Paradise for introverts
If 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 exchange our frantic pace of life in the tranquility of one of them.
We have compiled a list of 25 cities, which would be in a dream every introvert.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Garmisch-Partenkirchen - charming town on the highest mountain in Germany Zugspitze. Located at an altitude of 3000 meters, he once represented two settlements, one of which was founded by the Romans, and the other - the Teutons. They are joined only in 1936 on the eve of the Winter Olympics.
The 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 get there on foot or on horseback.
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.
Gasadalur, Faroe Islands
A mysterious chain Faroe Islands 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 the Second World War. 18 lucky people who live there now, safely hidden from all adversities two mountains height of 2300 feet.
Colmar - one of the most beautiful villages of Alsace. Old streets and roadways, half-timbered houses in the style of ancient stone buildings - all this creates a lasting impression. In addition, Colmar - the capital of Alsace wines, that's why it is here originates Route du Vin - Wine Route.
Camden, Maine, USA
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 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.
Sheltered by picturesque mountains, Bled was first mentioned in 1004. He seemed so beautiful emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, 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.
Manarola - a small fishing village in Liguria, northern Italy. Rainbow colorful houses perched on a cliff overhanging the wild coastline of the Ligurian Sea. City Church dates back to 1338 year, which makes Manarola one of the oldest cities in the region.
Bibury, United Kingdom
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.
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.
Goreme, Turkey (Underground City)
Now Goreme - is an open air museum. C in VI. until the end of the IX century. Goreme was one of the largest Christian centers, and there were more than 400 churches in the surrounding area. St. Paul Goreme found the most suitable place for the education of the righteous.
With the Welsh city name translates roughly as "little castle 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 by a massive wall to prevent the Welsh uprising. Today he is best known for its beauty than the protective structures.
Leavenworth, Washington, USA
This American town looks as if moved here straight from Central Europe. It is designed on the model of the Bavarian village - this is done mainly to attract tourists.
Vestmannaeyjar - a small archipelago south of Iceland, with a population of about 4,000 people. The exact date of discovery of the islands is unknown, but it is assumed that the archipelago was discovered by the Vikings and Irish explorers simultaneously with Iceland. The islands are also known by the fact that in 1627 was captured by the Ottoman Navy and the Barbary pirates who hijacked the people into slavery.
Queenstown is located in the south-western part of New Zealand's South Island. Located on the shore of the bay Queenstown small lake of glacial origin Wakatipu. The town is surrounded by picturesque mountains. In 60-ies of the XIX century, gold was found here, and the city experienced a real gold rush.
Hidden mountain village - Jiuzhaigou, China
Not much is known about these small villages scattered all over China, and once served as a stronghold for the military. Who can be reached only on horseback and get there a unique insight into the culture of classical China.
Shirakawa-go - a small traditional village, known for its peaked roofs, adapted to withstand heavy snowfall. Thick, mysterious forests and hills surrounding the village, made difficult terrain for life - except that a small plain, where is located Shirakawa-go.
Far beyond his country Pucon gained fame "Chile active tourism capital". Its popularity in the world of travel, this small town has acquired through the lake, volcano and a wide variety of outdoor activities that you can imagine.
Morro de São Paulo, Brazil
Morro de São 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 move it over long distances - this tractor, which carries passengers to the beach, hotel or airport.
Amed - small colorful village located on top of a hill in the Iraqi province of Dohuk. The length of Amed covers 1,000 meters and a maximum width - 500 meters, while being 1400 meters above sea level. According to legend, lived the Persian Magi and the priests, who were famous for the art of witchcraft in the village surroundings. 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.
Byron Bay, Australia
Small Australian resort town of Byron Bay - paradise, offering stunning panoramic sunrise and sunset, just need to not be lazy, get up early, and such a "victim" will be rewarded. It is the most eastern point of the continent. Here, near the cape in the late summer and early autumn, you can watch the games of humpback whales and dolphins.
Magnificent mountain Mont Aiguille at 2000 meters dominates the French community Shishilyan, home to about 200 people. Mont Aiguille known as "Unattainable Mountain" - its slopes otvesny equally on all sides. The top was not conquered until 1492 and became the first mountain on which people decide to climb up just like that, out of pure curiosity. It is believed that its conquest was born climbing.
Eze - a medieval village, looming like an eagle's nest on the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Perched atop a cliff at an altitude of 427 meters above sea level with a breathtaking panorama. The atmosphere of the Middle Ages tolerate narrow stepped streets, low massive doors, rough masonry houses.
A small Portuguese town of Ericeira, with a population of less than 10,000 people, located 35 km north-west of the capital Lisbon. Now he is famous for its sandy beaches and is one of the most famous surfing centers in Europe.
Pucisca - a small town with harbor on the northern coast of the island of Brac. Its name came from the Latin word puteus - "Well", which stands for local sources of brackish brakitskoy water for livestock. This area is renowned for its tradition, coupled with the work of the stone, and material from local quarries was even used for the construction of the White House in Washington.