What to See and Do in Eastern Europe
By Kerry Kubilius, About.com Guide
- Eastern Europe's Must-See Sights
- Eating Out/Dining Out in Eastern Europe
- Shopping in Eastern Europe
- Palaces and Castles in Eastern Europe
- Festivals in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe's Must-See Sights
Every country and city in Eastern Europe has sights that every visitor should see. Some are well-known and hard to miss. Others are off the beaten path. Work some of the following must-see sights into your next trip to Eastern Europe.
- Moscow Must-See Sights
- St. Petersburg Must-See Sights
- Prague Must-See Sights
- Eastern European UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Warsaw Must-See Sights
Eating Out/Dining Out in Eastern Europe
Seems pretty obvious, but eating out in Eastern Europe can turn out to be one of your best experiences, especially if you search out restaurants that serve traditional Eastern European cuisine. Navigating menus in a different language, figuring out how you should behave in a restaurant, or simply deciding where to dine can be tricky. Be adventuresome! Eating out in Eastern Europe is something you're going to have to do at one point or another. So enjoy it!
- Russian Traditional Foods
- Polish Traditional Foods
- Bulgarian Traditional Foods
- Romanian Traditional Foods
Shopping in Eastern Europe
Whether you're taking advantage of the different selection of shops and retail outlets in Eastern Europe, hunting for antiques, or just picking up some souvenirs, shopping in Eastern Europe can be a great way to fill an afternoon. Learn how and where to shop in Eastern Europea and you'll go back with bags full of goodies for yourself, family, and friends.
Palaces and Castles in Eastern Europe
Romance and history - that's what's in store for you when you visit one of Eastern Europe's castles or palaces. Many royal residences have now been turned into museums full of riches, art masterpieces, and curiosities. Other palaces and castles are now hotels and inns that welcome visitors on a year-round basis. Still other castles are reduced to ruins that turn hikes and picnics into adventures into the past.
- Palace and Castle Hotels in Eastern Europe
- Poland Castles in Photos
- Poland Castles in Photos 2
- Hungary Castles in Photos
- Romania Castles in Photos
- Gjirokastra - Albania's City of the Silver Fortress
- Trakai Castle in Lithuania
Festivals in Eastern Europe
Music festivals, dance festivals, pagan rites festivals, cultural festivals, holiday celebrations, boat shows, and film festivals keep Eastern Europe's events calendar full. Each season features different festivals depending upon your destination. Eastern European festivals are extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. In some cases, you'll be able to experience folk dances and music, sample local foods, and purchase crafts unique to particular regions.