Germany in Winter – 18 Most Beautiful Cities and Places to Visit

Germany in winter is a magical icy wonderland with cities coated in snow and mountain ranges just begging to be explored.

The rugged natural landscapes that in summer are perfect for hiking, are transformed into picture-perfect icescapes and an adrenaline junkie’s dream.

While Germany’s cities such as Berlin and Cologne are great to visit all year round, some of the best places to visit in Germany in winter are arguably up in the Alps and across Bavaria.


It’s compact old town makes it easy to walk between sights, and the public transport is efficient and affordable if venturing further afield.


Baden Baden

What makes Baden-Baden such a great winter destination? The hot steamy springs, guaranteed to keep you warm in the coldest of temperatures.


Rothenburg ob der Tauber

This fairytale town is one of the most photographed in Germany and it is even prettier in winter when it is blanketed in snow.


Mosel Valley

The Mosel Valley is also a great place for foodies. During winter mostly hearty, comfort food is served.


Franconia Switzerland

While most people love activities like rock climbing, hiking or exploring caves in summer, this region has a lot to offer in winter as well.


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