Just in case you need more reasons to head to Europe this winter, here are 8 festive photos that will make you want to run and book a ticket.
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The Nuremberg Christmas markets buzz with energy and festivity. All kinds of delicious sausage are a staple at the German Christmas markets.
Punctuated with every sight, sound, and flavor of winter happiness you could imagine, the Nuremberg markets are the epitome of Christmas cheer.
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Copenhagen is an absolutely gorgeous city and make sure you visit it in winter to experience the beauty of the snow covered streets and buildings.
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Rovaniemi, which is known as the “residence” of Santa Claus, is characterized by a lot of Christmas stories. Snow and reindeer reinforce the festive spirit, while the Arktikum museum reveals the lifestyle of this area. It is a very beautiful city worth visiting in winter, but often temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius, so pack your thickest clothes you have.
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The northernmost place where you can travel to Europe by train, Abisko is the destination for those who like serious winters.
Here, the sun does not rise for several weeks in December and January, but the darkness makes Abisko to be one of the best places in the world where you can see the beautiful northern lights (Aurora Borealis).
Also, the area is great for skiing, so you can have fun skiing or you can relax in sleds pulled by huskies.
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For maximum effect, visit the Bran Castle (Dracula Castle) on a day with cloudy sky, when the trees have no leaves and the snow dominates the landscape.
Also, Sighisoara and Brasov, located two hours away by train, are two beautiful medieval towns that have various connections with Vlad Tepes, Vlad Dracul (Count Dracula) called in the past.
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In Slovakia you find good and affordable places for skiing. Also here the food and accommodation are reasonable, and the people are very friendly, thing that you do not find on other skiing tracks in the Alps.
Jasna is the best resort in Slovakia, with long skiing tracks, along the fir and spruce forests in the Tatra Mountains.
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Capital of Scotland is a wonderful destination any time of year. The Edinburgh family’s Castle, public gardens and cobblestone streets winding through the imposing buildings attract millions of tourists annually.
Most of them say that Edinburgh has a special charm in the winter. In winter temperatures rarely fall below freezing, and tourists can enjoy pleasant walks through the city or its surroundings. Arthur’s Seat is the perfect place for a winter walk in Edinburgh.
Prague (Czech Republic)
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The Czech city capital attracts millions of tourists annually. If you decided to visit Prague in winter you’ll be surprised by the beauty of the citadel being under the cloak of snow.
As one of the most chic destinations in Europe, the Czech capital surprises the culture-thirsty tourists by its specific architecture, cultural events, the landscape and not least the beer and specific foods.
Do not forget the warm clothes home because temperatures drop far below zero in winter.