New Hot Spots to Visit in Europe

With Iceland leading the way, Fodor's travelers are heading to several new hot spots in droves. These trending destinations span Europe, from buzzy cities like Berlin to beachy, off-the-beaten-path destinations like Croatia's Dubrovnik. Whichever type of trip you prefer, this list will provide new travel inspiration.

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    Iceland »

    Iceland

    Iceland is one of the most dramatic natural spectacles on the planet. It is a land of dazzling white glaciers and black sands, blue hot springs, rugged lava fields, and green, green valleys. This North Atlantic island offers insight into the ferocious... Read more

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    Dublin »

    Dublin

    Ask any Dubliner what's happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats's most-quoted lines: "All changed, changed utterly." No matter that the decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin... Read more

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    Crete »

    Crete

    To Greeks, Crete is the Megalonissi (Great Island), a hub of spectacular ancient art and architecture. Fabled as the land of King Minos, it is a unique world where civilization is counted by the millennium. From every point of view travelers discover landscapes... Read more

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    Provence »

    Provence

    As you approach Provence there's a magical moment when you finally leave the north behind: cypresses and red-tile roofs appear; you hear the screech of cicadas and breathe the scent of wild thyme and lavender. Along the highway, oleanders bloom against... Read more

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    Edinburgh and the Lothians »

    Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Edinburgh is to London as poetry is to prose, as Charlotte Brontë once wrote. One of the world's stateliest cities and proudest capitals, it's built—like Rome—on seven hills, making it a striking backdrop for the ancient pageant of history. In a skyline... Read more

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    Prague »

    Prague

    One of Europe’s best-preserved cities, Prague has a romantic riverside location enhanced by graceful bridges and a magnificent skyline punctuated with medieval church spires. Its historic Old Town follows a plan laid out 1,000 years ago, with ancient squares... Read more

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    Southern Dalmatia »

    The highlight of Southern Dalmatia is undoubtedly the majestic walled city of Dubrovnik, from 1358 to 1808 a rich and powerful independent republic, which exerted its economic and cultural influence over almost the entire region. Jutting out to sea and... Read more

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    Salzburg »

    Salzburg

    Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North or the German Rome; and, of course, music lovers know it as the birthplace of one of the world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... Read more

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    Berlin »

    Berlin

    Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, no other city in Europe has seen more change than the German capital. Two Berlins that had been separated for almost 30 years have become one, and in the scar of barren borderland between them cutting-edge architecture... Read more

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    Vienna »

    Vienna

    One of the great capitals of Europe, Vienna was for centuries the main stomping grounds for the Habsburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire is long gone, but many reminders of the city's imperial heyday remain, carefully preserved by the... Read more

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