4 European destinations to visit in winter

Winter vacations can be enjoyed as much as summer ones. Far from the beaches and the sun, but with streets of great beauty, Christmas markets and its own gastronomy to enjoy, there are many European destinations to visit in winter.

Traveling in winter, out of season, also has great advantages. And it is that beyond the Christmas dates, the prices go down and the streets become clearer for us. If you also find that it is a good time to travel, write down the four European destinations chosen.

Budapest, Hungary

The capital of Hungary is an always attractive destination, whatever the time of year. However, in winter, the city offers unique images such as families ice-skating in the outdoor rink that currently occupies the capital’s central park, the picturesque Varosligeti Mujegpalya

The cold also gives character to the most visited corners of the city, those located in Buda and Pest. And if the day is for the must-see places, the night in Budapest is for living and enjoying it. It is obligatory to dine in one of the restaurants in the old part and then to visit one of its ‘ruin pub’, bars which generally occupy an abandoned building.

And taking advantage of the freezing winter temperatures, why not visit one of the thermal baths ? How famous are they in Budapest? Put your bathing suit in your suitcase and enjoy an afternoon at the Szechenyi Spa to experience the temperature contrasts of its waters.

Strasbourg, France

Is there anything you love more than a medieval town and a Christmas market ? Strasbourg is then an ideal destination for you. The medieval heart of the city is filled with lights and offers up to ten Christmas markets where you can not only buy but also taste traditional dishes and that mulled spiced wine that you cannot leave without trying.

The mix of cultures in Strasbourg, as well as the beauty of its streets, invite you to discover and experience the city. Mandatory visits These are the cathedral located Place de la Cathedrale, the Kammerzell House of medieval origin, the charming district of Petite France, the European Parliament and the nerve center of the city: Place Kleber

Tallin, Estonia

Tallinn (on the cover) is, compared to the European destinations already mentioned, an unknown. Capital of Estonia and main tourist destination of the country, it has a medieval historic center that is worth knowing. For something, it was classified as the best preserved in Northern Europe.

During the month of December, the city is covered not only with snow but also with thousands of Christmas lights. The cold is biting but its cobbled streets are lined with stalls and cafes offering hot drinks. Visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento as well as the charming churches that dot the town, stroll the more than 2 kilometers of original walls that surround the old town and take a look at the various Viewpoints from Toompea Hill . And to end the day, enjoy the ice rink on Harju Street

Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania is a region of Romania famous for its medieval cities such as Brasov and Sighisoara , separated by a two-hour train journey. The former offers neat old Saxon architecture, an imposing black church and lively bars, while the latter is known for its citadel and 14th-century clock tower.

Besides the above, Sibiu stands out, whose cobbled streets and colorful houses You will probably have seen in some snapshot and Cluj – Napoca, a city with a beautiful historic center and an important nightlife like a good university town.

Have you ever visited any of these cities? Don’t want to go that far? Stay closer, in one of these national destinations!