Europe is chock-full of amazing attractions such as the Eiffel Towers, the Colosseum, countless museums and much, much more. However, there is so much more to the region than just man-made attractions. With over 10.18 million-square-miles of various landscapes throughout the continent, Europe has some absolutely stunning natural wonders.
Cliffs of Moher
Ireland is full of rich heritage and flowing pints. However, it is also home to some of the most beautiful natural formations in the world. The Cliffs of Moher is one of those. Towering 120 meters high above the water, with waves crashing on its jagged rocky outcrops, the Cliffs are an unforgettable site.
The Matterhorn is the jewel of the Swiss Alps. Also known as the “Mountain of Mountains” the Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and is the highest peak in Switzerland. Despite its beauty, the summit has a dark reputation. It is known as one of the most deadly mountains in the world, as many have died while trying to climb it.
Eisriesenwelt, which translates to “World of the Ice Giants”, is perfectly named as these colossal ice caverns astonish all who enter. Located 400 meters below the Earth’s surface, these caverns extend 42 kilometers. Legend says these freezing caves were once the icy entrance to hell.
Capri’s Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto is what dreams are made off. The blue illumination is created by sunlight that passes through the water and creates a blue reflection, causing the cave to “glow”. This illuminated wonder goes 150 meters deep and is located 50 meters into the side of a cliff off the coast of Capri, Italy.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Plitvice Lake National Park is a network of 16 terraced, crystalline lakes along with waterfalls and caves. The cascading falls are breathtaking as they drop into beautiful blue lakes.