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 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 is making a comeback. The decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era was quickly followed by the Great Recession, but we’re finally seeing the green shoots of The Recovery. For visitors, this newer and wiser Dublin has become one of Western Europe's most... Read more

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    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... Read more

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    Provence »


    Provence's azure skies, brilliant sunlight, and windswept landscapes have inspired artists like Cézanne and Van Gogh, as well as countless travelers. Medieval villages perch on hilltops between rolling vineyards, fragrant lavender fields, and craggy mountains... Read more

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    Edinburgh »

    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 »


    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... Read more

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    Southern Dalmatia »

    A region would be lucky to have just one sight as majestic as Dubrovnik. In Southern Dalmatia, the walled city is only the beginning. Head south to pine-scented hiking trails in Cavtat, or up the coast to a garden full of exotic trees in Trsteno. Tour... Read more

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    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 music lovers know it as the birthplace of one of the world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)... Read more

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    Berlin »


    Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, no other city in Europe has seen more change than Berlin, the German capital. The two Berlins that had been physically separated for almost 30 years have become one, and the reunited city has become a cutting-edge destination... Read more

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    Vienna »


    One of the great European capitals, Vienna was for centuries the stomping ground for the Habsburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire is long gone, but reminders have been carefully preserved by the tradition-loving Viennese. Past artistic... Read more