Giethoorn, Netherlands. This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village. Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.Step back into Medieval Europe and follow the cobbled streets through the fairytale gate in the city walls. This is one of the most beautiful towns along the Romantic Road in Bavaria, a route in itself worth including in this list. The Romantic Road runs from Frankfurt to Munich. Rothenburg, although small is packed with interesting sites and museums including the main Market Square surrounded by 14th century buildings.