Welcome to our travel blog and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten overrated travel attractions in Europe. For this list, we’re looking at tourist traps across European countries that don’t quite live up to the hype. We’re certainly not saying these attractions aren’t without charm or merit, but unless you’re desperate to cross them off your bucket list, you can easily skip them for other attractions.
Number 10 Nashwan Stein Castle
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Located in Germany this 19th century, hilltop palace entices tourists with its striking exterior while Schloss Nashwan Stein is a feat of romantic eclecticism architecture, getting there is more trouble than it’s worth. Cars and bikes aren’t permitted on the road tonight. Vonstein that means you’ll have to take a bus or carriage from the town of Holden Shango or you can walk which takes 30 to 40 minutes. Doesn’t sound too bad, but to get to the ticket center in Holland schwangau you need to board a bus from fussen to get two frozen. It’s about 2 1/2 hours by train from Munich Hauptbahnhof or one and a half from Elk Bog. As lovely as the castle is, it’s crowded. There isn’t much inside and you’ll spend most of the day in transit.
9 Stonehenge these prehistoric
Standing stones make for one of the most iconic and mysterious attractions in. England except that, well, it’s a bunch of rocks in a field. That’s it. Yeah, yeah, we know that. We’re way oversimplifying things, but if we wanted to see stones, we could have gone pretty much anywhere outside Stonehenge attracts over 800,000 tourists annually, and the noisy neighboring traffic kind of sucks out the magic. Oh, and to those who have their heart set on touching or standing on the stones, prepare to face legal backlash if you’re driving through Wiltshire, we guess it’s. Worth a quick gander. We wouldn’t recommend pulling over to check it out however, especially during the jampacked winter and summer solstices.
8 sunset in EA
There is no denying that yeah is among the most beautiful and distinctive towns in Greece. As such, one would expect a stunning sunset to cap off their visit. Here’s the thing though, sunsets provide an intimate backdrop that are best experienced when alone with a loved one or your own thoughts that intimacy is lost when you’re surrounded by numerous strangers who want to see the sunset as well. Crowds usually flock to Castle Avia as the sun goes down. Makes sense as it is the best vantage point. Seeing a mob of people whip out their smartphones for a photo op, though, makes E lose some of its small village charm. If it’s in your budget, book a boat trip to watch the sunset instead, and there are plenty of other sunset spots.
7 the London Eye
We’re just going to say it. Ferris wheels in general are kinda overrated. They’re fun, but are basically just big wheels that gradually rotate 360 degrees. If you go to an amusement park or carnival, nobody wants to ride the Ferris wheel. First, it’s what you go on when the lines for the roller coaster Arlab rider too long. The London Eye may be taller than most Ferris wheels, but it’s not an exception really, although it provides a nice view of London. You can get an even better one from the Shard skyscraper. The Shard offers a better price as well. The London I will set adults back no less than almost £25 and for what to stand in a giant capsule full of tourists for 30 minutes pass.
6 The Little Mermaid statue
We’re all familiar with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Well, we’re all familiar with the Disney movie, which had a much happier ending. Even so, the name recognition is enough to intrigue tourists visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, the distorted aerial statue at Banksy’s Dismaland was a more amusing European attraction. However, sitting atop a rock in the lung ylenia water side, the statue is only about four feet tall. We know she’s called The Little Mermaid, but come on, the view isn’t anything spectacular either. With smoking chimneys in the background, the statue has also been repeatedly vandalized over the decades, sometimes for political reasons. We’re not sure why vandals and activists target the statue in particular, but there clearly isn’t that much respect for it.
5 Moulin Rouge.
Ever since the Baz Luhrmann picture came out, you’ve probably dreamt of visiting the actual moon Ahuja in Paris. If you’re expecting to see Nicole Kidman descending from the ceiling, Ewan McGregor singing a love ballad inside an elephant. And choreography that defies gravity. Though you’re in for the biggest let down since Lerman directed Australia, the moon Ahuja may have given birth to the cancan as we know it. But there are other cabarets in Paris that put on a better show. Lido Patty and the Crazy Horse Saloon are two examples aside from the signature Red Windmill when it’s lit up at night. The Moulin Rouge doesn’t have a ton going for it. At best it makes for an amusing yet somewhat tacky night out. #4 Venice canals. Venice is one of Italy’s most unique cities, but over tourism means you should steer clear. With over 100 islands connected by hundreds of bridges, the city of canals is almost entirely car free. While this sounds cool on the surface, it quickly dawns on you that the lack of cars is more inconvenient than anything else. Walking is the fastest way to get around, but after an hour or two of sightseeing, your feet will be begging for a break. This might seem like the ideal time to take one of Venice’s famed gondola rides. That is, until you realize that one trip will cost you €80. That’s almost 100 U.S. dollars. The water bus or vaporetto. He is a cheaper way to experience the Grand Canal, but you’ll likely have to put up with crowds.
3 Buckingham Palace
Sorry Royalists, the exterior of Buckingham Palace, though grand is still rather bland. If it weren’t for the main gates, it could easily be mistaken for a museum or library, although the interior. Is another story. The tourist still leaves something to be desired. We get why phones have to be turned off in the staterooms. But try telling that to a Zoomer who lives on Instagram. The palaces biggest draw is probably the changing of the guard ceremony when people don’t realize is that it only happens on certain days. You need to get there early to claim a decent spot, and the ceremony goes on for like 45 minutes after maybe 10 minutes. You’ll be ready to change destinations.
2 the leaning Tower of Pisa
Presenting the most annoying tourist attraction in Italy, if not all of Europe, much like the Liberty Bell, this tower would likely fade into obscurity if it weren’t for its noticeable imperfection beyond the bell towers tilting nature. There just isn’t much to see that is, except for a lot of tourists eager for an eye. Rolling Photo op, you know what we’re talking about. People who pose to appear as if they’re pushing the tower up in their photo. Come on folks, even the leaning tower of Cheesa was in this jeezy. The tower itself isn’t as tall as one would assume, and the city of Pisa doesn’t offer many other touristy activities. Spare yourself and us the trip number one, the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Don’t get us wrong, the Louvre is an architectural marvel that houses a massive collection of masterpieces are beef. Is that all? The other artwork is often overshadowed by one particular painting. People sometimes fail to realize that there’s more to the Louvre than the Mona Lisa as iconic. As the painting is, it’s just about 30 inches tall, protected behind bulletproof glass and spectators can only come so close, thus it’s hard to get a good look, especially when surrounded by a crowd. On top of that, we’ve all seen the Mona Lisa in movies on book covers, and even on stamps seeing it at the Louvre really isn’t much different, even though it theoretically should be. Unless you’re trying to decipher the Davinci Code, check out the other exhibits. Do you agree with our picks? Check out this. Other recent clip from our travel blog and be sure to subscribe and Ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos.