I recently did a winter trip from Dec-Jan. I went on the Festive Escape and spent the rest of the time on my own.
I’ve been to Europe in both Summer and Winter, they both have their perks.
Winter is great because its Christmas season and I feel that Christmas really does come alive in Europe especially in Germany. The Christmas markets are so amazing and are worth visiting. It does get really cold but if you dress properly you won’t feel the cold (and I’m chicken shit when it comes to cold weather).
Winter is classified as off-peak season but the lines and prices say otherwise. Paris will always be busy no matter what season!
Europe is still worth visiting in winter. Unlike Australia (or maybe it’s just Perth) everything is still very lively during Winter. It’s very charming during winter and it’s amazing seeing countryside covered with snow.