Who Needs A European Summer, When You Can Have A European Fall?
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Who Needs A European Summer, When You Can Have A European Fall?

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Sep 2, 2022

Ok, so maybe you didn’t get to partake in a European summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the continent this fall. On the bright side, you’ll be able to enjoy Europe without the summer crowds. 

Fall in Europe is filled with stunning landscapes, crisp weather, and delicious seasonal foods. The cost of travel is a lot more affordable during that time since the demand for summer travel is over. There is no better time than fall to travel to Europe to experience opulence and get more bang for your buck. 

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If you’re not sure about which European cities to hit up this fall, we’ve got you covered!

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is absolutely stunning in the fall. Head to Old Town Square, which has been preserved since the 10th century. From the architecture to the street vendors, you’re guaranteed a great experience. While in Old Town Square, check out the mechanical clock, which is known as the world’s best preserved medieval mechanical clock. The clock puts on a show at the top of every hour. 

Get your daily steps in by walking across the Charles Bridge, which dates back to the 14th century! The Prague Castle is another must-see attraction when in this marvelous city. End your day eating a pork knuckle, if that’s your type of thing — known as Koleno, this dish is marinated in beer and is very popular in Czech and German cuisine. 

Istanbul, Turkey

Avoid the scorching heat of the summer in Istanbul by visiting in the fall. This city has breathtaking architecture and mouth-watering foods like Kofte (meatballs made with lamb or beef), Dolma (stuffed grape leaves), Pide (Turkish pizza), and Doner (a sandwich with lamb, beef, or chicken). 

Head to the Grand Bazaar for shopping and sightseeing. The top of the Galata Tower, a 14th-century building, is great for getting one of the best views of the city. 

Oslo, Norway

This trendy city is the third largest city in Scandinavia. Head to the roof of the Oslo Opera House for a stunning sunset view. 

 

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Venture to Aker Brygge, which is an upscale neighborhood built on what was once a shipyard. Stroll the boardwalk and explore its delicious restaurants, cafes, and cute boutiques. You can’t leave Oslo without visiting the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design! This is also the home of the infamous “The Scream” artwork by artist Edvard Munch. 

Perthshire, Scotland

If nature is what you’re craving, Perthshire is the place to be. You can explore Tay Forest Park and walk on the trails, visit Blair Castle in the countryside or go white water rafting on the River Tay. 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hop on a bike and explore this city filled with eclectic culture, cuisine, and people. Spend the day museum and art gallery hopping, trying out cafes, and enjoying a techno club at night. 

 

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Treat yourself to a fall favorite — a slice of apple pie with whipped cream and Chocomel, a staple Dutch milk beverage.

Copenhagen, Denmark

This city is vibrant with some of the best fall weather. Danish people know how to enjoy life, embracing hygge, the culture of being comfortable and cozy. 

Explore Nyhavn, a colorful waterfront dating back to the 17th century. Practice hygge by indulging in hot chocolate and mulled wine at Torvehallerne market. 

Florence, Italy

This city is where the Renaissance originated. It is filled with art, culture, history, and decadent food. From medieval churches and architecture to world-class art museums, what’s not to love about this incredible city? 

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