European winter idyll that you must visit
Cool conditions might force us to stay in the house and hibernate, but these few stunning destinations will prove to you that winter is the best time for planning holidays. From snow safari with huskies to a fairy-tale castle covered with snow, this winter destinations come with a host of activities and events. Trust us, winter will (p) remain your favorite season.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Bled is a small town and seat of the eponymous municipality in Slovenia, located on Lake Bled (Slovenian: Lake), a few kilometers south of the Austrian border and 50 kilometers northwest of Ljubljana. The place is the beginnings of tourism in this area date back to the time around 1855 when Swiss Arnold Rikli, one of the founders of some forms of modern alternative medicine, reveals beneficial effects of mountain position of Bled and its healthy climate and a long swimming season on health people. He elaborated a program of activities, from water treatment and bath to a healthy eating program.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Designed by accident, Blue Lagoon (Blue Lagoon) is today one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland. 1970 local residents have noticed that the waste water from the Svartsengi geothermal power plant, which the full field that is thousands of years formed the lion, has a curative effect on their skin – so the waste water into a world-famous spa. From the power plant discharges the water temperature 37-39 ° C full of sea salt, sulfur and white silicon and many other minerals. Various processes, before finishing in pools, it is further cleansed of bacteria. Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit the Blue Lagoon to swim in a healthy and beautiful blue pools.
Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and the center of the homonyms province bordering Germany. Nearby Salzburg are salt mines, which were exploited until 1989, when they are closed, and today they are one of the main tourist attractions. Croatian (and Slovenian) the name of the city is Solnograd because the German word “Salz” means “salt”. The name of the city literally means “castle or fortress of salt”, and in the world is known for its Baroque architecture and is considered one of the best preserved towns north of the Alps.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein (meaning new swan stone) is a German castle in the south west of Bavaria in the Allgäu region, which covers part of southern Bavaria and the southeastern part of the province of Baden-Wurttemberg. One of the most famous castles and romantic scenes in the world and a favorite tourist destination was built in 1869 in the German. Romanesque style from the 13th century, although very freely interpreted. Some details are taken from the actual building, but the castle is entirely original building which served as a model for the fairy-tale castle in Disneyland theme parks, as well as the setting for numerous films. It covers an area of 5,935 m² at an altitude of 965 m. Of the planned 228 rooms completed only 15, and the cost of construction of the castle stood at the time of Ludwig’s death whopping 6,180,047 marks.
Lapland, Sweden / Finland
Lapland is the name of the cultural region traditionally inhabited by the Sami people. Today, the northern provinces of Finland carries the name Lapland and Swedish Lapland province in the north, although it is administratively divided between the two countries carries the name Lapland. Lapland is located in Northern Europe and includes the northern parts of Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula in Russia.