11 gorgeous roads in Europe you need to drive in your lifetime

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A road trip is an amazing way to disconnect from the monotony of your daily work life.

There are plenty of beautiful driving options in the US, but for those itching to go overseas, consider Europe.

Here are 11 European roads you should drive in your lifetime:

SEE ALSO: 17 stunning roads in the US you should drive before you die

AUSTRIA: Nockalm Road

The 21-mile road cuts through the Eastern Alps in Carinthia. It’s closed in the winter, but the winding highway has stunning views of the mountainous landscape and surrounding pine forests.

FRANCE: Route Gentelly

This highway in the South of France is absolutely gorgeous. Route Gentelly provides drivers (and bikers) sweeping views of the Côte d’Azur while cutting through picturesque carved tunnels.

Unlike roads further up north, Route Gentelly isn’t subject to harsh winter weather and is open year round. 

GERMANY: Fairy Tale Route

This is a great one if you’re looking for kid-friendly road trips. It runs for 370 miles between Hanau and Bremen and has tons of stops along the way. You can see the castle of Trendelenburg, the inspiration for Rapunzel, or Steinau, where the Grimm brothers grew up. 

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