Magnificent cities of Central Europe
The Hungarian capital is oftenly called “Paris of the East” due to its cultural importance. Its attractions include outstanding architecture of 20th century, beautiful churches and pretty parks. Visitng Budapest you can attend one of its numerous concerts and events that are oftenly held in one of its churches or at the famous Opera House. Its cultural offer also includes theaters, museums and galleries. Budapest is also famous for its thermal springs and the magnificent Danube. The river divides the city to west side, called Buda, and east side called Pest. Book yourself a sightseeing cruise to enjoy the city view from the Danube.
Vienna´s imperial grandeur, legacy of Habsburg monarchy, keeps attracking many tourists all year round. Today´s most important commercial and cultural centre of Austria, served as a gateway between West and East Europe during centuries. As a result, the capital is a perfect mixture of imperial tradition and modern architecture. Its musical events, cosmopolitan atmosphere and culture of coffee houses give it a special charm. Take the hansom cab to discover the streets of the city and finish the day in one of its cafés, sipping coffee and enjoying the Viennese cakes and pastries.
Salzburg is known as the birthplace of Mozart and is nowadays still an importnat musical centrer. It´s picturesque old town with baroque architecture, churches and palaces is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Hohensalzburg fortress, Mozart’s birthplace, Mirabell palace and gardens are some of visitors´ favorite spots. The capital emerges from the Alps and is surrounded by green hills. The city is also a must-see for all The Sound of Music fans as several of Salzburg attractions and the surrounding countryside were filming sites for this movie.
Bratislava has over the years became a popular tourist destination due to its unique caracter and inviting sites. You will love exploring its exceptional local food and wine and strolling down its winding streets through the medieval center. In spite of being one of the youngest capitals of Europe, its history is very exciting which shows in its fascinating monuments and hilltop castle looking over the city and the river.
Prague is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Wandering the city´s streets and squares will emerge you in its epic history. Everywhere you look you´ll find Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Its castle is one of the largest complexes in the world and it offers spectacular panoramic views of the city. Other sites definitely worth a visit are Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, St. Vitus Cathedral, Astronomical Clock, etc.
Besides Prague, Cesky Krumlov is easily one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Czech Republic. The town was in the past seat of many powerful Bohemian families. Today, it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. Renaissance buildings, cobblestone streets and twisting alleys form the old town which spreads around the extensive castle from 13th century.