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    If all this while you believed that a trip to Europe costs a bomb, we don’t really blame you. The beauty and grandeur certainly looks luxurious, but there are plenty of free things that make it feasible for backpackers and budget travelers to plan a trip here. From walking tours and museum hopping to the jaw-dropping Northern Lights, there is a wide range of free things to do in Europe

    Plan a vacation in Europe and enjoy the best it has to offer!

    1. Witness the marvelous Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Scotland

    A person enjoying the views of Northen Lights

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    2. See the Midnight Sun in Finland, Norway, and Sweden

    People taking the Midnight Sun hiking tour in Iceland

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    3. Live the longest night of your life! The Polar Night – witnessed in Norway, Finland, and Iceland – lasts more than 24 hours

    A house lit up in Northern Norway during polar night

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    4. Take a stroll beside Amstel River in Amsterdam

    View of Amsterdam in a sunny day

    5. Join the Comic Art Walk in Brussels by signing up in the tourist office in Hotel de Ville

    One of the comic strip walls in Brussels

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    6. Witness the Changing of Guards Ceremony in front of the royal Buckingham Palace, London

    Change of Guards ceremony in London

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    7. Hike the picturesque mountain trails

    People hiking the Tour Du Mont Blanc in France

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    Best hiking trails in Europe: Tour Du Mont Blanc (France), Kungsleden (Sweden), Bernese Overland Trail (Switzerland), Slovenian Mountain Trail (Slovenia), and El Camino del Rey (Spain).

    8. Be a part of free guided walks in the city. You could go for theme walks as well, such as food and heritage walks

    People enjoying walking tour in Europe

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    Some of the best free guided tours in Europe are:

    9. Tour the most iconic museums in Europe

    Best museums in Europe with free entrance

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    • Vatican Museum, Italy – Last Sunday of the month (between 9:00 am and 12:30pm)
    • Louvre Museum, France – Fridays 6PM onwards (Free entry for visitors under 26 years) | Bastille Day (July 14) | First Sunday each month (From October to March)
    • Berlin Wall Memorial, Germany
    • Copenhagen National Museum, Denmark

    10. Attend enlivening concerts if you love jazz, metal, pop and music in general

    The Royal Opera House in London

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    • Paris, France – Notre Dame (Sundays 4:30 PM)
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands – Boekmanzaal Opera House
    • Berlin, Germany – Little Stage (Free gigs are organized usually every Monday)
    • London, England – The National Theatre, St. James’s Piccadilly

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    11. Adopt volunteer tourism and feel the joy of giving

    People cleaning up the surroundings while on a volunteering trip in Europe

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    12. Enjoy the soulful view of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat

    View of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat

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    13. Catch Cooper’s dance performance in New Town Hall, Munich. It is known as the Glockenspiel show.

    Human figurines during the Glockenspiel show

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    14. Behold the sparkling Eiffel Tower in the evening

    The glittering Eiffel Tower

    15. Climb atop the Reichstag Building’s glass cupola in Germany

    People enjoying the view of Berlin from the top of Reichstag

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    With the listed top free things to do in Europe you can explore without spending a penny. Which country will you go first?

    Further Read: 12 Things You Don’t Need On Your European Packing List


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