Giethoorn, the Netherlands
The village of Giethoorn in northern Holland has been called many things, repeatedly: “the Venice of the North,” ; “like something out of a fairytale,”
Isn’t she lovely?There’s something special about Hallstätt,
In 1809, the British poet Lord Byron said mountaintop Sintra was the most beautiful town in the world. It has proposal-worthy views from every angle, and so many 19-century monuments it’s been designated a UNESCO site.
You’d be hard pressed to find a seaside town in Italy that doesn’t inspire romance, but there’s something especially dreamy about Taormina.
On the Alsatian wine route in France, Colmar is flanked by vineyards and filled with pretty, colored houses, churches, and tranquil, bridge-covered canals.
Another town that inspires: Soglio is “the gateway to paradise,” mused Giovanni Segantini painter, but we’d argue that the Swiss town is paradise in and of itself.
Korcula Town, Croatia
Known as “little Dubrovnik” among locals, the seaside town of Korčula (located on the island of Korčula) is Croatia’s best-kept secret.
Though not technically on Germany’s Romantic Road, Bamberg still fits the bill—and deserves a detour.
Flanked by the tallest peaks in the Pyrenees mountain range, Benasque looks more like a village in the Swiss Alps than northern Spanish.
You’ve likely heard of Manarola before: