The Eiffel Tower and Big Ben are impressive and worth at least one visit during your lifetime but tourism is about more than just the better-known highlights. According to a survey carried out by easyJet, 89% of British travellers are looking for more adventurous and experiential holidays post-pandemic and 76% are now more fearless then ever when it comes to their travels. Therefore, the airline company decided to put together a new bucket list assembling the weirdest things you can do as a tourist in Europe and North Africa.
“We hope that this list surprises people and inspires them to try something or somewhere new. Whether that’s exploring more of the places they love or visiting a new destination and its unique experiences for the first time, we encourage would-be travellers to get out there and do it”, Antonio Shabbir, easyJet’s Customer Experience Director said.
In order to put together the top 25, 2.000 Brits were asked for their opinion. Which activities did they think were the weirdest and the more interesting? As it turns out, the omelette-festival in France came in first, quickly followed by a church decorated with human bones in Czechia and a brewery-turned-spa in Austria.
What are the strangest things to do in Europe and North Africa?
1. Festival of the Giant Omelette (Bessières, France)
An Easter celebration featuring an omelette big enough to feed 2,000 people.
2. Sedlec Ossuary (Prague, Czechia)
A 1000+ year old church, decorated with human bones.
3. Starkenberger Beer Pools (Starkenberger, Austria)
A brewery-turned-spa that will let you soak in warm beer.
4. Bob Sledding track (Prague, Czechia)
A 1 kilometer-long bob sledding track that can be enjoyed year-round.
5. Stockholm Zombie Walk (Stockholm, Sweden)
Each year, zombies flood the streets of Stockholm to raise money for charity.
6. David Hasselhoff Museum (Berlin, Germany)
A Museum in Berlin that’s dedicated to all things David Hasselhoff.
7. La Raima (Pobla del Duc, Spain)
AKA “The Battle of the Grapes”, this is a grape fight with 90 tonnes of ammo.
8. Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling (Gloucestershire, UK)
A centuries-old race in Gloucestershire that sees participants race a wheel of cheese down a very steep hill.
9. Air Guitar Championships (Rovaniemi, Finland)
Founded in 1996, and aiming to promote world peace through music, participants put their air guitar skills to the test.
10. Kosläpp (Nationwide, Sweden)
This annual event sees farmers release cows from their winter-proof barns and let them roam free.
Curious for more? The entire top 25 can be found on easyJet’s website.