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Art at Lviv's Vernissage

Haggle Across Central & Eastern Europe

Delve deep into local culture and history, and check out a flea market. From the banks of a canal, to a floating barge to market halls and pedestrian streets, East and Central Europe have endless opportunities for memorable, historic souvenirs, especially if you’re up for a bit of haggling. Here’s … Read More

Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.

Spend a Serene Afternoon Picnicking (Part I, Central Europe)

Many of the destinations we offer have parks combining stunning beauty with centuries of history and unique attractions, so take a break and spend a serene afternoon soaking up their beauty. We asked all our local staff across our destinations for their favorite picnic spot, and received a plethora of … Read More

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Central & Eastern Europe’s Diverse, Delectable Desserts

From blood sausage to octopus risotto, East and Central European cuisine runs the gamut, and its desserts, varied as they may be, are all worth a taste. We asked our local staff for their favorites, and struggled mightily to winnow them down enough to fit into a blog post! Here … Read More

The Best Spa Towns in Central and Eastern Europe

Some very relaxing news for visitors to Central and Eastern Europe: a new international project has united the best spa towns in Central and Eastern Europe in an effort to earn UNESCO recognition. The Great Spas of Europe project is the result of eight years of collaboration between the Czech … Read More

Your Reading List for Vienna

This week we continue our book blog series with the beautiful and historic city of Vienna, the capital of Austria. The former throne of the Austro-hungarian Empire, Vienna was also something of a melting pot in the 19th and early 2th century. Back then, remarkable cultural figures from around Europe … Read More

Spring festivals in 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

The Coolest Streets in Central Europe

Visiting a new city can be overwhelming. There’s so much to see and do, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to use your time wisely. So we’ve put together this quick guide to the coolest streets in Central Europe. We’ve picked a few highlights from our … Read More

The Benefits of the Salzburg Card: Should You Buy One?

Have you heard about the Salzburg Card? If not, allow me to introduce it: this handy little card gives travelers free access to all of the main attractions in this beautiful city. But is it really worth it? Read on to find out.  Why buy the Salzburg Card? The main … Read More

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