25 tiny towns, ideal for peace, contemplation and thoughtful tvorchestva.Esli you like peace and privacy, it is unlikely you will choose metropolis, going on vacation. Especially when in the world there are places where nature and people's lives seem to be a continuation of each other, where the city itself seemed to be imprinted in the majestic scenery and is perceived as a part of it. They are so harmonious that I want right now to exchange our frantic pace of life in the tranquility of one of them.
Website has compiled a list of 25 cities, which wanted to prove to everyone introvert.
1. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germaniya
Garmisch-Partenkirchen - a charming town on the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze. Located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, he once represented two settlements, one of which was founded by the Romans, and the other - the Teutons. They joined only in 1936 on the eve of the Winter Olympics.
2. Settlement of the Himalayas, Tibet
This is one of those lost in the Himalayan villages that were built to serve the needs of the many monasteries. You can get there on foot or on horseback.
3. Rhine Norvegiya
Reine - scenic fishing village on the Arctic peninsula Moskenes. It is home to only 329 people, but this place is rightly considered the most beautiful village in the whole of Norway.
4. Gasadalur Faroe ostrova
A mysterious chain of the Faroe Islands to the north of Scotland is hardly known for a wide range of tourists. For many years, the island with their cliffs were difficult to access. For example, the village Gasadalur is only one staircase, built during the British occupation of the islands during World War II. 18 lucky people who live there now, safely sheltered from the turbulence two mountains height of 2300 feet.
5. Colmar Frantsiya
Colmar - one of the most beautiful villages of Alsace. Old streets and pavements, in the style of Half-timbered houses, ancient stone buildings - all this creates a lasting impression. In addition, Colmar -stolitsa Alsatian wines, that's why it is here originates Route du Vin - Wine Road.
6. Camden, Maine, SSHA
Previously inhabited by Indians, Camden was colonized by the British in the 70 years of the XVIII century. During the Civil War he served as a sort of "negotiation points" of Americans. Now in this clean and cozy town home to 5,000 inhabitants, while in summer the ratio of tourists to the indigenous population of the city is 2 to 1.
7. Bled Sloveniya
Sheltered by picturesque mountains, Bled was first mentioned in 1004. He seemed so beautiful Holy Roman Emperor, which was presented as the greatest rewards Bishop of Brixen. The church in Bled is located on an island in the lake of the same name. The city itself has a population of 5,000 people is now one of the most beautiful Slovenian health resorts.
8. Manarola, Italiya
Manarola - small fishing town in Liguria, northern Italy. Rainbow colorful houses perched on a cliff overhanging the wild coastline of the Ligurian Sea. City church dates from the year 1338, making Manarola one of the oldest cities in the region.
9. Bieber Velikobritaniya
Bibury is often called the most beautiful city in England, and not in vain. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, and since then the town as if frozen in time. Most of the houses look the same as hundreds of years ago, and the river still carries its gray water along the shady streets of Bibury.
10. Annecy Frantsiya
Annecy is probably even more picturesque than the French Alps that surround it. Built around a castle of the XIV century, the city is divided by small canals and streams that flow into the beautiful blue Lake Annecy.
11. Goreme, Turkey (Underground City) 13,693,253
Now Goreme - a museum open nebom.S VI. until the end of the IX. Goreme was one of the largest Christian centers in the surrounding area, there were more than 400 churches. St. Paul Goreme found the most suitable place for the education of the righteous.
12. Tenbi, Uels
With the Welsh city name translates roughly as "a small fortress of fish." This naturally protected town with access to the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean was laid in 900 AD. After the Norman conquest of England, the city was fortified with a massive wall to prevent the Welsh uprising. Today he is best known for its beauty than protective structures.
13. Leavenworth, Washington, SSHA
This American town looks as if moved here straight from central Europe. It is designed on the model of the Bavarian village - it's basically done to attract tourists.
14. Vestmannaeyjar, Islandiya
Vestmannaeyjar - a small archipelago south of Iceland with a population of about 4,000 islands chelovek.Tochnaya opening date is unknown, but it is assumed that the archipelago was discovered by the Vikings and Irish sailors together with Iceland. The islands are also known by the fact that in 1627 were captured by the Ottoman fleet and the Barbary pirates hijacked the people into slavery.
15. Queenstown Zelandiya
Queenstown is located in the south-western part of New Zealand's South Island. Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown Bay, a small lake of glacial origin. The town is surrounded by picturesque mountains. In the 60-ies of the XIX century it was found the gold, and the city experienced a real gold rush.
16. Hidden mountain village - Jiuzhaigou Kitay
Not much is known about these small villages scattered throughout China, and once served as a stronghold for the military. Who can be reached only on horseback and get there a unique view of the culture of classical China.
17. Shirakawa-go, Yaponiya
Shirakawa-go - a small traditional village, known for its peaked roofs, adapted to withstand the heavy snowfalls. Thick, mysterious forests and hills surrounding the village, have made the area difficult to access for life - except that a small plain, where it is located Shirakawa-go.
18. Pucon Chili
Far beyond his country Pucon gained fame "adventure tourism capital of Chile." His popularity in the world of travel, this little town has acquired through the lake, the volcano, and a wide variety of outdoor activities that you can imagine.
19. Morro de Sao Paulo, Braziliya
Morro de Sao Paulo - one of the quietest island cities in the world. The only way to the island - by boat or small engine planes that regularly follow from El Salvador. On the island of prohibited vehicles. The only way to travel long distances there is a tractor, which carries passengers to the beach, the hotel or the airport.
20. Amed, Kurdistan
Amed - small colorful village located on top of a hill in the Iraqi province of Dohuk. The length of Amed takes 1,000 meters and a maximum width - 500 meters, while being 1400 meters above morya.Po to legend, lived in the vicinity of the village of Persian magi and priests who were known in the art of witchcraft. It was here, according to some researchers, went to Bethlehem, the biblical Three Wise Men to worship and the giving of gifts to baby Jesus.
21. Byron Bay, Avstraliya
Small Australian resort town of Byron Bay - paradise, offering stunning panoramas of sunrise and sunset, just need to not be lazy, get up early, and this "victim" will be rewarded. It is the easternmost point of the continent. Here, near the cape in the late summer and early autumn, you can watch the games humpback whales and dolphins.
22. Shishilyan, Frantsiya
Magnificent mountain Mont Aiguille at 2000 meters dominates the French community Shishilyan, home to about 200 people. Mont Aiguille known as "Unattainable Mountain" - it equally otvesny slopes on all sides. The top was not conquered until 1492 and became the first mountain to which people choose to climb just like that, out of pure curiosity. It is believed that its conquest was born mountaineering.
23. Eze Frantsiya
Eze - a medieval village, looming like an eagle's nest on the peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Location on top of a cliff at an altitude of 427 meters above sea level with a breathtaking panorama. In the atmosphere of the Middle Ages transferred stepped narrow streets, low massive doors, rough masonry houses.
24. Ericeira, Portugaliya
The small Portuguese village of Ericeira, with a population of less than 10 thousand people located 35 km north-west of the capital Lisbon. Now it is famous for its sandy beaches and is one of the prominent centers of surfing in Europe.
25. Pucisca, Horvatiya
Pucisca - a small town with a port on the northern coast of the island of Brac. Its name came from the Latin word «puteus» - «Well", which means local sources brackish brakitskoy water for livestock. This area is renowned for its tradition related to the work of stone and material from local quarries was even used to build the White House in Washington.
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