WION Edge: From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow.
Bruges has become incredibly popular for travellers looking to photograph the lego-like houses in the city centre (pictured above). It still remains to be one of Europe?s prettiest little towns, but is now more popular than ever. (Joshua Poh Bruges)
This magnificently walled Gothic town on the Vistula should be high on every traveler?s list, possibly as its delights seem low on everyone else?s, leaving visitors who make it here to revel unrestricted in its wealth of red-brick buildings, Unesco-listed sites and medieval city defenses, all of which WWII mercifully decided to ignore. (Kishjar Flickr)
A medieval gem, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (meaning ?above the Tauber River?) is top tourist stop along the Romantic Road. With its web of cobbled lanes, higgledy-piggledy houses and towering walls, the town is fairy-tale Germany the hordes of Japanese and Korean tourists came to see. (Lauren Travis Flickr)
Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
At dusk, the lights of numerous millhouse restaurants twinkle across gushing streamlets. And in between, the Balkans' most celebrated bridge forms a majestic stone arc between reincarnated medieval towers. (Mandyist Flickr)