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looking for favorite &/or beautiful medeival cities and towns in europe........

looking for favorite &/or beautiful medeival cities and towns in europe........

Old Aug 30th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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looking for favorite &/or beautiful medeival cities and towns in europe........

we love the old towns. i just saw a photo of karlovy vary. it looks beautiful. i was wondering what some of the favorite old town are....
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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 12:35 PM
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Dubrovnik and Brugge spring to mind.

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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 03:34 PM
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York, England
Edinburgh, Scotland
Conwy, Wales
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Echternach, Luxembourg
Hall in Tirol, Austria

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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 04:04 PM
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San Gimignano, Italy
Bellazona, Switzerland
York, England
Edinborough, Scotland
Siena,Italy
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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Hi Bob - my suggestions:

Santiago de Compestela, northern Spain

Lucerne, Switzerland

Taormina, Sicily

Bassano del Grappa, northern Italy

Ronda, Spain

Lindau, Lake Constance, Germany

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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Hi,

Favorite old towns:

Brixen/Bressanone, Italy (Süd Tirol)
Hall in Tirol, Austria
Sterzing/Vipiteno, Italy (Süd Tirol)
Schlanders/Silandro, Italy (Vinschgau/Val Venosta)
Rothenburg, Germany
Cochem, Germany
Salzburg

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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Yes, Brugge, Dubrovnik, Rothenberg Germany, Bamberg Germany, and Strasbourg France, which I absolutely loved.
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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 09:56 PM
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Burghausen, Germany
Prague
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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 11:58 PM
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Neither city nor town, but a village, without a doubt my favourite is Conques, in Aveyron, France.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 12:41 AM
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Another S france contender : Sommieres

It is pretty unspoilt, partly because the roads are too narrow for traffic.

Photos of this area :
http://www.the-languedoc-page.com/ph...hoto-index.htm

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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 01:22 AM
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Regensburg, Germany
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 01:29 AM
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Some of mine were already mentioned (like Regensburg ) so I'll skip them.

Görlitz, Germany
Quedlinburg, Germany
Fribourg, Switzerland

Btw, Karlovy Vary is not "medieval".
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 02:56 AM
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Toledo, Spain
Segovia, Spain
Siena, Italy
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 03:08 AM
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My favourites:
Aix en Provence;
Pezenas.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 04:21 AM
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St. Chely du Tarn

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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 05:30 AM
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There are so many, but 'Prague' as a city and 'Citiva di Bagnoregio' as a town. ENJOY Iris
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 06:00 AM
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England: York, Chester, Wells and Rye

France: Dinan, Sarlat, Chinon and Vaison-la-Romaine (Haute-Ville)

Italy: San Gimignano, Siena, Mantova and Verona

Germany: Iphofen, Bamberg, Rothenburg o.d.T and Freiburg
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 08:54 AM
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Tuck, have you been to Iphofen? Isn't it lovely! I should have added that to my list also. Another lovely little town close to Iphofen is Dettelbach.

Of course, Germany is full of these amazing little towns which is why we love going there!
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 10:23 AM
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Bamberg, with the exception of the cathedral area, cannot be called medieval either.

Thanks to the 30 years war there are hardly any medieval towns left in Germany.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 11:48 AM
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quokka, from Wikipedia...

"The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, primarily because of its authentic medieval appearance."

bettyk, Yes, we've been to Iphofen. And you're right - too many to name...
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