If you like peace and privacy, it is unlikely that you will choose a metropolis, going on vacation. Especially when in the world there are such 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 landscape and is perceived as part of it. They are so harmonious that I want right now to exchange our frantic pace of life on the calm one of them.
We have compiled a list of 25 cities to be in which everyone would dream of an introvert.
1. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an enchanting town on the highest in Germany, the Zugspitze mountain. Located at an altitude of 3000 meters, it was represented by two settlements, one of which was founded by the Romans, and the other is the Teutons. They were United only in 1936 on the eve of the winter Olympic games.
2. Settlement in 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 only get there on foot or on horseback.
3. Reine, Norway
Reine fishing village on the picturesque Arctic island Moskenes. It is home to only 329 people, but this place is rightly considered the most beautiful village in Norway.
4. Gasadalur, Faroe Islands
Mysterious chain of the Faroe Islands to the North of Scotland is hardly known to a wide circle of tourists. For many years the Islands with their steep cliffs remained inaccessible. For example, to the village Gasadalur is only one staircase, built during the British occupation of the Islands during the Second world war. 18 of the lucky ones living there now, safely hidden from all the miseries of two mountains with a height of 2300 feet.
5. Colmar, France
Colmar — one of the most beautiful villages of Alsace. Old streets and pavements, houses in the style of half-timbered houses, ancient stone buildings — all this creates a lasting impression. In addition, Colmar — the Alsatian wine capital, no wonder this is the beginning of Route du Vin Wine road.
6. Camden, Maine, USA
Inhabited by Indians Camden was colonized by the British in the 70‑ies of the XVIII century. During the civil war, he served as something of a "paragraph negotiation" of Americans. Now in this clean and cozy town home to 5000 inhabitants, and in the summer the ratio of tourists to the indigenous population of the town is 2 to 1.
7. Bled, Slovenia
Sheltered picturesque mountains, bled was first mentioned in 1004. He seemed so beautiful Holy Roman Emperor, what was presented as the greatest rewards to the Bishop of Brixen. The Church in bled is located on the island in the middle of the lake. The town itself has a population of 5000 people is now one of the most beautiful Slovenian resorts.
8. Manarola, Italy
Manarola — small fishing town in Liguria, Northern Italy. Rainbow colored houses perched on the cliff overhanging the wild coastline of the Ligurian sea. City Church dates back to 1338, the company that makes Manarola one of the oldest cities in the region.
9. Bibury, UK
Bibury often described as the most beautiful city in England, and not in vain. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and then the town seemed frozen in time. Most of the houses look the same as hundreds of years ago, and the river still carries its grey water along the shady streets of Bibury.
10. Annecy, France
Annecy, probably even more picturesque than the French Alps that surround it. Built around the 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)
Now Goreme is a Museum under the open sky. From VI to the end of the ninth century Goreme was one of the largest Christian center and its surroundings, there were more than 400 churches. St. Paul found Goreme most suitable place for the education of the righteous.
12. Tenbi, Wales
With the Welsh name of the city translates roughly as "little fortress of the fish". This naturally protected the town with access to the Irish sea and the Atlantic ocean was founded in 900 ad. After the Norman conquest of England, the town was fortified with a massive wall to prevent the Welsh uprising. Today he is more known for its beauty than protective structures.
13. Leavenworth, Washington, United States
This American town looks like it came straight from Central Europe. It's modeled after the Bavarian village — this is mainly done to attract tourists.
14. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago to the South of Iceland with a population of about 4,000 people. The exact date of the opening of the Islands is unknown, but it is assumed that the archipelago was discovered by the Irish sailors and Vikings simultaneously with Iceland. The island is also known that in 1627 was conquered by the Ottoman Navy and the Barbary pirates who hijacked the people into slavery.
15. Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is located in the southwestern part of new Zealand's South island. Located on the shore of the Bay Queenstown small glacial lakes Wakatipu. The city is surrounded by picturesque mountains. In the 60‑ies of the XIX century, gold was found, and the city experienced a real gold rush.
16. Hidden mountain village — Jiuzhaigou, China
Not much is known about these villages, scattered across China and once served as a stronghold for the military. Now it can be reached only on horseback, and get there unique understanding of the culture of classical China.
17. Shirakawa-go, Japan
Shirakawa-go is a small and traditional village, known for its peaked roofs, adapted to withstand heavy snowfall. Dense, mysterious forests and hills surrounding the village, made the area inaccessible for life — except for the small plains, and settled where Shirakawa-go.
18. Pucón, Chile
Far beyond their country Pucon gained fame as the capital of adventure tourism Chile. Its popularity around the world travel to this small town had acquired through the lake, the volcano and a wide variety of outdoor activities that you can imagine.
19. Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Morro de são Paulo is one of the most tranquil island cities in the world. The only way to the island — by boat or small engine planes that regularly followed from El Salvador. On the island is prohibited vehicles. The only way to move there long distances is a tractor that carries passengers to the beach, hotels or to the airport.
20. Amediya, Kurdistan
Amediya — small colorful village located on top of hills in the Iraqi province of Dohuk. Length Amediya is 1000 meters and a maximum width of 500 metres, while in the 1400 metres above sea level. According to legend, the area surrounding the village lived the Persian Magi and the priests, who were famous for the art of witchcraft. It was here that, according to some researchers, went to Bethlehem, the biblical three wise men on worship and the giving of gifts to the baby Jesus.
21. Byron Bay, Australia
Australian small resort town of Byron Bay is a Paradise with breathtaking panorama of sunrise and sunset. We just need to not be lazy to get up early, and such "victim" will be rewarded. It is the easternmost point of the continent. Here at the Cape in the late summer and early autumn, you can watch games of humpback whales and dolphins.
22. Sicilian, France
Magnificent Mont Aiguilles 2000 metres towers over the French community Sicilian, where about 200 people. MES Aiguilles known as the "Unattainable mountain" is her equally steep slopes on all sides. The top was not conquered until 1492 and became the first mountain, which the people decided to climb just out of pure curiosity. It is believed that with the conquest came to light mountaineering.
23. Eze, France
Eze is a medieval village, hanging like the eagle's nest, on the Peninsula of Saint-Jean-cap-Ferrat. The location on top of a cliff at a height of 427 meters above sea level opens a breathtaking panorama. In the middle tolerate a narrow stepped streets, low heavy doors, a rough stone walls of the houses.
24. Ericeira, Portugal
A small Portuguese town Ericeira, which is home to at least 10 thousand people, located 35 km North-West from the capital of Lisbon. He is now known for its sandy beaches and is one of the most famous surfing spots in Europe.
25. Pucisca, Croatia
Pucisca is a small village with a Marina on the North coast of the island of brac. Its name originated from Latin puteus — "the well", that meant local sources with branickii brackish water for livestock. This area is famous for its tradition associated with the stone, and material from the local quarries has even been used for the construction of the White house in Washington.