It’s widely known that winter holidays are traditionally celebrated in the family. However, thanks to the magical atmosphere that adorns many European countries in this period, the time around New Year’s Eve and Christmas seems perfect for going on romantic trips.
Buying gifts, drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine after a long walk on the snow, visiting traditional Christmas markets, ice skating, and chariot-riding are only some of the activities you can enjoy in these European cities.
This gorgeous city on the river Rhine is situated next to the German border. It is home to the oldest Christmas store in France that every year gathers hundreds of tourists. Among the compulsory activities are the romantic meeting on skates, listening to the Christmas concerts on the square and walking through the streets of the old town where you will feel like you’ve switched to the past.
Lapland is one of the biggest regions in Finland and a breathtaking winter destination, not only because of the guaranteed snow but also because of the view to Aurora Borealis. In this country, you also have the insane opportunity to experience the safari with irks. Another crazy adventure the enjoyment in a cozy Igloo.
Vienna glows like no other European city in winter! Visitors should definitely not miss the Christmas village in front of the Belvedere Palace, Vienna’s home-made sausages, tasty cakes and mulled wine. Before a trip, it is advisable to book tickets for different concerts and to enjoy the walk under the lights of Kärntner Street and the smell of baked chestnuts.
Copenhagen boasts a festive mood, with a Christmas market and the most popular event of the season – an exhibition of Christmas dishes organized by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory. Couples will enjoy a romantic stroll through Nyhavn, which is beautifully decorated at this time, and a visit to Tivoli is also mandatory.
Verona is an Italian city of love and romance and is known for the love of Rome and Juliet. This gem of northern Italy has one of the most beautiful Christmas shops, where you can find Pandoro, the famous Christmas cake, that perfectly goes with hot chocolate.