10 Small Beautiful Small Towns That You Have Probably Never Heard Of

10 Small Beautiful Small Towns That You Have Probably Never Heard Of

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Small is Beautiful. 10 Small Beautiful Small Towns That You Have Probably Never Heard Of.

The lush, forested hills of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany

Garmisch-Germany“Discover your true nature“: This motto is the central philosophy encompassing the year-round tourist attractions offered at the renowned holiday destination of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located one hour south of Munich. In the midst of beautiful mountain views, the most famous town of the Bavarian Alps offers a wide variety of unique experiences.

At the foot of Mount Zugspitze, nature is splendid and mighty and the memories made here between the mountains, valleys, water and sky are simply unparalleled.

Beautiful Fishing Village Reine Will Make You Want To fly Off To Norway Immediately

Reine-NorwayHave you ever felt the urge to escape it all, run off to Norway and hole up in a converted red fisherman’s cottage?
No, you have not? Perhaps that’s because you haven’t seen Reine, the Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of just about 300. The village is nestled in the Lofoten Archipelago, a picturesque string of islands within the Arctic Circle.
Visitors come Reine to slow down, eat up and soak in some stunning northern lights displays.

This mesmerizing collection of tiny houses comprises Gasadalur Village, a retreat in the Faroe Islands

Gasadalur-VillageGásadalur, a village on the west side of Vágar in the Faroe Islands, had a population of 17. Vágar’s mountainous terrain includes peaks to the north and east of Gásadalur that reach 2,400 and 2,345 feet respectively, so accessing the village was always somewhat laborious up until 2004, when a tunnel was blasted through some of the island’s rock, enabling travel by car. Lush green fields tumbling towards steep dropoffs into the North Atlantic’s Gulf Stream, combined with a colorful mish-mash of simple Nordic homes make for a dramatic, yet quaintly pastoral pocket of the world most of us will only ever experience through photographs.

Known for its bright, Tudor-style houses, Colmar, France, is considered the capital of all Alsatian wine

Colmar-FranceWith its canals, its flowery town-centre… A condensation of an idyllic Alsace, the Alsace wine capital is the guardian of a lifestyle which you need to discover!
It provides the intimacy of a medium-sized town combined with the most remarkable rich heritage. Birthplace of the famous sculptor Bartholdi, father of the famous Statue of Liberty Leading the People, it also saw the birth of Hansi, the most famous Alsacian illustrator. Nevertheless, the place you really need to visit is of course the “Petite Venise”! However, you will also enjoy strolling on foot in the large town centre renowned for the half-timbered houses of the Quai de la Poissonnerie. Culture thirsty people will end their tour of Colmar at the Unterlinden Museum to admire its famous Retable d’Issenheim (the Isenheim Altarpiece)…

Tucked between stunning woodlands, Bled in Slovenia is one of the most enchanting places on the planet

Bled - SloveniaWith its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, boating and canyoning possibilities. Not surprisingly, Bled can be overpriced and swarming with tourists in mid-summer. But as is the case with many popular destinations around the world, people come in droves – and will continue to do so – because the place is special.

This polar wonderland is Hallstatt, one of Austria’s oldest towns

Hallstatt - AustriaThe village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village. But only in the original will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited in the 1st millenium before Christ: during this period – the iron age – the civilization flourished. The following pages you will discover all there is to make your vacation in Hallstatt an unforgetable one.

This storybook worthy town is Bidbury, England

Bidbury - EnglandBibury is a charming, typically Cotswold, village just a short drive from “The Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester.
Bibury was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as “the most beautiful village in England”.

Scaled along a mountain, this is a hidden village in Jiuzhaigou, China

Jiuzhaigou - ChinaIt is said that if there should be wonderlands on the earth, Jiuzhaigou Valley must be one of them. There is no equal elsewhere that has sceneries and fables of dreamlike eloquence, or natural purities like a fairyland as it. It is a great masterpiece of nature having dreamlike scenery, which combines blue lakes, waterfalls, verdant forests, snow-covered mountains, and the folk customs of the Tibetan and Qiang peoples. Legend has it that long long ago the deity of mountain named Dago had a crush on the goddess Semo, and he gave a mirror that was made from wind and cloud to the goddess. However, the devil appeared and made trouble to Semo. Inadvertently, Semo broke the mirror into 108 pieces, which fell down to the earth and then turned to 108 colorful lakes. The lake is also called Haizi by local people.

You can barely see this gorgeous town tucked away in Pucón, Chile

Pucón - ChilePucón is firmly positioned on the global map as a mecca for adventure sports, its setting on beautiful Lago Villarrica under the smoldering eye of the volcano of the same name sealing its fate as a world-class destination for adrenaline junkies. Once a summer playground for the rich, Pucón is now a year-round adventure machine catering to all incomes, especially in February (a time to avoid, if possible), when it is absolutely overrun. The town receives alternating floods of package tourists, Santiago holidaymakers, novice Brazilian snowboarders, adventure-seeking backpackers, new age spiritualists and mellowed-out ex-activists turned eco-pioneers.

This striking village is in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar - IcelandBlack and brooding, the Vestmannaeyjar form 15 eye-catching silhouettes off the southern shore. The islands were formed by submarine volcanoes around 11,000 years ago, except for sulky-looking Surtsey, the archipelago’s newest addition, which rose from the waves in 1963. Surtsey was made a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008, but its unique scientific status means that it is not possible to land there.
Heimaey is the only inhabited island. Its little town and sheltered harbour lie between dramatic klettur (escarpments) and two ominous volcanoes – blood-red Eldfell and conical Helgafell. These days Heimaey is famous for two things: its puffins (around 10 million birds come here to breed) and Þjóðhátíð, Iceland’s biggest outdoor festival, held in August.

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