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The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe  

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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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Graz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Styria, Austria
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Passau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bavaria, Germany
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Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Pays de la Loire, France
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Ghent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Kasir Radojica added East Flanders, Belgium
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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Vannes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Brittany, France
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Bern is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bavaria, Germany
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Bergen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
North Holland, Netherlands
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Konstanz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Freiburg im Breisgau is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Tübingen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Haarlem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
CB Ladnier added North Holland, Netherlands
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Saint-Tropez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added French Riviera, France
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Salamanca is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Province of Salamanca, Spain
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Dinant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Namur, Belgium
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Conwy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
United Kingdom
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Ulm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Ávila, Spain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Province of Ávila, Spain
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Amboise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Centre, France
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Lucca is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Tuscany, Italy
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San Gimignano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Tuscany, Italy
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Saint Paul de Vence is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added French Riviera, France
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Bavaria, Germany
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Geneva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland