Top Winter Travel Destinations in Europe
Although Europe is not that big continent, winter period is different in one place compared to another. While the north can sometimes have polar temperatures, the south can be warm and you can easily drink a coffee on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. We have picked few destinations in Europe that are truly interesting during the winter season and they are definitely worth visiting.
This classy place is located high in the Swiss Alps and it is very popular among tourists around the world no matter if they are into winter sports or they are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the nature. There is an interesting fact connected with St. Moritz. It was the first place in the world that hosted Winter Olympic Games twice (first time in 1924 and the second time in 1948). St. Moritz is most famous for the astonishing mountain scenery, the ideal conditions for winter activities (like skiing) and for the world known Swiss hospitality. This place is surrounded with four skiing regions – Corvatsch, Diavolezza, Zuoz and Corvigla. If you are not a fan of skiing, St. Moritz offers other great sport activities like snowboarding, hiking, biking and even horseback riding. Overall, St. Moritz is snowy, cold and very beautiful during the winter season and every mountain lover will love it.
Although many children (and grownups) believe that Santa Claus lives in Laponia we will not speculate about that and describe this region from a tourist aspect. Although Laponia (Lapland) is located on the northernmost point of Europe and it is actually inside the Arctic ring, it is not very difficult to get there and there is certainly a lot of things to do and see there. Rovaniemi is the capital of the region and it is considered to be the city where Santa lives. Besides this beautiful city and its attractions you can enjoy riding a sleigh pulled by dogs or reindeer, watch the magical Northern Lights, visit some sauna and much more.
If you are looking for a place that can offer peace and tranquility then Hallstatt is one of the best options. Hallstatt is located in mountainous region of Upper Austria in Central Europe. This is a small town with around 1000 inhabitants situated on the beautiful Lake Hallstatt. This town is famous for the beautiful architecture dating back from the 12th century, the Museum of Hallstatt culture and the oldest salt mine in the world. This region is part of the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. It is definitely worth traveling to Austria to see this beauty.