With mountains covering so many Central European states, it's no wonder that the outdoors holds such an attraction in the region. The Alps rise to their highest in Switzerland, with jagged, Toblerone-like peaks such as the Matterhorn, and march on through southern Germany. You can hike, bike, ski or just ride the gondolas and funiculars to enjoy the Alpine views. Romanticism of Eiffel Tower in Paris or Loire Valley vineyards or Italian Tuscan countryside & cuisine is something you cannot miss. Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam's treasure-packed museums, vintage-filled shops and hyper-creative design, drinking and dining scenes. There's a new part of nature to explore almost around every corner.