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Sitting in the middle of the Transylvania Region of Romania, Brasov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. A quaint destination for skiers and hikers, Brasov is best known for its centerpiece, the Biserica Neagro, which rises up from the Old City and is one of the largest Lutheran churches in the world. Brasov is midway between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, the main hubs of Romania.
The capital of the island of Corsica, Ajaccio is on the island's southwest coast pushing into the Mediterranean Sea. It has a long history stretching back more than eighteen centuries and containing Greek, Roman, Genoese, and French influences. The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, it's known today as a winter destination with temperate weather.
It's still technically overseen by France. Corsica is the fourth-largest Mediterranean island.
Sitting on the Gulf of Finland across the waters (about three hours north by ferry) from Helsinki, Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and has a history of settlement dating back millennia. Known for its well-maintained medieval structures and historical sites, Tallinn might not be the first place to come to mind when thinking of European significance, but this would be a bad move.
In addition to stunning old world elements, it's also a modern tech hub and economical powerhouse.
The largest city in Northern Spain, Bilbao is near the coast on the Bay of Biscay and is likely best-known for being the home of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. One shouldn't assume it's just a museum city though; Bilbao is the main city of the Greater Basque Region that stretches up into the Pyrenees and to Bayonne, France. Bilbao sits on an estuary that flows 15km northwest into the sea and is a central location for travellers who aim to head to the beaches of San Sebastian or the Running of the Bulls in nearby Pamplona.
A port city in the far northeast of Italy, Trieste is on the opposite side of the Adriatic from the rest of the country and borders Slovenia. Technically part of the Balkan Peninsula, it's within thirty kilometres of Croatia as well (even if you have to drive through Slovenia to get there).
At one point part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it became part of Italy in 1920 at the end of the First World War. Today it's a city of castles, beaches, caves, temples, and stunning sites of Antiquity.
One of the many highly-populated cities of Germany, Dresden is in the country's eastern side, closer to the Czech Republic than most other major German destinations. The Elbe River, which cuts through the city, also reaches Hamburg on the other side of the country before it flows out to the North Sea. Dresden is one of the most-visited cities in the nation, oft-frequented for its markets and Gothic buildings.
The largest city on the Crimean Peninsula, Sevastopol is on the tip of a landmass that juts into the Black Sea. It's not a massive destination, but its convenient location makes is a major naval and trading port. It was destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt and restored by architects from Ukraine and Soviet Russia.
Found on the Stavanger Peninsula on the southwest coast of Norway, Stavanger is Norway's third-largest city after Oslo and Bergen and one of its major fishing ports. Marked with stretches of low coastline, Stavanger was built up over centuries of urban development that started more than a thousand years ago. Visitors who stop there in modern days will find modern architecture standing alongside classic Norwegian houses and, on the water's edge, a gateway for Baltic cruise liners.
One of the westernmost locations in France, Brest is a harbour city on the Atlantic coast and one of the handful of major destinations in the Brittany region. A former military stronghold, Brest contains a significant port and a famous castle, Château de Brest, which has stood over the ocean for more than fifteen hundred years. Due north from Brest, up across the English Channel, is the southern tip of England and the city of Plymouth.
Found at the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth, the city of Patras sits at the bottom of Mount Panachaiko on the waters of the Ionian Sea. The third-largest Greek city after Athens and Thessaloniki, Patras is the capital of Western Greece. It's a city of wildly varied landmarks ranging from Roman theatres to the Byzantine Patras Castle to traditional, modern Greek cathedrals.