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10/10/2018
Autumn Weekend Escapes
Autumn Weekend Escapes

Autumn is a magical time of the year, with crisp days and skies filled with falling leaves in shades of yellow, orange and red. While many people will choose to go on holiday during the summer or Christmas periods, the autumnal months should not be forgotten, with the season offering a range of exciting opportunities.

Whether you want a culture-packed weekend city break or a relaxing spa getaway, we have rounded up some of the very best autumn escapes from around the world.

City Escapes

Munich

Munich is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but in autumn the German city sparkles with a series of brilliant displays, both natural and human. Its expansive parks glow wonderful shades of orange and are perfect for a peaceful stroll. Check out the Nymphenburg Palace park and Luitpoldpark for stunning views.

Oktoberfest is another obvious highlight, with over seven million people attending the folk festival each year. Nearly seven million litres of beer is drunk at the celebrations, while other attractions and rides entertain visitors.

However you choose to enjoy Munich, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich is the perfect base, located right in the centre of the city.

Vienna

There is so much to see and do in Vienna that it can get really busy in peak months, but in autumn these crowds tend to lessen, leaving you to enjoy the attractions in peace.

The Austrian capital has an incredible selection of museums, and on during October visitors can enjoy them late into the night. The ‘Long Night of Museums’ sees venues open their doors until 1am, allowing guests to pack even more into their holiday.

Autumn is also a great season for wine in Austria and one of the best ways to experience this is on the Vienna Wine Hiking Day. The event involves people exploring the city’s thriving vineyards and sampling the best produce along the route.

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna is located right in the historic heart of the capital by the Danube, within access of all the major sights.

Vilnius

The architecturally beautiful city of Vilnius is captivating, with a colourful history and a dramatic collection of historic buildings. In autumn, one of these old sites really comes alive. The 15th century Halės Market is the oldest of its kind in the city and sells all kinds of foods, from baked goods to meat to bagels. In autumn, the fresh harvest means that all the stalls are full of the very best and freshest produce from across the region.

Vilnius’ famous panoramic viewpoint at the top of the cathedral is a great spot to appreciate the changing colours and grandeur of the city.

The UNESCO-listed Old Town is a charming maze of activity and is also home to the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius.

Outdoor Activities

Berchtesgaden

For those looking for a bit more adventure in their weekend escape, Berchtesgaden can provide the answer. Located in the Bavarian Alps, visitors are spoilt for choice in terms of things to do, with the Salt Mine a particular highlight. The site has been in operation since the 16th century and guests can marvel at the sheer scale of the underground complex.

Elsewhere, the Berchtesgaden National Park provides endless hours of fun with beautiful trails to explore, whether on foot or by bike.

At the end of your long days of adventure, Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden will be waiting to welcome you back and help you relax.

 

Malta

The stunning coastline of Malta is another destination providing thrill-seekers with the perfect weekend getaway. The crystal-clear waters will delight scuba divers with an abundance of sea life to discover. The nearby Blue Hole in Gozo is one of the most famous dive spots in the world.

Malta is also one of the primary filming locations for the hit TV series Game of Thrones, so fans will be able to walk through their favourite scenes.

The idyllic Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo Malta is a five star hideaway adding that extra touch of glamour to your weekend break.

 

Istria

The Croatian peninsula of Istria provides all of the charm and beauty of Dubrovnik but without the crowds. The influence of Italy and the Roman Empire can be seen all over and visitors will be impressed by the historic Amphitheatre de Pula.

The abandoned medieval town of Dvigrad is equally captivating. In the 18th century its population fled after the plague, leaving a series of ruins which people can now wander around.

After your imagination has run wild exploring historic sites, relax at the beautiful coastal Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria.

 

Spa Breaks

Berchtesgaden

If you are looking to take a peaceful break this autumn, a spa retreat could be just what is needed. Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden is found at 1,000m above sea level in the Bavarian Alps and has beautiful panoramic views over the valley below. Leisure facilities include both an indoor and outdoor pool and multiple saunas.

Treat yourself to a salt stone massage or use the so-called iLifeSOMM system, which combines music, relaxation and other therapies to deliver the ultimate wellness experience.

 

Soma Bay

Get some autumn sun with a luxurious getaway to Egypt’s Soma Bay. Located on the Red Sea, the area hosts the 5 star Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay and its spa treatments will allow guests to completely escape the stresses of everyday life.

The hotel provides guests with access to The Cascades Spa & Thalasso, one of the best equipped in the whole of Egypt and features unique treatments and therapies, so every single wellness desire and requirement will be catered for.

Wherever you plan on jetting away to this autumn, our hotel teams will be delighted to help sort out your stay.

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