Climate Europe

The continent of Europe is characterized above all by diversity in terms of its climatic zones. This ranges from the tundras of Scandinavia to deserts like that of Tabernas.

Denmark has a temperate climate, mainly characterized by its coastal location, which at 7,314 km is longer than the Great Wall of China. The weather is moderately warm in summer and mild in winter, with plenty of humidity.
Norway is the land of pure air and clean water and it is the land of trolls and midsummer night. Climatically divided into two parts, the narrow coastal strip is influenced by the Gold Stream and the eastern parts of the country have a continental climate.
Poland is one of the ten largest countries in Europe in terms of area, and the country's climate is correspondingly varied. From continental cold in winter to moderate temperatures in summer, everything is represented, which makes it an interesting destination almost all year round.
Austria is located in a temperate climate zone, which makes for great variety in weather and temperature. In summer, many regions have ideal swimming weather, while in winter, low temperatures provide the perfect snow.
Iceland - the "island of fire and ice" at the Arctic Circle attracts tourists mostly in the summer months. However, winter also has its sunny sides.
Ireland - to the west the Atlantic Ocean and to the east the larger sister island England, has a mild, humid, pleasant climate without temperature extremes. Summers are pleasantly mild, in winter there are regular frosts, but rarely long and severe. Thus, the green island attracts people almost all year round, who want to indulge in the beauty of often untouched nature.
The United Kingdom, with its rocky coastline, plateaus, valleys and many islands off the coast of Scotland, has a rather mild climate due to its proximity to the water, which is influenced by the Gulf Stream and winds from the southwest.
Those who have not yet experienced Sweden suspect that the country is a popular destination only in winter with its snowy slopes. The climatic influences make it an attractive destination also in the summer months, even for a beach vacation.
Finland, the land of 1000 lakes, is located in Northern Europe and borders Russia, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic Sea - and it is a land of great contrasts: Helsinki, located in the south on the Gulf of Finland, combines continental and maritime climate with warm summers, while in the northern interior in winter temperatures are reached that more than deserve the designation arctic.
Spain is spoiled by the sun and has very warm weather in summer along the coast in the south. Except for the mountainous regions and Extremadura, mild, moderate temperatures prevail even in winter.
Turkey has many different climates due to its variety of landscapes, ranging from sunny beaches to 3900 m high mountain ranges.
At the southernmost tip Europe, on the border with Asia, lies Greece with over 2000 islands in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Greece is known for hot and dry summers, humid and mild winters.
Enclosed by the Mediterranean Sea, sunny Italy lies from north to south like a boot on the map and so does the climate. In the north cold - in the south warm - in between a little bit of everything!
Especially in summer Malta is a popular destination because of the pleasant warm temperatures. But also in the mild winters many tourists visit the sights of the island.
Cyprus, the Greek-Turkish vacation island in the Mediterranean Sea is known as a year-round vacation paradise south of Turkey with many hours of sunshine and little rain.
France is influenced by the climate of the temperate zone and provides a multifaceted climate due to its special geographical location. With an average annual temperature of 10° to 16° Celsius, however, it is comparatively mild here all year round.
Germany belongs to the warm temperate zones of the middle latitudes. The oceanic influence from the west provides relatively mild winters and not too hot summers.
Croatia offers the visitor a beautiful coastline with bays, beaches with pine forests, small towns and over 1000 islands - all in clear air and pleasant warm climate.
The climate in Bulgaria is as diverse as the country itself. Mediterranean climate at the Black Sea and snowy winters in the north make the country attractive for seaside vacationers and winter sportsmen.
The Principality of Monaco is a southern European city-state on the French Mediterranean coast with a typical Mediterranean climate, which serves as a tax-free residence for the world's rich.
Switzerland, also known as the "Playground of Europe," is known for its stunning landscapes, picturesque towns and cities, and rich cultural heritage.
The climate in England is not only characterized by the proverbial fog. Due to the proximity to the Gulf Stream, the climate here is humid, but also warm. Nevertheless, the weather is very varied, as England is crossed by warm tropical air and cold polar air.
Scotland has a consistently mild climate. Therefore, it can be visited all year round, but rainwear should not be forgotten.
Wales, the country with Celtic tradition, is considered one of the most humid countries Europe. Wales owes its pleasantly mild climate primarily to the Gulf Stream, which is responsible for warming the air.
Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa are closest, has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. However, since the peninsula juts out far into the sea, it is often windy there.
South Tyrol is the largest and northernmost province in Italy and is located on the southern side of the Alps. It is known for its mild climate in the valleys and the winter sports centers in the Pustertal and Vinschgau valleys.

The climate year of Europe

Europe is located in the northern hemisphere of the Earth and is part of the Eurasian region. While the weather in southern Europe in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy is characterized by hot summers and mild winters, the more northerly regions often experience arctic temperatures during the cold season. The fauna in the different countries varies accordingly. There is great diversity in this respect, especially in Central Europe, where the mild climate is almost always accompanied by sufficient rainfall for lush vegetation. But also culturally and historically, Europe is one of the most exciting regions in the world.

Evidence of early forms of civilization can be found and visited especially in Greece. Then, around the year zero, the Romans dominated large parts of the continent and changed it so permanently that numerous effects of this period continue to this day. In the following Middle Ages, Europe divided into a multitude of states. This diversity of traditions, cultures and languages in a comparatively small area still characterizes the image of this continent today and makes it particularly attractive for tourists. Since the Second World War, modern Europe has been characterized above all by a steadily growing degree of cooperation, after war had mostly dominated the political stage in the centuries before.

General information about Europe

Those traveling through Europe should not limit themselves to its scenic beauty or its many sights. Because in the end, this continent draws its special charm from both aspects. For this reason, excursions to the mountains of the Alps or to the picturesque bays of the Riviera are just as much a part of the experience as the city centers of Europe's major metropolises, which have grown over the centuries. To make a pre-selection here would be to neglect other countries and their capitals. In any case, one should have visited Rome, London and Paris at least once in one's life. All three cities were and are special centers of culture and science. In addition, all three have a fascinating history that goes back a long way.

Rome was the center of the Roman world, which determined the destiny of Europe for centuries from antiquity to the Middle Ages. London was the political center of the British Empire, which at its height was the largest empire in all of human history. Numerous buildings such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Abbey bear witness to the ancient importance of the British metropolis. Of similar importance for France is its capital, Paris. The points of interest there range from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and the Louvre to districts such as Mont Martre.

In addition, cities such as Moscow, Madrid, Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna and many other cities offer stays of several days for extended sightseeing tours. In addition, a multitude of coasts and mountains beckon. Many of the corresponding areas have been declared national parks since the last century. Among the most important such parks are Sarek in Sweden, the Sierra Nevada in Spain, the Bialowieza National Park between Poland and Belarus, and Jasmund National Park on Rügen.

Tourism Europe

From January to March, most areas of Europe experience temperatures that are more conducive to extended city breaks than coastal vacations. In addition, a vacation in one of the many ski regions of the Alps is worthwhile. There you will regularly find good winter sports conditions until Easter. From April onwards, it becomes pleasantly warm again in the south of the continent. This is the ideal time for a trip to Greece or Spain. From May on, pleasant temperatures return to Central Europe as well. High in the north, on the other hand, you have to wait until summer before there are really long-lasting higher temperatures again. While winter already returns there in the fall, in Central Europe it brings with it the time of the grape harvest and the colorful leaves. In the south, however, it remains comparatively warm even at this time of year.