Safe European Cities for the Solo Female Traveler

Written by ASingleGirl

Although it’s been only a few months since my last international adventure, I am already feeling the urge to cross the pond for my next.  The question is, where should I go?  The world is my oyster, and there are many pearls to be discovered.

Since I was just in New Zealand, I was thinking that my next hop should be back to Europe.  And in my research of which European cities were good for solo female travelers, I found this article.

The 7 Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone in Europe

The great thing about this article is that it not only lists the cities and highlights what makes them special, but it also explains why each city is a good option for the solo female traveler.  What was particularly interesting to me were the female-only hotels and the explanations of how the countries’ cultures make them a safe place for solo travelers.

I’ve already been to Bruges (#2 on the list), and I can attest to the fact that I did feel safe there, and that it’s as gorgeous and fairytale-esque as the article says.  Every view looks like a postcard.  (See the pic below as proof.  The cover photo is also of me in the Bruges town center.)  My only problem with Bruges is that I didn’t have nearly enough time there.


But the question still stands, where to next?  Switzerland is near the top of my list.  As is Norway.  It’s a tough decision for sure.

If you are planning a travel adventure, I highly recommend doing your research before deciding on a destination.  As single girls, we have seemingly unlimited options.  But the reality is that we also have to think about things differently than if we’re traveling with a group or with a male companion.  Yeah – it kinda sucks that we have to be concerned with our safety to such a degree.  Unfortunately that’s the world we live in today.  But we do have a choice: We can become hermits, or we can do our research, take precautions, be smart, and create our own solo adventure.

The world is YOUR oyster, too.  So, single girl, where do you want to go?

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