The ten most popular winter destinations on Instagram

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Charming places in France, Switzerland, Slovenia or America that occupy a prominent place in social networks. Let's find out together!

Whether they are ski resorts or mountain villages, there are thousands of them in winter

From snow-capped mountain peaks to frozen national parks, these are the ten most important winter destinations in the world.



1. Bern, Switzerland

The old town of Bern in Switzerland ranks first. The #bern hashtag was used 1,082,440 times. The beautiful city has been inscribed on the Unesco world heritage list since 1983 thanks to its medieval architecture preserved over the centuries.



2. Aspen, Colorado, USA

In second place is Aspen whose hashtag #aspen has been used 935.040 times. Four ski resorts make up the land of the popular Aspen Snowmass resort: Aspen Mountain (Ajax), Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass.

3. Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø, is a city of Norway famous for the Northern Lights. The #northernlights hashtag has been used 768.516 times. The best time to see the Northern Lights it is from late afternoon to early morning between the end of September and the end of March. Tromsø's location about 350 km north of the Arctic Circle also allows you to observe the phenomena of the midnight sun and polar night.

4. Chamonix, France

The hashtag #chamonix has been used 611,675 times and places the French city in fourth place. One of the most photographed places is "The Mer de Glace”Or Sea of ​​Ice, the largest glacier in France with 7 km long and 200 m deep, one of the most emblematic places in the Chamonix valley.






5. Yosemite National Park, United States

The hashtag #yosemitenationalpark, has been used 596,214 times and ranks it Yosemite National Park in fifth place. It is one of the first natural parks in the United States and known for its waterfalls, not without reason. Yosemite Falls are the largest waterfalls in North America. In the 3.108 km² of the park you will find deep valleys, meadows, gigantic redwoods, a vast and rich vegetation and much more.

6. Zermatt, Switzerland

The hashtag #zermatt has been used 400.215 times and makes this Swiss city the sixth most photographed. The region called "Matterhorn glacier paradise" is the largest and highest summer ski area in Europe. Numerous national teams train here in July and August.

7. Yellowstone National Park, United States

Il Yellowstone National Park, in the state of Wyoming, covers an area of ​​8.983 km². It includes lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is the largest mountain lake in North America and in its southern half is the Caldera Yellowstone, the largest volcano on the continent, considered an active volcano. The hashtag #yellowstonenationalpark was used 314,870 times.

8. Bled, Slovenia

The small Slovenian town of Bled, located on the shores of the lake of the same name, in the Julian Alps, is eighth on the list with the hashtag #bled, used 306.285 times. The city, with just 11.000 inhabitants, is most famous for its glacial lake, which attracts many tourists throughout the year. In the surrounding forests there are several castles and churches. According to legend, the temple of the ancient Slavic goddess Živa was on the site of the current Baroque church, in the middle of Lake Bled.



9. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov is a small town located in southern Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. The old town, including its castle, has been on the Unesco world heritage list since 1992. The hashtag #ceskykrumlov has been used 179.914 times.





10. Grindelwald, Svizzera

This city in Switzerland closes the top ten with the hashtag #grindelwald used 149.836 times. Grindelwald is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region. A curious fact is that the first cable car in the Alps was built in Grindelwald in 1908 on the summit of the Wetterhorn.



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