Documentations of ethnographic stereotypes as well as encounters with foreign nations have a long literary tradition, yet can be viewed as opposing approaches towards portraying ?others?. While the former?s deductive assertions have played a significant role in people?s images of foreign cultures, the latter?s inductive statements can be regarded as authentic, but at the same time subjective and culturally influenced. As comparative charts of ethnographic stereotypes and travelogues were particularly popular in the era of the Grand Tour, this paper investigated the relation between three European nations? stereotypes, namely the French?s, Italians? and Germans? as found in the Völkertafel, and their representation in three Grand Tourists? accounts, who are Thomas Coryat, Joseph Addison and Hester Lynch Piozzi. By comparing these literary sources, the following conclusions regarding similarities, differences and discernible chronological trends could be drawn: the prevailing ethnographic stereotypes are not confirmed by the travellers, for they not only present contrasting observations, but also extend the traditional categories for specifying national character. Nevertheless, Piozzi, who travelled later than the other two Grand Tourists, depicts Europeans most according to their stereotype. Although all three Tourists? impressions are considerably diverse, they agree with more ethnographic stereotypes of the Italians than with the other two nations. Due to the wealth of detailed information given in the Grand Tourists? accounts of their journeys, the opportunity for further research on described aspects apart from the traditional ethnographic attributes, e.g. sprawling Protestantism, or the relation between their statements regarding their compatriots and their own nation?s national character arises.