Picturesque Small Towns That Should Be On Everyone’s Travel Bucket List

There is something about a small town that pulls at many people’s sense of wonder.

Quaint and quiet, some of these towns are off the beaten path or just a blip on a map. Even so, they’re some of the most breathtaking places in the world. Just see for yourself!

Hallstatt, Austria

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With a difficult drive and a tiny population of 779, it’s safe to say the people of Hallstatt, Austria, aren’t looking to invite outsiders to their little part of the world. And, for a good reason.

The breathtaking town is full of pastel Baroque buildings built between the foot of the Dachstein Mountains and Lake Hallstatt and overlooking the Austrian Alps. It’s nothing short of a fairytale.