Doing tourism in Europe is a fascinating experience where you will be able to discover numerous tourist attractions, an unspeakable historical, a cultural legacy and a unique gastronomy in the world. Many European countries are famous for their rich cultural heritage, spectacular man-made views and modern, safe and reliable transport.
To know Europe is to visit its museums, great avenues, to enjoy its educated and refined people; all these characteristics turn the site in a perfect place to visit.
Europe’s tourist attractions are many: each city has its own history, sophisticated people, dreamy cafés, dozens of museums, theatres, cathedrals and endless possibilities to get to know.
The beautiful Paris, the Costa Brava of the Mediterranean, the Greek islands, the Vatican City, the mountains of Switzerland for skiing.
Europe has the most outstanding museums in the world and a historical culture that relates how the world in which we live today was designed, it is for sure one of the main tourist destinations in the world.
If you are planning a trip to Europe in the cold season the most important thing is that you know that you are going to meet when you arrive at the place, so that you can prepare yourself and take the necessary luggage to be able to enjoy your vacations at the most.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when planning your trip is the type of clothing you’ll need, because to be honest, you’ll have to face the cold and snow on many occasions.
Here we tell you what kind of clothes the best are to wear when traveling to Europe in winter season.
Suitable clothing items
The most common mistake of a traveler who makes his first backpack for the cold is to put a lot of things in.
To be well wrapped does not mean to carry many pieces of clothing, it means to carry the appropriate pieces of clothing. In this case, the right pieces are those that are made with quality materials and can overlap until we become small textile onions.
When dressing in layers or applying the onion technique, remember that the better the quality of each of the layers you are going to put on, the fewer layers you will need to keep warm.
There are several types and combinations of layers to put on the clothes, but the ideal is to put the layer of wool on underwear, then put more intermediate layers, and then put on the top waterproof clothing, this is a classic that never fails.
Remember that the intermediate layers must be placed closer to the skin avoiding that they are too tight.
If the layers are very tight the air will not circulate between them and will not keep you warm.
Remember also that it is absolutely vital that the last layer is waterproof: wet cold is much colder. And wet exposed to cold ends up freezing!
Among the main clothes that you will have to take to your trip we mention the following:
- Several pairs of wool socks.
- A set of thermal underwear or special winter underwear. By thermal underwear or winter underwear we mean very comfortable, fine, warm trousers and T-shirt that look like pajamas and are placed directly over the underwear. This is a worthwhile investment when you are travelling to a cold destination.
- Three normal T-shirts, to serve as intermediate layers.
- A not very thick jacket, to serve as an intermediate top layer.
- A wool jersey thick enough to be placed over the previous intermediate layers.
- A coat that can withstand freezing temperatures is extremely necessary. If you are going to travel to Europe during the winter you need a jacket that can withstand really cold temperatures, water, wind and snow. There are now a number of popular sports brands that sell jackets at affordable prices that can easily withstand more than minus 20 degrees Celsius. One of these is more than enough, especially if it’s waterproof.
- Snow pants that are waterproof, to keep you warm and isolate you from the cold at the same time. You’ll wear it over your winter underwear pants.
- One hundred per cent waterproof pants, in case the snow pants that you thought were waterproof are not.
- A nice wool hat and earmuffs. The earmuffs are optional, especially if you are not used to them and in addition, the cap covers your ears.
- A woolen scarf, that is comfortable and weighs little.
Remember to protect your feet and hands
One of the parts of the body most sensitive to cold is the fingers and toes and should therefore be well protected.
In the case of hands, you can place a layer of gloves by placing a last pair of waterproof gloves. In the case of feet, wear a thin sock, a thick wool sock and snow boots.
These snow boots must be waterproof, lined with some kind of protective fabric inside with which you can even walk on snow.
If you follow these advices, we assure you that your holidays in Europe, in spite of the cold, will be unforgettable and it’ll be the best way to enjoy all the tourist activities that the place has to offer you.