28 Most Picturesque Winter Towns From Around The World











There's a chill in the air and it's time to get somewhere cozy. Here are some of the quaintest and
coziest towns that you can visit this winter


Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany




Rothenburg ob der Tauber is an incredibly well preserved medieval old town that every winter transforms into something that resembles a fairytale

Mt Buller, Australia




Mt Buller is one of the few places in Australia that actually see frequent snowfall. This beautifully snow-capped mountain region is popular with bikers, skiers, snowboarders, and hikers






Surrounded by mountain paths, El Chaltén is popular with trekkers during the summer. During winter, the town is pretty much deserted - with only the most experienced walkers taking on the cold

Naarden, Netherlands



Naarden is a town built within a star fort, complete with fortified walls and a moat. During winter, the defences that once protected the town freeze over

Bled, Slovenia




Sheltered by picturesque mountains, Bled was founded in 1004 and considered so beautiful by the Holy Roman Emperor that it was gifted to the Bishop of Brixen. The castle at Bled sits in the center of the enchanting Lake Bled which borders the town. The town of 5,000 is now notable for having some of the most beautiful health spas in the area

Grise Fjord, Canada 



If you've ever wanted to escape humanity, this is the place. Grise Fjord is the northernmost community in Canada, during winter they experience 104 consecutive days of darkness and the nearest village is more than 200 miles away. You probably won't be getting a broadband connection here

Štramberk, Czech Republic



Štramberk lies on the slope of a forested hill dominated by a magnificent medieval tower that still looks over the town. The beautiful timbered houses keep the lucky residents toasty during the colder months

Shirakawa-go, Japan



Shirakawa-go is a small, traditional village known for its incredibly steep roofs that were made to withstand some of the heaviest snowfall in the world

Damüls, Austria



Damüls receives 30 feet of snowfall every year, making it the snowiest place in Europe. Unsurprisingly, this small town of 300 is a popular winter getaway for sport junkies

Marlow, England



Marlow is a sleepy parish on the River Thames. While the town is only 30 miles from hectic London, it feels like an entirely different world - especially during winter

Vyborg, Russia



Vyborg lies on the border between Russia and Finland and is surrounded by the Saimaa Canal, which freezes over in winter. From the castle tower, the entire town is visible in its snow-capped beauty

Bamberg, Germany




The magnificent town center of Bamberg is considered a world heritage site, with the settlement dating back to 902 AD. This incredibly well preserved medieval town and its cobble streets become a treat to stroll around during winter

Hallstatt, Austria




Sheltered by picturesque mountains, Bled was founded in 1004 and considered so beautiful by the Holy Roman Emperor that it was gifted to the Bishop of Brixen. The castle at Bled sits in the center of the enchanting Lake Bled which borders the town. The town of 5,000 is now notable for having some of the most beautiful health spas in the area

Siglufjörður, Iceland






Siglufjörður is a small fishing town along a narrow fjord surrounded by mammoth mountains on the land. This quaint village was inaccessible by land until the 1940s, when a long tunnel was dug through the rock

Loket, Czech Republic



Loket means "elbow" in English, the town is named this because the town centre and castle are surrounded on three sides by the fierce Ohře River

Funes, Italy



Surrounded by the Italian Alps, Funes is blanketed by a layer of crystal white snow every winter     

Reine, Norway



Reine is a quaint fishing village that can be found on the beautiful arctic island of Moskenesøya. The port has a population of only 329, but was rightfully voted the most beautiful village in all of Norway - during winter, it's easy to see why







Calitri is built on the beautiful hills of Campania. The town is a labyrinth of historic houses and cobble streets which become even more interesting to navigate after a snowfall