15 Famous Landmarks Beautifully Covered In Winter Snow

It's enchantingly gorgeous.

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Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia

Perfectly ornate in the snowy Russian landscape, this cathedral with its copper domes after the original building was demolished in 1931.

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Basilique Du Sacré-Cœur in Paris, France

Inspired by churches like Saint Sofia in Constantinople and San Marco in Venice, the Basilica — who was preceded by six other architects before it was completed in 1914. Here, it looks akin to an ice palace during a Paris snowfall.

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The Bean in Chicago

The Cloud Gate Sculpture, most commonly known as the "bean," endures frigid temperatures in Chicago's Millennium Park. The sculpture is made of .

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Stonehenge in Southern England

This wonder of the world becomes wonderfully magical with a coating of fluffy snow. is about 5,000 years old and located in the south of England.

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Big Ben in London, England

Technically, the giant bell (which inside Elizabeth Tower at the is called Big Ben, but most people refer to the entire tower by this name. Here, the tower is more postcard-worthy than ever after a fresh snowfall.

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Great Wall of China

Conceived in the third century B.C. as a way to , the Great Wall of China takes on an entirely enchanted aesthetic when covered in snow.

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Acropolis of Athens in Greece

A light dusting of snow covers the rocky hill that the historic monumental complex known as Acropolis of Athens stands upon. The Acropolis has been surrounded by sturdy defensive walls .

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Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

The Brooklyn Bridge has been an iconic landmark over New York City's East River since 1883, and it is particularly picturesque during snow flurries like this one. The bridge — more than $320 million in today's currency.

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Church of Our Lady before Týn in Prague, Czech Republic

Stroll into Prague's Old Town Square on a snowy day and you'll find this historic gothic church, built from the mid-14th to early 16th centuries, glowing amongst the flurries. houses Pragues oldest organ, which dates to 1673.

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Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Snow frosts the roof of the northeast corner tower outside the in central Beijing. The Forbidden City was the palace for 24 emperors from 1368 to 1911.

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Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada

Canada's iconic Calgary Peace Bridge is a more recent addition to the city (it only opened in 2012); here, its and striking red hue exists in stunning contrast to the pearly white snow around it.

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Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The famous Eiffel Tower is usually photographed on clear days, but there's something about a snowstorm that makes it feel especially intriguing. Over the next 15 years, the landmark will receive a $318 million facelift.

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Empire State Building in New York City

In 1931, President Hoover pressed a button in Washington D.C. that officially at the Empire State Building. Since then, the skyscraper's lights have glowed through many New York City blizzards.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany

This castle opened to the public seven weeks after the passing of King Ludwig II in 1886, who had built it to hide away from public life. After years of enduring a harsh climate, its limestone facades section by section in the coming years.

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Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany

This gothic cathedral, , is even more majestic surrounded by the misty clouds and snowflakes of western Germany.

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