10 Of The Cutest Lake European Town

Konstanz, Germany

Located on Lake Constance — above Switzerland and Liechtenstein — Konstanz is an ideal stop on any trip through the region.

Annecy, France

Often referred to as the “Venice of the Alps," Annecy is definitely one of the prettiest towns you’ll find in the French mountains.

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne is just north of Geneva but feels a world away from the larger city. The chilled-out vibe and more relaxed way of living will have you in full zen mode after just a few hours.

Shkodër, Albania

A lesser-known European lake is Lake Shkodër, also spelled Shkodra or Skadar. It is where Albania and Montenegro meet, so the mountains in both countries create a fabulous backdrop.

Sirmione (Lake Garda), Italy

Like Como, Lake Garda has numerous towns along its shores. Sirmione is a great option for visitors as it is well-placed for sightseeing in the area.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Slovenia’s most famous site is the stuff of fairytales. The town located along it, which shares the lake's name, couldn’t be cuter. Stay in treehouses, camp (or "glamp"), and enjoy some of Europe’s best hiking!

Lucerne, Switzerland

If Switzerland is known for anything, it would be mountains and lakes (OK, and chocolate), which is why Lucerne is an ideal place for travelers.

Balatonfüred (Lake Balaton), Hungary

Lake Balaton is a favorite retreat for Hungarians in summer. And the spa town of Balatonfüred dates back to the mid-1800s in its glamor.

Killarney, Ireland

Ireland might be better known for its breathtaking coastline, but Killarney National Park is full of beautiful lakes and great drives.

Keswick, UK

There are many quaint towns in the UK’s Lakes District, but not all of them are actually located along a lake. Keswick, though, set back from Derwentwater Lake, where visitors can take boat and paddle tours during the warmer months

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