Our Best Photos Of 2016

Could you think of a better way to reflect on a year than to watch all the pictures that you took? Okay, maybe not all – considering that sometimes we take a couple of hundreds on a single day. But we collected the best ones here for you and us to enjoy. So here comes the most beautiful or most interesting pictures of the best moments of our travels in 2016… We wish you a Happy New Year!

Best panorama

Mount Biokovo is towering above Makarska, a popular beach town in Dalmatia, Croatia.

Best Photos Of 2016: Makarska, Croatia

Best night panorama

View of Paris from the top of Montparnasse Tower

Best Photos Of 2016: Paris, France

Best beach photo

We found this hidden beach while canoeing around Lake Bohinj in Slovenia.

Best Photos Of 2016: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Best coastline photo

Hiking in Mljet National Park on the island of Mljet (Croatia) included some random snorkeling stops, too.

Best Photos Of 2016: Mljet National Park, Croatia

Best sunset photo

Sunset at Lake Balaton, Hungary

Best Photos Of 2016: Lake Balaton, Hungary

Best dusk photo

Lake Balaton is pretty after sunset, too 🙂

Best Photos Of 2016: Lake Balaton, Hungary

Best waterfall photo

One of the many lovely waterfalls of Bärenschützklamm Gorge in Styria, Austria.

Best Photos Of 2016: Bärenschützklamm, Styria, Austria

Best mountain photo

View from Rysy peak – in the High Tatras National Park, Slovakia

Best Photos Of 2016: Rysy peak, High Tatras National Park, Slovakia

Best river photo

The perfect color of Slovenia’s Soča River is hard to beat.

Best Photos Of 2016: Soca River, Slovenia

Best lake photo

Malo jezero, the small salt lake of Mljet Island, Croatia.

Best Photos Of 2016: Malo jezero, Mljet, Croatia

Best colorful photo

Green Lake (Zelené pleso in Slovak) is one of the countless alpine lakes of Slovakia’s High Tatras National Park and it has the most incredible color.

Best Photos Of 2016: Green Lake, High Tatras, Slovakia

Best architecture photo

The Town Hall of Basel, Switzerland rather looks like a castle.

Best Photos Of 2016: Basel, Switzerland

Best interior photo

Sainte Chapelle, this relatively small but very impressive Gothic royal chapel was our favorite church in Paris.

Best Photos Of 2016: Sainte Chapelle, Paris, France

Best park scene

Luxembourg Garden is one of the nicest parks in the center of Paris.

Best Photos Of 2016: Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France

Best autumn photo

Right before the early October sunset – hiking in the Pilis, Hungary.

Best Photos Of 2016: Pilis, Danube-Ipoly National Park, Hungary

Best flower photo

Wildflower bloom in the High Tatras of Slovakia is spectacular throughout June and July.

Best Photos Of 2016: Strbske pleso, High Tatras, Slovakia

Best animal photo

A peacock was stealing the show in the garden of Eggenberg Palace, Graz, Austria.

Best Photos Of 2016: Peacock in the garden of Eggenberg Palace, Graz, Austria

Best foggy photo

Peaks of Slovakia’s High Tatras in the fog seriously reminded us of Mordor from the Lord of the Rings.

Best Photos Of 2016: High Tatras National Park, Slovakia

Best snowy photo

Is it too obvious that it should be one of those shots taken in the Swiss Alps?

Best Photos Of 2016: Swiss Alps

Best macro photo

Have you ever seen a snail eating a mushroom? Aka the small wonders of hiking. 🙂

Best Photos Of 2016: Macro shot from Styria, Austria

Best reflection photo

Peaceful morning view of Štrbské Pleso in the High Tatras, Slovakia.

Best Photos Of 2016: Strbske pleso, High Tatras, Slovakia

Best night scene

The City Hall of Vienna looks pretty at any time but this night scene with the old lamps is our favorite picture of it.

Best Photos Of 2016: Vienna City Hall, Austria

Best castle photo

It’s hard to take a bad photo of such a magical castle as Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley, France.

Best Photos Of 2016: Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

Best small town photo

The colorful center of Lucerne, Switzerland is especially charming on a sunny day.

Best Photos Of 2016: Lucerne, Switzerland

Best Christmas photo

Vienna’s Christmas is hard to beat. This picture of Stephansplatz is our favorite this year:

Best Photos Of 2016: Vienna, Austria



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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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