Known the continent of kings, castles, and legends, Europe also possesses wonderful and macabre destinations to celebrate Halloween.

Bruges, Belgium

city of Bruges in Belgium in sunset
There are many things to do in Bruges during Halloween.

Nicknamed the “Venice of the North”, it is no less evil on Halloween days. You can experience the “dark” feeling in the city at night. For example, walking activities and listening to guides tell about legends, myths, or macabre truths.

Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge Prague attractions
The mystery Charles Bridge Prague when the night comes with fog.

The city is filled with “scary” colors every Halloween with medieval ornate bridges, narrow streets, and sculptures. This place is considered the “capital of horror” as you can easily encounter zombies and demons.

Blackpool, England

blackpool pleasure beach blackpool city
Blackpool Pleasure beach becomes Vampire beach on Halloween.

One of the best places to celebrate Halloween with dozens of fairground attractions for all ages, including The Blackpool Tower Dungeon. If you want to relax on the beach, enjoy the scary moment on Vampire beach.

London, England

East London aerial view from The Shard at night
East London aerial view from The Shard at night.

London has amazing landmarks for travelers to visit. The city is also a “scary” place during Halloween time. You can discover carnival activities on the streets of east London, in the Whitechapel area, where the killer Jack the Ripper has killed many women.

Corinaldo, Italy

corinaldo italy halloween
The town Corinaldo Italy is one of the best Halloween destinations in Europe.

Corinaldo is a town, a destination in Province of Ancona, Italy charmed by nature and its incredible landscape. Additionally, Corinaldo is known as the capital of witches on Halloween, where the most “evil” Halloween is held. If you are brave enough, come to Corinaldo to participate in the most demonic event “Halloween – Festival of Witches” which will take place in the last 4 days of October.

Monsters Park, Italy

the orge or orcus mouth in Sacro Bosco, one of the best halloween destinations in Europe
The well-known statue in Monsters Park, the Orge or Orcus Mouth.

Also known as Sacro Bosco or Gardens of Bormazo, Monsters Park is a huge park and a symbol of the Italian Renaissance. Here, the adventurous traveler will have to pass through the Ogre’s Gate, or Hell’s Gate, to admire the monster statues and hear the macabre stories. Surely, Monsters Park has plenty of corners for you to take impressive photos for the Halloween.

Venice, Italy

city venice canals
The end of October is the best time to visit Venice for Halloween and less tourists.

Venice is covered with fog as night falls and becomes scary with people dressed in black and wandering the streets. In particular, coming to Venice on Halloween, you can have the feeling of being swept away by a wave of horror and ghosts.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam city at night
Halloween is one of the events in Amsterdam in October.

Amsterdam is not just about canals, shops, or cafes. In recent years, Amsterdam has also become one of the best Halloween destinations in Europe. Although the Dutch don’t have many activities to do with the ghost, the city of Amsterdam celebrates Halloween for 3 consecutive days. Be prepared for the craziest parties during Halloween in the capital of the Netherlands!

Dracula Castle, Romania

bran castle romania halloween destination in Europe
Dracula Castle Romania is one of the best Halloween destinations in Europe.

Located in the forest in Transylvania, Dracula Castle is one of the most special castles in the world. This is also the perfect destination for visitors to “torture their minds” on Halloween night. Especially, the tourist village at the foot of the castle gives you garlic cloves to protect yourself from vampires at night.

Edinburgh, Scotland

old Edinburgh Castle in Scotland is one of the best Halloween destinations in Europe
The old Edinburgh Castle in Scotland is one of the best Halloween destinations in Europe to enjoy the occasion.

Edinburgh is a great destination for a trip with friends or family during Halloween. At night, you can see zombies and vampires surrounding the city. Moreover, you can join Halloween celebrations at Edinburgh Castle, take a lantern-lit city tour, or head to Loch Ness.

Bratislava, Slovakia

best view of Bratislava Castle at night by the Danube river
The best view of Bratislava Castle at night by the Danube river. A great destination for Halloween events.

The true destination of horror on Halloween. On the occasion, this beautiful city turns into a party place for zombies, monsters, and witches. Particularly, Bratislava hosts many events including Halloween Party Erasmus Bratislava and Bratislava International Halloween Party.

Oravsky Hrad, Slovakia

nosferatu orava castle in slovakia
Orava castle is the place for filming many scenes in Nosferatu in 1922. It’s one of the best Halloween destinations in Europe.

Considered one of the scariest destinations to spend Halloween in Europe with the famous Nosferatu Orava Castle. In fact, “Nosferatu” is a silent film by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau made in 1922 and inspired by “Count Dracula”.


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16 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, I love all these places! We stay home this Halloween but maybe next year we go to see something cool! I cant choose between Prague, Scotland and Slovakia.

  2. Scotland’s Halloween can be boring, so we don’t celebrate it. However, I have never actually though of traveling to Europe for Halloween. Those cities sounds fun.

  3. I have heard about these and have visited few but would love to visit them all of them. I Europe and its arhictecture.

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