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Secret lakes, hidden waterfalls, charming villages, and magnificent vistas abound throughout the planet, full of fantastic hidden gems. These top-secret locations worldwide are easily accessible, although tourists often overlook them. So, be ready for a trip to some of the world’s most secluded and gorgeous places.

1. Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden National Park is one of Germany’s best-kept secrets, with more than 150 kilometers of hiking paths, beautiful blue lake water, and awe-inspiring peaks.

Bavaria’s most stunning scenery may be seen in this national park, located on the border between Germany and Austria. Most visitors go to the Black Forest, the Swiss Alps, or the heart of Europe, yet this beautiful national park is often neglected. There are only a few tourists who may enjoy a picnic by Lake Konigssee or attempt to climb Watzmann – 2,713 meters above sea level – for stunning views of the valleys and an unspoiled wilderness.

2. The Santa Maria Dell'Isola Monastery in Tropea

The Santa Maria Dell'Isola Monastery in Tropea

Tropea’s gorgeous beaches are packed with sunbathers who have never heard of this hidden gem. The Santuario di Santa Maria dell Isola sits on a rocky slope, surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea, just over their heads.

Not sure who erected the monastery in the Middle Ages: Benedictines or Basilians. In this way, you may explore the monastery’s past and present from behind its newly restored exterior. Calabria’s greatest and most intriguing mysteries may be found in a monastery that has withstood two earthquakes.

3. Falls of Trummelbach

Even in a valley with 72 waterfalls, there is a waterfall that has yet to be found in Switzerland. The Trummelbach Falls are a well-kept secret in Europe. Eiger and Jungfrau glaciers provide the water for ten glacier-fed waterfalls in Switzerland.

Wear warm, water-resistant clothing while exploring the mountain’s hidden waterfalls and taking in their beauty.

4. Austria's Hinterbruhl's Seegrotte

Hinterbruhl's Seegrotte, Austria

Unforgettable is the boat ride to Austria’s most famous underground lake. The Grotte in Hinterbruhl, Germany, is a network of caverns initially constructed by the Nazis during World War II for mining reasons.

However, the subsurface lake was long since been abandoned. Today, Hinterbruhl’s Seegrotte is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.

5. Trentino

The magnificence of Italy’s Alps isn’t precisely a closely-guarded secret throughout the globe. Alpine lakes and picturesque meadows are prominent features of the surrounding mountain range. The region of Trentino, located between Lake Garda and the Dolomites in northern Italy, is sometimes overlooked while visiting the other natural beauties listed here. There are an incredible 297 lakes to explore in this area.

In addition, the “alpenglow” light effect on the Dolomites’ peaks may only be seen here at sunset.

6. Szczecin's Curved Forest

Szczecin's Curved Forest, Poland

Szczecin Forest, planted in the 1930s, is one of the world’s most mysterious locations. Since the woodland is hidden away in Poland, near the city of Gryfino, owing to its location. Only a handful of the 400 pine trees planted in the 1930s remain today, but they nonetheless make this site worth a visit.

Many have attempted to figure out whether it’s a natural marvel or a work of art, but no one knows why it’s so oddly shaped. To learn more about the pine trees’ unusual form and take in one of Europe’s most magnificent woods, consider making a trip here.

7. Scotland's Applecross Peninsula

Scotland's Applecross Peninsula

The twisting and steep road that crisscrosses the peninsula along the beach was only completed in 1975, making this Scottish gem accessible for the first time. To reach this distant island, you’d have to depend only on boat navigation, like the island’s inhabitants.

Located on the west coast of Scotland, Applecross is a quaint settlement. You’ll be taken aback by the quaint tiny dwellings and cabins scattered throughout the lush green hillsides that overlook the sea.

Even though there are only 544 people in the little town of Applecross, its vibrant and breathtaking vistas make it one of the best-kept secrets in the whole globe. It would be best if you didn’t miss exploring Camusterrach and Ard-doubt since both communities have seen little development.

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