European Christmas Markets

Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal on PBS

Discover Saxony's Wine Route

Beer in Austria

Historic Erfurt, Germany

Enjoying the Riverbanks of Burgundy

007 Walk of Fame
The 007 Walk of Fame opens July 2015 on the Schilthorn in Switzerland and commemorates the making of the movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The trail begins at the Schilthorn's Piz Gloria and contains several steel pillars that have personal statements from characters in the film or their handprints imprinted on them. There are also benches to allow visitors to relax while on the walk. Some famous names included on the pillars are lead actor George Lazenby (James Bond), supporting actress Diana Rigg (Tracy), cameraman Willy Bogner and skiing legend Bernhard Russi. More names will be added to the Walk of Fame at a later date including the first Bond Girl Ursula Andress and director Marc Foster. Schilthorn Cableway

Discover Chauvet Cave

Edinburgh Castles

Shop the Bahnhofstrasse

Touring the Castles of Castile-Léon Spain

Blue Night in Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg, Germany will host The Blue Night, Nuremberg’s Long Night of Art and Culture, on May 2 which will have the theme of "freedom." One main highlight will be located in Main Market Square where Frieder Weiss and Johannes Brendel will create a "torch of freedom." Another attraction is the projection of the "Blue Bayou" created by Roger Libeschon, on the walls of the Imperial Castle. Photo credit Berny Meyer, CTZ Nuremberg

Daruvar, Croatia

Swiss Christmas Markets

River and Rail trip to Christkindlmarkts

Dinner on the Diner

Christmas Markets

Famous British locations made popular in film and TV

Salzburg, Austria

Hohenwerfen Fortress, Austria

Hiking in Switzerland

lGermany's Wine Festivals

Great Britain

Ibiza Spain

Mount San Salvatore

Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp

Markets of Britain


Switzerland's Cheese Train


Discovering the Dordogne

Germany attractions

Apple Wine

Austrian Airlines flies to Chicago

Hiking Lake Lucerne

Manchester, UK

York, UK

Rails to a European Holiday

Downton Abbey

Rudy Maxa

Swiss Transport Museum

Welcome to European Traveler!

Dear Fellow Traveler:

What can you expect when you travel to Europe?

Europe holds so much promise for a fun vacation, an exciting getaway, or an in-depth look at different cultures. If you've not traveled to Europe before, you'll want to check out the possibilities. And there are many.

You can see so many historical attractions that hundreds of books have been written just on the monuments, castles, fortresses, towns and cities, and ruling families through the years. If you just want to take a vacation, you can relax at one of the large metropolitan hotels and see the sights of a city like Vienna, Berlin, London or Madrid. If you like excitement, you can motorcycle through the Alps, have fun whitewater rafting down a river, or hike to the top of many of Europe's highest peaks.

With so many countries in Europe so close to one another, you can travel from country to country in a few hours, and think of the different cultures that exist in Europe that you can experience.

You can expect a lot from traveling to Europe. Tasting the foods and wines, and meeting the people are other reasons to go.

At European Traveler, we're trying to bring you a little taste of Europe so you can plan better before you go. We cover foods, lodging, travel and attractions and more. I hope you enjoy the detailed stories and spectacular photos of Europe we present.

Maybe I'll see you down the road in Europe soon. You never know!

Don Heimburger

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Meissen, Germany

Bingen, Germany

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Jeff Wilson Rail Adventures

If you like trains, you will like this new series by host Jeff Wilson; Wilson fits the bill perfectly for "Real Rail Adventures." He is a lifelong traveler and an avid train buff. He has hosted national "how-to" TV programs for more than a decade. An enduring fan of steam locomotives, Jeff’s transportation of choice is the train, and he’s perfected his travel skills exploring Europe by train. For a brief introduction to his new series, go to


Munich Beer Gardens

Self-guided walks in Wicklow

Oxford Eats

European Flea Markets

Black Forest

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