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The 7 Best Spooky Halloween Destinations

The 7 Best Spooky Halloween Destinations
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There are 7 spooky places to visit this Halloween.

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is getting ready to wear the best costume for this event. Are there any cities in Europe that have the best Halloween celebrations?

1. Bram Stokers Festival

Bram Stokers Festival
Bram Stokers Festival

Stoker, the Irish writer who wrote Dracula, enhances the nuances of vampire culture through his literary works. Why not celebrate Halloween with a festival dedicated to the father of vampires (How is your vacation going, Anne Rice?)?

Stoker was Irish, so the 4-day festival is held in Dublin in Stoker’s honor. What can you expect? The whole family (and teens) will have fun with vampire movies, literary lectures, etc. Even a parade!

2. Borgo a Mozzano

The Devil's Bridge Ponte della Maddalena
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The Devil’s Bridge (its real name is Ponte della Maddalena) in Borgo a Mozzano is one of the most well-known bridges in Europe. Legend has it that the Devil helped build the bridge, but in exchange for his soul, he demanded that the first cross pay the price. Using a dog, he conned the Prince of Lies.

A great time is had by all in Borgo a Mozzano on Halloween night because it’s the town’s turn to be noticed. This would be a good reason to spend the darkest night of the year in Italy.

3. The banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

Foyle Halloween Carnival
Foyle Halloween Carnival

While it is nice to celebrate Halloween in Europe, why not celebrate it in lovely (northern) Ireland? It may be the largest Halloween festival in Europe.

Derry is transformed into the world’s scariest place for four days in October. It will feature haunted houses, night tours in haunted locations, makeovers, dances, seers, and more. Moreover, unlike the situation in Belfast, the rates for accommodations will not be the scariest part of the event.

4. Horrornachte

Horrornachte
Horrornachte

Halloween is often celebrated by watching scary movies with their favorite characters. Experience it firsthand at Filmpark Babelsberg during the Horrornachte (whatever that means, you might wonder).

A cinema/theme park on the outskirts of Berlin includes, among other things, performances related to Halloween involving actors, undead, and horror. So many scary things are happening here that anybody younger than 16 is barred from entering!

5. Bloody Sexy Halloween

Bloody Sexy Halloween
Bloody Sexy Halloween

There is a party in Prague (not to be confused with the Dutch event of the same name) called Bloody Sexy Halloweekend. Over 5000 people come to have a great time (mostly Czechs).

The event involves a lot of scary visual effects using skeletons. The costumes and the dancers look like they’re straight out of a Hellraiser (or Mad Max) movie.

6. Spirits of Meath

Spirits of Meath
Spirits of Meath

We are back in Ireland! According to Meath, Halloween originated in this region as Samhain, a 2000-year-old Celtic festival, although it is unlikely that people tricked or treated Romans.

October 6th through November 4th, the whole city joins in on the festival. Workshops? They have them. Ghoulish boat tours? Yes, there is also. How about enchanted walking tours? Of course.

7. Transylvania

transylvania halloween
transylvania halloween

The region of Transylvania in Romania has a very old tradition. The area is considered one of the creepiest in Europe because of the vampire stories.

There are castles, citadels, and other places worthy of hosting vampires, which provides the reason. This is the best time to visit the towns and villages during Halloween because they offer shows and guided tours.

Having ruled out the possibility of turning into a ghost or a bat (our marketing department assured our vampires don’t read this blog), you’ll have to settle for one of those spooky feasts listed above. Travelers fear flight disruptions more than haunted places. When your long weekend getaway is canceled due to a flight delay, cancellation, or overbooking,

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