The Best Winter Destinations In Europe
Page Guardian (UK) has released a list of 10 destinations and the best activities in Europe in winter voted by readers.
1. Skating in Zurich
The best way to see the biggest city of Switzerland is from top of Mount Uetliberg. From here, visitors will get a panoramic view of the city with lakes, the countryside and the mountains in the distance. There will be especially magical landscape in winter with white snow and toboggan. You can also take the train from Zurich- main station to the summit, and rent a sled and slide down. Photo: Alamy.
2. Cuisine in Tallin
One of the The Best Winter Destinations In Europe is Tallin. 5,000-year-old city of Republic of Estonia always attracts visitors by the delicious dishes such as reindeer, fish and many delicious fruits. Photo: Alamy.
3. Attending the chocolate Tubingen festival in Germany
In 6 days at the end of November and early December, the town Tübingen celebrates chocolate festival. Many chocolate firms from all over Europe will gather here. This is an ideal opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of winter this beautiful town. You can wander through the stalls or sightsee around town with a warm cup of chocolate on hand. Photo: Paula Gibson.
4. Visit the Christmas market in Aachen, Germany
Every year, in the winter, Christmas market in Aachen, Germany opens to sell food and consumer items. Especially, this is the biggest market, held for weeks and attracts millions of tourists to visit. Photo: Alamy.
5. Alte Pinakothek Museum
This is one of the oldest art galleries in the world, keeps hundreds of Europe paintings from 14-18 century of the most talented artists such as Rembrandt and Rubens. Photo: Alamy.
6. Ghent, Belgium
Ghent owns the ancient structures, interwoven with the excitement of modern life which makes visitors feel extremely excited. Ghent has many places to explore, such as Counts castle, St Bavo church, Belfry old tower. Food here is also very special. You can also enjoy the famous Belgian beers, try chocolates and taste delicious dishes. Photo: Piet de Kersgieter.
7. Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the oldest city in Scandinavia, founded in the early 11th century and is the official capital of Norway Oslo in 8th century. Oso is also named as “the city of museum “with more than 100 museums. An Oslo Pass card helps travelers can visit more than 30 museums, including the Munch Museum – which showcases the work of the most famous painter Edvard Munch Norway, Vigeland Park – showcases the work of famous sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Photo: Alamy.
8. Vienna, Austria
Referring to the capital of Austria is referring to castles, museums, gorgeous architectural treasures, attractive cafe and Austria-Hungary Queen Sissi or musical genius Mozart … The most popular tourist attraction at Vienna is Schönbrunn palace – the pride of Austria, has been put on the list of UNESCO world Heritage Site since 1996. Photo: Alamy.
9. Visit the Christmas Fair in Krakow, Poland
Krakow is the cultural capital, the largest and oldest city of Poland, has history lasted throughout the Middle Ages. This is also one of the biggest tourist centers of Europe, possesses many historical buildings such as the old church, the monuments, the medieval market place … has attracted millions of visitors from all over the world visit each year. Photo: Alamy.
10. Bergen, Norway
The last name in the The Best Winter Destinations In Europe list is Bergen, Norway. Bergen was the capital of Norway from 12-13 century as well as the second largest city in Norway after Oslo. This is also a great city for visitors by very fresh air with the majestic bay area. Moreover, attractions attract visitors is the Church of Saint Mary, ancient fortress Bergenhus, Rosenkranz tower. Photo: Getty.