Top 10 Most Interesting Countries in Europe

This list was very hard to make because there's tons of interesting european countries, feel free to add other european countries as well. Without further ado, let's start!

The Top Ten

Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

In my suprising and unpopular opinion (or for short IMSaUO), Hungary easly tops the list. Because of many reasons. It's one of the flattest countries in Europe and it has such a big history. It actually used to be one of the biggest countries in Europe and used to be a kingdom, and Austria used to be part of it. I wish it was more known. Compared to Italy this gets no attention, the reason I just compared Italy to Hungary is because their flags are almost the same except Italy's flag is verticval and Hungary's flag isn't. I prefer the hungarian flag. This country also has such an interesting culture! They share the same favourite vegetable as mine: paprika / pepper and they love to use it. I love Hungary! - darthvadern

Message me if you want to know more about Hungary. It would be a pleasure for me, just like its inclusion on the list. - Alkadikce

Good country for foreigners, but don't consider living here. This country may be everyone's favorite on this list, but sadly it's a country that's being ruined by the political elite, who are literally forming a new kind of dictatorship.
ps.: I'm from HU

Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

This country is as long as half of Sweden - darthvadern

United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.


Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous more.

"The last dictatorship of Europe". Isn't that alone a reason to why it's an interesting country? A former state of the Sovjet Union, Belarus is the only one of them in Europe who has kept dictatorship, with its president ruling the country since 20th July 1994 known as Alexandr Lukashenko. This country also has very beautiful enviroment as there's a lot of forests and stuff here. There's also a lot of rivers the longest being Dnepr. Capital city is Minsk. Such an interesting country! - darthvadern

Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

It is very interesting, I mean it's divided into two parts, the dutch speaking Flanders and french speaking Wallonia - darthvadern

Really interesting - ElSherlock


Now, this might be somewhat of a biased choice since I am half-lithuanian, but I am trying to look at Lithuania as objectively as possible too. Lithuania is in my opinion the most interesting baltic state and it has gorgeous plains and forests. Most forests in Lithuania even have their own statues that symbolizes the old lithuanian gods. I mean this is such a interesting country honestly - darthvadern


The one country in which a third of the country is located below the sea level/surface. I think it's alone a reason why it's such an interesting country. It is also very famous for its cheeses, windmills and tulips, a beautiful country, enough said - darthvadern

Yeah. I love my country! - Userguy44

Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often more.

Austria, not to be confused with Australia is mainly known for its mountains in the Alps which are good for skiing, and I think it's very beautiful, there's so much interesting and beautiful things about Austria. Mozart, a famous music composer was from Austria. I love Austria! - darthvadern

I don’t understand why this country isn’t first. They basically wrote EU history.

1) Gave birth to the most influential family of Europe... the Habsburgs
2) The Habsburgs had ruled about every European country except ENG and RUS, there even was a Habsburg Mexico
3) Arnold Schwarzenegger
4) Hitler was German and Beethoven was Austrian *cough*
5) Started WW1 and basically WW2
6) Is placed always high in Winter Olympics
7) Was one of the strongest countries in Europe and now look at it
8) Still has a permanent relationship with Hungary
9) South Tyrol is Austrian
10) Uh and again, wrote all of Europe’s history with its Monarchy.

Historians talk about how influenctial this country was and how it’s sneaking below everyone’s noses. The reason why it isn’t apart of Germany was due to its history

Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, more.

The oldest city in Europe is located in Bulgaria, simply, this is one of the oldest countries in the whole of Europe, so obviously it would be featured in the list! Sofia is such an old and interesting country and it's actually even a girls name in Sweden. Unfortuanely I dn't know too much about this country, but it's interesting! - darthvadern

Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

Eastern Europe as whole is the most interesting part of Europe in my opinion. It has such an exotic and slavic culture, and Romania has the most clear slavic culture there (except for Russia). It is from this country where the brutal Vlad III came from who basically is the root to the the Dracula myth. Transylvania is in Romania as well! definitely an interesting country - darthvadern

The Contenders

Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.

It looks like its eating Bosina-Hersegovina

The most interesting of the former Yugoslavian states is Croatia in my opinion. It has such an exotic and slavic culture and it's gorgeous! The capital Zagreb is really cool, however, my main love goes to the gorgeous city of Dubrovnik at the coast, it's such a beautiful and nice city. The coast is so beautiful here! President is Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and official language is croatian. Such a beautiful and interesting country - darthvadern

Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Yes, Greece isn't that high up on my list. It's still a very interesting country! It's one of the oldest countries in Europe and it has such a big and interesting history and mythology! Even though I think Greece is highly overrated obth in terms of tourism and history, it's still interesting. Democracy was founded in Aten and there's may interesting monuments in Greece. The sparta people are also very interesting! Very interesting country! - darthvadern

Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

Most people stereotype this country with pizza and pasta, and mario to an extent. But it's much more than that. This country has huge history! Rome is such a interesting and beautiful capital city and the flag is great too. Northern Italy has those gorgeous mountains of the Alps which I love, and the southern has many plains, and the capital Rome. Also, this country invented pizza and pasta, two excellent foods! - darthvadern

Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Overall most interesting country in northern europe - darthvadern

Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

I don't think it's really interesting but it's certainly an awesomne country - darthvadern

Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Not really in my opinion although it still is interesting - darthvadern

France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

Quite a fascinating country - darthvadern

Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.
Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.
Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

What why poland isn't in top 10?! You know history? - kingazpl

Czechia Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
Slovenia Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.
Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.
Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.
Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

Probably the most exotic northern europe country - darthvadern

Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. more.

My favourite country in the world - darthvadern

Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Whoever put this here, you're so wrong. I live in Ireland and I can confirm that this is one of the most boring countries ever. there's nothing to do here.

Such a beautiful country - darthvadern

Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

I think it's the second most interesting country iof the former yugoslavian countries - darthvadern

Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.
San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
Moldova Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. more.
Andorra Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France.

Overall the most interesting micro state in Europe. It's a country that is very hard to get in to because there's only two main roads that lead in to it! Official language is catalan, but french and spanish are the two other very big languages in the country. Fun fact is that only a third of the population are andorrians! So basically only a third of the country can be part of the goverment. - darthvadern

Monaco Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.

I actually think the opposite of this country - darthvadern

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or Bosnia & Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, and, in short, often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

Estonia, the most northern country of the baltic, and it sometimes think it belongs into the nordic, as estonian, the language is quite similar to finnish, but the other two baltic neighbour think Estonia should admit he's baltic as well. They have somewhat of a different history though, but to be honest they are all interesting. I think Lithuania is more interesting but Estonia has some pretty interesting medieval sites - darthvadern

Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.
North Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has a population of over 2 million people which are a mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians, and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful more.
Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It is the smallest nation on Earth, and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
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