Winter in Europe: Favorite Places and Photographs

Winter Sunrise over Lake Como

“… But unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” ― Frederick Buechner

 

Winter in Europe: Favorite Places and Photographs

I love Europe in the winter.

There is something magical about European winters. Something about ice skaters filling a small town’s central pond, enchanting architecture sparkling beneath a pixie dust snow, the mountains and the grandeur of the Alps, the Christmas Markets and the rhythm of the people as they go about their lives, and the sheer beauty of it all.

Over the four years my family and I lived in Europe, we traveled throughout much of central Europe in the winter. This winter amidst the huge amounts of snow falling on our new home in the American Midwest, I’ve been sorting through some of my favorite photos of our time in Europe.

Thanks for scrolling through and discovering some of the favorite places I traveled in the winters in Europe, including Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Poland, and Germany. All of the following are places I’m grateful to have captured through the lens of my camera. Undoubtedly, they will stay in my heart and mind forever.

Austria at Christmastime
Tirol region, Austria at Christmastime
My favorite castle on the Austria / Italy border in the Alps
My favorite castle on the Austria / Italy border in the Alps

 

A Typical Countryside Scene along the North-central Austria / Czech border
A Typical Countryside Scene along the North-central Austria / Czech border

 

Majestic, Stunning Austrian Alps
Majestic, Stunning Austrian Alps

 

Silent Black Forest Laden with Snow along the German / Austrian / Czech Borders
Silent Black Forest Laden with Snow along the German / Austrian / Czech Borders

 

Rural Poland
Rural Poland

 

Poland
Poland

 

Statuesque Church, near Linz, Austria
Statuesque Church, near Linz, Austria

 

Sumava Region, Czech Republic
Sumava Region, Czech Republic

 

Powdered Sugar - Snow Wonderland, Austria
Powdered Sugar – Snow Wonderland, Austria

 

Chiavenna, Italy
Chiavenna, Italy — at the top of Italy, nestled into Switzerland

 

Engadin / St. Moritz region, Switzerland
Engadin / St. Moritz region, Switzerland : the silhouette of a church

 

Prata Comportaccio, Italy : the Black Church, 14th century
Prata Comportaccio, Italy : the Black Church, 14th century

 

A Lone Chalet in the Distance in a Snowstorm in the Alps, Alto Adige, Italy
Snowstorm in the Alps, Alto Adige, Italy

 

St. Moritz, Switzerland
St. Moritz, Switzerland

 

Prague, the view from the Charles Bridge toward Mala Strana
Prague, the view from the Charles Bridge toward Mala Strana

 

Prague's Old Town, Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church, and Christmas markets
Prague’s Old Town, Astronomical Clock, and Christmas Markets

 

Winter Sunrise over Lake Como
Winter Sunrise over Lake Como, Italy

If you’ve traveled in Europe in the winter, please share your favorite places here in the comments as well. Thank you and happy travels!

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

About Jennifer Writer Author Photographer Artist Corporate Marketer Happy Wife & Mom World Traveler Grateful.

5 thoughts on “Winter in Europe: Favorite Places and Photographs

  1. Absolutely adore the red barn and the yellow church. I’ve been to Europe in winter, but have never encountered snow. Wonderful captures. I’m chilly just looking at them. Thanks for sharing.

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