In some parts of Germany, the winter has arrived and we could already admire the first snowflakes. In other places patience is still needed until the first small ice crystals rain down from the sky. So that the waiting finally stops, we will show you six places that guarantee you an incomparable ice and snow experience. From untouched snowy landscapes and frozen lakes to enchanted castles – your snowy postcard motif is promised.
If you want to experience the magic of winter this year, you should definitely visit one of the Scandinavian countries. The unspoiled nature, the magical northern lights and the silence that laps over the surrounding area make Finland, Norway, and Sweden the most popular destinations. Especially the Lofoten, a small group of islands in Norway, offers the full winter package with its breathtaking ice landscape. Especially from the mountain “Reinebringen” you can enjoy a wonderful view of the village of “Reine”, the colorful, Scandinavian stilt houses and the mountain landscape. This scenery offers a great souvenir photo for your self-made postcard to your loved ones. If you want to round off all these unforgettable experiences with a breathtaking natural wonder, you can book a whale safari in Vesterålen.
Have you always wanted to see where Santa Claus is at home? Then off to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, which can officially call itself Santa’s Village. Santa Clause Village is the must-see in this small town. The smell of fresh gingerbread and the sea of lights make up the cozy Christmas atmosphere of Rovaniemi. In addition to tasting the Christmas delicacies, there are numerous winter activities, such as a sleigh ride with huskies, which will give you an incomparable experience. Wrapped up under a warm cuddly blanket, the trip takes you through the snow-covered fairytale forest – an excellent photo motif that you can use to design your own postcard back home. On this breathtaking trip you can free your mind and start the new year full of happiness.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
A real fairy tale castle is placed in Schwangau. The famous castle Neuschwanstein is even more beautiful to look at in the winter season than it already is. The architectural masterpiece is not only a postcard motive of many postcards but is also still the model of the castle of Disney. You can also send your personal souvenir of the winter castle digitally by postcard to the people at home. The best spot for a photo is on the opposite side of the castle at the Marienbrücke. You have a fantastic view from here of the castle enthroned in the midst of snow-covered coniferous trees. The advantage of a trip to Schwangau in the winter months is the lack of tourist masses and the proximity to great leisure activities, such as skiing or hiking.
Central Park, New York City, USA
New York City – probably one of the most breathtaking cities in the world. Every season the city sparkles with energy and joy of life. Especially in winter, when a snow mantle covers the pulsating city and the Christmas tree of the Rockefeller Center shines, New York City develops a dazzling charm. Next to the huge skating rink or the falling ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve – you won’t get bored in the city that never sleeps. When the exciting Christmas and New Year’s Eve days are over, you can use your time to tell your family and friends about your experiences in NYC in the form of a self-designed postcard. A visit to Central Park, surrounded by wintery scenery, is a great way to share your adventures.
Lake Baikal, Russia
As a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, Lake Baikal in Russia is a highlight, especially in the winter season. The never-ending, light-blue soaked ice, which stretches out before your eyes, has a very special history. Due to the icy, Siberian winter with temperatures down to -50°C, the lake freezes to its depths, which reach up to 1642 meters. During this process, the ice becomes so solid that it can even withstand cars and off-road vehicles. You can call the Lake Baikal the world’s longest skating rink. Show your loved ones at home your spectacular and also a little bit exciting experience, with your own photo as a postcard. So they will know that you enjoyed the slide across the lake full of joy and fun.
The beautifully decorated alleys of the Austrian Mozart city enchant in winter with the chestnut scent wafting through the town and not least with the beautiful mountain scenery that frames Salzburg. Lively Christmas markets, the romantic atmosphere and the famous Mozartkugeln as a souvenir for those who stayed at home lure visitors to the city. In addition to a small souvenir, your loved ones will also be delighted to receive a postcard of your own design with which you can share your experiences directly with your friends and family.
Now that you’re ready to travel to a snowy winter adventure, think about which of the destinations you’d like to visit first and hurry to find your suitcase, you can be sure – your Postando Postcard App will be happy to accompany you wherever you go.