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The Wolf’s Lair: Hitler’s Most Famous Hideout

The Wolf’s Lair: Hitler’s Most Famous Hideout

Central Europe is a treasure trove for history buffs. From the Berlin Wall to the marvellous architecture of Prague, there is certainly no shortage of fascinating historic sites in the region. But for those who are specifically interested in World War II, the Wolf’s Lair, located in Ketrzyn, Poland, is especially alluring. Hitler’s first military base

The Best Jazz Clubs in Krakow

The Best Jazz Clubs in Krakow

From Frederic Chopin to Paweł Maciwoda, bassist for the Scorpions, Poland is a country of musicians. So it makes sense that Krakow, one of Poland’s most vibrant cities, has a rich music scene. There are classical concerts galore here, many of which are oriented toward tourists. But if you look a little harder, you’ll find plenty

Warsaw’s Must-See Museums

Warsaw’s Must-See Museums

Warsaw is an irrepressible city with a history that has spanned from triumph to tragedy. Emerging from communism to become one of the most vibrant destinations in Central Europe, Warsaw has a little of everything, from excellent dining to great jazz clubs. But this is also a fantastic place for visiting museums, as there seems to be

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,

Wonderful Wroclaw: European Capital of Culture 2016

Wonderful Wroclaw: European Capital of Culture 2016

It’s no secret that we love Wroclaw, Poland. This gorgeous little city has an atmosphere all its own, and everyone who has traveled here with us has returned with tales of local charm. And now it seems the world has picked up on Poland’s best-kept secret, because Wroclaw has been selected as the European Capital of Culture

Guest Interview: Ellen Offner

Guest Interview: Ellen Offner

JayWay Travel guest Ellen Offner (pictured above with husband Arnie outside Budapest’s Szechenyi baths) isn’t only a seasoned world traveler, she’s also a dynamic blogger covering Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America — just about every place there is to explore! I recently sat down with Ellen to get some inspiration from her

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

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