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Best of Europe's Storybook Villages-Magical Villages
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Best of Europe’s Storybook Villages-Magical Villages

Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent, with just 2% of the planet’s surface and 6.7 per cent of its land. It is the world’s third most populous continent, with 47 nations and a population of 742.5 million. The European continent is aesthetically stunning and historically significant, with the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Arctic Ocean on the north, the Ural Mountains on the east, and the Mediterranean Sea on the south. Moreover, Let’s check out the Best of Europe’s Storybook Villages-Magical Villages

List of 10 Best of Europe’s Storybook Villages-Magical Villages

  1. Bibury, England
  2. Colmar, France
  3. Hallstatt, Austria
  4. Cinque Terre, Italy
  5. Riquewihr, France
  6. Annecy, France
  7. Kinsale, Ireland
  8. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
  9. San Gimignano, Italy
  10. Stein-Am-Rhein, Switzerland

1. Bibury, England

Bibury, Storybook Villages in Europe
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Bibury is a lovely Cotswold village located just outside of Cirencester. This is one of the best of Europe’s storybook villages-Magical Villages. It’s easy to understand why William Morris named Bibury “The most beautiful village in England,” with stone structures spread out along the banks of the river Coln.

Arlington Row is one of England’s most known, and photographed locations. In the 17th century, a monastery wool store was transformed into a collection of weavers’ cottages. The National Trust presently resides in the cottages.

Bibury is an English treasure nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds on the banks of the River Coln. Quiet alleyways lined with lovely stone cottages covered with green ivy, and colourful flower boxes in this picturesque village.

 

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2. Colmar, France

Colmar,  Storybook Villages in Europe
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Firstly, do you like the Disney film Beauty and the Beast? It just so happens that Disney based Belle’s childhood Hamlet is on the beautiful town of Colmar! You’ll feel like you’re walking through a real-life fairytale village when you come upon Belle or Gaston at every corner. As you wander through cobblestone lanes past lovely medieval and early Renaissance structures, hum the film’s lively melodies.

Secondly, Colmar is a whole story, and it states that Beauty and the Beast were inspired by it. Who could argue with that? Walking those streets would have been enough to keep you occupied for days. You will come upon a city that you were not expecting. Moreover, this town’s appearance shows rich history, culture, and also thriving culinary and viticulture sector.

3. Hallstatt, Austria

 Hallstatt, Storybook Villages in Europe
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Firstly, this is one of the best of Europe’s storybook villages-Magical Villages. This stunning lakeside retreat is in Austria’s magnificent Salzkammergut mountain range. Weave your way among the 16th-century Alpine homes and charming lanes dotted with stores and cafe. The beautiful natural environment of Hallstatt contrasts dramatically with the calm beauty of its town core.

Secondly, The tiny town of Hallstatt, located on Lake Hallstatt’s western coast in the hilly Salzkammergut area of Austria, has fewer than 1,000 residents, a historic salt mine, and breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps.

Moreover, Hallstatt encourages tourists to get lost in its colorful alleyways, providing isolation and tranquility not seen in Europe’s congested tourist traps.

Also Read: 10 Best Places for Paragliding in Austria: A Paradise for Paragliders

 

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4. Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre,  Storybook Villages in Europe
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The Cinque Terre is a place with eternal charm, and a day journey cannot do it right. Whether you’re relaxing back at a seaside table in Vernazza with a glass of wine in hand, listening to birdsong, or resting your weary legs at an old sanctuary on a clifftop high above, it’s the type of location that rewards taking things easy.

In addition, it’s impossible to choose just one of Cinque Terre’s five fishing communities. Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore are all lovely towns in Cinque Terre, Italy.

In Italian Riveria, you can find the charming outdoor cafes, stone walks, little hidden stores, lemon trees, and more. Because no automobiles are allowed in the town, you’ll have to trek from one to another. Moreover, it will take a picturesque boat journey, or use the local train to get your gelato fix.

Also Read: 9 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Italy

 

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5. Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr is no doubt one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace, if not the most beautiful. One of the best locations to visit in Alsace, famed for its gorgeous architecture and wines. Also, it is one of the France, situated between mountains and vineyards.

Sip your way through Riquewihr, a fairy-tale hamlet on the Alsace Wine Route in eastern France. Half-timbered winemakers’ stores, traditional eateries, and small tasting rooms are situated along the cobblestone lanes of this fanciful wonderland. Clink glasses, eat some local cheese, and savour a freshly baked baguette.

 

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6. Annecy, France

Annecy, a town in the Rhone-Alpes area of southeast France known for its castles, churches, and softly curving architecture, thrives on romance. Wander down around the Pont des Amours (lover’s bridge) with your spouse until seeing the Imperial Palace and Saint-Baroque Pierre’s Cathedral. This is another one of the best of Europe’s storybook villages.

Secondly, Escape to Annecy’s Vieille Ville (old town)! This alpine hamlet in southern France sits at the confluence of the Thiou river and the beautiful Lake Annecy. Moreover, Annecy is a wonderful spectacle, with its winding canals, cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, and pastel-coloured buildings. Relax on a riverfront cafe’s patio, take a lake cruise, or explore the ancient Chateau d’Annecy!

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7. Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale,  Storybook Villages in Europe
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In this charming seaside village, you may feel the luck of the Irish! Kinsale is a vibrant city with vibrant colours, art galleries, and busy pubs. While watching the yachts pass by in the port, unwind with a pint and some fresh seafood. Aside from Kinsale, County Cork’s coastline is mainly with postcard-worthy towns. Find it beneficial to go to Clonakilty, Schull, and Cobh.

Kinsale is arguably one of Ireland’s most historic towns, having been a centre of people, business, trade, and fishing for much longer than anybody can remember. The estuary of the Bandon River, which is tidal as far as Innishannon, gave it considerable importance in its early days since water communication was dominating until the 18th century. The estuary also served as a good morning for ancient ships that were subject to the whims of the weather.

8. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

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Take a journey through a real-life fairy tale! When one thinks of old Germany, this jewel of a town comes to mind. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a dreamland of half-timbered early Renaissance residences, castle-like structures, cobblestone lanes, and eateries, and is known for its well-preserved mediaeval town centre. Enjoy schnitzel, bratwurst, and, of course, beer when visiting Bavaria.

In addition, Rothenburg is still the best-preserved walled town in Germany. Michelstadt, Miltenberg, Bamberg, Bad Windsheim, and Dinkelsbühl are all candidates, but none can compare to the king of mediaeval German charm. Rothenburg is still the finest, despite the crowds, expensive souvenirs, and a virtually inedible pastry speciality (the over-hyped, fried ball of pie dough known as a Schneeball). In addition, save time and travel by going with the winner.

 

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9. San Gimignano, Italy

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When you visit San Gimignano, it’s as if you’ve stepped back in time. This is one of the best of Europe’s storybook villages-Magical Villages. You’ll wonder if you’re in the 13th or 21st century. This picture-perfect Italian hill town is surrounded by 1200-era walls and is brimming with ancient stone piazzas and mediaeval turrets. Just beyond the city walls, the rolling green landscape of Tuscany – Cyprus trees, vineyards, terra cotta rooftops – the full nine yards – can be found.

San Gimignano’s towers in Italy were more than just demonstrations of riches. They also symbolized the authority of the family that erected them. The proprietors looked to grow more important as the tower grew. Moreover, this would lead to disputes and families would frequently quarrel for decades, dividing residents’ allegiance. Legends speak of young lovers from families who, like real-life Romeos and Juliets, would be met in secret, in the shadow of the towers.

10. Stein-Am-Rhein, Switzerland

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Firstly, Stein-Am-Rhein is the ideal ancient city, located where Lake Constance meets the Rhine river. Many residents cycle from country to country since it is so close to the German border. Half-timbered buildings with historic paintings painted, directly on the facade. may be seen in this unspoilt fantasy village! Stein-Am-Rhein is a gem on the Rhine, a vibrant world of art and culture.

 

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Secondly, Stein-am-Rhein may be a little community with fewer than 3,000 residents. Also, it is notable for the concentration of well-preserved mediaeval structures in such a small area.

Also Read: Switzerland Travel Guide

The Rathausplatz – the City Hall plaza – is the crown gem, with its whole perimeter surrounded by old homes with exquisitely painted facades. Moreover, every home has a unique architectural structure, and the topics and colors of the paintings vary, yet the harmony is nearly flawless in Stein-Am-Rhein in Switzerland.

 

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