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What is the most beautiful place in Europe to visit?

What is the most beautiful place in Europe to visit?

May 31st, 2002, 07:57 AM
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Hi, Susan! I read your message where you said you like hills, mountains and castles. Scotland has all of these in abundance.

There are the famous city castles like Edinburgh and Stirling, but also those dotted all over in very scenic parts, eg Eilean Donan castle in the north west, Castle Urquhart on the shores of Loch Ness. The north west highlands of Scotland is my favourite part of the country for grandeur.

I also love Austria for its Alpine scenery. My favourite parts there are the Salzkammergut, which takes in the beautiful village of Hallstatt, and Lower Austria, not touristy like the Tyrol region, and includes lovely places such as Semmering and Gloggnitz.

The Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland is stunning too.

I would be most interested to discover where you decide on going.

Yours, Kenny
Jan 29th, 2006, 05:35 AM
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Pick France. definetely the most diverse country in Europe : Paris, Alps mountains, Provence and Mediteranean sea, Alsace hills, Loire Valley castles, etc.
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Jan 29th, 2006, 05:48 AM
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The original post was interesting, especially when the OP replied early on that they would "be concentrating on London" so I hope when they went they found their own "most beautiful place."
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Jan 30th, 2006, 09:57 PM
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I had a dream last night that I was back in Venice. I was ELATED in the dream. i couldn't believe my good fortune at stumbling back into this magical place by accident. I had it all to myself (clearly only in my dreams!!) and I just meandered all over the quiet beautiful city. My husband and I have traveled all over Europe but I just can't seem to get Venice out of my system...
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Jan 31st, 2006, 01:04 AM
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Yes, I know your question was "the most scenic country in Europe" but do have a look at the website I've listed below for the Island of Mainau, on Lake Constance, Germany ...


Cost-wise Portugal is very economical in comparision to London and Paris!!

... and yes, I agree with all the other posters on beautiful places to visit. I have been fortunate to view first hand many of the writers' suggestions, but a visit to the island via ferry is outstanding with its garden and chapel - and a delightful surprise to many tourists. Jay
ps. My answer to your question is Portugal, incl. the island of Madiera which again is an enchanting tourist site, viz:


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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:36 AM
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London has many attractions but it is neither beautiful nor scenic. England has some beautiful parts - the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District - but much of it is quite dreary.

For a beautiful country I'd say Italy, visiting the Lakes, the Amalfi Coast and/or Tuscany.

Parts of Germany look very awe-inspiring with forests, mountains, rivers & castles; but I haven't been to those parts yet so can't offer specific recommendations.
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Jan 31st, 2006, 03:38 AM
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Western Ireland

Annecy, France

The Tuscan hills

Wales in October

The Norwegian coast

The Belgian Ardennes

Holland at tulip time
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Jan 31st, 2006, 04:50 AM
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The best places
Edinburgh (UK)
Salzburg (austria)
Lake Garda(Italy)
Sierra Nevada(Spain)
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Jan 31st, 2006, 05:47 AM
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For the most beautiful and diverse, I recommend France. It has the most beautiful city, Paris. It has the most beautiful hills and mountains (Alps, Provence), seacoast (Cote d'Azur, Normandy) and countryside (Loire, Burgundy, and the Dourdogne). Italy is as beautiful and as diverse.
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Jan 31st, 2006, 07:01 AM
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I know that this is an old post, but I will add my own two cents on what to me is the most beautiful places in Europe (that I've been to):

Southern Bavaria near Berchtesgaden
English Countryside as we were driving from London to Cardiff on the backroads
Wachau Valley in the spring
Appenzell area, Switzerland
Area around Garmish-Partenkirschen

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Jan 31st, 2006, 07:18 AM
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Oh, well spotted Tracy ! I certainly hadn't noticed the OP was asking in 2002. Wonder where they went ?

benjinho, your fault for dragging it back TTT !
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Jan 31st, 2006, 07:31 AM
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I can see Denali on my way to the grocery store, so I guess I'm looking at some of the world's most beautiful scenery from my front porch!

However, the OP (4 years ago) asked about Europe. We thought Cornwall was incredibly beautiful, then we went to France. While England, Scotland, Ireland are all lovely, there seemed to be more diverse beauty in France where the buildings were tucked among the natural scenery. To each his own.

Waterton Peace Park isn't bad either.
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Europe is one of most beautiful place in this world. You can see here world most beautiful place with best weather conditions
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 08:06 AM
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Garmish-Partenkirschen Bavaria

Ireland, all of it still takes my breath away

Cinque Terrre


coast of Maine
Cape Cod
Glacier National Park in Montana
Washington DC because all the fabulous museums are free and the city is vibrant
Key West because I am partial
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 09:14 AM
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This thread is from 2002, resurrected in 2006, resurrected again now. Lazarus lives!
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 09:41 AM
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Another ancient thread pulled up by a nonsene poster.

How does europe have the best wether conditions? Weather is all over the map - north to south and by time of year. I don;t consider 120 in southern Spain or below zero in Finland to be the best weather conditions.

Makes no sense at all!
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 11:12 AM
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Shite, you are right, I just got caught up in the thread and never noticed the date but it is timeless mytravler.
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