12 Places to See Fall Colors in Europe

Though summer has ended, Europe’s most colorful season has just begun. While most people might travel in the summer months and during the holidays, autumn is a favorite time for many Trovers to explore Europe. The shoulder season means fewer tourists, lower airfares, and cheaper hotel rates, but we also love the crisp climate, harvest festivals, and, most importantly, the magnificent explosion of color from the foliage all around. Contemplating a European excursion this fall? Here are our top twelve picks where you can get your fix of the autumn leaves:

1. Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

Trover photo by Wing Li

2. Geierlay in Mörsdorf, Germany.

Trover photo by Jelle Canipel

3. Lynford Arboretum in Norfolk, England

Trover photo by Payel Bhaduri

4. Schifflände in Thun, Switzerland

Trover photo by Sandro Gerber

5. Lappsjön in Jonkoping, Sweden

Trover photo by Georg Kindbom

6. Rjukan in Norway

Trover photo by Andreas Wittich

7. Castle De Haar in Haarzuilens, Netherlands

Trover photo by Megan Smith

8. Grand Canal in Kildare, Ireland

Trover photo by Brian Swift

9.  Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, England

Trover photo by  Jan Venter

10. Kopren Waterfalls in Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Trover photo by Tanya Vitkova

11. Cascada Parque El Retiro in Madrid, Spain

Trover photo by Anh Dinh

12. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvički Ljeskovac, Croatia

Trover photo by Adventure Never Ends

For more inspiration, check out these autumn destinations you’ll fall in love with, or build a list for your own European travel itinerary. Wherever you’re leaf peeping, be sure to add your fall finds to Trover and share your adventures with the Trover community!