Who knocks on your door…? Halloween is coming soon! Far from the big American festivals, Europe does not have to fade and offers many opportunities to Shiver. And then, let’s say it… Dracula is already pale enough! Here is a small concentrate of the 5 best places to be on the evening of October 31st in Europe (if you like to be afraid!).
1. transylvania, Romania
of course, Dracula, everyone knows. It is his legend that made popular this beautiful hilly region of romania, which includes the Carpathians. Transylvania has this special atmosphere that makes it the ideal destination for a long foggy weekend on Halloween.
Not to be missed: the Halloween party at Hunedoara Castle and of course a scary visit to Bran castle, better known as Dracula castle… Don’t forget your garlic clove!
2. venice, Italy
So yes, Venice is the ultimate romantic destination, so why not spice up your citytrip a little in love by planning it for Halloween. The shops are superbly decorated for the occasion and the locals organize many special Halloween evenings throughout the City.
An idea to visit the theme? The special tour “secret itineraries” of the Doge’s palace. You will have the opportunity to discover the torture chambers of the prisoners…
3. edinburgh, Scotland
With your friends or family, Edinburgh is the trendy place to celebrate Halloween. With its medieval city airs and the multitude of ancient traditions still well anchored in morals, Edinburgh is the ideal city for a successful October 31st Evening. In the old town, don’t miss the Samhuinn Fire Festival, which marks the Celtic New Year and the arrival of Winter. Admire the artistic performances of hundreds of volunteers!
4. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, so all occasions are good to visit. Although unpopular about ten years ago, the Halloween party is now celebrated by more and more people: theme evenings, festivals and events in the Centre.
Dracula awaits you in the labyrinth of the palace of Buda Castle (the legendary Vlad Tepes was rested in the 15th century!). Don’t miss the Pumpkin Lantern Festival at the heroes ‘ square: the funds raised by the sale of food are paid to charitable associations.
5. Dublin, Ireland
You can discover a different facet of Dublin during Halloween by participating in all sorts of scary events around the city Centre. Are you visiting the city with children? Then go to the Spooktacular Boo at the city zoo. Haunted Creative recreation, Halloween makeup, dinosaur Show and pumpkin snack for elephants are on the Program.
Music Fan? See you at the Samhain Festival on October 28th and 29th. Liam Gallagher (Oasis Singer) will be present this year! finally, for lovers of Ghost stories, visit the Horro Expo Ireland, organised for the second time this year at the Freemasons ‘ Hall in Dublin on 29 october. Explore the paranormal world, listen to intriguing stories and meet very special guests!