As the temperatures outside dip below freezing, it’s easy to dub winter the dreariest season of all. But the colder months don’t have to be spent hidden under blankets. From Aspen to Amsterdam, here are 10 cities worth braving in the cold. In fact, we’d argue
that some of our favorite cities become even better in winter. Think fewer crowds, lower hotel rates, and dreamy snow globe scenes.

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Fairbanks Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks is a particularly ideal place to view the Northern Lights, with cloud-free nights and a lengthy aurora season.

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Soak in the culture, and get lost in the culinary scene and nightlife. In the area around Lisbon you can also go surfing all year long.

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Park City Utah

Park City, Utah

This former Olympic city is undeniably one of the country’s top winter sports destinations, with ample opportunities for skiing, fly fishing, snowmobiling,
and dog sledding

Aspen, Colorado

You can’t talk about skiing in the U.S. without mentioning Aspen. Grab your skis and head directly to Snowmass Mountain to warm and head then to Aspen Mountain for more advanced slopes.

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Moscow Russia

Moscow, Russia

Moscow during winter is a visual wonder. Beautiful parks, squares and churches covered in sugar powdery snow and lights shimmer along on your way. Don’t overestimate the temperature’s influence on your travel experience – if you remember to pack a warm coat, cozy underwear and waterproof shoes, you are ready to go.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

You can come here to party all night long. BUT…you can also come to enjoy a long day of rich culture. Enjoy the art, museums, history, architecture… This city will remain in your heart forever!

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Vienna Austria

Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s Christmas market is famous all over Europe, so if you are interested in that… here you go! What to do in Vienna in the winter? Eat Mozart Kugel, warm up at Viennese Coffee House Culture, visit Naschmarkt & Brunnenmarkt.

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Berlin Germany

Berlin, Germany

Germany’s capital, paradise for techno music, alternative lifestyle, major key player to the last 60 years of worlds history. This city has to be on your bucket list for your European Winter Journey.

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Sicily Italy

Sicily, Italy

It is worth it to rent a car and drive your way all over Sicily – from Palermo to Catania to tiny villages. Enjoy the best pizza, homemade wine, rosemary bread, and the best shopping ever!

Russian Time Magazine 2018 43 Winter Cities - Prague Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

This city is a snowy fairytale! It is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. There are not enough words to describe how beautiful, unique and inimitable this city is.

7 Tips for Traveling Europe

1. Use Public transport
2. Exchange dollars to euros before trip
3. Check your phone plan
4. Be aware of afternoon closures
5. Stay central and walk everywhere
6. Travel by train
7. Use budget Airlines



Olga Garicichina

Russian Time Magazine Assistant Editor

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