Bits and BobsBathing in beer, rolling cheeses down a hill, it’s all part of the fun for travellers in Europe.

Europe’s weirdest experiences: From giant omelettes to zombies

Fake blood and gory on the streets of the Swedish capital during the annual Stockholm Zombie Walk.
Fake blood and gory on the streets of the Swedish capital during the annual Stockholm Zombie Walk. Photo Credit: Stockholm Zombie Walk

The Festival of The Giant Omelette in Bessières, France, Sedlec Ossuary bone church in Prague and Starkenberger Beer Pools in Austria, have been revealed as the top must-do alternative cultural experiences in Europe.

Bob-sleighing around a scenic track in Prague, a charity Zombie walk through the streets of Stockholm and a museum devoted entirely to actor David Hasselhoff in Germany also featured highly in a new bucket list compiled by travel experts for airline easyJet.

The poll-topping Festival of The Giant Omelette in Bessières is a celebration of the legend that Napoleon’s army once feasted on an omelette in the host village. Today, crowds can gather to watch the giant omelette of 1,500 eggs being made.

Voted for in second place was the Sedlec Ossuary, near Prague, Czechia. The 13th century monastery is decorated with over 40,000 human bones.

In third place, the Starkenbergee Beer Pools in Austria is a brewery turned spa that will let you soak in warm beer.

Making up the top 10 unusual experience in Europe and North Africa are:

Bob Sledding track (Prague, Czechia) - A 1km long bob sledding track that can be enjoyed year-round.

Stockholm Zombie Walk (Stockholm, Sweden) - Each year, zombies flood the streets of Stockholm to raise money for charity.

David Hasselhoff Museum (Berlin, Germany) - A Museum in Berlin that’s dedicated to all things David Hasselhoff.

Leftover Star Wars Sets (Tozeur, Tunisia) - The preserved sci-fi city of Tatooine from the original 1977 film set.

La Raima (Pobla del Duc, Spain) - aka “The Battle of the Grapes”, this is a grape fight with 90 tonnes of ammunition.

Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling (Gloucestershire, UK) - A centuries-old race in Gloucestershire that sees participants race a wheel of cheese down a very steep hill.

Air Guitar Championships (Rovaniemi, Finland) - Founded in 1996, and aiming to promote world peace through music, participants put their air guitar skills to the test.

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