Seven Ways to Enjoy the Best of Eastern Europe
We give you a list of seven of the best places to visit a fantastic experience at your Eastern European holiday.
1. Prague, Czech Republic.
Prague is the capital city of Czech Republic. It is like a maze of cobbled stone street, hidden courtyards, and baroque architecture that will leave you mesmerized. Prague is also known as the city of a thousand spires as it's skyline is spattered with domes, towers and sharp spires forming the elaborate and sharp features of many buildings here. The cosmopolitan culture, excellent theatres, museums and the lush parks and gardens will leave you in wonder at the beauty of this city.
2. Bucharest, Romania.
The city of Bucharest is the capital of Romania is famous for its architecture. It has even earned itself the name "Little Paris" because of its Belle Epoque style architecture that very closely resembles French architecture. It indeed is the Paris of Eastern Europe complete with hip cafes, tree-lined boulevards, and dramatic architecture. The major attraction at Bucharest is the monstrous Parliament palace which is beaten only by the Pentagon. It is equally enormous and ostentatious as the Pentagon.
The other major attractions here are the National museum history, Bucharest University and the Romanian Athenaeum -the city's main concert hall which is an elaborately domed circular building.
3. Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest is an interesting capital city of Hungary. The Danube river runs across this city cutting it into two districts. Buda at the west housing hills and castles that are historical sites and Pest to the east with a much flatter plain surface throbbing with modern cafes and clubs. The must visit attractions in Budapest are Memento Park, The Royal Palace, The Great Synagogue. Make sure to visit the Szechenyi Chain Bridge by a cruise at night to marvel at the impressive lighting which is indeed breathtaking.
Make sure to soak in a hot bath at the Thermal bathhouses and enjoy a shot of the famous Hungarian palinka at the famous 'ruin bars' in the Jewish district.
4. Bratislava, Slovakia
Located along the banks of the river Danube, Bratislava is accessible to pedestrians only. It is a quaint city with almost a fairy tale like a charm to it. This charming city is packed with medieval grandeur. The streets are narrow and are filled with cafes and eateries inviting you to experience the delicious Slovakian cuisine. The Bratislava castle and the Slavian Memorial offer the very best views of this alluring city. Be sure to savor the genuine local holiday specialty like the delicious mulled wine.
5. Krakow, Poland.
Krakow Poland is situated around the picturesque Vistula River and is steeped in long and dramatic history. Legend has it that Krakow was founded on the conquest of the dragon Krakow and this legendary beast is featured throughout the city in monuments, souvenir, and statues. This beautiful medieval old town was once a busy slovanic trading center and is now a UNESCO world heritage site having Europe's largest market square.
The Wawel Royal Castle, the stone Adalbert Church and Schindler's museum are must visit places for the experiences they offer.
6. Warsaw, Poland.
Warsaw was obliterated during the world war 2. After an extensive restoration of some of the old buildings to look exactly like they did before and reconstruction of some building to be exact replicas of their former self, Warsaw has been restored to its former glory.
Warsaw now is a beautiful old city with warm pubs, milk bars, bustling market and much more. Enjoy the traditional Pierogi in the warm cafeterias. Warsaw is now a marvelous mix of the old and new offering a melting pot of cultures with a boggling variety of food, drinks, music, and history. Experience the old Warsaw at the Old town having old buildings or visit the epic Warsaw Rising Museum and the new Warsaw at Warszawa Powisle Station Bar.
7. Saxon Switzerland National Park.
The Saxon Switzerland National Park is located at the eastern border of Germany near the Czech Republic. It is a beautiful natural setting located at an hour's drive to the east of Dresden and about an hour and a half drive to the north of Prague. The admission to this national park is free. The Saxon Switzerland national park houses forests, rivers and waterfalls all within its natural formation. The major attraction here is the Bastei Bridge which is an imposing and magnificent natural stone formation.
The park offers many activities to adrenaline junkies. There are many places inside the park that are ideal for rock climbing. There are also great trails for people interested in trekking, hiking and also biking.
Eastern Europe has many such hidden gems that are alluring with its rich cultural heritage and amazing experiences which have to be experienced once in a lifetime. So plan in advance and book the best Eastern European tour package to experience the splendor of the less popular but equally charming side of Europe.