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The 100 Greatest Places to Stand in Europe
100 of Europe's most wondrous, inspiring, or thought-provoking locations have been put forward to be voted on by the public and collect the award as the Greatest Place To Stand In Europe 2009. Click on the vote button at the side to vote a place up or down. If you think another place should have been included in this list then leave your comment at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget, if you have been to any of these places, you can also add your photo as proof that you have StoodThere. Is it possible that someone has been to all 100? The VOTE will close on the 01 December 2009 when the full results will be given to the World's Media. In the meantime, you can see the changes as they happen every day.
Fortress of Minceta, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The monumental Fortress of Minceta is the dominating tower of the city of Dubrovnik, built in ...
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols ...
Blue Grotto sea cave, Capri, Italy
The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) is a noted sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri, Italy. ...
Jungfraujoch mountain railway, Switzerland
Jungfraujoch (el. 3471 m.) is a pass between the Mönch and the Jungfrau mountains in the ...
Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, ...
The Old Bridge, Mostar, Bosnia
Commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557 and once the widest arch in the world, the "Old ...
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Notre Dame de Paris is a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, a ...
Blinking Bridge, Newcastle, England
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, commonly known as the ‘Blinking Bridge’ is a pedestrian ...
Villa del Balbianello, Lake como, Italy
The Villa del Balbianello is a villa in the comune of Lenno, Italy, overlooking Lake Como. It is ...
Duomo, Florence, Italy
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in ...
Pantheon, Rome, Italy
The Pantheon, from Greek word meaning ‘Temple of all the gods’ is a building in Rome ...
Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness, Scotland
Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 37 ...
Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples and Caserta in the ...
Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
The Komsomolskaya station of the Moscow Metro is the most famous and ornate of all those on the ...
Hadrians Wall, England, UK
Hadrian's Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium, "the Aelian wall") is a stone and turf ...
Delphi is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount ...
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is a huge iron tower built on the ''Champ de Mars'' beside the ...
Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava Castle, strategically located in the center of Europe at a passage between the ...
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant's Causeway (or Clochán na bhFómharach in Irish) is an area of about 40,000 ...
Blarney Stone, Cork, Ireland
The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney ...
Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
Le Mont-Saint-Michel (English: St Michael's Mount) is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, France. ...
Novgorod Kremlin, Novgorod, Russia.
Novgorod Kremlin began life as a fortress in Novgorod the Great, which stands on the left bank of ...
Knossos, also known as the Knossos Palace is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and ...
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.The warm waters are ...
Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal
The Ponte 25 de Abril (25th April Bridge) crosses the 2,000 metres wide, River Tagus (Rio Tejo) at ...
The Hermitage, St Petersburg
The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest museums in the world, with 3 ...
Sacre Coeur, Paris
The Sacre-Cœur Basilica (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, "Basilica of the Sacred ...
American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, France
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in ...
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 ...
Parthenon, The Acropolis, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. Acropolis, literally means a ...
Scottish Cafe, Lviv, Ukraine.
Famous with mathematicians the world over, the Scottish Café (Polish: Kawiarnia Szkocka) was ...
The Vatican City is a city-state that came into existence in 1929 and is actually distinct from the ...
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a modern and contemporary art museum designed by Canadian-American ...
Palace of Versailles, France
The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal chateau in Versailles, the Ile-de-France ...
Great Geysir, Iceland
Geysir (sometimes known as The Great Geysir), in the Haukadalur valley, Iceland, is the oldest known ...
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Standing upon the basalt plug of an extinct volcano which is estimated to have risen some 340 ...
Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Temple Bar (Irish: Barra an Teampaill) is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central ...
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris, France that stands in the center of the Place Charles de ...
Pont Du Gard, Usez, France
The Pont du Gard is an aqueduct in the South of France constructed by the Roman Empire, and located ...
Newgrange, County Meath, Ireland
Newgrange (Irish: Dún Fhearghusa) is one of the passage tombs of the Bru na Boinne complex in ...
Kjerag is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in Forsand municipality, Rogaland. Its ...
Dalí's Rhinoceros, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain
Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús is a marina in Marbella, Spain ...
Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
The Rock of Gibraltar, sometimes called the Pillar of Hercules or by its Latin name, Calpe, is a ...
The Alhambra, Spain
The Alhambra, from the Arabic ‘Al-hama', meaning literally ‘the red one’, is a ...
Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
The Monte Carlo Casino is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Monaco.The casino complex is ...
Tower Bridge, London.
Tower Bridge, crossing the River Thames, close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name, has ...
The Pravcice Gate, Pravcicka Brana, North Bohemia, Czech Republic
The Pravcice Gate, known locally as the Pravcicka Brana, is the best known attraction of what is ...
Wiener Riesenrad, Vienna, Austria
The Wiener Riesenrad (German for "Viennese giant wheel"), or Riesenrad is a Ferris wheel at ...
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka, near Krakow, Poland. It had been until ...
Big Ben, London. England
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north-eastern end of the Palace of ...
Cologne Cathedral, Germany
Cologne Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne, under the administration of the Roman ...
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of Nazi Germany's concentration and extermination camps durin ...
Red Square, Russia
Red Square (Krásnaya plóshchad’ in Russian) is the most famous city square in ...
St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal square of ...
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park ...
Oresund Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark, Malmo, Sweden
The Oresund Bridge is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge-tunnel across the Oresund ...
Butrint, Sarande, Albania
Butrint is an Ancient Greekcity and an archeological site in Sarande District, Albania, some 14 ...
Baarle Nassau Netherlands / Baarle Hertog Belgium
The Netherlands town of Baarle-Nassau is probably one of the most bizarre locations in the world and ...
St Pauls Cathedral, London, UK
St Paul's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the ...
Spanish Riding School, Vienna, Austria
The Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule in German) of Vienna, Austria, is a traditional ...
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium), ...
Hagar Qim, Malta
Hagar Qim (English: Standing Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean ...
The Louvre Museum located in Paris, is the world's most visited art museum, a historic monument, ...
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell ...
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany.
Neuschwanstein Castle, or Schloss Neuschwanstein in German (meaning New Swan Stone palace) is a ...
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is a Dutch national museum in Amsterdam, located on the Museumplein.The ...
Bridge of Sighs, Venice
The Bridge of Sighs, or Ponte dei Sospiri in Italian, is one of many bridges in Venice. The enclosed ...
Mamayev Kurgan statue, Volgograd, Russia
Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in ...
Plaza del Pueblo, Bunyol, Valencia, Spain
Plaza del Pueblo stands in the town of Buñol (Catalan/Valencian: Bunyol) in the province of ...
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (in English, Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family), ...
Polaria arctic museum, Tromso, Norway
Polaria is the world's most northerly aquarium. It is located in Tromso, in northern ...
Town Hall Square, Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
Pamplona is the capital city of Navarre, Spain and of the former kingdom of Navarre.The city is ...
Atomium, Brussels, Belgium.
The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by ...
Waterloo Monument, Belgium.
The Butte du Lion (‘Lion's Mound’) is a large conical artificial hill raised on the ...
Loreley Rock, St. Goarshausen, Germany,
The Loreley (also written as Lorelei) is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. ...
Tallinn Town Hall Square, Estonia
Tallinn (historically known by the German, Swedish and Danish name Reval or the Polish name Rewel, ...
Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled is a glacial lake in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town ...
Kykkos Monastery, Cyprus
The Kykkos Monastery lies 20 km west of Pedoulas, and is one of the wealthiest and best-known ...
Monastery of Ostrog, Montenegro
The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serb Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical ...
Mainau Island, Lake Constance, Germany.
Mainau is an island in Lake Constance near the city of Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It ...
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral,Sofia, Bulgaria
The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of ...
Zermatt (French: Praborgne) is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section ...
Swarovski Crystal World, Wattens, Tirol, Austria
Wattens is a market community in Austria which is the home of the Swarovski Kristallwelten ...
Vimy Ridge, France
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a Canadian National Historic Site and, one of Canada's ...
Heroes Square, Budapest, Hungary
Heroes' Square, or Hosok tere in Hungarian, is one of the major squares of Budapest, Hungary. It ...
Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany
Theresienwiese is an open space in the Munich borough of Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. It serves as ...
Hill of Crosses, Siauliai, Lithuania
The Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Sauliai, in northern ...
Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, about 80 ...
Wembley Stadium, London.
Wembley Stadium is located in North West London, England.Primarily a football venue, Wembley is ...
Mirsky Castle, Mir, Belarussia
Mirsky Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the town of Mir in the Karelichy District ...
Privilege, Ibiza, Spain
Privilege Ibiza bills itself as the world's largest nightclub with a capacity of 10,000.The club ...
Opened on New Year's Day 1781, the world famous Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the ...
Skocjan Caves, Slovenia
Skocjan Caves is a system of limestone caves in the Kras (Karst) region in southwestern Slovenia, ...
The Gherkin, London.
The Gherkin, formally known as 30 St Mary Axe or the Swiss Re Building, is a skyscraper in ...
Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland
Gullfoss, which in English means Golden Falls, is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvita ...
Semmering Pass, Semmering, Austria
Semmering (elevation 965 m) is a mountain pass in the Eastern Northern Limestone Alps ...
Millau Bridge, France
The Millau Bridge (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the ...
Riga Cathedral, Riga, Latvia.
Riga Cathedral (Latvian: Rigas Doms) is the Protestant Cathedral in Riga, Latvia. Built near the ...
Fingals Cave, Island of Staffa, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.
Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of ...
Mozart’s Birthplace, Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg, Austria
Getreidegasse (also known as Grain Lane) is a busy shopping street in the Old Town section of ...
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