You have the ring safely tucked away, the date marked on the calendar, and the words rehearsed countless times. You’ve even arranged a trip to the most romantic continent in the world, Europe. But you seem to be missing one crucial detail. Where exactly would you propose?
Don’t worry for we’ve got you covered. Whether you want to pop the question in a historic castle, atop a scenic mountain at sunset, or in a restaurant on a seaside cliff, we listed the best places in Europe to propose to the love of your life.
1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
Nothing would make your partner feel like a princess than proposing at the Neuschwanstein Castle. Perched on a rugged hilltop overlooking the picturesque town of Hohenschwangau, this fairytale castle is the inspiration of the Sleeping Beauty palace in Disneyland. However, it might be unwise to propose inside the castle as it often gets crowded with tourists.
The shores of the Alpsee lake offer a scenic view of Neuschwanstein, as well as privacy. You can also walk across Mary’s Bridge and continue hiking uphill until you find a breathtaking view of the castle and the panorama below.
2. St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, UK
Suffused in legend and famous for its formidable castle, as well as its ancient cobblestone pathway, St. Michael’s Mount is quite an unconventional venue for proposing. However, it is the unpredictability that makes a proposal particularly exciting and memorable. For a more romantic effect, pop the question at sunset, with the silhouette of the mount in the background. Later in the evening, you can camp near the Cornish island before you continue exploring the rest of the stunning English county of Cornwall.
3. Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece
Famous for its breathtaking sunsets and whitewashed buildings topped by cobalt blue domes, Imerovigli possesses the perfect ambiance for romance. Want to go classic and propose over dinner? Choose among the village’s chic bars, fine-dining restaurants, and elegant boutique hotels. If you are a little more adventurous, hike the trail that leads to the summit of the Skaros Rock and propose your love amidst the backdrop of the vast Aegan Sea.
4. Terrace of Infinity, Ravello, Italy
The Terrace of Infinity is probably the most iconic part of the historic Villa Cimbrone. Lined with Roman-style statue busts and rising 365 meters above the sea, The Terrace of Infinity offers a breathtaking glimpse of the ocean and the Amalfi Coast. With a view as stunning and romantic as this, who could ever say no to your proposal? However, if you are jittery about heights, you can instead explore the magnificent gardens that boast of temples and classical architecture.
Because we are talking about Italy, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the culture, if not the country. For those who want to stay in this fascinating country, you can become an Italian citizen by civil union. So, if you’re partner is Italian, this could be an extra benefit of popping the questions whilst on your travels.
5. The Pap of Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
The Pap of Glencoe is one of the most famous hiking destinations in the Scottish Highlands, and rightly so. Its summit allows you to take in breathtaking views of glens, lochs, moors, and surrounding mountain peaks. And although the ascent is challenging, it’s not impossibly difficult. More importantly, there is something indescribably romantic about proposing on top of a mountain. Surprise your partner with a sweet and heartfelt proposal as the magical allure of the Pap of Glencoe envelopes you.