Stop and Smell the Roses in the European Outdoors

In case you didn’t know: you’re going to spend a lot of time in Europe inside (with good reason). But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a little fresh air in the European outdoors, since Europe is packed with as many parks and gardens as it is with museums and cathedrals.

Sevilla, Spain

Parque Nacional de Doñana European Outdoors
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You didn’t think you’d be getting a safari in Europe, did you? You can—though you’ll see forests, swamps, and dunes instead of giraffes on the savannah—at the Parque Nacional de Doñana.

Vienna, Austria

gardens of the Hapsburgs at the Belvedere European Outdoors
Courtesy of www.belvedere.at

Roam the gardens of the Habsburgs at the Belvedere and pretend for an afternoon that you’ll ever live in such lavish opulence.

Edinburgh, UK

Royal Botanic Gardens European OutdoorsSometimes flowers and trees aren’t just for aesthetic beauty. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens a scientific plant experience.

Paris, France

Luxembourg Palace Paris European OutdoorsIf you’re looking to see green, you’ve come to the right place. There’s certainly no shortage of grassy knolls in this city. Check out the Luxembourg Gardens for a start.

Prague, Czech Republic

petrin_hill European Outdoors
Courtesy of www.prague-guide.co.uk

The walk up to Petřin Hill won’t exactly be relaxing, but the views and sights throughout the tree-topped area is worth the hike.

Berlin, Germany

potsdam European OutdoorsThough a bit outside of Berlin, Potsdam is known for its famous picturesque gardens and palaces. It is definitely worth the trip to go and visit these on a nice day.

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  1. The gardens in Berlin, Potsdam look beautiful! This list is giving me a serious case of wanderlust right now. I would love to travel to these places.

  2. The more I read on this blog, the more I long to travel! These places look and sound like a slice of heaven to me! I am big into outdoors and enjoying nature. You add in historical buildings and landmarks and you are just set for a beautiful trip filled with memories you will cherish for the rest of your life!

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