Every summer, Europe greets a stampede of tourists who sprawl out in grand city parks or hop between Mediterranean beaches. Some travellers are devoted to warm-weather destinations, but Europe in winter is a magical time to visit. Think traditional log fires, the snowy Alps, and Christmas trees in every town square. Besides the obvious reasons to visit in the colder season, like skiing and snowboarding, Europe’s best cities are also crowd-free and less expensive between November and March.
From shopping at a Christmas market to sipping hot chocolate in a French cafe, a winter holiday in Europe is indeed something special. Here’s why:
Experience a more European Europe
Some places are just better during the off-season. When the tourists have left, it’s back to business as usual for the locals. Maybe it’s the cold weather, the chance of snow, or the Christmas markets, but a winter holiday in Europe gives you the opportunity to experience the local way of living authentically. And while many famous tourist-oriented parks, shows and tours will be closed, you’ll have the blockbuster attractions all to yourself.
Taste a whole new side of Europe
European food is made from local, seasonal ingredients. So, there’s a noticeable shift from what’s served up in winter compared to summer menus, with a focus on warmth, comfort, and cosiness. Think rich and creamy sauces, roast meat and root vegetables.
Tis the season
Europe comes alive at Christmas time. Snow globes are dusted off, tinsel is unravelled, and fairy lights are switched on. Visit Europe’s famous Christmas Markets, cosy up to steaming mugs of glühwein, and discover the holiday spirit like you never have before. It’s your very own seasonal fairytale.
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