PICS: Discover Europe like never before with views from above

2019-11-01 14:45 - Thutolore Tsatsane
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An aerial view of Malbork Castle, a 13th-century T

An aerial view of Malbork Castle, a 13th-century Teutonic castle along the Nogat River. (National Geographic/Windfall Films)

There is only so much travelling one can do in a year, yet there is plenty to see in the world.

Europe has some of the most beautiful countries with historic landmarks scattered across the continent. National Geographic is opening you up to a whole new world.

A brand new six-part series explores the vibrant cultures, history and architecture of some of the most popular cities, showcasing sights you have never seen or simply giving you a new perspective.

Each episode will focus on one distinct European country, from the bright tulip fields in the Netherlands to the Etna Volcano in Italy.

Viewers will be taken through a whirlwind of adventure whether you love admiring the architecture, learning about customs or appreciate natural landscapes this series is guaranteed to exhilarate your senses.

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Highlights include Spain's still unfinished Sagrada Familia where architects remain on-site round the clock, the beautiful, historic windmills and floating homes in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom’s Eden Project, to witness daredevil gardeners trying to trim the foliage whilst hanging from the project’s roof. 

Other highlights include incredible views of a tropical resort situated inside a vast disused airship hangar in Germany, the largest castle in the world in Poland and a supercar school’s ice-track in Italy that’s guaranteed to set heart-rates sky rocketing. 

Europe From Above showcases the incredible transformation of Europe across a single year, says 
Matt Taylor, VP, Head of Programming, Factual, National Geographic UK, Europe and Africa, "taking viewers on a stunning visual journey as only we can."  

Start planning your wanderlust bucket list as the series premiers on Wednesday 13 November at 21:00, on National Geographic (DSTV 181).  

A satellite view of a Dutch star shaped fort (Huls

Europe From Above: The Netherlands

"This spectacular aerial journey reveals the innovations that made the Netherlands a technological powerhouse. Flying high over historic windmills, futuristic greenhouses, modern turbines and floating homes we reveal the Netherland’s battle for space to live on and grow food. Weird looking forts provide a glimpse of this nation’s struggle for independence, and bizarre New Year’s traditions bare its community spirit."


An aerial view of Malbork Castle, a 13th-century T

Europe From Above: Italy 

"Cameras swoop over the treasures of ancient Rome, fly alongside dredger in Venice and get a bird’s eye view of Sicily’s ladder top fishermen. We look down on daring scientists as they climb Italy’s Etna volcano, we see bizarre vibrating forks at work in Puglia’s olive groves and we race around an ice track in the high Alps at the world’s strangest supercar school. "

A satellite view of a Dutch star shaped fort (Huls

Europe From Above: Poland

 Swoop over the largest castle in the world, zoom through fireworks over Krakow, and witness the struggles of European Bison, the largest land animal in Europe. This bird's eye view of Poland also reveals a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation - in Warsaw Poles are hard at work building what will become the tallest building in the EU.  

A satellite view of a Dutch star shaped fort (Huls

Europe From Above: Spain

"Soar over Barcelona's Sagrada Familia as architects work around the clock to finish the building. Daredevil barnacle hunters rappel down jagged cliffs to hunt for one of the world's most exclusive shellfish and we glide over one of the world's greatest abandoned buildings nestled deep in Spain's northern mountains."

(Images supplied: National Geographic)

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