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Revealed: Europe’s Top 20 Wellness Destinations for Summer 2024

by Katie Skrzek

May 8, 2024

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Destinations / Europe

Wellness getaways are more popular than ever. According to research from Virtuoso, searches for “wellness retreats” are up a whopping 280 percent. The team at Cult Beauty analyzed cities in Europe to determine the most popular destinations for a European wellness getaway.


The top 20 European wellness destinations are:

  1. Paris, France
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Helsinki, Finland
  4. Copenhagen, Denmark
  5. Vienna, Austria
  6. Prague, Czech Republic
  7. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  8. The Hague, Netherlands
  9. Rotterdam, Netherlands
  10. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  11. Oslo, Norway
  12. Madrid, Spain
  13. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  14. Minsk, Belarus
  15. Reykjavik, Iceland
  16. Vilnius, Lithuania
  17. Berlin, Germany
  18. Stockholm, Sweden
  19. Munich, Germany
  20. Barcelona, Spain


Paris took the top spot on the list thanks in part to ranking highest for health care, least pollution and most spas (more than 1,000). London came in second, with its record-breaking number of green spaces. With the highest happiness ranking on the list, Helsinki comes in third place overall. No. 4 on the list, Copenhagen offers free healthcare and a healthy work-life balance. Vienna rounds out the top five with its high quality of life index ranking.


The cities were ranked using seven factors: quality of life, health care, cost of living, pollution, number of parks, number of spas and wellness centers, and happiness levels. For more information on methodology, visit the website.


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