things to do in Europe

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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

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

Midnight Sun in Finland

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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

The 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

Hotel de Ville

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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

Hike the picturesque mountain trails

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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

walks in the city

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Some of the best free guided tours in Europe are:

9. Tour the most iconic museums in Europe

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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

Attend enlivening concerts

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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

Adopt volunteer tourism

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

view of Edinburgh

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

Catch Cooper’s dance performance

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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

Reichstag Building’s

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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?

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