Viewing photos of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Eastern and East Central Europe is the next best thing to visiting these culturally and historically important locations. The following photo galleries contain photos from World Heritage Sites, both manmade and natural, in some of the countries in Eastern Europe.
Eastern Europe UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Russia has the longest list of World Heritage Sites in Eastern Europe. This country's ancient cities harbor World Heritage Sites, but so does its vast wildernesses.
Some of Poland's World Heritage Sites have been meticulously reconstructed even though both time and war have taken tolls on some of its historic treasures.
Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic preserve cultural landscapes and architectural masterpieces. Some are located in or near Prague, the capital. Others can be found in the Czech countryside and may be less accessible for travelers.
Croatia's World Heritage Sites represent some of the best attractions Croatia has to offer, from the Roman Emperor Diocletian's 4th century palace to the ethereal Plitvice Lakes.