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October 31, 2017 Travel
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10 Places You Must Visit in Europe on Your Schengen Visa


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10 Amazing Schengen Visa Countries to Visit for You…

What is a Schengen Visa?

A Travel Document issued by the relevant authorities to travel/visit to and within the Schengen Area. It is a multi-country visa. A single visa document that allows you to travel to more than one country of the Schengen Area. Schengen area comprises of 26 countries that include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein. Schengen area covers the majority of European countries, except for the United Kingdom and countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Croatia, and Ireland are soon to be part of the agreement. However, countries like Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein are not part of the European Union but are part of the Schengen area and allow visitors/ travellers into their country on a Schengen Visa.

10. Roskilde, Denmark


Roskilde is a city in Denmark, west of Copenhagen. It is an ancient city and dates back to the Viking Age. The most important historical sights are the Viking Museum and Roskilde Cathedral. Roskilde is also home to the giant rock music event, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde Cathedral, The Giant Jars, and Ledreborg Palace and Park etc. The city is well connected with Copenhagen with Bus, Train, and Airport.

9. Turku, Finland

The first capital city of Finland and its largest city population-wise until the 1840s. The city is on the Southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of Aura River. Turku has a rich history and held significance for a long time in Finland. You can visit Turku anytime but the city is at its best during the summertime. During summer the city hosts a great number of festivals, including rock festivals, chamber music festivals and a fair. One of the most famous places to visit in Turku is Turku Castle, a medieval fortress at the river mouth and houses a history museum. The streets on the riverside still carry the medieval charm with cobbled stones and restaurants.

8. Tampere, Finland

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Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It sits between Näsijärvi Lake and Pyhäjärvi Lake, with the Tammerkoski rapids in between. Tampere is very well renowned for its churches and museums concentrating mainly on its industrial history. Even though it is located 178 miles from Helsinki it is easily accessible by road, air, and rail.

7. Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg is a city in the Jutland region of Denmark. It’s known for its revitalized waterfront on the Limfjord, the body of water that cuts through Jutland. Other notable places include the Aalborg Havnebad outdoor pool, exhibitions at the Utzon Center, concerts at the futuristic House of Music and the half-timbered Aalborghus Castle. If you are interested in history and want to read the city’s 1000-year history visit the Aalborg Historical Museum.

6. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the largest city of Iceland and its capital. Not as unknown as other cities in this list but still not as famous as it should be. The city lies on the coast of Iceland and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. Other major attractions for tourists are the Hallgrimskirkja church and the rotating Perlan glass dome.  You should visit these two places for the visually enthralling view of the sea and nearby hills. Iceland is known for its volcanic activity and the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik, is proof of that.

5. Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius was a very famous medieval city. Today the city is famous for its baroque architecture, which you can see in its medieval Old Town. And it is also Lithuania’s capital. The city today showcases the varied styles and eras through its architecture. From partially cobblestoned streets to neo-classical Vilnius Cathedral to Gothic St. Anne’s Church. You can also visit the 16th-century Gate of Dawn, which contains a shrine with a sacred Virgin Mary icon, which once guarded an entrance to the original city.

4. Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim is a city on the Trondheim Fjord, in central Norway. Dating back to the 11th century, Gothic Nidaros Cathedral features an ornate rose window and a detailed west facade. Nearby, the Archbishop’s Palace Museum houses archaeological findings and sculptures, including gargoyles, removed from the cathedral. Ringve Museum is a music museum in a former manor house and barn.

3. Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala is very famous for Uppsala University which was founded in the 15th century. Today the original university building, Gustavianum, houses a museum called the Augsburg Art Cabinet. The museum contains an elaborate, 17th-century cabinet of curiosities. The Carolina Rediviva library which is another landmark of the city displays the 6th-century Silver Bible. Uppsala Cathedral is the burial place of Swedish royals like King Gustav Vasa.

2. Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia. It lies on the Baltic Sea and is Estonia’s cultural hub. The city still retains its old charm. Visit Old Town and you will see the cobblestoned streets, the encircling walls as well as Kiek in de Kok, the 15th-century defense tower. In the middle of the historic Tallin’s main square, you can see Gothic Town Hall which was built in the 13th century and with a 64m-high tower. Town’s other main landmark is a 13th-century St. Nicholas church which exhibits the ecclesiastical art.

1. Alesund, Norway

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Ålesund is an architectural wonder. It is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord. Alesund is very famous for the art nouveau architectural style. The architectural style was a result of a catastrophe. The whole town was lost to fire in 1904 but was rebuilt later and this unfortunate incident is documented at the Jugendstilsenteret museum. Visit Mount Aksla and from its observation point, you can see the panoramic views of Ålesund’s architecture, the surrounding archipelago, and fjords.

So for your next European adventure, why not trod the untrodden path? Just travel to these places and you will realize that Europe or its culture and history is not just about Paris, Amsterdam or Venice but ancient Europe and its culture lie in it’s smaller relatively unknown towns and cities.


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