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10 of the most magical places on the planet

From Scotland to Senegal, prepare to be amazed by these 10 strangest and most beautiful places in the world

1. Colmar

Located in the heart of Alsace, Colmar is nicknamed the ‘Alsatian Venice’. Besides its canals that cross the city center, Colmar has many half-timbered houses. If Colmar is less known than Strasbourg, it is still interesting to visit, especially since the local wine – especially the Gewurztraminer – is to fall on the ground. Some even say that it is the vineyards near Colmar that produce the best wines of Alsace!

2. Pucisca, Croatia

This incredible Croatian village is located on the island of Brac. It is so beautiful that you will feel like you are in one of the paintings of the American painter Thomas Kinkade.

3. Manarola, Italy

Located on the Mediterranean coast in the Cinque Terre park, this village is renowned for its brightly colored houses and the fact that the village is forbidden access to cars. You only have two ways to reach this village: on foot or by train.

4. Chalfont St Giles, England

Located just 45 minutes from London, this charming village was founded in the 11th century AD. It is the perfect place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities for a weekend.

5. Arnis, Germany

Founded in the 17th century, this port village is a popular destination for adventurers. Our advice: seafood from Arnis is considered to be the best in Germany. Do not forget to taste the local specialties during your stay in Arnis!

6. Giethoorn, Holland, Netherlands

Built around the Dorpsgracht canal, Giethoorn is one of the hidden jewels of Holland. Founded in the 13th century AD. AD, this beautiful village is populated by warm locals. Take a boat trip, admire the tulip gardens, and buy souvenirs in one of the village’s shops.

7. Mundal, Norway

This small village of less than 500 inhabitants is one of the most beautiful in Norway! Located just a few kilometers from the sea and the famous Jostedal glacier, Mundal is populated by friendly people who will be more than happy to let you discover the surrounding nature.

8. Gruyères, Switzerland

With its cobbled streets, beautiful architecture and a magnificent view of the Alps, Gruyères is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland!

9. Lacock, England

Founded in the 13th century AD. Lacock is a charming little English village that will enable you to go back in time. Tudor-style architecture is omnipresent in this village which has kept its authenticity. It is for this reason that the BBC uses this village as a shooting location for some of the UK’s most popular television programs.

10. Marsaxlokk, Malta

Founded in 900 BC. AD, Marsaxlokk is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful fishing villages of all Europe. Our recommendation: during your stay in Marsaxlokk, do not miss a visit to the market of Lampuki where you can buy fresh fish!

Source: 10 of the most magical places on the planet – Magnific Places