The bosom of Europe is that beautiful area in the very heart of the land mass of Europe, which includes Austria
, a delightful area to combine by train.
Beautiful scenery, Alps, lakes, charming villages and so much more. Austria
is epitomized by green glacial valleys and snow-capped peaks - and the wooden picture postcard chalets. Nonetheless, visitors have much to explore from the stylish capital, Vienna, to the baroque splendor of Salzburg.
France, whether the romance of Paris sweeps you off your feet or you fall gently for the relaxed life of Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux.
Germany's landscape is straight from the Fairy tales: castles, deep dark forests and mythical rivers, with graceful big-city appeal, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer.
Italy has drawn foreign visitors, mostly for its architectural, artistic and scenic splendors. Its great cities are replete with fantastic works of art ranging from the Roman times to the Renaissance.
is a pristine country of lakes, mountains and forests. The best known of the continent's mountain ranges, the Alpine chain, runs through most of Switzerland and provides the majority of the country's magnificent natural sights. In the summer, towns such as Interlaken become green mountain centers for walking and mountaineering, and there are few places more naturally beautiful in the whole of Europe.