Europe is best known for its palaces, churches and museums, which attract over 476 million tourists each year. Along with these precious remnants of the past, Europe's long history of thriving agricultural civilizations has left behind an environment much affected by the presence and activities of man. Amazingly, over one-quarter of Europe's land mass is still forested, and stringent efforts have been taken to protect its remaining wildlife. Nature lovers can enjoy the 10,000+ campgrounds that the region has to offer, and there are a plethora of glamping sites that combine a high standard of comfort with true sense of backwoods camping. Soaring tree houses, lakeside yurts, authentic tipi retreats, mountain bungalows, and luxurious canvas cabins have found homes in Europe's countryside, and are now simply waiting for new glampers to find them.