Best European Countries

The Top Ten
1 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million (data from 2017). more.

So fascinating and diversified country, do not hesitate to go outside Paris and French Riviera, in the country side.
The food are so various and delicious, each region has is own architecture(s), dishes, traditions, cultures, accents..

And also there are the famous French Polynesia and so many other Islands that make France one of the most fabulous country to visit and for this diversity and biodiversity; Imagine that part of Amazon is a French department, we have been there it's more than wonderful.

But most of people do not know this hidden and not enough known parts of France, maybe better like that to preserve such treasures...

Wonderful and famous country.
So various landscapes, there some villages which look to be villages of medieval tales.
France is like a dream, we had the chance to go to Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora and Marquesas Islands. Besides the fact that these places are simply marvelous, splendid, is so amazing to know that it is part of France.
Here you have among the most beautiful coral reefs (UNESCO) and gorgeous beaches in the world.
France is so different, has a so rich culture and history and so peaceful areas to live in, it is the bucolic country.
And if you need you BBQ, no problems, here you can eat everything you want.
It is No 2 for McDonalds in the world after USA.

It's true that French are not the best in spoken English, but they are not the worst compare to some countries around.
And most of people speak only their own native language, so it's something understandable.

We plan to live there at least half of the time.

One word, amazing country, you'll find there everything you need and even more, all the world condensed in one. Power, military, culture, food, wine, people / melting-pot, oceans, seas, mountains, architectures, traditions, soul, home, caves, stone age villages, monuments, buildings, swamps, landscapes, scenery, entertainment, history, geography, territories, islands. Well one word famously among the best; Denying that is just unknowing truth.

I was in a psychiatric hospital in Paris for 7 and a half months. People were nice, it was beautiful, one problem though: the school. It was absolutely crap! In their Chill Time, me and my roommate, Olivier Martin, snuck out of our bedroom to go to the Catacombs, Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre. We never got caught! Viva la France!

2 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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. more.

I am sick of all of this "why is Germany on this list, it's full of Nazi descendants who must be killed" bull because,

1) 95% of the war-criminals (Nazis) are dead or have been sentenced to life imprisonment at 80+ years.

2) The current population is NOT to blame for the putrid crimes committed in the 2nd world war which occurred 77 years ago, people treat them poorly for things they nor their parents have ever done.

3) The country is so beautiful and the people are so nice. I visited Germany for 5 days a little bit over 2 weeks ago and it was truly spectacular. And trust me when I say that the current Germans feel extremely guilty over the things they haven't done which occurred in the past, the fact is that is was 1 evil man's fault who wasn't even German. He manipulated and blackmailed his very own nation into committing crimes after he rose to power. And Germans face a large amount of racism due to WW2. I am a quarter German and whenever I reveal my background ...more

Germany is full of racist people. Due to past experience, my mother's cousin used to be a taxi driver in Berlin. Whenever he would pick up a passenger, the passenger would immediately come forth to the taxi and start yelling and cursing. Most of the times the passengers would not even pay! German people certainly do not welcome foreigners, so if your ancestry is not from Germany, or if you do not appeal to look German to them, then do not go to Germany. Try the delightful France instead. The Eiffel Tower is the most beautiful until its highest peak!

I spent one month this summer with Germany as the main place I stayed at. From there I traveled to Ireland (love it), Austria (pretty nice) and Amsterdam (very dirty, so many drug addicts, garbage everywhere because city no longer picks it up as its gone privatized, so many of the businesses can't afford regular garbage scheduled services, but the shopping on Kalverstraat is awesome and Napolean's Residence is cool).
In all of my travels I constantly amazed and proud to be in Germany (my first trip and I am German decent living in Canada). I love how the upkeep of very old beautiful buildings are, loved Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Regenburg and Nuremberg are kept up. Love, love, love Potsdam, Berlin and Munich. I visited many castles and loved it. I love the modern buildings and infrastructure in Berlin. I always knew I would feel like this was "second home" to me, very happy to have German descendant blood in me. Thanks dad!

I have experienced visiting Germany; basically to Karlsruhe...although Karlsruhe was more likey to be known as a simple but a huge city..I found myself pretty lucky to be in there. In one of the days, we've visited its historical castle were it basically demonstrates everything about war I and was II...definitely worth travelling to it. After our trip there was finally over, we returned back home as I googled some other Germany cities' images..maybe we could plan to visit them next summer and believe me..I was completely speechless. The landscapes, the amusements, the castles, the streets...they were all fascinating-and-elegant-looking. Germany is definitely the best country, along with Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and Italy...

3 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. The... read more

If you want to be stolen and not by foreign immigrants, no by aboriginal, go there.
They drive like crazy, they never say hello, the cities are old and dirty, It smells sewers everywhere. Impossible to find a restaurant which is not Italian.
Hotels are really low quality and extremely expensive.
Be careful with policemen, they do not like foreigners, they arrest you and make mess.
Nobody in this country speaks something else than Italian.
It's a very old and boring country.
And for the beaches they are all private or full of rubbishes.

And for visiting only ruins, when it's possible to visit because of continuous strikes.
Escape to other countries around, it's close and really more funny.

How is this not first? Purely amazing. Italy is beautiful and I could tell when I was still on the flight from New York. When landing I saw the beautiful snow capped mountains, and the farms closer to Rome. When taking TreniItalia from Termini to Florence the landscape was beautiful. But the real eye catcher was driving the Amalfi Coast, from Pompeii to Praiano. Looking down on Sorrento and seeing the magnificent waters. Mount Solaris on Capri was the real deal.

4 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10 million.

Only because Turkey isn't only the list, Sweden is technically number two but still... Kudos to Sweden

I'm from England, but I've got to vote Sweden because Avicii is from Sweden!

I'm from Denmark and I think Sweden is the best European country.

It's a country with one of the best qualities of life on Earth.

5 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

England can trace its history as far back as the 10th century, but modern England didn't start till the Norman Invasion of 1066. In 1535, England annexed Wales and in 1603 shared a Monarch with Scotland, which eventually led to the Unification of the two into 'Great Britain', in 1801 Ireland was incorporated forming the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland', in 1922, 6 counties stayed in the UK while the rest of Ireland declared Independence. more.

- Free state museums
- Interesting cities
- Historic sites everywhere
- Wonderful countryside
- Wonderful national parks
- Outstanding TV and dramas
- Amazing music
- Lovely seasons
- Great food
- Archecture
- Polite, friendly people
- Free healthcare
- Great education system

From France with love !

Beautiful Countryside, London is amazing! England brings so much to the world, Food, Music, Films, Language. People are friendly. Good summers, good winters.

Lived here all my life. The government need to sort out a few things, but after that we'll be up there again as one of the world's superpowers

Best place for football, cricket and golf. Beautiful rivers country sides and stunning views on mountains

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

Every school day since I can remember, I woke up, got dressed and packed my bag for school, walked out the door to be covered in rain, smelling cow crap from my neighbours farm, then get in a car and drive on a badly made road in the middle of nowhere until I get to the city which is half the time busy, and half the time empty. When school is finished, I go home on the same roads in the same rainy conditions and do my homework. Then I go to bed and start the whole thing again the next day, and I absolutely love it.

Definitely the best place in the world! Although I'm English, I actually prefer Ireland. the nightlife during summertime is awesome!

Lovely country with friendly people and great pubs. Beautiful scenery along the West.

Ireland is my favorite place in the world. That's saying something.

7 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. Oslo is the capital of Norway. Norwegian is the official language of Norway.

Norway is the best European country of all time. It's quality of life is often considered the best in the world. The urban areas and the rural areas are both very gorgeous places and perfect for pictures. Norway is very wealthy and very safe as well. The citizens are also nice and helpful people. Even the cold weather of Norway is beautiful; cold weather is way better than hot weather. Overall, Norway is simply a wonderful and fun place to visit.

Easily one of the best countries not just in Europe but in the whole world. Norway is just appealing everywhere from the big cities to the peaceful countryside. The food they serve are just so delicious. The Norwegians are also attractive and kind. Another great quality Norway possesses is that its clean everywhere; they know how to take good care of their environment. The best part of it all, Norway has one of the best qualities of life in the world.

Norway is a safe and disciplined country. A truly remarkable country with beautiful and enjoyable places to visit. Norway is totally worth it.

+You get a lot of money working here.
+True Freedom
+Go to almost every country and you can effort the most
+Great nature

-Stuff cost a lot in Norway

8 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands... read more

Love Spain, great cities, great heathcare system and great way of life and really hard working people. Love the weather and the nature but cities are amazing, really! Way bigger and cooler than Finnish cities, but I also think Finland should be up in terms of quality life, not up from Spain but in this list

I wish I was born in Spain, the sunny weather, the great healthcare system,the mountains and forest are amazing, and the cities are breathtaking. People are really open minded and creative, I love Spain

9 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... read more

It's the best country because we are huge majority white. We have no migrants, police is normal, cities are beautiful, coasts are the best looking in the world ( reason why so many wars were fought on this territory), majority christian nation though we tolerate all as long as you don't insert your beliefs onto others, the only remaining thorn in our side is EU and corrupt political system designed not to be overthrown

Its nice not having a cop on your back everywhere. People are nice cities are beautiful. Its just amazing how you get so much freedom.

10 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 grandmother lives there and J visit it every year, everything is clean, the people are friendly, the economy is good, very low criminality, the sites are beautiful, there are wonderful lakes and river, mountains are beautiful, the drinking water is one of the cleanser in the world, and life there is simply amazing.

Overall my favourite. It's beautiful, it's rich, it's safe and has lots of bunkers in case a nuclear war happens making Switzerland one of the safest countries on earth.

Best place to live in, economy is good, everything is clean, people are very nice, the sites are beautiful, everything is, the community is!

The Contenders
11 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 Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is currently a member state of the European Union, but as of 2016 has start the withdrawal process, and is set to leave the Union in October 2019. more.

I'd love to spend 3 years explaining how they are far from the same but I have stuff to do. Go watch the difference between Great Britain the uk and so much more on YouTube

Why would you put England and the UK on the same thing?

12 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium in the North Sea. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Dutch Sign Language, Sinte Romani, and Yiddish are recognised more.

Come to the Netherlands! Those people are really friendly, nice, funny and polite.

Holland is probably the best sub sea level country in the world apart from the Netherlands, although the dutch might have something to say about that

The Netherlands should be number 1 on this list because they are so awesome

13 Denmark

The best Scandinavian country, with the best of norway, sweden, and finland without all the snow. Also the oldest country in Europe except for San Marino.

Denmark is so beautiful, with all the coasts and old cities/buldings. And the danes is really friendly (and good looking).

Denmark is a beautiful, cozy and a bit like an adventure land, it is the Best.

14 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea level, and its central volcanic plateau is erupting almost constantly. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence more.

One of the best countries in the world. So rich in history, so naturally diverse and most Icelanders believe in ELVES! How cute!

Screw France, Iceland is more peaceful and doesn't have terrorists

15 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 the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portuguese is its official language and is the birthplace of it and Mirandese is considered a co-official language spoken only in a small northeastern section of the country. The most predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholism. more.

Stunning landscapes, romantic walks, cities on hills, scenic and lovely country, friendly people, spectacular and cheap food.

More and more French people decide now to live in this quiet and friendly country, huge history, small but great.

Small, but not too small... Portugal have the right size. And today is a developed country.

Too low on the list!

16 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

What?! This country is amazing, lovely lakes, beautiful mountains, no country is better.

Scotland is the best country.

17 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions, and has a population of approximately 10.7 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest more.

How the hell is this so low on the list? I've been all over Europe and Greece amazed me more than most of the countries above it. What an underrated and affordable country. I liked the food better in Greece than I did in France, Germany and Italy. The history is everywhere and it's amazing. I also adore the landscape. Geez. One of the most beautiful places on the planet.

What? I'm from Sweden and Greece is the most beautiful and country in Europe? Sweden first? Good joke. Greek food amazing Greek islands and cities! Greeks are funny and warm people and the girls are just hot! Greece must be in top 10!

Greeks are smart... just think about it, they will never bankrupt :) Greeks always find the way... I adore Greece and Greek people, they never complaint like Brits... of course they have sun, they can grow their own vegetables that actually have taste... cha :)... the only problem is flights there and out are too expensive...

I wish everyone was greek! I am greek and I am proud for that! Greece is where everything started where the civilazation began!

18 Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.
19 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi) with a population of 5.5 million. Helsinki is the capital and... read more

Popular for its amazing education system and maternal healthcare, Finland is truly one of the best countries in Europe.

A country that other countries should look up to.

20 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and more.

Wonderful cities, best food and great languages. That's Belgium, my second most favourite country!

It's like if you mix the best of France, The Netherlands and Germany and you create a country with the best chocolate in the world, full of beer lovers and crazy parties

A kind of a mix between all that you can see in Europe! I'd love to visit it!

Chocolate, waffles and fries where invented here!

21 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 in German, and referred to Vienna, showing its influence well before the Austrian Empire. After the first World War, Austria became a small country, under 10 million population, but including the world's then 4th largest city. 'A big head on a small body' they said. In 1938 Hitler invaded his home country and imposed Naziism. Vienna was then the World's largest Jewish centre, many famous people, more.
22 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world. It is the ninth-most populous country and the most populous country in Europe, with a population of 145.5 million. The country's capital and largest city is Moscow, the largest city entirely within Europe. Saint Petersburg is Russia's cultural centre and second-largest city. Other major urban areas more.

Russia is far from the strongest country in Europe! The only thing they have going for this is their atomic bombs!

France sucks. Russia should be higher

I love Russia. It's so beautiful

23 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.

Poland Is the best because They have a good futball/soccer team and their government is awesome! POLAND IS #1

Keep it up with the NATO Poland!

The most growing economy and just beautiful itself!

Poland has beautiful women they have the best vodka and the best place to party

24 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; and by Romania and Moldova to the southwest; with a coastline along the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. Kyiv is Ukraine's capital as well as its largest city. The country's language is Ukrainian, and many people are also fluent in Russian.

Brilliant! IF russia could get out of donetsk

It's dangerous there homies.
Laugh out loud

25 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.

I have to say the economy kind of sucks in Hungary, but everyone lives a peaceful life and don't desire a lot, that's good!

I'm Hungarian, and I hafta say, HUNGARY ROCKS! They have the best crapes A.K.A paulachinta, goulash and dumplings, and sooo much more! It's the absolute best

What can one say about Hungary, where is it?

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