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30 Best Stunning Windows Themes from around the World

Windows has always come with an array of options to customize your desktop with just a few clicks. The easiest way to give a new look to your Windows PC has traditionally been with theme packs. Providing a slideshow of backgrounds as well as changes in color schemes and sounds, these themes are a much welcome addition to any collection.

From small tropical islands to bustling cities with towering skyscrapers, the colorful diversity of countries to massive continents with scenic landscapes, we’ve cherry picked some of the most amazing themes of places from around the world from the Microsoft themes page and the Windows 10 Themes gallery of Theme Raider. Some stunning photographs to bring your PC to life and transport you to a new location every time you peek at your desktop.

The themes are arranged alphabetically for your convenience. You can download them directly from the given links. Note, these theme packs can only be used in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, Windows RT, and in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions. Happy touring!

 

 

 

Alaska

alaska windows theme

The rugged outskirts and icy chill of Alaska brought to your desktop with amazing photographs by Kyle Waters. An array of landscapes from the numerous islands in this free Windows theme.

15 Images | Download

Antarctica

antarctica windows theme

The cold visuals of the massive continent from the South Pole. Filled with glaciers and ice bergs of all sizes, home to some of the most unique wildlife on the plane in penguins, seals and whales. The calm, chilly waters and land with scientific research facilities and more in this free Windows theme.

12 Images | Download

Australia

Australia

From the bustling cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra to the sandy shores of the Gold Coast, take a look at the diverse visuals of the continental country.  Amazing photographs of the vast Outbacks with galloping Kangaroos and the iconic Ayers rock in this free Windows theme.

12 Images | Download

Britain

britain

The grand splendor of Great Britain and its isles. The busy sights of a lively London, Brighton’s seaside piers, the green, chilly countryside of Wales and the mystic beauty of the Stonehenge, amazing photographs by Sean Bryne make up this free Windows theme.

13 Images | Download

Budapest

Budapest

Great photographs of the city of Budapest with the iconic Chain Bridge and various other sights of attraction such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Buda Castle. Stroll across the Trinity Square and Buda’s Old Town as this free Windows theme brings the Heart of Europe to your desktop.

12 Images | Download

Caribbean

Caribbean windows themes

Beautiful visuals from the Barbados as the waves crash into the sandy shores decorated by palm trees and green grass. Watch the sunset and fishing canoes in crystal clear waters besides quiet coves in this free theme for Windows.

12 Images | Download

Dubai

dubai windows theme

The stunning skyline of the city decorated by the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. Amazing aerial shots giving an eagle eye view of the Palm Jumeirah and the World Islands. Visit the Sheikh Zayed road and the Dubai Marina or rise above the clouds in this free Windows theme.

12 Images | Download

Egypt

egypt windows theme

The mystery and grandness of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the great Giza pyramids illuminated as dusk falls. The unique artistry of ancient Egypt from the statues of pharaohs to temples of Luxor in this free theme for Windows.

13 Images | Download

Germany

germany windows theme

The bustling sights of the nightlife scenes of the country’s capital, Berlin, the towering skyscrapers of Frankfurt and Munich , the historic Hamburg ports, the bright lights of Cologne and the grandness of the Neuschwanstein Castle in this free Windows theme for the country known for its art and beer.

12 Images | Download

Hawaii

hawaii windows theme

Go for an exotic trip across the Hawaiian Islands right from the comfort of your desktop with glimpses of the black sand beaches and waterfalls of Maui, the calm sights of sunset on Kaua’I and the volcanic Big Island with its lava flowing into the sea in this free Windows theme.

16 Images | Download

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

One of the busiest countries in the world, the bustling city life, the towering skylines across the coastline illuminated by lights at night, the splendid beauty of the natural harbor with wide-stretching  coastlines, a look at everything Hong Kong in this free Windows theme.

10 Images | Download

Honshu

Honshu

The scenic landscapes and close-up photos of the island of Honshu, Japan. Featuring amazing photographs by Wilson Au as he traverses across the alpine regions to bring the sights of Nagano Prefecture’s mountainous terrains to your desktop with this free Windows theme.

8 Images | Download

Iceland

Iceland

The grand splendor of the Icelandic regions featuring the beauty of its diverse landscapes in this free Windows theme. From the majestic fjords to the vast green hills interrupted by streams of glacial blue waters, witness the massive arctic waterfalls and volcanoes.

12 Images | Download

India

India

The unique diversity and colors of the country. Exploring the cultures from the world famous Madurai Meenakshi temple and fresh backwaters from in the south to the historical forts of the north, a free Windows theme to give you authentic sights of the nation.

8 Images | Download

Indonesia

Indonesia

The amazing beauty of numerous places of interest such as Mount Bromo, Ratu Boko, Pura Ulun and Prambanan Temple. A free Windows theme to bring the sights of the largest island country of the world as you witness lagoons and resorts alongside the ocean life and the dazzling city of Jakarta.

12 Images | Download

Japan

Japan

The unique visuals of Japan’s numerous wonders, natural and urban. From the streets of Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama to the vivid landscapes of Shizuoka, Nagano and Kagoshima, an amazing mix of frame-bending and traditional photography in this free Windows theme.

15 Images | Download

Kyoto

Kyoto

The historic sights of the Kiyomiz-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Heian Jingu and other temples complimented by the natural beauty of bamboo trees and flowing lakes. Scenic sights of the thousand-year capital in this free Windows theme as the seasons change welcoming snow and fall.

14 Images | Download

London

London

From the historic architecture of the iconic Big Ben, Westminster Palace and Tower Bridge to the modern marvels of the Shard and the London Eye with typical sights of buses and the Underground, a free Windows theme bringing the diverse sights across the vast regions of the city of London.

14 Images | Download

Manitoba

Manitoba

Take a stroll across the urban parks and the path to the yellow prairie and stony shorelines of Canada’s heartland. A free Windows theme with beautiful photographs by Hayley Elizabeth bringing the country’s central province to your desktop.

19 Images | Download

New York

New York

The urban splendor of the city of New York. From the typical sights of the parks and bridges to the towering skyscrapers lit brilliantly at night. Photography Johnny W. Lam capturing the essence of the City That Never Sleeps in this free Windows theme.

18 Images | Download

Norway

Norway

The scenic visuals of the beautiful landscapes of Norway. From the mesmerizing Fjords to the snow-capped hills and valleys. Small houses line atop the lush green fields as the icy lakes reflect the skies lit up by the Northern Lights in this free Windows theme.

14 Images | Download

Paris

Paris

The marvelous architecture of the iconic structures of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Arc de Triumph. Bringing the city lights and the scenes across the river Seine in the free Windows theme for the City of Light.

12 Images | Download

Peru

Peru

The natural beauty owing to the uniquely varying geography of the country of Peru. Rising into the Andes Mountains, a colorful peek at the rich traditions, ancient ruins and lush forests of the mesmerizing South American country in this free theme for Windows.

9 Images | Download

Prague

Prague

The colorful sights of the city from the vividly painted Baroque buildings, the Old Town Square, the Gothic churches as well as the Clementinum and historic Castles in this free Windows theme for the City of a Hundred Spires.

12 Images | Download

Queenstown

Queenstown

The fantastic beauty of the city of Queenstown, New Zealand as captured by photographer Ian Rushton. From the mountain-surrounded regions to the calm lakes stretching far and wide, a stunning look at the natural beauty of the city in this free theme for Windows.

17 Images | Download

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

The diverse scenes of the city of Rio, from the popular tourist attractions of the local beaches and the famous Christ the Redeemer to the bustling heart with its stacked houses distinct from the cityscapes. A free theme for Windows with beautiful photos of sunsets and storms brewing over the city.

12 Images | Download

Rome

 

Rome

The amazing architectural-marvel unique to the Roman Empire, bringing the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum to your desktop. The artistic beauty of the Vatican museums and much more with this free Windows theme.

12 Images | Download

Serbia

Serbia

The natural wonders of the Serbian regions brought to your desktop with stunning photographs in this free theme for Windows, from the marvelous sight of the Uvac River Canyon to the breathtaking view from the Banjska Stena viewpoint.

11 Images | Download

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Explore the diverse beauty of the Indian Ocean Island as depicted by photographer Suranga Weeratunga from the city lights and ancient ruins to the natural beauty of jungles and coastlines as the colorful visuals of Sri Lanka are brought to you in this free Windows theme.

20 Images | Download

Thailand

Thailand

The diverse landscapes and architecture of Thailand. Views of the sunset along the rugged coastlines, illuminated temples and palaces, rich limestone mountains and floating fishing boats bringing an authentic look of the country in this free theme for Windows.

14 Images | Download

Venice

Venice

10 Images | Download

The romantic sights of Gondolas floating across the canals of the floating city. The vivid sights as the lights come on at night illuminating the mesmerizing architecture. A free Windows theme bringing the beauty of the city with many names to your desktop.

 

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