The warmer weather is slowly becoming a distant memory in Europe as Winter approaches. But that should be no cause for concern as winter is a beautiful time of year to travel in Europe. Whether you are searching for snow-capped mountains or sunshine, there is something to please everyone during a European winter. So here are the best places to visit this winter…
If you are one for enjoying the holiday season, Germany is a great place for you to travel to during the colder months of the year. In the lead up to Christmas, Germany and other Central European countries celebrate with the tradition of the historic Christmas markets.
This is a sight to see and an absolute must for anyone who loves to see the magic of Christmas in full swing. The adorably cute stalls will be selling a bunch of things including gingerbread, toys, sleigh bells and a range of different food. The Christmas Markets in Munich are outstanding, however, they are very popular with the tourists so it might be beneficial for you to seek out a smaller town for a more intimate experience.
You may think of Italy as the perfect summer destination, and you would be right! However, the country of Italy is breathtaking all year round. If you are planning to travel to Italy this coming winter I hope you have some time to spare as you are going to need at least two weeks to get the most out of this country! Some must-see destinations here are Florence, Rome, and Venice.
Make the most of your time in Venice by planning to get there during February so you can attend Venice’s Carnevale. Yes, it's a little strange but rather beautiful with interesting masks and elaborate costumes, being a European highlight in winter.
If you are after a snowy winter then Switzerland is the perfect place for you to visit this winter. The whole country is a winter wonderland, and visiting during this time of year is something everyone should add to their bucket list as soon as possible!
Grab your snowboard, skis or any other snow sports you are into and help up to the Swiss Alps. You are guaranteed to find a one of a kind spot to get that perfect Instagram shot!
Scotland may very well be one of the most stunning countries in all of the world. It is absolutely gorgeous all year round, but particularly special in the colder months when you get to rug up and admire the scenic views. Make your way to Edinburgh or perhaps even base yourself there for the duration of your stay. This way you can see Edinburgh castle at ease and head to some of the best pubs in the country.
If you're interested in taking a day trip to The Highlands, which I highly recommend, you can easily hire a car from one of the many places to do so in the city or get on a tour for a more educational experience.
If you’re not one for the sun and sand then I suggest you head to Norway. This country is simply breathtaking and it is promised that your photos will look just like postcards. Surrounded by mountains and glaciers, it is a must for all to see.
Oslo, the capital of the Norway has some amazing sights on offers like the modern Oslo Opera House and world-class museums and architecture for everyone to enjoy.
Winter is a gorgeous time of year to visit Europe so be sure to organize your Europe tour soon!