Best Tourist Attractions in Europe According to Instagram

Tourists flock to the Eiffel Tower  in Paris, France. Editorial credit: lapas77 /
Tourists flock to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Editorial credit: lapas77 /

Instagram is one of the most popular social networking sites today. It is a photo and video sharing site that is widely used by people from different corners of the globe. Europe’s most Instagrammed locations are mentioned below:

5. Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the fifth most Instagrammed attraction in Europe. It is the largest beer festival and traveling funfair in the world. It is held every year in Germany’s Munich. The festival runs for 16 to 18 days from September to October and is attended by over 6 million people each year. The festival has been held since 1810 and is an integral part of the Bavarian culture.

4. Notre-Dame

The fourth most Instagrammed European attraction is located in Paris. It is a medieval Catholic cathedral named the Notre-Dame de Paris or the Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is famous for its architectural splendor and rich history. The cathedral is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. The impressive cathedral building on the banks of the Seine River provides the picture-perfect backdrop to pose for a photo. Thus, the Instagram is flooded with photos of the Notre-Dame.

3. Big Ben

London is one of the world’s most visited cities and the Big Ben is one of the iconic monuments of this city. It refers to the Great Bell of the clock and (in its extended definition) also the clock tower that is found in the Palace of Westminster’s northern end. The construction of the clock tower was completed in 1859. 334 steps need to be climbed to reach the belfry of the 315 ft tall tower. Tourists visiting London ensure they capture an image of this clock tower and share it on their social media devices since it is one of the most recognizable symbols of London city.

2. Berlin Wall

A wall that divided people the people of Germany between 1961 to 1989, is the second most Instagrammed attraction in Europe. Since the reunification of Germany, tourists from all corners of the globe have visited the country with the Berlin Wall featuring in nearly all itineraries of these travelers. The Berlin Wall was built during the Cold War era by the Communist East German authorities to prevent the East Germans from fleeing to the democratic west. The wall completely encircled West Berlin. Although the Wall has been demolished nearly completely, small parts of it still stand and remind the people of the past historical events. Most people who visit this place prefer to capture the image of the ruins of the wall as a reminder of their visit to this historic place.

1. Eiffel Tower

Paris is regarded by many as the world’s most romantic city. Visiting Paris is a dream of millions across the world. No visit to the city is ever complete without standing below the most iconic monument of the city and perhaps even the world, the Eiffel Tower. Clicking pictures keeping the tower in the background is an absolute necessity for most tourists to Paris. Thus, it is not surprising that it is Europe’s most Instagrammed attraction. Located on Champ de Mars, this wrought iron lattice tower dominates the skyline of Paris. It is the tallest structure in the city and has a height of 1,063 ft. Three levels of the Eiffel Tower are accessible to visitors. The first two levels host restaurants while the third one has the highest observation deck in the European Union at an elevation of 906 ft.

Top European Tourist Attractions On Instagram

RankEurope’s AttractionInstagram tags (in millions)
1Eiffel Tower7.3
2Berlin Wall4.6
3Big Ben2.6
8La Sagrada Familia0.9
10Buckingham Palace0.6

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