiday destination in winter

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Spain remains favorite holiday destination in winter

Recent research shows:
1 / Spain
2 / Egypt
3 / Curaçao
4 / Cape Verde
5 / Dominican Republic

In these countries, the climate is good and there are many flights of cheaper operators.

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