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5 best European destinations to spend Halloween
From scary castles and dark forests to outrageous parties and extravaganza, Europe is the place to be during Halloween. We selected the coolest (and scariest) events and activities scattered around the continent. Fun and scares guaranteed.
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
For three weeks leading up to 31 October, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen turns into a Halloween wonderland, complete with pumpkin carvings, confusing mazes, and a range of fiendish characters. It’s the perfect autumn event.
2. London, England
A city as old as London, with its bloody history, makes for a perfect place to celebrate Halloween. Walk the streets that were once the horrific murder sites of Jack the Ripper. Or dress up and dance the dark night away at one of the many fancy club events.
3. Transylvania, Romania
What better place to celebrate Halloween than the home of Count Dracula himself? Every end of October, the mysterious Bran Castle is the location of an unforgettable Halloween party.
Looking for something quieter? The vast, haunted forests of this beautiful Romanian region are waiting for you…
4. Paris, France
Paris, the city of blinding lights? Think again. The French capital has a dark secret hidden underneath its surface. Up until the late 1800s, six million Parisians were dug up from cemeteries around the city and moved to the Catacombs. They’re open for visits, if you dare.
5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Why celebrate Halloween for just one night? The Amsterdam Halloween Festival lasts for no less than 5 days. Put on your scariest costume and dance the nights away. Tired of partying? There is an all-night horror movie marathon too.
Autumn isn't just about Halloween. Europe also offers fiery colours, harvest festivals and cities with fewer crowds and lower prices.
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