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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

Visiting Dresden: How to Discover the City’s Local Side

Visiting Dresden: How to Discover the City’s Local Side

Dresden is one of the most famous cities in Germany. Unfortunately it’s famous in part for being nearly totally destroyed during World War II. Dresden’s Old Town has been marvelously rebuilt and these days you can hardly tell there was any damage done here. When you’re visiting Dresden you’ll definitely want to tour this fascinating,… 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

Oberammergau: Over 300 Years of Passion in the Bavarian Alps

Oberammergau: Over 300 Years of Passion in the Bavarian Alps

Oberammergau is a sleepy Alpine village nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps; with a population of just over 5,000 it can seem fairly insignificant for anyone just passing through. But once every 10 years, the village becomes one of the most visited in the state of Bavaria, welcoming around half a million tourists.… Continue Reading

True Colors: Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage

True Colors: Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage

One of the most interesting places in Dresden has nothing to do with the destruction of the city during World War II, or even with the fantastic history museums and Christmas markets you’ll find here. Instead, Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage is an endearing reminder of the eternal power of art. Are you visiting Dresden on holiday? Or… Continue Reading

The Best Museums in Dresden

The Best Museums in Dresden

Despite, or because of, Dresden’s almost complete destruction during World War II, it is a city that takes history seriously. Exploring the squares and strolling along the riverbanks is pleasant enough, and of course Dresden is also famous for its enchanting Christmas markets. But the best museums in Dresden are more than just a diversion, they rank among the finest in… Continue Reading

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