People Are Sharing Posts That Sum Up What Europe Is All About And Here Are The Most Interesting Ones (87 Pics)

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 This Is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, The Creator Of The Vlc Media Player, He Refused Tens Of Millions Of Euros In Order To Keep Vlc Ads-Free. Merci, Jean!

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#2 Polish Mp Joanna Lichocka Showing A Middle Finger To Opposition After The Leading Party Law & Justice (Pis) Voted To Give 2 Billion Pln To State Television Instead Of Cancer Treatment

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

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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 Polish Women Fighting For Their Rights!

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#5 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

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

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

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#8 The Sentiment In Scotland Is One I Fully Agree With

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#9 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

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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 London, UK

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

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#12 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

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

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

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#15 Trinity College In Dublin, Ireland

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#16 Meanwhile In Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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#22 Swedish Fans Excited About Today's Match

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

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#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

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

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

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

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#28 Medieval House Built In 1509 In Argentan, Orne, France

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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 Us Embassy In Berlin Today

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#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

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

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#32 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"

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#33 Eating A Haring In The Hague, Netherlands

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#34 These Two UK Phone Booths Have Been Repurposed

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#35 Green Train In Lower Silesia, Poland

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

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#37 Utrecht, The Netherlands

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

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#39 Danish Newspapers Are Having A Field Day Today

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#40 Biggest Protests In The History Of Belarus Continue. More Than 100 000 People Are On The Streets Of Minsk Today. The Protesters Demand Fair Elections

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#41 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

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

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

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#44 Black Forest, Germany

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

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#46 The Netherlands - 1966

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#47 Wuppertal's Suspension Railway (Monorail), Germany

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#48 Christmas Market 2019, Dresden, Germany

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

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

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#51 A Stand For Bikers To Hold On To While Waiting For The Traffic Lights In Sweden

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#52 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

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#53 Etna Volcano Right Now

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#54 Blood Moon In This Morning. Finland

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#55 The Beautiful Rose Window Was Spared!

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#56 Lamborghini Police Car In Italy

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

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#58 Queen Elizabeth II, Who Is On The Throne For 68 Years And 309 Days At This Moment, Has Outlasted The Longest-Reigning Occupant Of The Roman Imperial Throne, Constantine Viii (30 III 962 - 11 Xi 1028), Whose Tenure Went On For 66 Years And 226 Days

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#59 Round Apartment Buildings In Moscow, Russia

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

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#61 I Just Saw That In My Neighborhood, A Service Of Daily Baguette Delivery In France

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#62 Sailors Saluting A War Veteran, Leningrad 1989

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

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#64 Paris, France

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#65 21 Years Ago Today, An Ira Bomb In The Red Car Killed 29 People In Northern Ireland. This Photograph Was Taken Moments Before Detonation. The Man And Child In The Picture Survived, The Photographer Did Not

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#66 This Is The Only Picture You Need To See To Help Your Really Get A Feel For Yesterday’s General Election

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#67 Putin-Trump Kiss Mural By Mindaugas Bonanu Located In Lithuania

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#68 Former French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe Defeats Children In A Game Of Dominoes During A Visit To A School, September 2019

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#69 The Eu Commission Building Last Night. Leaving A Light On For Scotland

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#70 As Travelling Abroad Is Still Not 100% Safe, We Decided To Make Our Own Venice In Poland

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#71 Warsaw Is Reclaiming Space From Cars

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#72 Metro Renaissance In Düsseldorf, Germany

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#73 The Lonely Sister, London, British Museum

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#74 Gullholmen, Sweden

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#75 28 April 1945: Adolf Hitler Briefly Emerges From His Bunker Beneath The Ruins Of Berlin To Survey What's Left Of His "Thousand-Year Reich." A Photographer Snaps This Final Image Of The German Führer

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#76 One Year Ago The Italian Army Had To Be Deployed To Relieve The Morgue Of Bergamo, Italy And Bring The Corpses Of Covid19 Victims To Be Burned In Other Locations In Northern Italy. This Day Has Been Chosen To Remember The Victims Of The Pandemic

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#77 This Swiss Water Bottle Has The Mountain From Where The Water’s From In It

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#78 The Greek Deputy Heath Minister, Polakis, Smoking (Illegally) Inside The Ministry Of Health During A No-Tobacco Day Conference

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#79 Notre Dame Is On Fire

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#80 Can We Please Take This Moment To Appreciate The Simplicity Of The Metric System

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#81 In Another Edition Of State vs. Lgbt, Someone Drew A Rainbow With Chalk On Warsaw's Main Promenade. Police Closed The Street Because It's A 'Traffic Hazard'

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#82 Billboard Welcoming Theresa May In Brussels

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#83 Yesterday Hungarys Ruling Party Passed The ‘Slave Law’ Which Enables Companies To Make Their Workers Work Extra 400 Hours. The Overtime Ony Has To Be Paid After Three Years. Protesters Confronted The Authorities In The Whole City, The Police Used Gas And Pepper Spray Several Times

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#84 Alexei Navalny Bids Farewell To His Wife Yulia Before His Arrest

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#85 Polish Nationalists Threw Burning Flares Towards A Balcony With Lgbt Flag / Women's Strike Banner And Basically Set A Random Apartment On Fire For Independence Day

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#86 Something All Europeans Have In Common

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#87 Kurdish Members Of Parliament Were Encircled By Hundreds Of Turkish Police To Prevent Them Making A Statement About Condemning Turkish Invasion Of Syria

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