Big cities offer a dazzling array of entertainment, nightlife, and food, but it can be refreshing to skip the popular tourist areas and instead witness a culture without all the hype. Many of our readers have wandered off the well-known path to discover unforgettable places. We gathered your comments from our original photo gallery, our blog, and Facebook to create a list of 10 don't-miss spots in Europe that are, in fact, quite easy to miss.
As the 12th largest country in Europe, there is plenty to see in Romania, but reader Don0531 believes the Transylvanian town of Brasov "nestled in a valley surrounded by green mountains" is "one of the prettiest cities in the world," and recommends taking "a cable car to the top of the mountain ... the view is stupendous."
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