In some parts of Germany winter has arrived and we have already been able to admire the first snowflakes. But in other places, patience is still required until the first small ice crystals rain from the sky. So that the wait finally stops, we show you six places, which guarantee you an incomparable ice and snow experience. From pristine snowscapes and frozen lakes to enchanted castles, your snowy postcard motif is guaranteed.
If you want to experience the winter magic of this year, you should definitely visit one of the Scandinavian countries. The unspoilt nature, the magical Northern Lights and the silence that lies over the surrounding area make Finland, Norway and Sweden the most popular destinations. Especially the Lofoten, a small group of islands in Norway, offer the full winter package with its breathtaking ice landscape. Especially from the mountain “Reinebringen” there is a wonderful view of the village “Reine”, the colorful, Scandinavian stilt houses and the mountain landscape. This backdrop offers a great souvenir photo for your homemade postcard to your loved ones. If you want to round off all these unforgettable experiences with a breathtaking natural wonder – you can book an impressive whale safari on the Vesteren Islands.
Have you ever wanted to see where Santa Claus is at home? Then on to the Lapland capital Rovaniemi, which can officially call itself santa Claus village. So Santa Clause Village is the must-see in this small town. The scent of fresh gingerbread and the sea of lights make up the cosy Christmas atmosphere of Rovaniemi. In addition to tasting the Christmas treats, numerous winter activities such as a sleigh tour with huskies attract you, which offers you an incomparable experience. Packed under a warm cuddly blanket, the ride goes through the snowy fairytale forest – an excellent photo motif with which you can design your postcard to your home. On the breathtaking tour you can let all thoughts of home draw and start the coming year with luck.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
A true fairytale castle can be found in Schwangau. The famous Neuschwanstein Castle is even more beautiful to look at in the wintry season than it already is. Thus, the architectural masterpiece not only serves as a postcard motif of many postcards, but is also the model of the castle of Disney. You too can send your personal souvenir of the wintry castle digitally to those who stay at home via postcard, the best spot for your photo of the castle is by the way from the opposite Marienbrücke. Here you have a fantastic view of the castle, which is enthroned in the middle of snow-covered conifers. The advantage of a trip to Schwangau in the winter months is the lack of tourist crowds and the proximity to great leisure opportunities, such as skiing or hiking.
Central Park, New York City
New York City, one of the most stunning cities in the world. In every season, the city exudes energy and joie de vivre. But especially in winter, when a snow coat lays on the vibrant city and the RockefellerCenter’s Christmas tree shines, New York City develops a stunning charm. In addition to the huge ice 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 is over, you can use your time to share your experiences in NYC with your family and friends in the form of a self-designed postcard. A visit to the Central Park, where you can reminisce about your adventures surrounded by wintry landscapes, is particularly suitable for this.
Lake Baikal, Russia
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Baikal in Russia is a highlight especially in the winter season. The seemingly unending, light blue soaked ice cream, which extends before your eyes, has a very special story. Due to the freezing Siberian winter with temperatures of up to -50°C, the lake freezes to its depths, which reach up to 1642 meters. The ice becomes so solid that it can even withstand cars and SUVs. The world’s longest ice skating rink is Lake Baikal. From this really spectacular and also a little exciting experience, you can show with your own photo as a postcard to your loved ones at home that you enjoyed the slide across the lake full of joy and fun.
The magnificently decorated streets of the Austrian city of Mozart enchant in winter with the Maroni scent that blows through the town and not least through the beautiful mountain scenery that salzburg frames. Lively Christmas markets, the Christmas-romantic atmosphere and the famous Mozart balls as souvenirs for those who stay at home lure visitors to the city. In addition to a small souvenir, your loved ones are also happy about a postcard designed by yourself, with which you can share your friends and family directly in your experiences.
Now that you are looking for a snowy winter adventure, full of travel, you think about which of the destinations you travel first and are in a hurry to search for your suitcase, you can be sure – your Postando postcard app lovingly accompanies you everywhere.