Skip Navigation

Which is the most charming historical little town in Europe?

Travel Forums Europe Which is the most charming historical little town in Europe?

1. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

My candidates are:

Cesky Krumlov (Czech Rep)
Sighisoara (Romania)
Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Siena (Italy)
Bamberg and Rothenburg (both Germany)
Toledo, Segovia and Santiago de Compostela (all Spain)
Sintra (Portugal)

what else?

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y

Quedlinburg (Germany)
Cork (Ireland)
Florence (Italy, not little - but the old town is great anyway)

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic was pretty nice
Bruges in Belgium was also nice.

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I think that for Spain, also Cuenca, Ronda and Caceres, should be included in the list.

Riquewihr in France (and although it is a reconstruction, you could include Carcassonne). Nördlingen and Monschau in Germany

5. Posted by Cpt_Smooth (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

I guess it depends on your definition of historical, but I think:

Krakow in Poland
Tartu in Estonia
Vianden in Luxembourg

6. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

Little town or middle size city?

Girona - north east of Spain. It's an amazing spot. It's got such a beautiful old town and it's very peaceful

7. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

krakow has a population of 750,000. definitely not a little town;);)

8. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

id def class toledo in that category, its awesome! tho REALLY hard to get around tho, half the streets have no signs, everything looks the same..... its tough! but gorgeous!

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 9y

What about Hulst (Netherlands), great little town with it's defensive walls still being intact and a very nice little town centre with a beautiful cathedral and terraces to drink some Belgian beers...Belgium is just a few kilometers away.

Otherwise Echternach and Clervaux and Vianden in Luxemburg, Monschau in Germany.
Cobh and Kinsale in southern Ireland are nice as well.

And of course Brugge in Belgium.