Photogenic European Cities

If you are a photographer or someone that loves beautiful places, then this post is just for you. In this blog post I will be recommending five cities located in Europe that are extremely photogenic and will make it hard for you to put your camera away. If you are an Instagrammer or someone that likes to publish your photos then in these cities you will find yourself with an army of great shots after your visit.

These recommendations are also places which are easy to visit in a short period of time and need minimal public transport.

1. Colmar, France

Colmar in the Alsace region of France is simply beautiful, with wonderful colourful buildings and a stunning area called La Petite Venise. As well as this area, the entire old town is full of picture opportunities with great atmosphere and lots of restaurants and interesting buildings.

Want to see more of Colmar? Head our post City Breaks: A visit to Colmar.

Colmar, France
Colmar, Alsace at Sunset

2. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Old Town is fantastic with great viewpoints such as Charles Bridge Towers, Old Town Hall, Prague Castle and some restaurants such as Hotel U Prince which have rooftop restaurants. The cobbled streets and old landmarks including Prague Castle will leave you constantly clicking that shutter.

Read our post The Best viewpoints in Prague to see more.

A view Prague Skyline at dusk from Old Town to the Lesser Quarter. Colorful Buildings and Prague Castle can be seen.
Prague Skyline at dusk from Old Town to the Lesser Quarter

3. Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a delight and a good way to see this city is to start at the Belvedere Palace, then walk down to Karlskirche, then on towards the central part of the city, including Stephansdom, Hofburg Palace, Rathaus and much more. You will find Vienna super clean with immaculate buildings, beautiful streets and magnificent architecture.

Visit our post Vienna-10 Top Things to See for more images.

The Belvedere in Vienna in the Spring
Belvedere in Vienna in the Spring

4. Venice, Italy

One of the great things about Venice is the lack of cars and roads. Instead you have beautiful canals weaving throughout the city, narrow streets and old picturesque buildings. A great excursion from Venice is Burano which has some of the most colourful buildings on the planet.

Visit our post 20 photographs that will make you want to visit Venice to see more pics.

The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore from the San Marco district in Venice with Gondolas in the foreground
The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore from the San Marco district

5. Amsterdam, Netherlands

It’s easy to spend hours walking around the canals of Amsterdam, taking pictures of the interesting buildings and bridges, and allowing yourself to get lost in the streets. Amsterdam is also great for reflection shots where you will often get mirror like images in the water.

Amsterdam at night
Amsterdam at night

I hope you find these ideas helpful. What other places would you recommend for taking photos? Please leave a comment below..
Happy Travelling 🙂

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Great suggestion Kaye. That’s on my list! Thanks so much.


Wow! Amazing shots above, especially your Amsterdam pic. Duly impressed. Keep shooting and sharing!


And Paris. Definitely my number 1 when it comes to the most photogenic European cities. Great article, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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