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This is a list of the best small cities to visit in Western Europe. While nearly every town in Europe is rich in culture and attraction, some outshine their neighbors next door. It has been said that the lesser known places are hidden gems in which one can truly discover the beauty of Europe. Travel can be tricky when you have so many places to choose from. Hopefully, this comprehensive list will help you decide where to take that well-deserved getaway. Then, click here for great hotel deals!

Have you and your husband always dreamed of flying to see the lush, green mountains that breathe in the sky? Then to Murren, Switzerland it is! Have you and your girlfriend forever wondered what it would be like to ride a donkey down cobbled, carless streets? Then to Clovelly, England it is! Have you and your best friend been wanting to have an authentic small medieval town experience? Then you simply must travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, in Germany.
 
What is your favorite small Western European city to travel to? What gems have you discovered, or heard of? Which European cities offer the greatest non-touristy experience? Make your voice heard, and give credit to those small cities that deserve it.
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Salzburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Salzburg Salzburg, Austria

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Toledo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Toledo Spain

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Bruges is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bruges West Flanders, Belgium

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Edinburgh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
-1453405417676 added Edinburgh Scotland

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Siena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Siena Tuscany, Italy

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Delft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Delft South Holland, Netherlands

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Bath, Somerset is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
arun added Bath, Somerset Somerset, United Kingdom

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Córdoba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Córdoba Province of Córdoba, Spain

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Heidelberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Heidelberg Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Hallstatt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Hallstatt Upper Austria, Austria

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Cuenca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Cuenca Province of Cuenca, Spain

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Colmar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Colmar Haut-Rhin, France

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Rothenburg ob der Tauber Bavaria, Germany

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York is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
York England

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Cinque Terre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Cinque Terre Italy

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Versailles Yvelines, France

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Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
LaurenMcGivern added Lisbon Lisbon District, Portugal

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Ulm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Ulm Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Évora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
amsmaia added Évora Évora District, Portugal

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Ávila, Spain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Ávila, Spain Province of Ávila, Spain

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Saint Paul de Vence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Saint Paul de Vence French Riviera, France

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Tübingen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Tübingen Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Nantes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Nantes Pays de la Loire, France

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Dinant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Dinant Namur, Belgium

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Ghent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Kasir Radojica added Ghent East Flanders, Belgium

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bavaria, Germany

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Tours is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Tours Loire Valley, France

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Amboise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Amboise Centre, France

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Graz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Graz Styria, Austria

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Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
stpavel added Ljubljana Slovenia

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Český Krumlov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Český Krumlov Český Krumlov District, Austria-Hungary

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Saint-Tropez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Saint-Tropez French Riviera, France

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Vannes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Vannes Brittany, France

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Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Le Mans Pays de la Loire, France

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Passau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Passau Bavaria, Germany

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San Gimignano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
San Gimignano Tuscany, Italy

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Bayeux is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bayeux Lower Normandy, France

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Dingle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Dingle Ireland

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Lindau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Lindau Bavaria, Germany

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Deauville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Deauville Normandy, France

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Konstanz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Konstanz Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Rocamadour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Rocamadour Lot, France

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Èze is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Èze Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Trouville-sur-Mer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Trouville-sur-Mer Normandy, France

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La Baule-Escoublac is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added La Baule Loire-Atlantique, France

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Granada is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Granada Andalusia, Spain

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Haarlem is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
CB Ladnier added Haarlem North Holland, Netherlands

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Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
LaurenMcGivern added Amsterdam North Holland, Netherlands

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Collioure is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Collioure Pyrénées-Orientales, France

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Pont-Aven is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Pont-Aven Brittany, France