Picture 746 million people living in 50 (+6) countries, speaking 24 (official) languages in a continent that stretches 3,930,000 sq mi. Yep, we’re talking Europe. The precious land of long history, incredible culture, countless destinations, and people, the majority of whom are bilinguals.

But in order to really get the European lifestyle and all the quirks that come with it, you have to step outside the tourist comfort zone. Luckily, there’s a whole subreddit dedicated entirely to all things European, so we can get a better glimpse of the sung “old world.”

With a whopping 2.9M members, r/Europe has a collection of some of the most interesting things that happen here. Be sure to upvote your favorite posts!

#1

A Bridge For Wildlife To Cross The Road In Veluwe, The Netherlands

A Bridge For Wildlife To Cross The Road In Veluwe, The Netherlands

omermeijk Report

#2

In Poland, We Are Slowly Getting Rid Of Advertisements And Billboards Madness

In Poland, We Are Slowly Getting Rid Of Advertisements And Billboards Madness

Irlfit Report

#3

Medieval House Built In 1509 In Argentan, Orne, France

Medieval House Built In 1509 In Argentan, Orne, France

vincentski Report

It’s one thing to see the old European countries, their tiny streets and delicious movies on a TV screen, and another if you actually spend some more time there. It takes time to uncover any country, and we are speaking 50 (6+) crammed in one continent!

#4

Today 20 Years Ago At The Strike Of Midnight, The Mayor Of Amsterdam Married 4 Gay Couples As The Netherlands Became The First Country In The World To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

Today 20 Years Ago At The Strike Of Midnight, The Mayor Of Amsterdam Married 4 Gay Couples As The Netherlands Became The First Country In The World To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

NorthbyNinaWest Report

#5

Belarus People React To Lukashenko's Prohibition Of Pro-Democratic Flags

Belarus People React To Lukashenko's Prohibition Of Pro-Democratic Flags

Massimo24ore Report

One family of five who call themselves ‘wanderlusters' have been travelling the whole world as they are focused on adventure and travel to all of their bucket list destinations. “We are a family of five, Jolene (Mum), Andrzej (Dad), Katie-Lee, Lily Anabella and Avalee-Rose (our three daughters),” they told us. The family shares their journeys on their Wanderlust Storytellers blog that brings enthusiasm and excitement back to family-focused travel.

With so much hands-on experience and knowledge of various cultures, Bored Panda reached out to them to share their impressions of Europe and how it differs from all the other corners of the world they’ve visited. “Europe is a world in itself, full of culture, music and friendly people,” they said and added that “It is filled to the brim with history, delicious food, fascinating architecture and extraordinary sight-seeing.”

#7

She (Sanna Marin) Is The New 34 Years Old Prime Minister Of Finland

She (Sanna Marin) Is The New 34 Years Old Prime Minister Of Finland

aripp Report

#8

Polish Women Fighting For Their Rights!

Polish Women Fighting For Their Rights!

rickk79 Report

#9

In Wroclaw, Poland Each Cathedral And Even The Rivers Have A Tactile Model Nearby For Blind People To See Them Too

In Wroclaw, Poland Each Cathedral And Even The Rivers Have A Tactile Model Nearby For Blind People To See Them Too

zushini Report

Moreover, what’s unique about the old continent is that “Europe is a destination where one can travel through a number of countries in one day, speak and listen to all different languages, immerse in tons of attractions and get to experience the local way of life with ease.”

#10

The Sentiment In Scotland Is One I Fully Agree With

The Sentiment In Scotland Is One I Fully Agree With

daneelr_olivaw Report

#11

Tesco In Slovakia Opened With Empty Shelves. They Wanted To Show Their Customers How It Would Look Like If All Bees And Butterflies Would Become Extinct

Tesco In Slovakia Opened With Empty Shelves. They Wanted To Show Their Customers How It Would Look Like If All Bees And Butterflies Would Become Extinct

adelkaloc Report

#12

Trinity College In Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College In Dublin, Ireland

PR0CR45T184T0R Report

#13

The Devil's Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) In Kromlau, Germany

The Devil's Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) In Kromlau, Germany

Hjaaal Report

Wanderluster dad Andrzej Ejmont said that what he loves about Europe the most “is the ability to take a number of amazing road trips, eat a vast variety of food, get to meet and become one of the locals, and that all of the European countries are within a skip and a hop.”

#14

The True Heroes Of Greece At This Moment. Firefighters Sleep Exhausted After An Intense Night Fighting The Biggest Wildfire Of Attica In Decades

The True Heroes Of Greece At This Moment. Firefighters Sleep Exhausted After An Intense Night Fighting The Biggest Wildfire Of Attica In Decades

thestoicnutcracker Report

#15

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Vucea Report

#16

Merkel Calling Out Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov For Wearing Mask Wrong

Merkel Calling Out Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov For Wearing Mask Wrong

AdmirableFlow Report

#17

The Netherlands Looks Like An Old Master’s Painting This Weekend

The Netherlands Looks Like An Old Master’s Painting This Weekend

PanEuropeanism Report

If you’re thinking of traveling Europe, Andrzej recommends checking it out by car. “This way you are in charge of your itinerary and you can venture out to see the 'back streets' of each country and at your own pace,” he said. Moreover, “The beauty of Europe can be found in some of the most unexpected places. And then you can truly be amazed,” he concluded.

#18

Vilnius Has Put Up A Statue That Offers A “Portal” To The Polish City Of Lublin, Allowing People To See Each Other In Real Time

Vilnius Has Put Up A Statue That Offers A “Portal” To The Polish City Of Lublin, Allowing People To See Each Other In Real Time

verylateish Report

#19

Blood Moon In This Morning. Finland

Blood Moon In This Morning. Finland

reddit.com Report

#20

The Statue Of Jakub Wejher, The Founder Of A Polish Town Wejherowo, Looks Like Darth Vader When It's Snowing

The Statue Of Jakub Wejher, The Founder Of A Polish Town Wejherowo, Looks Like Darth Vader When It's Snowing

FunbaRlow Report

Three decades after the fall of communism, the European Union, which stands at the heart of modern Europe, gets mostly favorable marks from the countries surveyed. Across the 14 EU member countries surveyed by Pew Research Center, a median of 67% hold favorable views of the European Union while 31% have an unfavorable view.

#21

Traditional Gowns And Braids Of The Pomak Village Of Startsevo, Bulgaria

Traditional Gowns And Braids Of The Pomak Village Of Startsevo, Bulgaria

AxelAbraxas Report

#22

Us Embassy In Berlin Today

Us Embassy In Berlin Today

linknewtab Report

#23

'bear And Raven' Is The Finnish Nature Picture Of The Year

'bear And Raven' Is The Finnish Nature Picture Of The Year

Pontus_Pilates Report

#24

In 2018, Annamaria Horvathova, A Roma Girl From Slovakia Won A Running Race Wearing Just Ballerinas On Her Feet. Last Week, She Became A 1500m Champion Of Slovakia In Her Age Group

In 2018, Annamaria Horvathova, A Roma Girl From Slovakia Won A Running Race Wearing Just Ballerinas On Her Feet. Last Week, She Became A 1500m Champion Of Slovakia In Her Age Group

walkie_stalkie Report

Meanwhile, many Central and Eastern European countries hold strongly positive views of the political union. 7 in 10 or more in Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and nonmember Ukraine give the EU favorable marks, including at least 2 in 10 among these countries who say they have a very favorable view. Likewise, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy also hold a very positive outlook toward the EU.

#25

Newly Discovered Just Outside Of Verona, What Could Be This Year's Biggest Discovery - An Almost Entirely Intact Roman Mosaic Villa Floor!

Newly Discovered Just Outside Of Verona, What Could Be This Year's Biggest Discovery - An Almost Entirely Intact Roman Mosaic Villa Floor!

Porodicnostablo Report

#26

Neo-Gothic Apartment House In Budapest, Hungary. Built Around 1894

Neo-Gothic Apartment House In Budapest, Hungary. Built Around 1894

PR0CR45T184T0R Report

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#27

Christmas Market 2019, Dresden, Germany

Christmas Market 2019, Dresden, Germany

filosoful Report

#28

Meanwhile In Germany

Meanwhile In Germany

allllllli-babbba Report

According to Pew Center, views of the economy play a large role in how people generally view the European Union. According to their study, those who think their country’s economic situation is good are more likely to have a favorable opinion of the EU in most countries surveyed.

“In Sweden, for example, 81% of those who think the Swedish economy is in good shape also have a positive view of the EU; just 42% of those who think the economy is functioning poorly share that sentiment,” the study stated.

#29

Experiment In Estonia: Instead Of Getting A Speeding Ticket, Drivers Who Exceed The Limit Have To Stop And Wait For A 'Time Out' To Pass Before They Can Continue Their Journey

Experiment In Estonia: Instead Of Getting A Speeding Ticket, Drivers Who Exceed The Limit Have To Stop And Wait For A 'Time Out' To Pass Before They Can Continue Their Journey

neromoneon Report

#30

Oldest Door Still In Use In Rome, At The Pantheon. Cast In Bronze For Emperor Hadrian's Rebuilding, It Dates From About 115 Ad. Each Door Is Solid Bronze 2.3 M Wide & 7.5 M High, Yet So Well Balanced They Can Be Pushed Or Pulled Open Easily By One Person

Oldest Door Still In Use In Rome, At The Pantheon. Cast In Bronze For Emperor Hadrian's Rebuilding, It Dates From About 115 Ad. Each Door Is Solid Bronze 2.3 M Wide & 7.5 M High, Yet So Well Balanced They Can Be Pushed Or Pulled Open Easily By One Person

capcaunul Report

#31

European Parliament Has Voted In Favour Of A Universal Charger For Mobile Devices. 582 - 40

European Parliament Has Voted In Favour Of A Universal Charger For Mobile Devices. 582 - 40

reddit.com Report

#32

Swedish Fans Excited About Today's Match

Swedish Fans Excited About Today's Match

lostinsweden Report

#33

In Germany You Can Play Pong With The Person On The Other Side Of Traffic Lights

In Germany You Can Play Pong With The Person On The Other Side Of Traffic Lights

Weezknight Report

#34

The Netherlands - 1966

The Netherlands - 1966

ronadian Report

#35

Sailors Saluting A War Veteran, Leningrad 1989

Sailors Saluting A War Veteran, Leningrad 1989

DonSergio7 Report

#36

An Old Albanian Lady Dining With Her Dead Husband & Children Who Were Killed In 1999 During The War

An Old Albanian Lady Dining With Her Dead Husband & Children Who Were Killed In 1999 During The War

jonbristow Report

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#37

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

gr0vy2137 Report

#38

Heat Wave In Rovaniemi, Finland (66°30′n)

Heat Wave In Rovaniemi, Finland (66°30′n)

FinnishEvilBot Report

#39

Miniature Traffic Playground In Copenhagen Where Kids Learn To Bike In Traffic

Miniature Traffic Playground In Copenhagen Where Kids Learn To Bike In Traffic

ledigtbrugernavn3 Report

#40

A Banner At The Pro-Eu March In London Where One Million People Have Turned Out To Protest

A Banner At The Pro-Eu March In London Where One Million People Have Turned Out To Protest

DisunitedKingdom Report

#41

Here In Italy Bars Are Starting To Use Pasta As Straws To Reduce Plastic Use. Our Technology Amazes The World Another Time

Here In Italy Bars Are Starting To Use Pasta As Straws To Reduce Plastic Use. Our Technology Amazes The World Another Time

GranFabio Report

#42

A 9-Year-Old Boy From Amsterdam During The Dutch Famine Better Known As "Winter Hunger" From 1944 To 45. Many Children Carried Spoons With Them Wherever They Went "Just In Case"

A 9-Year-Old Boy From Amsterdam During The Dutch Famine Better Known As "Winter Hunger" From 1944 To 45. Many Children Carried Spoons With Them Wherever They Went "Just In Case"

chokybar Report

#43

These Two UK Phone Booths Have Been Repurposed

These Two UK Phone Booths Have Been Repurposed

axnu Report

#44

Climate Protest In Cologne. They're Standing On Ice Blocks

Climate Protest In Cologne. They're Standing On Ice Blocks

valimo Report

#45

Moloch Of War (1966). Photo Of A Soviet War Veteran Near The Eternal Flame On The Anniversary Of Victory Day

Moloch Of War (1966). Photo Of A Soviet War Veteran Near The Eternal Flame On The Anniversary Of Victory Day

Homerchick2 Report

#46

Eating A Haring In The Hague, Netherlands

Eating A Haring In The Hague, Netherlands

BabaYaga17 Report

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#47

Swiss Fans Threw Shaqiri A Wheel Of Cheese After His Winning Goal

Swiss Fans Threw Shaqiri A Wheel Of Cheese After His Winning Goal

vernazza Report

#48

This Is Not The Queue For The Dover Ferry. This Is The Queue For The Queue For The Dover Ferry

This Is Not The Queue For The Dover Ferry. This Is The Queue For The Queue For The Dover Ferry

pradabodybag Report

#49

After A Recent Bush Fire In Wicklow Ireland, A Sign Is Again Visible Which Was Created To Warn Wwii Bombers They Were Over Ireland And Not England

After A Recent Bush Fire In Wicklow Ireland, A Sign Is Again Visible Which Was Created To Warn Wwii Bombers They Were Over Ireland And Not England

Ftuohy Report

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