“The Ice Palace has been a fixture at Jungfraujoch since 1931, when it was first built as a tourist attraction. Over the years, the palace has undergone several renovations and expansions, and it now covers an area of over 53,800 square feet. It includes an ice bar, an ice chapel, and a number of other sculptures and exhibits.” (from Matador Network)
From book butlers to library sleepovers: 10 great UK places to stay for book lovers
The Guardian’s pick of “10 lovely literary retreats for bookworms” in the United Kingdom:
1. Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden (Wales)
2. The Hypatia Apartment in Cornwall (England)
3. Book Club Holidays with HF Holidays (England)
4. University Arms in Cambridge (England)
5. Barns Library at Neidpath Castle in Peebles (Scotland)
6. The Penguin Bar at Whitton Hall in Shropshire (England)
7. The Boatmans Reading Rooms in Deal (England)
8. Bed With a View in Edinburgh (Scotland)
9. Author’s Escape in Devon (England)
10. Tigharry Schoolhouse in the Outer Hebrides (Scotland)
This High-Speed Train Between Paris and Barcelona Takes You Through the Best of Southern France
Matador Network explains how to take the high-speed train from Paris to Barcelona with “an electrical outlet for every seat, unlimited WiFi on board, a café-bar car selling a larger variety of food and beverages, etc” in this detailed post.
Traveling in Europe and missing good old American-style burgers and fries? Check out Matador’s list of five of the best restaurants abroad where you can satisfy your cravings, including:
Jones – K’s Original American Diner in Munich
Indiana Café in Paris
Beverly Hills Diner in Moscow
The Big Kahuna Burger in Thessaloniki (Athens location is now closed)
For other restaurant recommendations, check out our “Places to Eat and Drink” pages for each country under “Destinations.”
Plan Your Trip to Germany with Matador Network and the German National Tourist Board
Just because many of us aren't able to travel at the moment doesn't mean we can't make plans for the future. Matador Network and the German National Tourist Board have partnered up to help you plan the perfect itinerary. With six routes covering everything from castles to the Cold War, you're sure to find one that will intrigue and inspire you!
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From how long it would take to see every piece in the museum to how you can get a degree in art history from the École du Louvre, Betsy Blumenthal shares thirteen things most people don't know about the Louvre Museum in Paris in this post for Condé Nast Traveler.
Find out why Fodor's Travel calls these ten castles and fortified cities the best in Portugal.
1. Castelo dos Mouros
2. Castelo de Óbidos
3. Castelo de Almourol
4. Castelo de Penedono
5. Castelo de Marvão
6. Castelo de Guimarães
8. Fortaleza de Valença do Minho
9. Templo Romano
10. Forte de Santa Luzia
Dreaming of traveling to France?
If you're dreaming of traveling to France, watch this video from Travel the World for inspiration! While you're at it, check out their Instagram page for photos and video of their travels.
Can't travel yet? Try some French food at home with a gourmet subscription box from Le Panier Francais.
When can I travel to Europe again?
The European Union has a new interactive tool that provides you with information you need to plan European travel while staying safe and healthy. The information is regularly updated and available in 24 languages. Click the image below to get the official word from Re-open EU.
David Nikel tells readers why Aarhus is a walk through time in this lifestyle article for Forbes. Have you been to Aarhus? Comment below with your favorite attraction in Denmark's second city.