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The 25 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Caitlin Morton of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 26: Europe is known for its busy, culture-driven cities like Rome and Paris. But between all the landmarks and selfie-taking tourists, you'll find literally hundreds of charming little towns with populations smaller than the line for the Eiffel Tower. Whether it's a lakeside hamlet in Austria or an eerily beautiful village in Romania, these storybook towns are the stuff European vacations dream about. Hint: Get ready for a lot of bell towers and cobblestoned streets.

Europe is known for its busy, culture-driven cities like Rome and Paris. But between all the landmarks and selfie-taking tourists, you'll find literally hundreds of charming little towns with populations smaller than the line for the Eiffel Tower. Whether it's a lakeside hamlet in Austria or an eerily beautiful village in Romania, these storybook towns are the stuff European vacations dream about. Hint: Get ready for a lot of bell towers and cobblestoned streets.

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