The 10 best European winter destinations for young people

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Winter holidays with friends or with your partner? why not! But where to go? Obviously it depends on what interests you most. Here you will find 10 European destinations suitable for young people, for all tastes. You will find perfect destinations for those who love snow and winter sports, bizarre places, night clubs and nightlife, for those who want to make new acquaintances or become a romantic adventurer with their sweetheart or perhaps with a new love of their own blossomed in holiday. Are you ready to go?


  1. Berlin (Germany)
  2. Budapest (Hungary)
  3. Innsbruck (Austria)
  4. Lisbon (Portugal)
  5. Paris (France)
  6. Segovia (Spain)
  7. Delft (Netherlands)
  8. Les Deux Alpes (France)
  9. Copenhagen (Denmark)
  10. Belgrade (Serbia)
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Berlin (Germany)

The German capital is fun 24 hours a day immersed in a metropolis full of music, lights and entertainment. It has long surpassed other major nightlife cities in fame and splendor, such as evergreen London.
Solo in the center there are about 200 night clubs. Trying them all is tough, but definitely don't miss the ones in the Mitte district and the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg or Prenzlauer Berg area.
Few places in the world are as dedicated to fun as Berlin, especially when it comes to electronic music. Party, chill-out, "eternal" parties in a fun that lasts for hours and sometimes even for whole days. What to say? Have fun!

  • Average temperatures from November to February: -2 ° min; 7 ° max
  • starting from € 39,98 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -
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2 - Budapest (Hungary)

The Budapest night is divided between transgressive tourist and local entertainment, especially in the 7th District area (especially the inner part of the district between Karoly krt and Erzsebet krt). Pubs, jazz clubs, topless bars and big noisy discos: for nightlife there is absolutely nothing missing! And after the wild fun of the Hungarian night?
You can relax walking through the enchanting Christmas markets, take a ride on the ice skating rink, visit the historic center or simply let yourself be pampered in the wonderful liberty Gellért spa... it will be a perfect and unforgettable holiday!

  • Average temperatures from November to February: -4 ° min; 8 ° max
  • starting from € 53,64 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -
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3 - Innsbruck (Austria)

Snow and winter sports lovers: this place is for you! Every winter the snow arrives punctually like clockwork in Innsbruck, a city with a long sporting tradition and birthplace of many Olympic champions. During the winter, almost every year, they take place ski jumping and snowboarding competitions. But that is not all! The surrounding mountains are popular for hiking, trekking, ice climbing (do not miss the Patscherkofel mountain, a peak much loved by hikers, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the city and the whole valley)
Many believe that Innsbruck is only a destination for families, due to the Christmas markets and the party atmosphere, but in reality the night is full of young people looking for fun in the area of ​​the railway bridge, in the historic center and especially near Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the main street full of clubs of all kinds.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: -7 ° min; 8 ° max
  • starting from € 194,70 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -
  • Innsbruck: tour to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds

4 - Lisbon (Portugal)

Lisbon has a decadent, very special charm. A beautiful seaside town, very characteristic and can also offer excellent food. You ask yourself, is it worth visiting in winter? The answer is: absolutely yes! In the winter months, you can benefit from lower prices for flights and accommodation and at the same time enjoy a party atmosphere.

And don't think that Lisbon is a boring city, as the sun goes down it holds many surprises: many bars, clubs and discos open until dawn. Without forgetting that it is an important university city! The district par excellence for nightlife has always been Bairro Alto, moreover the area along the cais, the banks of the Tagus, has become a real reference point for the city's nightlife.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: 8 ° min; 18 ° max
  • starting from € 55,84 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 47,00 per room -
  • Lisbon: Lisboa Card valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours Lisbon: tour through history, stories and everyday life

5 - Paris (France)

Paris certainly doesn't need a big introduction! If by day it stands out for charm, culture and romance, in the evening the city is transformed and becomes a place of pure entertainment. Theaters, pubs, discos, Paris satisfies every taste and budget. There are many areas suitable for fun.

Rue Oberkampf, in the Bastille district, offers alternative and trendy places; Avenue des Champs-Élysées with its parallel and prependicular streets comes alive with many elegant discos. The Canal Saint-Martin is the center of Parisian life, one of the meeting points of young Parisians, characterized by original clubs. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more intimate and refined place, La Batte aux Cailles is the place for you. For those who love large, cosmopolitan and elegant environments, the Opéra and Grands Boulevards area is the ideal option. Finally, how can we forget the Pigalle district, one of the most famous red light areas in the world, home of the famous Moulin Rouge.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: 2 ° min; 11 ° max
  • starting from € 47,52 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -
  • Priority access to the top of the Arc de Triomphe Paris: Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Seine cruise

6 - Segovia (Spain)

If you love history, art, music, why not try this unusual Spanish destination? Segovia is located about 100 kilometers north of Madrid and has an old town and an ancient Roman aqueduct, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Segovia is also a university city and therefore lively when the sun goes down. There best areas for an evening are Calle Infanta Isabel, full of bars and clubs, and the surroundings of the Jewish quarter. But for a truly memorable experience, you should organize your visit on the occasion of the "nochevieja", on December 31st, when the university new year.

Segovia is also a strategic city for lovers of skiing and snowboarding. It is close to the Sierra de Guadarrama, which has 4 winter sports resorts. The best is La Pinilla with slopes for all levels. Not to be missed, as far as music is concerned, theIndie Winter Festival City (WIC): lasts all winter, intermittently from November until the arrival of spring.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: -5 ° min; 9 ° max
  • Flights to Madrid (116km from Segovia) starting from € 43,64 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
  • Segovia: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

7 - Delft (Netherlands)

Once again we offer a vibrant student city with a vibrant nightlife. Delft is a spectacular city with its own frozen canals and small snow-covered bridges, as well as home to one of the largest universities in Holland.
The typical evening of fun in Delft begins with a tour of the traditional bars housed in the historic houses of the city and ends by dancing in one of the nightclubs open until dawn.

And during the day? The Dutch, as we know, love skating. When the canals are frozen the challenge is on! And between skating sessions, remember to refuel with a nice plate of Stamppot, a potato and vegetable pie usually served with sausages or bacon. You will regain your strength immediately!

  • Average temperatures from November to February: 0 ° min; 5 ° max
  • Flights to Rotterdam (14km from Delft) starting from € 72,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 42,00 per room -
  • Discover the city of Delft: guided walking tour

8 - Les Deux Alpes (France)

Lovers of skiing and nightlife, Les Deux Alpes awaits you! This famous French ski resort offers plenty of both indoor and outdoor activities. From skiing (both day and night) to zorbing, from dog sledding to paragliding; but also avalanche simulator, cinema, bowling, spa, swimming pool and much more. The Christmas period is also full of events, with Christmas markets, fireworks, freestyle and snowboard competitions at the snow park. And after having fun like crazy all day, if you're not dead tired, spend the evening in the bars, restaurants and night clubs from the area, sipping Génépi, a local grappa made from mountain flowers with a high alcohol content.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: Various degrees below zero depending on the altitude
  • Flights to Lyon (130km from Les Deux Alpes) from € 57,47 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 67,00 per room -

9 - Copenhagen (Denmark)

Copenhagen is one of the funniest winter destinations in Europe. Maybe because it's freezing cold, maybe because it gets dark very early, but take our word for it, the guys here surely know how to get on with it! There are endless cocktail bars and pubs where you can consume alcoholic drinks, but also discos of all kinds. Furthermore, the city is famous for fantastic live music venues, from small clubs that promote emerging bands, to large concert halls that host international artists.
Among the most dynamic areas we point out the Meatpacking District, Vesterbro and Nørrebro and obviously the center, where there are some of the most popular nightclubs such as Hive, Cultur Box and Chateau Motel.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: -1 ° min; 5 ° max
  • starting from € 36,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 67,00 per room -
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10 - Belgrade (Serbia)

We conclude our proposals with a "revelation". Maybe many of you are not aware of it, but Belgrade boasts one of the best nightlife in the Old Continent. Beyond the breweries, cocktail bars and clubs scattered along the riverside, here you will have the opportunity to live one of the most unique experiences that can be, namely party until dawn on a river boat (called splavovi or splav). These amazing floating nightclubs are closed and heated in winter, allowing you to dance the night away and even watch the sunrise over the Sava River. Finally, remember to taste Rakija, the Serbian national liqueur made from distilled fruit, most commonly plums but also apricot, quince and grapes.

  • Average temperatures from November to February: -0 ° min; 6 ° max
  • starting from € 109,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 42,00 per room -

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