'Game Of Thrones' Exhibit Could Give You An Excuse To Visit Actual Westeros

The show itself won't be back for several months, but Game Of Thrones is not one to leave us without something to assign our devotion to. Wednesday it was announced that there will be a new, expanded version of last year's Game Of Thrones exhibition — this time coming to seven total cities, most in Europe. It's good news for Game Of Thrones fans inhabiting that part of the world — and perhaps for Game Of Thrones fans stateside who've been looking for a fannish excuse to pack up and travel. If following the exhibition as a sort of modern day groupie doesn't appeal, perhaps one of the lush, gorgeous locations featured in the show will. Certainly not all fans can make the pilgrimage, but if you're committed and you've got the cash there's no reason the wonders of Westeros and beyond have to stay lost to you.

2015 will mark the official Game Of Thrones exhibition's third year. According to a press release sent out by HBO, this time around the exhibition will feature "all-new installations focusing on key places, characters and relationships from the fourth season." And the list of locations the exhibition will be visiting sounds like a slice of my dream "places to visit" list:

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Paris, France

All of those sound like pretty stellar places to visit to me. And while you're galavanting around Europe following this exhibition on this dream vacation, you might as well also go to these locations to get a real-life view of the visual beauty of Game Of Thrones — minus the CGI bits, obviously, and (probably) the dragons.

Malta

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Season 1 King's Landing. If you'd like to visit the specific site of Dany and Khal Drogo's Season 1 wedding that'd be the island of Gozo in Malta.

Morroco

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Aït Benhaddou was Season 3's Yunkai; Essaouira was Season 3's Astapor.

Croatia

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Dubrovnik became King's Landing come Season 2.

Iceland

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Wanna go beyond the wall?

Northern Ireland

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Ah, good ol' Westeros. Belfast all the way.

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