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Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central and Easter Europe involve burning… Continue Reading

The Best Places for Photography in Central Europe

The Best Places for Photography in Central Europe

Many travelers in Central Europe love taking pictures of all the magnificent architecture. But as anyone who has tried it knows, there’s a big difference between the photographs you see in National Geographic and what you can do by simply pointing, snapping, and hoping for the best. It’s all about the proper point of view. So where can… Continue Reading

The Best Concerts in Salzburg

The Best Concerts in Salzburg - from Mozart to Jazz

It’s no secret that Salzburg is a musical city. It is the birthplace of Mozart, after all. But this beautiful Austrian destination isn’t simply indebted to the past. You might be surprised to find out that Salzburg maintains a stellar music scene that offers many chances to hear world-class concerts on a daily basis. If… Continue Reading

Where to Find Mozart in Salzburg

Where to Find Mozart in Salzburg

There’s no doubt about it, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is Salzburg’s most famous son. It has been more than 200 years since the death of the genius composer, but everywhere you look there seem to be traces of Mozart in Salzburg. Whether you’re a music lover or a history buff, the city offers no shortage of opportunities… Continue Reading

Central Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

Central Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

Updated 17 August 2018 If you’re planning a Central European vacation over the holidays, you’re in luck because you’ll get to experience some of the Continent’s most festive and atmospheric holiday markets. Salzburg, Vienna, Dresden and Munich host very popular markets each year, with live music and cultural activities alongside delicious traditional food, seasonal sweets and hot drinks.… Continue Reading

Salzburg’s Best Museums

Salzburg’s Best Museums

Salzburg’s center is so beautifully preserved that sometimes it feels like a museum in itself. Of course there’s nothing sleepy or over-formal about the city, but history remains present in vibrant ways in Salzburg today, from the imposing castle looming on the Festungsberg hill, to the quaint cobblestones of Old Town. Besides the history you’ll see on every street… Continue Reading

Where to Go in 2016?

Where to Go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,… Continue Reading

Seasonal Charm & Cheer: Central European Christmas Markets

Seasonal Charm & Cheer: Central European Christmas Markets

If you’re planning on visiting Central Europe during the holidays, you’re in luck, because the region has some of the most marvellously picturesque Christmas markets in Europe. Some have been famous for ages and some are still relatively unknown, but each has a charm all its own and a welcoming, festive atmosphere. Almost every city… Continue Reading

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Mulled wine, cinnamon pastries, gingerbread, roasting chestnuts. The classic tastes of Christmas in Central & Eastern Europe, best experienced wrapped up warm as you stroll around one of the legendary Christmas markets that take place throughout the holiday season in cities across the region. Germany Germany’s Christmas markets usually start in the last week of November and… Continue Reading

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