Since we wrote about the benefits of early booking in one of our previous blogs, now we bring you suggestions for holiday destinations in next period. As one saying goes “Of all the books in the world the best stories are found between the pages of a passport”. The best way for a person to renew their energy is to get to know new places and cultures, or just to enjoy the beautiful nature. The wintertime is also a great time to take a trip. Here are some of the best European destinations to visit.
That’s why in our new blog we give you some suggestions for challenging destinations that would be worth visiting. In the selection, we especially focused on destinations that would be worth visiting during the fall, and especially in the wintertime.
First on our list is the magical and fairytale Iceland. Hitting Iceland in winter can be an enjoyable experience as there are fewer people, beautiful winter landscapes, and chances to see the Northern Lights. Winter in Iceland is relatively mild. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream temperatures stay around 0°C.
Iceland is the land with one of the world’s most extraordinary panoramas and the winter tones can be stunningly attractive. Iceland has so many places to see and experience. Black sand beaches are another must for there are not many in the world but Iceland does have a few of them. The most famous one is of course Reynisfjara in south Iceland.
However probably one of the main reasons to visit Iceland is the opportunity to see the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis. Seeing this glittering light show with multiple colors dancing and twisting before your eyes is nothing short of astonishing and each display is entirely unique.
Ice caves in Iceland are so unreal to be true. Ice caves are very unstable and can collapse at any time, so to visit this phenomenon, you will have to go on an organized tour. For safety reasons, all tour operators run this tour only from November till March. Iceland is also full of spots with geothermal water. You can enjoy them all year round, but they probably give you the greatest enjoyment during winter months.
Bad Gastein, Austria
We have chosen the next destination for those who enjoy snow and winter sports, especially skiing. Bad Gastein is located in the heart of the province of Salzburg, within the Austrian national park Hohe Tauren. This is one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Alps, and it is not without reason called Monte Carlo in the Alps. Here you can enjoy the snow from November until the end of April.
The specificity of this town, which has about 6,000 inhabitants, is a waterfall of about 340 meters high, which is a symbol of this town. In addition, Bad Gastein is known for its long tradition of spas. It is considered one of the most romantic places in Europe
The offer and infrastructure for winter sports are exceptional. Numerous ski slopes, ski lifts, clean mountain air, and charming nature will make your stay at this resort outstanding. In addition, the offer of highly ranked hotels, restaurants, pubs will complete the atmosphere of this place.
Rothenburg is a municipality in the German state of Bavaria. Rothenburg is still Germany’s best-preserved walled town. Be very careful to go to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, as there are several places under the same name Rothenburg in Germany. In the Middle Ages Rothenburg was Germany’s second-largest city. There are a thousand years of history packed between its walls.
Plönlein (on the image above) is a landmark and probably the most famous photo subject in Rothenburg. The term Plönlein is actually translated as a “small square at a fountain”, which implies that the group at the Plönlein also involves the fountain in front of the lone timber-frame house and the two towers of the old city wall.
Starting with Walt Disney’s classic “Pinocchio” Plönlein architecture was copied whenever someone has to depict a typical medieval setting in Europe. Plönlein is a perfect starting point for exploring the most beautiful historic houses in the city. Climb the Town Hall tower to enjoy the best view of the town and surrounding countryside.
For the serious side of Rothenburg’s history, you can take the tour offered by the town’s tourist office.
The last on today’s list of destinations is the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Tallinn is located in the northern part of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. First settled in the early medieval era, today’s Tallinn is an inspiring mix of old and new. It is this mixture of tradition and modern times that makes this locality an extremely attractive tourist destination.
Here you’ll find original cobblestone streets dotted with medieval churches and grandiose merchant houses, barns and warehouses many of which date back to the Middle Ages. For an attractive view of the city’s red rooftops and towering church spires, go to the Kohtuotsa viewing platform. It’s very approachable and easy to find–and free.
Tallinn’s fascinating coastline dotted with strolls and sandy beaches offers spectacular views of the iconic cityscape throughout the year. When you’re there be sure to try the local cuisine or enjoy a coffee at one of the local cafes.
These are some of the suggested destinations for your next vacation. Poente wishes you a nice and unforgettable time for any destination you choose.