As remarkable as it is unpronounceable, Naganeupseong (nagan means "safe and pleasant" and seong means "castle") was built in 1397 and still has a couple hundred residents living in its hub of 30 or so thatched-roof adobe houses.
Rothenburg Ob der Tauber: The closest major tourist city to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is Munich, which sits about 130 miles southeast. Train service runs between the 2 cities and takes about 3 hours. You can also drive: The autobahn runs right past town.
We love Europe's awesome & affordable smaller cities, national parks, small towns, and wild places, where you'll find fewer crowds, good deals, and bucket-list sights you didn't even know you were missing!
In southwestern France, Bordeaux is a little bit city, a little bit country and a whole lot of excellent food and wine: raise your glass and drink it in.
PALMANOVA, ITALY (between Venice and Trieste), a UNESCO World Heritage town was built in a unique, 18-sided octadecagon shape. When viewed from above, the fortress community looks like a delicately made paper snowflake, with streets radiating out of the structure like sunbeams. It is tucked into a valley with a lagoon running into the Adriatic Sea.