Winter Wonderland: 14 Most Beautiful Winter Destinations in the World

12. Hallstatt, Austria

It is often voted as the prettiest village in the world, and it’s hard to disagree with this title if you’ve visited Hallstatt in the winter. Visitors are mesmerized by the glorious view of the Salzburg Mountain, located nearby, covered in snow.

Hallstatt is a small lakeside town and it’s considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site within Austria. The village is filled with historical and culturally rich attractions for travelers to take in. A must-see is the Dachstein Skywalk, a flat, glass platform, located on a ski resort near the Dachstein Mountains. Viewers can catch an incredible view of Austria, from the Czech Republic to Slovenia.

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11. Munich, Germany

While Munich is a beautiful city that enjoys four seasons, it’s also an area one must visit in the wintertime, especially during the holidays. Visitors can celebrate the holidays at Munich’s Christkindlmarkt, which is one of the oldest and most traditional Christmas markets in the world. It’s held every year in front of Munich Town Hall from November 27 to December 24. At the market, visitors can enjoy steaming mulled wine, view handcrafted gingerbread houses, and purchase elaborately wood-carved artisan children’s toys.

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10. Harbin, China

Harbin is infamous for being one of the coldest cities in China, and it has certainly embraced its icy reputation with an annual event known as the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, the largest of its kind across the globe. Giant, hand-cut ice sculptures can be seen over a span of two large areas within the city; across both sides of Harbin’s Songhua River.

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