40 Important International Airports in Europe for Tourism

Posted by

Europe is composed of Iceland, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, San Marino, Vatican, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, , Monaco, Norway, Sweden, Finland,Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Malta. We are citing at least 40 important international airports in Europe for you so you can have more idea on how these airports look like and what are the tourist spots you can visit near these airports once the COVID lockdown is lifted. Unfortunately, wikipedia only gives you the list of airports. It does not show you recent pictures about the airport nor advice places you can visit after landing in that airport. We merged sources we got from wikipedia, instagram and tripadvisor making this blog unique. This will be a digital tour and I hope you enjoy the content we worked on for two days. We cannot travel physically right now due to the COVID pandemic but we can definitely travel digitally!

1.) Vaclav Havel Airport Prague

Located in Prague, Czech Republic. Places to visit are Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague Astronomical Clock, St. Vitus Cathedral, Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, Lennon Wall.

2.) Sheremetyevo International Airport

Located in Moscow, Russia. Places to visit are State Hermitage Museum, The Moscow Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Winter Palace, Lake Baikal, Peterhof, Savior on the Spilled Blood.

3.) Minsk National Airport

Located in Minsk, Belarus. Places to visit are Mir Castle Complex, Nesvizh Radziwiłł Castle, Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, Victory Square, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Gorky Park, National Library of Republic of Belarus, Bolshoi Theatre.

4.) Boryspil International Airport

Located in Kiev, Ukraine. Places to visit are St. Sophia’s Cathedral, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Independence Square, Golden Gate, Khreschatyk Street, St. Andrew’s Church, The Motherland Monument, Andriivs’kyi descent, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery.

5.) Sarajevo International Airport

Located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Places to visit are Old Bridge, Kravice Waterfall, Baščaršija, Sarajevo Tunnel, Gazi Husrev-beg’s Mosque, Jahorina, Sutjeska National Park, Bjelašnica, Latin Bridge, Sarajevo City Hall, Sebilj, Vrelo Bosne, Trebević, Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, kakavac Waterfall, Velež Mountain, Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

6.) Chisinau International Airport

Located in Chișinău, Moldova. Places to visit are Cricova, Soroca Fortress, The Triumphal Arch, Capriana Monastery, Stephen the Great Central Park, Mimi Castle, Stephen the Great Monument, Saharna Monastery, Bendery Fortress.

7.) Tirana International Airport

Located in Tirana, Albania. Places to visit are Skanderbeg Square, National History Museum, Grand Park of Tirana, Park Rinia, Pyramid of Tirana, Postbllok, Bunk’Art, Et’hem Bej Mosque, Tanners’ Bridge, Reja – The Cloud, Dajti Mountain National Park, Mosaic of Tirana, National Arts Gallery, House of Leaves, National Archaeological Museum, Mezuraj Museum.

8.) Athens International Airport

Located in Athens, Greece. Places to visit are Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Meteora, Acropolis Museum, Plaka, Knossos, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square and National Archaeological Museum.

9.) Henri Coanda Airport

Located in Otopeni, Romania. Places to visit are Bran Castle, Peleș Castle, Palace of Parliament, Castelul Corvinilor, Salina Turda, Romanian Athenaeum, Black Church, Cetatea Râșnov, Poiana Brașov.

10.) Larnaca International Airport

Located in Larnaca, Cyprus. Places to visit are Petra tou Romiou, Tombs of the Kings, Nissi Beach, Cape Greco, Nea Paphos, Coral Bay, Akamas, Church of Saint Lazarus, Kykkos Monastery.

11.) Budapest International Airport

Located in Budapest, Hungary. Places to visit are Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Building, Fisherman’s Bastion, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Lake Balaton, Margaret Island.

12.) Vilnius Airport

Located in Vilnius, Lithuania. Places to visit are Trakai Island Castle, Gediminas Castle Tower, Hill of Crosses, Vilnius Old Town, Gates of Dawn, St. Anne’s Church, Vilnius Cathedral, Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights and Kaunas Castle.

13.) Malta International Airport

Located in Malta. Places to visit are Comino, Azure Window, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Blue Lagoon, Grandmaster Palace Courtyard, Blue Grotto, Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Ħaġar Qim, Ramla Beach.

14.) Ljubljana Airport

Located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Places to visit are Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljanica, Dragon Bridge, Tivoli Park, Prešeren Square, Ljubljana Cathedral, Metelkova Art Center, Ljubljana Zoo.

15.) Nikola Tesla Airport

Located in Belgrade, Serbia. Places to visit are Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, Temple of Saint Sava, Knez Mihailova Street, Nikola Tesla Museum, Ada Ciganlija, Republic Square, National Museum in Belgrade.

16.) Skopje International Airport

Located in Skopje, North Macedonia. Places to visit are Ohrid, St. John the Theologian, Saint Sophia, Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon.

17.) Zagreb Airport

Located in Zagreb, Croatia. Places to visit are Museum of Broken Relationships, Cathedral of Zagreb, St. Mark’s Church, Upper Town, Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Lotrščak Tower, Maksimir, Medvednica.

18.) Sofia Airport

Located in Sofia, Bulgaria. Places to visit are Sunny Beach, Rila Monastery, Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, Borovets, Vitosha, Boyana Church Museum, Seven Rila Lakes, Tsarevets Fortress, Pamporovo, Belogradchik Fortress, Cape Kaliakra, Musala, Bachkovo Monastery, Pirin National Park, Bulgaria, Aladzha Monastery, Buzludzha, Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, National Museum of History, Rila National Park, Ethno village Etar, Banya Bashi, ock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, Vitosha Boulevard, Assen’s Fortress, Madara Horseman, Vihren, Ancient Theater of Philippopolis, Church St. George Rotunda, National Palace of Culture, Devetashka Cave, “Ivan Vazov” National Theater, Regional History Museum – Sofia, Archaeological Museum Varna, Botev Peak, Balchik Palace, Pobiti Kamani, Socialist art Museum, Cape Emine, Royal Palace “Vrana”.

19.) Tallinn Airport

Located in Talinn, Estonia. Places to visit are Tallinn Town Hall, Kadriorg Art Museum, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea, Lahemaa National Park, St. Nicholas’ Church and Museum, Toompea Castle, St Olaf’s church, Estonian Open Air Museum.

20.) Bratislava Airport

Located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Places to visit are Bratislava Castle, Devín Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael’s Gate, Old Town Hall, Presidential Palace, Primatial Palace, The Blue Church.

21.) Riga International Airport

Located in Riga, Latvia. Places to visit are House of the Black Heads, Rundāle Palace, St. Peter’s Church, The Freedom Monument, Riga Central Market, Gauja National Park, Turaida castle, Riga Cathedral, Riga Castle.

22.) Tivat Airport

Located in Tivat, Monetenegro. Places to visit are Ostrog Monastery, Lovćen, Our Lady of the Rocks, Crno Jezero, Biogradska Gora, Ada Bojana, Katedrala Svetog Tripuna, Bobotov Kuk.

23.) Heathrow Airport

Located in London, United Kingdom. Places to visit are UK’s museums as most all of them are free admission (e.g. The British Museum), Tower of London, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Stone Henge, Tower Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, River Thames.

24.) Amsterdam Airport

Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Places to visit are Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Vondelpark, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rembrandt House Museum, Jordaan, Heineken Experience.

25.) Charles De Gaulle Airport

Located in Paris, France. Places to visit are Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, French Riviera, Sacré-Cœur, Mont Saint-Michel.

26.) Luxembourg Airport

Located in Findel, Luxembourg. Places to visit are Vianden Castle, Palais Grand-Ducal, Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Adolphe Bridge, Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Musée national d’histoire et d’art Luxembourg, Casemates du Bock, Luxembourg City History Museum, Place Guillaume II, Bourscheid Castle, Monument of Remembrance, Fort Thüngen, Chemin de la Corniche, Medieval Castle Beaufort, Clervaux Castle, neimënster, Mullerthal Trail, Parc Merveilleux, lace d’Armes, Abbey of Echternach, National Museum of Military History, Larochette Castle, Constitution Square, Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History, Pétrusse, Schéissendëmpel Waterfall, Museum of Art of the City Of Luxemburg, Musée Draï Eechelen, Chemin de la Corniche, Butterfly Garden, Grevenmacher, Saint Michael’s Church, Casino Luxembourg.

27.) Oslo Airport

Located in Oslo, Norway. Places to visit are Geirangerfjord, Lofoten, Pulpit Rock, Bryggen, Trolltunga, North Cape, Lysefjord, Flåmsbana, The Vigeland Park, Viking Ship Museum, Trollstigen, Akershus Fortress, Atlantic Ocean Road, Frogner Park, The Royal Palace, Kjerag, Nærøyfjord, Oslo Opera House, Lofoten, Fløyen, Oslofjord, Kon-Tiki Museum, Munch Museum, Vøringfossen, Seven Sisters Waterfall, Karl Johans gate, Rådhuset, Hardangervidda, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Nobel Peace Center, Nidaros Cathedral, Jotunheimen National Park, Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

28.) Zurich Airport

Located in Zurich, Switzerland. Places to visit are Jungfrau, Rhine Falls, Chillon Castle, Lake Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Jungfraujoch, Titlis, Lake Zurich, Chapel Bridge.

29.) Vienna Airport

Located in Schwechat, Austria. Places to visit are Schönbrunn Palace, he Hofburg, Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Prater, Vienna State Opera, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Albertina, Rathaus.

30.) Madrid- Barajas Airport

Located in Madrid, Spain. Places to visit are La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Alhambra, Ibiza, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Museo Nacional del Prado, Costa del Sol, Royal Alcázar of Seville, Gothic Quarter, Costa Brava, Plaza Mayor, El Retiro Park, Mount Teide, Royal Palace of Madrid, Mercado de La Boqueria, Picasso Museum, Plaza de España, Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Plaça de Catalunya, Alcazaba, Costa Blanca, Cathedral of Barcelona, La Giralda, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Costa Daurada, Teide National Park, La Barceloneta, Torre del Oro, Alcázar de Segovia.

32.) Aeroporto Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino

Located in Rome, Italy. Places to visit are Colosseum, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Cinque Terre, Uffizi Gallery, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Roman Forum, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Duomo di Milano, Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, Piazza Navona, St. Mark’s Square, Lake Garda, Doge’s Palace, Spanish Steps, Rialto Bridge, Mount Etna, Ponte Vecchio, Grand Canal, Mount Vesuvius, Palazzo Vecchio, Castel Sant’Angelo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Palatine Hill, Galleria dell’Accademia, Burano, Bridge of Sighs, Pitti Palace, Sforzesco Castle, Villa Borghese, David by Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Borghese Gallery and Museum, Capitoline Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Square.

33.) Copenhagen Airport

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Places to visit are Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg, Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Palace, Kronborg, The Round Tower, Frederiksborg Castle, Strøget, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Egeskov Castle, National Museum of Denmark and King’s New Square.

34.) Lisbon Airport

Located in Lisbon, Portugal. Places to visit are Belém Tower, Park and National Palace of Pena, Jerónimos Monastery, Castelo de S. Jorge, Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto, Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca, Santa Justa Lift, Rossio, Luís I Bridge, Quinta da Regaleira, Livraria Lello, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Bolsa Palace, National Sanctuary of Christ the King, Sintra National Palace, and Lisbon Cathedral.

35.) Brussels Airport

Located in Brussels, Belgium. Places to visit are Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Atomium, Belfry of Bruges, Markt, Ardennes, Royal Palace of Brussels, Gravensteen, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, The Rubens House, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Magritte Museum, Museum aan de Stroom, Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp, Comics Art Museum, Law Courts of Brussels, Het Steen, Historical Leuven Town hall.

36.) Keflavik International Airport

Located in Keflavík, Iceland. Places to visit are Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Jökulsárlón, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Mývatn, Geysir, Hallgrimskirkja, Skaftafell, Snæfellsnes, Landmannalaugar, Dyrhólaey, Perlan, Vatnajökull National Park, National Museum of Iceland, Grímsey.

37.) Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Located in Stockhom, Sweden. Places to visit are Gamla stan, Vasa Museum, Skansen, The Royal Palace, Stockholm City Hall, Drottningholm Palace, ABBA The Museum, Gröna Lund, Djurgården, Øresund Bridge, Nobel Museum, Liseberg, Fotografiska, Abisko National Park, Stortorget, Junibacken, Malmö Castle, Riddarholmen Church, Ales stenar, Stockholm Medieval Museum, Sofiero Palace, Gripsholm Castle, Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Djurgården, Gothenburg Artmuseum, Parliament House, Volvo Museum, Ulriksdal Palace, Museum of Natural History.

38.) Rimini Airport

Located in Rimini, Italy. Through this airport, you can visit San Marino as the country San Marino do not have any airports. Places to visit in San Marino are Guaita Tower, Monte Titano, Palazzo Pubblico, Falesia Second Tower, Basilica of San Marino – Pieve, Montale, Museum of Medieval Criminology and Torture.

39.) Helsinki Airport

Located in Helsinki, Finland. Places to visit are Suomenlinna, Santa Claus Village, Helsinki Cathedral, Temppeliaukion Church, Market Square, Sibelius Monument, Senate Square, Linnanmaki, The Snow Castle of Kemi, SantaPark – the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Uspenski Cathedral, Arktikum, Nuuksio National Park, Seurasaari, Turku Castle, The National Museum of Finland, Olavinlinna, Design Museum Helsinki, Snow Village, Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre, Helsinki City Museum, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Finnish Architecture.

40.) Frankfurt Airport

Located in Frankfurt, Germany. Places to visit are Neuschwanstein Castle, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Berlin Wall Memorial, Cologne Cathedral, East Side Gallery, Marienplatz, Museum Island, Berliner Fernsehturm, Nymphenburg Palace, Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, Linderhof Palace, Pergamonmuseum, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Heidelberg Palace, Berlin Cathedral, Hohenschwangau Castle, Sanssouci Palace, Europa-Park, Checkpoint Charlie, Munich Residenz, Romantic Road, Charlottenburg Palace, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Frauenkirche Dresden, Zwinger, Hofbräuhaus München, Speicherstadt, Eltz Castle, Gendarmenmarkt, Tropical Islands, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsches Museum, Würzburg Residence, Alte Pinakothek.

There are a number of other international airports located in Europe which are serving minimal number of international flights/ routes. There are also a number of international airports soon to rise. We haven’t included those yet. The 40 airports on the list are a good start to start your adventure in Europe. Please let us know any suggestions that you may have for this lovely blog. Please also follow us on IG: travellingpeoplesdotcom, Facebook: Travellingpeoples, and Youtube: Nathanael Nunag. We aim to provide games monthly to our followers/ subscribers giving them a chance to win free plane tickets, tours, accommodations, and other travel products. Keep safe everyone! Next blog would be airports in the Americas and the Caribbean!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply