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The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe

Updated June 30, 2018 7.1k votes 601 voters 15.7k views105 items

List RulesAny 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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  • Bath, Somerset1
    132
    17

    Bath, Somerset

    Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Bruges2
    97
    28

    Bruges

    West Flanders, Belgium
  • Conwy3
    77
    12

    Conwy

    United Kingdom
  • Toledo4
    86
    28

    Toledo

    Spain
  • Lisbon5
    54
    7

    Lisbon

    Lisbon District, Portugal
  • York6
    59
    18

    York

    England
  • Amsterdam7
    55
    15

    Amsterdam

    North Holland, Netherlands
  • Edinburgh8
    48
    10

    Edinburgh

    Scotland
  • Porto9
    51
    2

    Porto

    Porto District, Portugal
  • Córdoba10
    69
    23

    Córdoba

    Province of Córdoba, Spain
  • Tübingen11
    61
    10

    Tübingen

    Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Geneva12
    38
    6

    Geneva

    Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dingle13
    45
    17

    Dingle

    Ireland
  • Delft14
    58
    21

    Delft

    South Holland, Netherlands
  • Évora15
    66
    16

    Évora

    Évora District, Portugal
  • Ávila, Spain16
    57
    12

    Ávila, Spain

    Province of Ávila, Spain
  • Granada17
    39
    6

    Granada

    Andalusia, Spain
  • Bergen18
    37
    14

    Bergen

    North Holland, Netherlands
  • Salzburg19
    100
    89

    Salzburg

    Salzburg, Austria
  • Cinque Terre20
    59
    32

    Cinque Terre

    Italy
  • Ljubljana21
    35
    9

    Ljubljana

    Slovenia
  • Ambleside22
    62
    42

    Ambleside

    United Kingdom
     
  • Graz23
    41
    17

    Graz

    Styria, Austria
  • Fribourg24
    77
    14

    Fribourg

    Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Passau25
    39
    15

    Passau

    Bavaria, Germany