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Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe

Europe is one of the most beautiful continents in the world. Every corner of this continent is an epitome of true beauty. No doubt that Europe is the most favorite tourist destination in the world. Every year thousands of tourists visit the beautiful cities on Europe and spend their vacations amidst high end brand stores, posh restaurants and luxurious hotels. But, there is another side of Europe too which is close to nature.

The beautiful villages of Europe are very gorgeous and inviting. So, this time around spend your vacations amidst mountains, greenery, lush greens and snow. We tell you the top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe.

10 Gasadalur, Faroe Islands, Denmark

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Gasadalur, Faroe Islands, Denmark—Photo via katiesivanich.blogspot.com

On number 10 is Gasadalur which is a little village in Faroe Island of Denmark. It is located at the edge of a cliff which overlooks beautiful views and blue sea. The most amazing thing about this village is that it inhibits only 18. This makes it a perfect spot for the people who are in search of solitude.

The residents of this village depend on fishing for their income. A 4.9 km long tunnel takes you to the picturesque village of Gasadalur.


9 Freudenberg, Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe
Freudenberg, Rhine-Westphalia, Germany–Photo via wikimedia.org

This German village is located in the province of Rhine- Westphalia. This medieval village is spread to only 93 sq kilometres.

In this village, you will see little wooden houses in the same pattern and size. The beautiful setting of the houses makes this village appears very gorgeous. The oldest part of the village is Alter Fleken which is also the most densely populated area.

Another thing that you can enjoy in this beautiful German village is delicious food.


8 Wengen, Switzerland

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Switzerland, Wengen–Photo via wikimedia.org

Switzerland is touted among the most beautiful places in Europe and one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland is Wengen. This small village is drop dead gorgeous.

Perched atop the Alps, the village is synonymous with beauty. Here, you will only see beautiful views as far as your eyes can see. The best thing about the village is that it is totally car- free and hence, the air- quality here is amazing.

If you want a break from the city life, you must spend some time here amidst nature. No air pollution, no noise; this Swiss village is a paradise on the Earth.


7 Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe
Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany–Photo via traveltop.net

Situated in the Moselle river valley, Cochem is another picturesque village of Germany. It is a traditional village which has stunning views scattered all across.

There are many things to do and to see in this beautiful village. Visit the Cochem hilltop castle that is incredibly gorgeous. The view of the village from the castle is absolutely breathtakingly stunning. You can also explore the vineyards of this beautiful village.


6 Murren, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe
Wengen, Switzerland–Photo via tunliweb.no

To get the real taste of Switzerland, you must visit Murren. Perched at an altitude of about 5413 ft in bernese Oberland, Switzerland, this mountain village spells beauty. Murren has the taste of three Alpine peaks namely Monch, Jungfrau and Eiger.

It is a car free village and hence, the air quality is amazing sans pollution. The wooden buildings, chalet style hotels topped with the panoramic views of the Alpine peak makes this village a must visit.


5 Marsaxlokk, Malta

Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe
Marsaxlokk, Malta–Photo via ayder.com.tr

Marsaxlokk is a picturesque village in Malta. It is a popular fishing village which has a rich history and culture. The beautiful fishing markets and colourful boats on the harbour make this village looks very appealing to the tourists.

The remains of the megalithic temple are still found at the Tag- Silg hill. There are many beautiful cafes and restaurants here.


4 Giethoorn, Netherlands

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Giethoorn, Netherlands–Photo via BunchofBackpackers.com

The Overijssel province of Netherlands harbours a beautiful village named Giethroon. About 15o bridges sits on pretty canals in this village. The town is popularly known as “The Venice of Netherlands” due to its striking similarity with Venice.

The village is free of cars. You can explore the village by bicycle, canoe or by foot. The village is surrounded by lush greens of the Werribben- Wieden National Park.


3 Bibury England, U.K

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Bibury England, U.K–Photo via wikimedia.org

This is one of the oldest villages of England. It is about 1000 years old. Situated on the bank of the Coln river in Gloucestershire County, England.

The most striking thing about this village is the Cotswold stone cottages. The 17 century cottages along the Arlington Row look very pretty. Originally built in the 13th century, there cottages look exceptionally pretty.

Another major attraction of this village is the Bibury trout farm.


2 Oia, Santorini, Greece

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oia, Santorini, Greece–Photo via santorini-island.com

Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. The beautiful island is world famous for the spellbound views it offer.

On top of the cliffs of this island is Oia, a beautiful village. The village sits on the steep slope and the beautiful architecture makes it look amazing. A ruined castle is a major attraction here. The houses painted in white color, a windmill and the Captain’s houses are also popular tourist attractions here.

We are keeping Oia on number 2 in the list of top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe.


1 Hallstatt, Austria

Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe
Hallstatt, Austria–Photo via BoundtoExplore.com

The most beautiful town in Europe is Hallstatt in Austria and hence, it is on number 1 in the list of top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe.

The village site beautifully between Lake Hallstatt and the gorgeous Dachstein mountains. The lake side village is loaded with natural beauty. The wooden houses look mesmerizingly beautiful. The village houses one of the oldest salt mines in the whole world.This village has a historical importance. Apart from the salt mine, another attraction of the village is a 7000 years old museum.

These villages sit beautifully in the lap of the nature away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. You must visit them.


Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe

No Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe
1 Hallstatt, Austria
2 Oia, Santorini, Greece
3 Bibury England, U.K
4 Giethoorn, Netherlands
5 Marsaxlokk, Malta
6 Murren, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
7 Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
8 Wengen, Switzerland
9 Freudenberg, Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
10 Gasadalur, Faroe Islands, Denmark

 

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