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Four Europe Tourist Attractions to See in 2023

For many travellers, Europe tops the list of places to visit in 2023. It’s not hard to see why. Europe offers some of the best travel experiences in the world, boasting splendid cities, charming towns, history, art, culture and exquisite cuisine. In summer, winter, autumn or spring, Europe has a trip of a lifetime to enjoy. 


All that choice can make deciding where to go a difficult task, which is where we come in. Read on for Travelmarvel’s must-see European attractions and culturally significant sites around the Danube for 2023.
View of Melk Abbey on hillside, Austria

Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria

This stunning Austrian monastery deserves its reputation as an unmissable European attraction. Melk Abbey is considered the finest example of famous Austrian architect Jakob Prandtauer’s  signature Baroque style. Intricate gold frescoes adorn every corner of the interior. The outside is equally grand, boasting 1,365 ornately decorated windows and blue and gold capped turrets. The abbey is still the home and place of worship for 30 Monks and remains a place of spiritual significance. Photography is only permitted in a few rooms, making a visit even more worthwhile given you can only see the very best highlights in person.


View of Heroes Square, Budapest

Heroes Square, Budapest, Hungary

Situated between two other striking tourist attractions, the Museum of Fine Arts and Palace of Art, Heroes Square is one location not to be missed when visiting Budapest. The square is adorned with statues of Hungary’s most notable national leaders immortalised in life-size form, perhaps the stand-out being the Seven chieftains of the Magyars, the original leaders of the seven tribes which made up Hungary in AD895, who are depicted in various noble stances from brandishing swords to riding horse-drawn chariots. Even if you are not a history buff, the sheer scale of the monuments, and striking contrast between the sand-coloured stone and vivid-turquoise statues makes for a magical experience and an impressive photo opportunity. 

View of Bamberg, Germany

Old Town Hall, Bamberg, Germany

We all love a story of defiance and the underdogs winning against the odds, and Bamberg’s Old Town Hall has a surprisingly rebellious tale to tell. Legend has it, when the towns people of the Medieval city originally requested a hall, the Bishop steadfastly refused, so instead of relinquishing their plan, the locals upped tools and erected an artificial Island on the river between the two districts and constructed a timber town hall. Though the Town Hall has undergone several rebuilds and facelifts since, it’s tenuous placement on the bridge remains. Make sure to view the east wall on your visit – the flying angel art is not to be missed. 
View of Regensburg river and bridge, Germany

Historische Wurstkuche, Regensburg, Germany

After all these fabulous tourist attractions, you will have worked up quite the appetite. Fortunately Germany has a marvellous thing called a sausage kitchen, and this special building in Regensburg is the oldest of its type in the world. Serving refreshments for more than 500 years, there is no better place to sample a succulent bratwurst than Historische Wurstkuche. Cooked on an open charcoal grill, the home-made sausages are topped with sauerkraut fermented in the building’s own basement and the famous original-recipe Wurstkuche sausage cake mustard. A delicious taste of Germany, with some fascinating history thrown in too.