The barbarians lived in the parts of Europe that were not a part of the vast Roman empire. These lands included Russia, Germany, Scandinavia, and France. Since most of Europe wasn't part of the Roman Empire, the main inhabitants were the barbarians. Because of this, many of the Europeans living today are descendants of the barbarians.
A group of barbarians called the Goths used to live in Scandinavia, which today is made up of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Finland. They moved to what is now Poland
(This picture should give you a peek at Poland in July) where there were few conveniences and made the barbarians'
homes hardly suitable for human habitat. They settled in Pannonia, Dacia, and Scythia in the 2nd century. In the 3rd and 4th centuries, they settled in the Byzantine empire. Finally, the barbarians
settled into what is now Italy and Siberia. Like the Goths, the Franks were a tribe from Germany. They lived in Belgium until they settled in Gaul at about 450 C.E where Paris began much later.
The barbarians lived in forests and mountains which was a huge factor that played the role of what kind of food they ate. While the Romans had good soil for a lot of vegetables, the barbarians had poor soil, meaning they had only animals to farm with and lived on meat and dairy. This forced the barbarians to constantly move around. This gave them the need to carry weapons to raid and pillage the Romans.