The 10 Most Magical Small Towns in Germany
Throwing light on the magical small towns of Germany. The aim is to highlight the lesser known beauties
Germany, located in the Western Europe truly has it all, from rich culture to forest stretches, enchanting rivers, medieval times tales, historical sites, lively cool life and a number of small picturesque towns that are just too magical to not explore. Here are Germanys 10 most magical small towns, which you must visit once in life!
Cochem is a romantic old town featuring colourful narrow streets, an array of medieval monuments and a graceful river. Then, we have the Cochem castle Reichsburg, which is perched on a cliff. It offers amazing panoramic views of the entire Cochem town. These together with the towns stunningly beautiful greenery and half-timbered medieval houses, create a fairytale-alike experience for its visitors.
Monschau is a small resort town located in the Eifel mountain range area, just 2kms away from the Belgium border. Surrounded by a lot many lush hilly forests, this quaint little town is a delightful place to be at. It also exhibits an array of half-timbered houses built alongside the towns flowing river. You can get to several charming hidden spots while walking through Monschaus paved streets. It is a great experience to visit Monschau during Christmas when the Christmas market here turns this entire place just too marvellous.
Ruedesheim am Rhein
Ruedesheim am Rhein is a tranquil, wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge, which makes it a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful town has an age-old wine making tradition and is best known for its celebrated Riesling and Pinot Noir wines. Youll get to see small historic houses and fascinating medieval ruins, compelling you to explore more of it.
Michelstadt is another picturesque town of Germany located in the heart of Odenwald. Its a historic town with cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, rich culture and an enchanting atmosphere. The old Gothic Town Hall is one of its well-preserved buildings from the medieval times. The town is a popular tourist destination for the nature lover and it looks simply magical with its charming valleys and beautiful hiking and cycling areas. The Christmas market is worth watching.
Located in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia, Miltenberg is a picture-perfect beauty. It is best known for its magnificent half-timbered, colourful houses and its pretty market square with a fountain and flowers.
Rothenburgob der Tauber
The Rothenburgob der Tauber town gives the feel of a Bavarian fairy tale. It features several little cobbled streets, timbered houses and a perfect wall surrounding the entire town. Rothenburg lets you stroll through Germanys well-preserved medieval history through its ambience. It seems as if time never had an effect on this beautiful historic yet romantic town of Germany.
Being one of the most unique and attractive towns in Bavaria, Bamberg has made it become a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site. Youll get to see a number of lovely canals passing through the town. The medieval times Baroque architecture of this place enchants many. Bamberg is a lively town with vibrant culture, a number of cafes and breweries and an artistic ambience. Its history dates back to the year 900, which is the reason behind its astonishing architecture.
Meissen is famous for its porcelain manufacturing thing. The town features pretty dramatic scenery alongside its Elbe River banks and exhibits some or the other stunning porcelain masterpieces at every nook and corner of the town. It has a gothic church and a fairytale-like castle perched on a mountain top, which offers breathtaking views of the Elbe valley and vineyards.
Considered as the birthplace of Germany, this is a charming little medieval town situated just north of the Harz Mountains. It is the place where King Heinrich, the first one who ruled all of the Germany, was crowned the King of Germany in the year 919. The town features a number of Germanys oldest timbered houses and well-preserved medieval beauty. Walking through the lanes of Quedlinburg feels like having entered a movie set. Perched beautifully on a hilltop, the Collegiate Church of St. Servatius, is one of the most momentous monument of Germanys art history.
The Wernigerode town sits beautifully at the foothills of the Harz Mountains. It is blessed with a romantic castle, overlooking the town. The Harz National Park is very close, opening the way for a stroll into the lush green forests, which have a few thrilling tales behind.
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