Czech Republic

The Most Memorable Weekend Getaways in Europe

Colby Bjornsen is a student at the University of Denver and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. Colby studied abroad with ISA in Prague, Czech Republic.

View of the Hungarian Parliament Building from the Danube.

View of the Hungarian Parliament Building from the Danube.

Budapest is even more beautiful at night.

Wandering the gardens of Schönbrunn-the Habsburg Summer Palace.

Wandering the gardens of Schönbrunn-the Habsburg Summer Palace.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known for its Imperial Palaces.

Obsessed with the colorful buildings of Bryggen.

Obsessed with the colorful buildings of Bryggen.

Coastal village Bergen, Norway is surrounded by beautiful fjords and mountains.

Great view of the Hohensalzburg Castle from our afternoon hike.

Great view of the Hohensalzburg Castle from our afternoon hike.

The hills are alive in Salzburg, Austria.

 Loved the charming little houses in the village of Hallstatt.

Loved the charming little houses in the village of Hallstatt.

Tiny Hallstatt, Austria has a population of only 859.

Breathtaking view of Old Town from the window of our Airbnb.

Breathtaking view of Old Town from the window of our Airbnb.

Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic Sea, offers some of the freshest seafood in Croatia.

After touring the castle we walked along Lake Geneva viewing the mountains and fall leaves.

After touring the castle we walked along Lake Geneva viewing the mountains and fall leaves.

Lake Geneva, Switzerland is a crescent shaped lake near the border of France.

We took a cable car 12,605 feet up for a incredible view of the Alps.

We took a cable car 12,605 feet up for a incredible view of the Alps.

Chamonix, France is a resort town fixed between the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

 A glance at the Berlin Cathedral from the Spree river.

A glance at the Berlin Cathedral from the Spree river.

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is a cultural center with a historic past.

Check out that lush wind-blown grass at the Cliffs.

Check out that lush wind-blown grass at the Cliffs.

At 702 feet above sea level, the Cliffs of Moher stretch 8 miles along the Atlantic coast.

These funky columns are a result of ancient volcanic eruptions.

These funky columns are a result of ancient volcanic eruptions.

Giant’s Causeway is one of the largest attractions in Northern Ireland featuring 40,000 interlocking basalt columns.

A fantastic panoramic view of Barcelona can be seen from the benches of Gaudí’s Park Güell.

A fantastic panoramic view of Barcelona can be seen from the benches of Gaudí’s Park Güell.

Known for it’s crazy nightlife, Barcelona, Spain is also made famous by the lifework architect of Antoni Gaudí.

St. Mary’s Basilica looked beautiful even on a hazy winter day.

St. Mary’s Basilica looked beautiful even on a hazy winter day.

Kraków, Poland features the largest medieval square in Europe at almost 430,000 square feet.

 The fairytale view of Old Town Square will never cease to amaze.

The fairytale view of Old Town Square will never cease to amaze.

Last, but certainly not least, my home base for the semester-Prague, Czech Republic.

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