19 Comments

  1. Moni Raj
    November 16, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

    Nice Post. The Way You Describe This Beautiful Article is Amazing. Europe is Really Amazing Duiring Winter. Thanks For Sharing This Beautiful Article.

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  2. Kavita Favelle
    November 9, 2018 @ 11:27 am

    You are definitely right on many of the benefits of visiting Europe in the winter, not least the lower pricing, lack of crowds and great Christmas markets. Specialist sites like Sweden’s Ice Hotel are amazing too. The only downside I would note is that, whilst Europe looks pretty in the snow, for some of us snow is only now and again, so you won’t necessarily get snow just because it’s winter. And without the snow, some of our locations can be pretty bleak in winter! The other thing to remember is that days are short, nights are long, so you have less time to tour outdoor sights than during the spring, summer or autumn.

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    • dankiteski
      November 10, 2018 @ 6:41 pm

      Thank you for the comment, Kavita! I really appreciate it. Well, it depends on where exactly you go but even despite global warming, the average annual snowfall in Europe increased, even in the southern parts. The days are indeed shorter but personally, I also enjoy exploring the city streets during the night time. Oftentimes, it can show you a completely new face of the city 🙂

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  3. Sarah
    November 10, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

    Good post, I much prefer travelling out of season. As you say, it’s cheaper and less tourists. Haven’t stayed in an Ice Hotel yet, but I would love to experience that!

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    • dankiteski
      November 10, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

      Thanks, Sarah- I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  4. Navita
    November 11, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

    Backpacking Europe has always been fascinating especially with this being the theme of some of the fun movies and more recently, my sister just returned from one such trip. I would agree that there is no such weather as bad one and we consider every season a travel season as well. Like the points highlighted here especially the fact that there will be lesser tourists and everything being cheaper, something important for budget travelers as us. Northern lights and ice hotels sound very welcoming too. Would consider backpacking in Europe in winters whenever we get to plan the trip.

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:33 pm

      Thank you, Navita! I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this article and I hope you go for your Euro trip really soon 🙂

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  5. Kristy Bullard
    November 11, 2018 @ 5:16 pm

    Europe is so beautiful in the winter! And, I love the fact that everything is less expensive during winter.

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:34 pm

      Thank you, Kristy

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  6. Bhushavali N
    November 11, 2018 @ 5:31 pm

    Indeed Europe is gorgeous in snow! I saw snow for the first time in my 20s and it was in Frankfurt. That feel is just indescribable!
    Very true. Europe is indeed pretty cheap by mid Jan. Till then the Christmas and New year crowd and rates are applicable at most places.
    Some places are also a bit costly around Valentines, esp Paris… So many end up proposing on Valentine’s Day in Paris and the hotel rates are just sky high.
    The concept of Ice hotels is interesting. I’ve read about a few in Finland called Igloo hotels. I should stay there atleast once in lifetime!

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:44 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Bhushavali. You’re right, Paris does get overcrowded during Valentine’s day which is one thing I forgot to mention.

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  7. Catherine Salvador Mendoza
    November 12, 2018 @ 2:46 am

    Absolutely considerable! Especially on the part that Europe has less crowd in winter as many Europeans travel outside to escape cold winter and of course, everything seems cheaper! If I were doing this, I’d surely not miss the beautiful lanterns and decorations of Christmas, especially everything is covered in snow! Europe is indeed gorgeous and I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas here next year! Plus, not to mention the winter clothes and fashion!

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    • dankiteski
      November 12, 2018 @ 10:05 am

      Thanks for the comment, Catherine. You’re absolutely right! And that sounds like a great idea for a trip.

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  8. Rosie
    November 12, 2018 @ 1:59 pm

    Ok so I am definitely more of a summer-lover but your post has tempted me to travel more in Winter! I couldn’t agree more about the clothing, as long as you’re warm you will be fine. I can imagine so many places in Europe look absolutely stunning covered in snow, like your photo from Paris. I absolutely love visiting Christmas markets too! Nothing like a hot chocolate or gluhwein to warm you up in the winter 😀

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    • dankiteski
      November 12, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

      Thanks, Rosie! I’m glad my article tempted you to visit Europe in the winter 🙂

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  9. MEENAKSHI J
    November 12, 2018 @ 6:03 pm

    I am a family traveller and not sure if backpacking across Europe is a doable thing for me. This said, your article actually compels and tempts me to go back-packing and experience the winters and a white-Christmas for sure. For, I love the snow!

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    • dankiteski
      November 13, 2018 @ 9:15 am

      I understand, Meenkashi. Even if you’re not a backpacker, you would still have a great time visiting Europe in the winter.

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  10. Clarice Lao / Camping for Women
    November 13, 2018 @ 8:29 am

    This is definitely a wonderful idea. I am not really fond of crowded places thus, we prefer travelling during off-peak seasons. Thus, I would have to agree that we get more flexibility when there are fewer tourists in the area. Will consider this next time. Thank you for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      November 13, 2018 @ 9:17 am

      I’m not fond of crowded places either and honestly, this article is more for people like me 🙂 I’m really glad to hear you liked it.

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