Romania is a country of legend, mystery, traditions, and surprising beauty. Visit any one of its destination cities to learn more about Romanian culture and heritage, walk among centuries-old buildings, or chase the memory of Vlad Tepes, who inspired Bram Stoker to write the story of Dracula.
Malbork, Poland is famous for its Teutonic knights' castle that is so big it might as well be a city in itself. Find out how to get into Malbork, how to get around, dining out, and staying in.
Discover Poland, a destination in Europe that will delight you from north to south. Its diverse regions, cities, cuisine, and historical heritage makes a tour of the country full of surprises.
Krakow tops all other Polish cities in popularity. Krakow's elegant old town, lively student population, and proximity to major regional sights makes it an ideal destination for a first-time visitor to Poland.
Konopiste Castle is a Czech Republic attraction. This former hunting lodge is famous for its association with Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Terezin Memorial/Transit Camp near Prague is an important reminder about how this part of the world was affected by the human rights atrocities of WWII.
Karlstejn Castle was once the fortress that protected the Czech crown jewels. Tour the ancient Karlstejn castle for a peek into the history of the Bohemian lands.
Plzen Brewery Museum is a fun day trip from Prague for beer lovers. The Beer Museum in Pilsen gives visitors an inside look at how the Czech Republic's favorite beer is made.
Kutna Hora makes a pleasant day trip from Prague with its medieval streets and nearby Sedlec Ossuary, the famous church of bones. See more of the Czech Republic by visiting Kutna Hora.
Discover the traditional foods of Romania that have been satisfying Romanians for generations. Customary dishes feature meat and vegetables and shows influences from neighboring countries.
Dubrovnik is so popular with cruise and land travelers that it even ranks more highly on some charts than Zagreb, Croatia's lively capital city. Called the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik's will haunt your travel memories.
The multi-colored onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia are one of the country's symbols. This landmark on Red Square is also a popular attraction for visitors.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is preserved outside of Krakow, Poland. Visitors to the camp will learn how it functioned and what prisoners' lives were like within the camp, as well as how they suffered and died.
Wroclaw is the capital of Silesia and an interesting travel destination for visitors to Poland. This city, with its dwarfs, proximity to World Heritage Sites, and old town show visitors the charm of southwestern Poland.
Warsaw's Christmas market is a welcoming site in the old part of Poland's capital city. The cozy old town is the perfect setting for holiday decorations, Christmas trees, and festive market stalls.
The Christmas market in Budapest, Hungary is a seasonal delight of the senses. Enjoy Christmas entertainment, holiday foods, and the opportunity to purchase folk crafts and gifts. Budapest does Christmas like nobody else!
The Christmas market in Krakow, Poland is one of Europe's most anticipated events. Visit the center of the historic district to participate in Krakow's Christmas spirit and shop for gifts for recipients of all ages.
Estonia's "winter capital," Otepaa enjoys hosting an holiday market to celebrate the Christmas season and please its seasonal visitors who come to enjoy winter sports.
St. Petersburg, Russia, hosts an annual Christmas market complete with entertainment and a skating rink. Petersburg gets even more magical during the holiday season!
The historic center of Sibiu, a destination city in Romania, serves as the perfect backdrop for its annual European-style Christmas market, known as Targul de Craciun.
Did you know that Dubrovnik has a Christmas market? Learn the dates and location of this annual event that takes place every December in Croatia's most famous destination city.
Meet Santa Claus or listen to the singing Christmas tree at Tallinn's Christmas market. Experience the holidays in the Estonian capital city!
Sample Torun's famous gingerbread when you browse the stalls at the Torun Christmas market. This Polish town knows how to put on a holiday show.
Riga is said to be home to the tradition of decorating Christmas trees, and the annual market in Riga keeps the custom alive. You'll love browsing goods in the Latvian capital in the month of December.
Bratislava's historic center may be small, but it celebrates big with a Christmas market that spans two squares. You'll find handcrafted souvenirs from Slovakia and enjoy the best treats of the season in the chilly winter air.