While many people consider summer the optimal time for visiting Europe, exploring the continent’s big cities in the off-season usually means fewer crowds, shorter lines, and pleasant weather ideal for outdoor activities. If you’re not sure where to travel in the fall, consider the following top five choices, tailor-made for sightseeing in September, October, or November.
28Sep 2015 Oktoberfest Alternatives 5 Other German Beer Festivals Where You Can Actually Raise Your Glass With Locals (and Find a Place to Stay)
Undoubtedly one of Europe’s and the world’s most legendary festivals, Munich’s Oktoberfest draws millions of visitors each year. However, the crowds and accompanying premiums on accommodation pose problems to those looking to add the festival to their Germany itinerary. If your planning timeline and travel budget make Oktoberfest verboten, consider the following five alternatives. All offer elbow room and authenticity to go along with the liberally flowing beer you’d find at Germany’s most famous festival.
25Sep 2015 Plan a Trip to One of Europe’s 5 Friendliest Cities Top Urban Experiences in Europe
In a recent survey conducted by Travel+Leisure, travelers had a chance to weigh in on their favorite destinations around the globe. Among the European cities that made that list, the following five drew top praise for their hospitality and helpfulness. To get the most from a weekend jaunt to one of the world’s friendliest urban centers, plan a trip to one of these European cities.
18Sep 2015 Traveling to Europe During the Refugee Crisis? Here's How to Follow the Situation
European countries have recently introduced new border and transportation controls as they grapple with the massive number of refugee arrivals. As a result, a few travel routes between and within countries have become restricted. However, due to constant changes in policy and enforcement, current disruptions and delays in one locale may be resolved by next week, while new disruptions and delays may occur elsewhere.
At the time of writing, travel restrictions were in place in a limited number of European destinations. If you’re planning a trip to Europe over the next few months, there are a few recent policy changes to be aware of and a couple of resources to turn to for the latest information on travel disruptions and delays.