These 10 coldest places on earth are the wonders of nature but not necessarily carved for a holiday.
Summer holidays on the beach, the sun shining from the sky, cocktails by the sea and warmth, wherever you look.
1. The Plateau of the East Antarctic – The coldest place on earth (-93.2 °C)
Not so long ago, at the Plateau of the East Antarctic, the coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was determined. It was minus 93.2 ° C. For humans it is impossible to live here, even to stay here even without a protective suit and breathing apparatus. The temperature measurement was made by satellite.
2. Vostok weather station, Antarctica (-89.2 °C)
At this Russian weather station, we find the coldest temperature ever measured with a thermometer: minus 89.2 ° C. The temperature recorded was of the air and not of an object when it appeared on the thermometer.
3. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica (-82.8 °C)
This research station is also one of the ten coldest places in the world, which was equipped to measure minus 82.8 ° C. In midsummer, there are more than 100 researchers from the South Pole but only a few of them stay in the winter.
4. Oymyakon in Siberia (-71.2 °C)
Until 2013, this small Siberian village was the coldest inhabited place in the world. At temperatures of up to minus 71.2 ° C hardly anyone would dare to settle here. It is still limited to a few hundred people who have settled there. In summer it sometimes gets up to 30 ° C warmer which is still -30 °C to -40 °C.
5. North Ice, Greenland (-65.9 °C)
North Ice is also a research station located on a huge glacier, the Greenland ice sheet. In 1954, the coldest temperature recorded at this place was minus 65.9 ° C.
6. Snag, Canada (-63 °C)
In this small village in Yukon, Canada, which is considered the coldest place on the entire American continent, a temperature of minus 63 ° C was measured in the winter of 1947.
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Although there was still a well-functioning gold mining settlement here in the 19th century, this is now almost completely emptied. The gold diggers have left behind a ghost town of cold, over which by the way a small plane disappeared in 1950, the remains of which could never be found.
7. Eureka, Canada (-40 °C)
The weather station on the northernmost island in Canada measures in winter up to minus 40 ° C. In summer, temperatures rarely climb to more than minus 20 °C. Eureka observes midnight sun between April and August and no sun at all between October and February.
8. Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia (-25 °C)
The Mongolian capital is considered the coldest capital in the world. The average annual temperature is just minus 2 ° C, in winter it can be up to minus 25 ° C cold.
Officially, the city has nearly 1.5 million inhabitants, which is almost half of the total Mongol population. However, many of these people are only in the capital for the winter, while moving through the country in the remaining months.
9. Astana, Kazakhstan (-20 °C to -50 °C)
In the capital of Kazakhstan, on an average, it is not as cold as in Ulaanbaatar, but in some places, sometimes, it can reach as low as minus 40 ° C at night. The absolute minimum temperature measured was minus 52 ° C. It is the second-coldest capital in the world.
10. Funtensee, Germany (-65.9 °C)
At the Funtensee, in the Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria, the temperature of minus 45.9 ° C was recorded in 2001, which is the lowest ever in Germany.
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Due to its unique location, it is also much colder at the lake than in the surrounding areas. The largest temperature difference between the lake and 100 meters higher altitude was 27 ° C in 2000.
We all enjoy cold weather with hot chocolate and fireplace. At these places, however, hot chocolate will not be enough. The people who have been to 10 coldest places on earth mostly describe the experience as a bad memory.