7 Stunning European Cities with Canals

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If you are looking for a different European tour, we recommend you to visit spectacular European cities that feature canals. Every part of Europe has at least one city that has canals as way of transportion. In this post we will show you photos of some of the most beautiful European cities with canals: Bruges, Venice, Annecy, Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Birmingham, each special on its own way.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is capital of the province of West Flandres, located in the northwest of Belgium. It has many historical buildings and the best way to see all of them is by boat traveling through many canals. Due to its many canals it got the name “The Venice of the North”.

Bruges, Belgium

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Bruges, Belgium

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Bruges, Belgium

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Bruges, Belgium

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Venice, Italy

Venice is surely the most famous and most beautiful canal city in the world. It is located in the North of the Adriatic Sea. It was built on 118 small islands separated by 177 canals and connected with 409 bridges.

Venice, Italy

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Venice, Italy

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Venice, Italy

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Venice, Italy

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Annecy, France

Annecy is located in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France on Lake Annecy. It has historical city center, divided with small canals. It is known as the Venice of Savoie.

Annecy, France

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Annecy, France

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Annecy, France

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Annecy, France

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany with a population of over 1.8 million people, and 5 million in its Metropolitan area. It is an important sea port. Hamburg has 2300 bridges over canals and rivers that flow through it. One of the interesting ways to see it is by boat traveling through its canals and rivers.

Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg, Germany

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, located at the Neva River delta into the Baltic Sea. This geographical location on the delta allowed its builder to create many man-made canals.

St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden located in the south-east part of the country. It was built across 14 islands in an area between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.

Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Birmingham, England

Birmingham, England

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Birmingham, England

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Birmingham, England

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