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(Last Updated On: 27/03/2021)

Traveling by train can be one of the best ways to discover a new country – relaxing in your carriage, watching the scenery roll on by. They’re also the best way to reach The most Instagrammable places in Europe!

When it comes to travel, your phone is most certainly everywhere you are – from taking photos and videos to playing with plenty of filters and captions. Documenting your travel, your vacation, is a great way to hold your wonderful memories of cities, countries, and making your way through to destinations. Not only can you save these memories and look back on them in the future, but you can also use Instagram to share these moments with your friends.

But, where are the most Instagrammable places in Europe? In the immortal words of Cady Heron from Mean Girls, when it comes to the number of Instagrammable opportunities, the limit doesn’t exist.


The most Instagrammable places in Europe: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London – Venice

We’re killing two birds with one stone here. This is not only one of the most famous train services in the world but is also the most Instagrammable places in Europe. While there are a few different routes you can take, the most popular is the London to Venice journey. Once you’ve got your train to Venice, with the help of Save A Train, your options are endless!

London to Lille Trains

London to Paris Trains

Lyon to London Trains

London to Bordeaux Trains



The Rialto Bridge is one of only four bridges crossing the Venetian Grand Canal, which means it’s very hard to photograph without people on it. One option – as with all these locations – is to visit very early in the morning.

Milan to Venice Trains

Padua to Venice Trains

Bologna to Venice Trains

Rome to Venice Trains


Icecream in Venice Canal Bridge



I doubt anyone leaves town without getting a photo of the Grand Canal. It’s what makes Venice, well, Venice! One of the best views of it is from the top of Rialto Bridge.

Venice Italy is The most Instagrammable spots in Europe


The most Instagrammable places in Europe: The Bernina Express: Switzerland – Italy

Traveling between Chur in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy, the 122km journey takes you through the stunning Swiss Alps. Perfect for Instagram!

Swiss Alps In the Winter


Once you’ve arrived in Switzerland, here are the most Instagrammable places:



Does this mountain look familiar? If you’ve ever eaten a Toblerone bar, that’s probably why! It’s the mountain that’s featured on the packaging and it’s why it’s on our list of The most Instagrammable places in Europe.

To get the same shot below, take the Gornergrat train from Zermatt all the way to the top, then walk up to the lookout point (past the hotel).

Tip: the supermarkets in Zermatt often run out of Toblerone bars for this exact shot! So if you want this shot and don’t want to take your chances then make sure you buy it before you get to Zermatt.

Zurich to Zermatt Trains

Geneva to Zermatt Trains

Bern to Zermatt Trains

Lucerne to Zermatt Trains


If you’re here for adventure (i.e. paragliding) then no doubt you will be snapping some epic Instagram shots. Don’t feel like rising your blood pressure? You can get a cool shot from the top of Harder Kulm. You’ll get an incredible view over the town of Interlaken and the Swiss Alps.

Basel to Interlaken Trains

Bern to Interlaken Trains

Lucerne to Interlaken Trains

Zurich to Interlaken Trains

The most Instagrammable places in Europe: The Brocken Railway. Harz Mountain Range, Germany

On this particular route, you’ll climb the 1,142m-high Brocken, the highest peak in northern Germany, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. But, you don’t have to only like mountain climbing to visit the Harz Mountains. In fact, it’s better if you like toy towns with fairytale castles, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fortresses, and monasteries from the Middle ages, or seeing wild animals in their natural habitat. Perfect for your Instagram feed!

Leipzig to Wernigerode Brocken Trains

Hanover to Wernigerode Brocken Trains

Munich to Wernigerode Brocken Trains


Visit Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg

With the combination of Grunderzeit and Art Nouveau villas, the Old Town of Quedlinburg makes it one of The most Instagrammable places in Europe. It’s the number and high quality of the timber-framed buildings that convinced UNESCO to declare Quedlinburg an exceptional example of a medieval European town.

Leipzig to Quedlinburg Trains

Hanover to Quedlinburg Trains

Munich to Quedlinburg Trains

Quedlinburg is among the list of The most Instagrammable spots in Europe

The West Highland Line: Scotland

Traveling along the West Highland Line, the Jacobite Steam Train is probably best known for the role it plays in the Harry Potter movies – as the Hogwarts Express. The train runs the 84-mile stretch separating Fort William from Mallaig on the West Highland Railway Line. It’s often dubbed one of the greatest rail journeys in the world, and rightfully so!

Have a look at some of the pics you could be snapping yourself!

West Highland Railway Line


The most instagrammable places in Europe: Le Train Jaune, France

Say ‘Oui’ to this trip! For more than a century, this meter-gauge yellow train has been winding its way through the French Pyrenees from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Latour-de-Carol. What it lacks in distance – it’s only 63km and about three hours long – it more than makes up in totally Instagrammable views. The dramatic mountains of the Parc Naturel Regional des Pyrenees Catalanes being one of them!

It also stops at France’s highest railway station, Bolquere-Eyne. Which sits at 1592m above sea level, and crosses the Pont Gisclard, a railway suspension bridge.

Lyon to Toulouse Trains

Paris to Toulouse Trains

Marseilles to Toulouse Trains

Bordeaux to Toulouse Trains


Charge that phone and update your Instagram app. It’s time to book a ticket with the help of Save ATrain and get snapping!

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