CNN Includes Minsk In 20 European Cities With Hardly Any Tourists

With overtourism showing no signs of abating in Europe’s most famous destinations, there’s never been a better time to seek out wonderful options that attract fewer visitors. And Minsk is one of them!

Forget about the crowds of selfie stick-wielding tourists in Venice, Paris and Amsterdam 😉

By the way, this is not us telling you so, it’s CNN, the American news-based TV channel, made a list of the most beautiful European cities with hardly any tourists.

“Having been almost destroyed during World War II, the now Belarusian capital became fertile ground for Soviet redevelopment. Today, the city’s buildings offer a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era of brutalist buildings.

Travelers can wander around the vast, seven-hectare Independence Square before taking in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, which looks at how Belarus overcame Nazi occupation.

Minsk’s bar scene is legendary, and if the acquired taste of local tipple Balsam doesn’t suit, the excellent Gambrinus has a variety of beers to try after a day’s sightseeing.”

According to CNN, Sarajevo (Bosnia), Bern (Switzerland), Wroclaw (Poland), Tbilisi (Georgia), Ankara (Turkey), and Malmo (Sweden) are also relatively crowd-free cities to travel to.

This is not the first time Minsk and Belarus got in the ranking of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. Last year, it was Lonely Planet that put Belarus in its Best in Travel 2019 compilation.

Back then the city earned kudos for its impeccably restored Old Town, graceful town hall, fashionable cocktail bars and street parties, as well as sneaky-good art and cafe scene.