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Fall is a popular season for its cooler weather, pretty natural aesthetics, and spooky and food-filled holidays, but not everyone is a fan. If you are one of these people and you would rather avoid this brisk, colorful time of year, Europe may stand as your ideal getaway.

Here are a few great European cities to use as an escape this fall.


Annecy, France

Annecy, France is coveted as a top travel destination throughout the year, and the fall season is no different. Among the town’s biggest tourist attractions are Lake Annecy, a great cycling and hiking location; Pont des Amours, a beautiful “love bridge;” and variety of captivating canals and markets.


Brno, Czech Republic

As the second largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno has a lot to offer during the fall months. The city is known for its food and drink scene — particularly that surrounding its beer — and for popular sites such as the Red Church and Villa Tugendhat. Other must-see attractions include the Astronomical Clock and statue of Margrave Jost.


Bologna, Italy

Bologna is the capital city of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, and it holds this title proudly thanks to its brilliant mix of history, pop culture, and cuisine. In addition to its strong culinary tradition — rooted strongly in meats such as prosciutto, mortadella and salumi, the city is regarded for its “mountains, churches, and monuments,” and its primary attractions include the world famous Arena del Sole Theatre.


Bergen, Norway

Bergen boasts a mostly mild climate during the fall and winter months, making it an ideal fall getaway for those favoring warmer weather. When you are not taking in the city’s beautiful cityscapes and island-based suburbs, you can take in its renowned street art (it is considered the street art capital of Norway) or its thriving sports and arts scenes.


Hallstatt, Austria

Known for its production of salt — which dates back to prehistoric times — Hallstatt’s rich history alone makes it worth a fall trip. However, the city’s drawing points transcend its various museums and monuments; it also contains breathtaking outdoor sites such as Lake Hallstatt and a variety of lush forests.