Just about everyone has heard of the world famous Oktoberfest held every year in the German city of Munich. Lasting for as long as 18 days, the city is packed full of people spending great amounts of money on beer. Another major beer festival in Germany is the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart. However, if you enjoy trying out a wide variety of different beers while partaking in lively festivities, there are still plenty of other options aside from these most famous ones. Here are 5 lesser known but still awesome beer festivals in Europe.
Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, the Jardin des Plantes is Paris’s primary botanical garden and renowned for its centuries-old beauty. A popular tourist attraction, the garden is also a favorite venue for Parisians. Located on sixty-nine acres, the Jardin des Plantes features many internationally famous gardens, greenhouses, and exhibits.
With Louis XIII’s approval, the Jardin des Plantes was established in 1626; however, it remained closed to the public until 1640. This first garden was founded as a medical herbal garden by two of the king’s physicians, Jean Herouard and Guy de la Brosse. A school of botany, natural history, and pharmacy was also founded along with the garden. Today, the Jardin des Plantes still boasts a school of botany as well as a natural history museum and zoo. With so many exceptional features, the garden is one of Paris’s most illustrious parks. [Read more…] about Jardin des Plantes :: Paris, France
Italy has not shortage of beautiful vacation destinations, but the Aeolian Islands are among its most enchanting regions. The eight islands that comprise the Aeolian group are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north of Sicily. Roughly 200,000 people visit these islands each year making them a popular Italian vacation destination. [Read more…] about Italy’s Beautiful Aeolian Islands
The Warsaw Zoological Garden, more commonly referred to as the Warsaw Zoo, first opened its doors in 1928. Situated on ninety-nine acres in Warsaw, Poland, the zoo is located on Ratuszowa Street and is an accredited member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria as well as the World Association of Zoos. While the zoo is an expected attraction in Warsaw today, it has a unique and poignant history that few outside of Poland may know. [Read more…] about Warsaw Zoo :: Warsaw, Poland
Medieval Cornwall witnessed the construction of a great castle near the historical village of Tintagel. Named for the village, Tintagel Castle in the United Kingdom was built by one of the wealthiest men of his day, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who hailed from the House of Plantagenet. Moreover, as the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, the ruins of Tintagel Castle have become a renowned tourist attraction. [Read more…] about Tintagel Castle :: Cornwall, United Kingdom