We’ve put together a list of helpful information and fun facts that you must know before visiting some of the best countries in Europe. Read on to discover more!

1. Germany

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  • Size: 357,168 square kilometers (about 85% of the size of California)
  • Population: 81 million
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Official Language: German
  • Currency: Euro

Fun Fact: The longest word published in the German language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft. 

2. Hungary

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  • Size: approx. 93,000 square kilometers
  • Population: 10 million
  • Capital: Budapest
  • Official Language: Hungarian
  • Currency: Hungarian Forint

Fun Fact: The Rubik’s Cube was invented by Hungarian sculptor Ernő Rubik.

3. Austria

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  • Size: 83,879 square kilometers
  • Population: 8.5 million
  • Capital: Vienna
  • Official Language: German
  • Currency: Euro

Fun Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger grew up in Austria. His childhood home has been turned into a museum that fans can visit.

4. Poland

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  • Size: 312,679 square kilometers
  • Population: 38 million
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Official Language: Polish
  • Currency: Polish Zloty

Fun Fact: The Polish alphabet consists of 32 letters (English has 26).

5. Slovakia

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  • Size: 49,035 square kilometers
  • Population: 5.4 million
  • Capital: Bratislava
  • Official Language: Slovak
  • Currency: Euro

Fun Fact: Bratislava is the only capital in the world bordering two countries (Austria and Hungary).

6. Italy

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  • Size: 301,338 square kilometers (slightly larger than Arizona)
  • Population: 61 million
  • Capital: Rome
  • Official Language: Italian
  • Currency: Euro

Fun Fact: About 3,000 euros are thrown into the Trevi Fountain everyday.

7. Croatia

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  • Size: 56,594 square kilometers
  • Population: 4.29 million
  • Capital: Zagreb
  • Official Language: Croatian
  • Currency: Croatian kuna

Fun Fact: Many scenes from the TV show Game Of Thrones have been filmed in Croatia.

8. Slovenia

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  • Size: 20, 273 square kilometers
  • Population: 2.06 million
  • Capital: Ljubljana
  • Official Language: Slovenian
  • Currency: Euro

Fun Fact: Slovenia has the largest brown bear population in Europe.

9. Czech Republic

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  • Size: 78,866 square kilometers
  • Population: 10.5 million
  • Capital: Prague
  • Official Language: Czech
  • Currency: Czech koruna

Fun Fact: Czechs are the world’s heaviest beer consumers.

Now all that’s left to do is book your trip! 

2 Comments

  1. Hello
    I have a one way ticket to Prague at the end of April We were due to go a wedding there but the wedding has been brought forward. I have 10 days to do some touring. I have been to Prague, Budapest and Berlin before but nowhere else in Czech Republic Any suggestions?

    • Team Daytrip

      Hi Judy,
      When it comes to Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov is the most loved place by our travelers after Prague. Kutna Hora is a popular sightseeing stop for trips from/to Prague. On the west, Karlovy Vary is a fabulous spa town that shouldn’t be missed. You should also enjoy a visit to Brno and Olomouc.
      Let us know, if you have any more questions.
      Team Daytrip

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