Top 10 Most Wintery Cities
Some cities drop into the climate zone, which promises a beautiful white winter. If you are not the lucky citizen and it constantly rains where you come from, you might want to consider visiting these towns. Winter is truly cold yet beautiful.
The big city that never sleeps becomes especially beautiful during the cold season. However, it can become the most hostile place as well, when even Lake Michigan freezes. Nevertheless, the city definitely has numerous of restaurants and bars to offer, but most importantly a variety of great events, theater, shows and all sorts of entertainment can be found in here.
Why to go there?: If you are looking for an urban environment to spend the holidays, visit restaurants and shows – look no further as Chicago will provide all you need.
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2. Montreal, Canada
Quite a thick layer of snow covers the city thus creating a true winter feeling. Among various events and concerts that take place in winter, local stars Cirque du Soleil performs in December, providing an unforgettable program. There are numerous beautiful skating rinks, most of which are free of charge!
Why to go there?: There is plenty of shopping and dining opportunities in this friendly town of Montreal!
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3. Prague, The Czech Republic
The European city is filled with beautiful Medieval architecture: the famous Charles Bridge, the biggest Medieval square in Europe, amazing Prague Castle and churches. The Powder Gate was built in the 11th century and leads into the spectacular Old Town. In winter everything gets sprinkled with snow and looks quite magical.
Why to go there?: The city is indeed beautiful, with such interacting sites like the astronomical clock with its appearing figurines.
4. Vienna, Austria
The largest city and capital of Austria is a must see. Its immense historic heritage and vibrant life attract almost 4 million tourists every year! An abundance of museums, music venues, events and great architecture are among the most popular attractions. Meanwhile restaurants and cafes, that count hundreds of years of history, welcome guests after their exciting day around the city.
Why to go there?: While numerous Austrian ski resorts are a no-brainer to go to during winter, the capital is a much more cultured and elegant alternative.
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5. Quebec, Canada
Decorated with lights, covered in snow Quebec attracts the locals and guests to spend more time in the true wintery city. Markets, concerts and events create the classic holiday during and a few weeks after Christmas. Meanwhile Petit Champlain is the most popular and picturesque neighborhood: visitors come here to explore the historical architecture, narrow cobblestone streets and mural paintings.
Why to go there?: The European-like city pulls off the best winter holiday possible.
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6. Banff, Canada
While visiting Banff National Park, stay in the town, which is founded in the middle of this fascinating reserve. The town is a popular tourist attraction, providing plenty of picturesque sites and activities, that include climbing, skiing, cycling and more. Banff Avenue is at the heart of the town. It features numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and museums.
Why to go there?: The main street features historic architecture, which is interesting to explore. And of course the views are impeccable, creating a very romantic atmosphere.
7. Stockholm, Sweden
The beautiful town exudes the Scandinavian vibe – here you can find those pretty colorful houses, friendly people and cold weather in winter. Visit the museums, restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques, where one can find goods, that are famous for the impeccable Swedish quality.
Why to go there?: One can find plenty of opportunities to visit various cultural events, places to eat and shop – Stockholm is a cozy town yet hip and contemporary.
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8. Vilnius, Lithuania
The beautiful capital experiences very low temperatures in winter. January and February can sometimes be quite extreme even for the biggest winter lovers. The city boasts a few skating rinks – inside or outside, a thick layer of snow and a magnificent cityscape!
Why to go there?: Vilnius has a beautiful historic center, where architecture of various eras collide and boasts a unique blend of both – Western and Eastern influences.
9. Tromso, Norway
The biggest city in the Northern Norway is the best place to admire the Aurora Borealis – one of the main attractions in the Arctic Circle. Incidentally Tromso drops in the zone where the Northern Lights are visible for about 6 hours a day! The town also boasts a lively music scene.
Why to go there?: The best place to see the Northern Lights. A very Nordic-like town with rich cultural life and plenty of activities.
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10. Bern, Switzerland
Being one of the most populous cities in the country, Bern has a very rich cultural life. Moreover, its historic center is preserved by UNESCO, meanwhile the mountains surrounding Bern also add up to a stunning panorama. It becomes especially beautiful in winter: streets and roofs get covered in snow, buildings shimmer from the lights and delicacies tempt to visit the markets.
Why to go there?: A nice skating rink in Parliament Square is another popular attraction, as well as skiing in the parks or mountains.
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Source: Places To See In Your Lifetime
- Embrace Christmas Spirit in Beautiful Quebec City, Canada
- Banff Avenue – the Heart of the Beautiful Town in Canada
- Innsbruck – Capital of Tirol Embedded in the Inn Valley, Austria
- Tromso – Your Next Favorite Winter Destination, Norway
- To Escape My Daily Routine, I Walked 130km Through Northern Sweden
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