From country music to herbal cocktails to no mcdonalds, there are some towns out there you probably didn’t know existed. With summer coming there isnt a better time to go exploring and to get your bucket list ready here at StudentUniverse we have come with the top 5 small towns in Europe you need to see.

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

If you love a good old fairy-tale then you have to visit Cesky Krumlov in the South of Bohemia. With magnificent cobblestone roads, bridges and no commercial restaurant in sight, Cesky Krumlov is perfect to get away from city life. The best time to travel is during summer as the town is nice and hot and you can raft down the Vltavy River for that needed adventure. Krumlov is also a short distance from Prague so you could end up turning this trip into two.

Pucisca, Croatia

Though most people travel to Croatia to party, why not be different and go exploring in the beautiful town of Pucisca. Situated on the Dalmation coast, Pucisca is surrounded by dazzling mountains, beaches and wildlife which adds to the much needed relaxation a weekend stay must need. Though there are few restaurants, the local cuisine is one that needs to be tried as you never know what might catch your taste buds.

Annecy, France

Built around a 14th Century Chateau, Annecy is argued to be one of the most charming town’s that you’ll find in France. Surrounded by the French Alps, Annecy is an Instagram worthy destination so make sure you have full battery because you might not stop taking pictures of this stunning town.

 Ghent, Belgium

Situated alongside Bruges, Ghent is home to a quarter of a million people. Known for its flower trade, Ghent can be said to beautiful and mystical.  If you’re on a budget you’ll be happy to know that the town is mostly a pedestrian area which means you not only get fit by walking but you’re saving some pennies too. If you love history and architecture than you must visit the Ghent impressive sights such as St. Bavo’s Cathedral and the Ghent Castle.

Freiburg, Germany

Home to around 230,000 people, Freiburg is located in the southwest of Germany and can be said to be one of its most beautiful towns. The city is known for its ancient university and its medieval minster, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices which means no littering! If you love a glass of wine then you’ll be happy to know that Freiburg is a major wine growing region alongside being the sunniest and warmest in Germany. So, if you’re looking for wonderful scenery and something different than make sure you visit Freiburg.

There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.

If you’re a student discount hunter, you can get student only rates on flights, hotels and tours at StudentUniverse.



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