Destinations

Places to visit in winter

Destinations
Cologne, Germany

What to visit in winter in Germany

Cologne

Cologne, the largest city in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, has something to offer all year round. In winter, the city remains warmer than much of Germany, but you will still see some snow.

On those cold January days, head to the Claudius Therme thermal baths and try the outdoor pools and saunas, warming up under the night sky. The Cologne Carnival in February is also one of the largest in the country, with festivities and parades taking place on the streets all day long.

Some of the best Christmas towns in Europe are in Germany, and the towns of Cologne are particularly stunning. The city’s largest Christmas town is located directly opposite the 157-meter-high Gothic tower of Cologne Cathedral. More than 150 wooden pavilions sell everything from hand-painted holiday cards to lebkuchen (gingerbread) biscuits, traditional wooden toys and strange and funny Tassen cutlery.

Ski resort in Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

About an hour and a half from Munich, at the foot of the mighty Zugspitze mountain, the two cities that make up Garmisch-Partenkirchen are a winter haven for nature lovers.

Olympic Games took place here in 1936, and due to its excellent location, near the highest and most beautiful mountains in the country, it is now a great place for skiing, winter hiking and cross-country skiing. Winter sports enthusiasts simply need to visit the historic Olympiaschanze mountain for ski jumping.

But Garmisch-Partenkirchen is more than just snow entertainment. A peaceful stroll through the Partenkirchen district and its traditional half-timbered houses with carved elements is a great way to spend a sunny winter afternoon - especially if you take some time to sit in a local café and enjoy a chocolate cake.

Northern nights

Sweden - winter capital

Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park is located in the very north of Sweden. This is a great place for hiking and snowshoeing. However, the national park is best known for being a great place to see the Aurora borealis. Anyone who has seen it will tell you that the photos will never convey it. It’s incredibly beautiful. However, the light is unpredictable, so if you are planning a trip to Abisko National Park, you should spend at least a few days there.

Dog sled ride

A dog sled ride

Riding a dog on a sledge through the wildlife of northern Lapland is almost the best experience during the winter. It will become an irreplaceable experience and memory.

Sit warmly in the fur-lined sleigh and sit down while your guide and his huskies take you through the snowy waiting area. After a little practice, you will even be able to try your hand at leading a group of dogs.

Ice hotel in Sweden

Famous ice hotel

Once an art installation, ICEHOTEL now offers you the opportunity to sleep in a room built of ice.

The premises are constantly maintained at a temperature of -5 to -8 ° C, which is undoubtedly one of the most unusual hotels in the world. But don’t worry, you’ll be protected from the cold with thermal sleeping bags and reindeer fur.

The hotel melts every spring, which means it’s rebuilt from scratch every winter, which makes this experience truly unique.

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