I am looking for a pair of boots for central european winter use.
Walking in the woods, lots of water, snow and thus salt included.
My budget is ~$350.
What do you think of the Loake Litchfield?
Those look very nice, but if you're looking at a lot of water you'll want something lined with gore-tex or else your feet will get wet.
Consider something like this: http://www.amazon.com/L-L-Bean-Gore-Tex-Kangaroo-Fabric-Upland/dp/B002NSWZO6/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1320046030&sr=8-15