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List Rules Any Western European small town good for travel

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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104 33
Bruges is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bruges West Flanders, Belgium

3
97 46
Siena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Siena Tuscany, Italy

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102 33
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Toledo Spain

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51 15
Bath, Somerset is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
arun added Bath, Somerset Somerset, United Kingdom

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19 1
Ghent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Kasir Radojica added Ghent East Flanders, Belgium

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79 24
Córdoba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Córdoba Province of Córdoba, Spain

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63 23
Delft is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Delft South Holland, Netherlands

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74 25
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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65 22
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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41 7
Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
LaurenMcGivern added Lisbon Lisbon District, Portugal

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31 4
Edinburgh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
-1453405417676 added Edinburgh Scotland

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59 22
York is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
York England

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42 15
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Versailles Yvelines, France

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64 32
Colmar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Colmar Haut-Rhin, France

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65 31
Cuenca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Cuenca Province of Cuenca, Spain

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43 19
Graz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Graz Styria, Austria

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27 6
Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
stpavel added Ljubljana Slovenia

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32 11
Nantes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Nantes Pays de la Loire, France

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68 35
Cinque Terre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Cinque Terre Italy

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31 11
Tours is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Tours Loire Valley, France

The Best Roller Coasters in the World

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30 11
Vannes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Vannes Brittany, France

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30 11
Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 23 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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57 29
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Rothenburg ob der Tauber Bavaria, Germany

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52 25
Bayeux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bayeux Lower Normandy, France

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43 19
Passau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Passau Bavaria, Germany

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27 7
Granada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Granada Andalusia, Spain

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28 8
Konstanz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Konstanz Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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53 22
Dingle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Dingle Ireland

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48 26
Dinant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Dinant Namur, Belgium

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23 9
Ulm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Ulm Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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33 14
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
LaurenMcGivern added Amsterdam North Holland, Netherlands

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30 16
Évora is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
amsmaia added Évora Évora District, Portugal

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45 25
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bavaria, Germany

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31 17
Saint-Tropez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Saint-Tropez French Riviera, France

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33 19
Saint Paul de Vence is listed (or ranked) 36 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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62 45
San Gimignano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
San Gimignano Tuscany, Italy

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21 9
Ávila, Spain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Ávila, Spain Province of Ávila, Spain

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21 9
Tübingen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Tübingen Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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28 12
Haarlem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
CB Ladnier added Haarlem North Holland, Netherlands

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47 22
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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27 15
Amboise is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Amboise Centre, France

The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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50 32
Český Krumlov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Český Krumlov Český Krumlov District, Austria-Hungary

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22 8
Freiburg im Breisgau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Freiburg im Breisgau Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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24 10
Lindau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
julian-matthias added Lindau Bavaria, Germany

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25 16
Deauville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Deauville Normandy, France

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23 15
Rocamadour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Rocamadour Lot, France

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22 14
Pont-Aven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Pont-Aven Brittany, France

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24 16
La Baule-Escoublac is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added La Baule Loire-Atlantique, France

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42 29
Èze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Èze Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France