Romantic Charles Bridge, Historic architecture and secret courtyards in Prague, Theatine Church in munich, Marienplatz, Mirabell Gardens, Bratislava Castle, Devin Castle, Most SNP bridge, Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Vienna & many more. These are some of the most famous landmarks of Eastern Europe. They packed with history, natural beauty, culture, good foodies . . . will continue to attract millions of visitors every year.
Stroll into Marienplatz, visiting the Viktualienmark (the market), walking up to Odeonsplatz where you can see the Felderrnhalle (Hitler made some of his speeches here) and the Theatine Church (the mustard coloured church next to the Felderrnhalle). Go up the stairs of Peterskirche for great views of the city, visit the Alte Pinakothek (very interesting art gallery featuring paintings from Middle Ages to beginning of 19th century). Then go to Old Town Hall in the Marienplatz, also visit the famous Hofbräuhaus to get buzzed on glasses of beer (place where the famous Oktober fest is held). Also be sure to keep some time to visit the BMW headquarters which showcases the current cars of BMW and acts as a distribution center.
Be sure not to miss this musical city of Salzburg enroute Austrian Alps. Take a guided city tour of Salzburg, where one can visit the splendid Mirabell Gardens, laid out in the 18th century where Maria and the children were seen singing the unforgettable Do Re Me dancing around the Statue of Pegasus, the winged horse. See the Trapp family home, the Leopoldskron Lake and the Mondsee Cathedral. Later visit the Salt mine, learn the importance that the white gold had for the development of this city. The Hallein Salt Mine, also known as Salzbergwerk Drrnberg, is an underground salt mine located in the Drrnberg plateau above Hallein, Austria.
Prague (Czech Republic)
Prague is a vast labyrinth of cobble stoned streets, historic architecture and secret courtyards that ignites the wanderlust in everyone who visits this magical city. The city’s skyline is spectacular, boasting almost a thousand spires, domes and towers. With magnificent parks and gardens, a cosmopolitan café culture and excellent theaters and museums there is about as many reasons to make Prague your next vacation destination. Some of the best places to visit in Prague are The Prague Castle, Gothic Cathedral of St. Vitus, romantic Charles Bridge, Veletrzni Palace Museum and the Letna Beer Garden. With so much to see and do in this great city taking a tour will help you hit all of the highlights.
The truly charming city of Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. It is a tiny old town which is packed with medieval grandeur, all over looked by the cities majestic hilltop Castle. The narrow streets are lined with restaurants and bars beckoning for you to eat, drink and appreciate the culture. Be sure to check out the Bratislava Castle, Devin Castle, Most SNP bridge and the Slavin Memorial for the best city views. Visit at Christmas and check out the traditional Market on the main square in the center of the city. It offers genuine local holiday specialties including delicious mulled wine that shouldn’t be missed.
Due to its scenic setting, and its architecture it is nicknamed Paris of the East. Divided by the long, meandering Danube River it is an alluring tale of two distinctly different cities. Buda on the west bank is hills and historical sites. Pest on the East bank is flat plains pulsating with modern cafes and clubs. The list of things to see in Budapest is long. Highlights are The Great Synagogue, Memento Park and The Royal Palace. Take a night river cruise to appreciate the impressive Parliament Building and the Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Both are breathtaking lit at night.
- Schonbrunn: No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit to this magnificent palace. The gardens are a must. Also, make sure you walk all the way up to the Gloriette for a view of the palace and surrounding neighborhood.
- Almdudler: Is an Austrian soft drink that is made from grape and apple juice. It tastes a bit like ginger ale, but sweeter and with more fruit flavor. It is often called the “national drink of Austria”.
- Walk along the Ring Road: The major tourist attractions and the centre of Vienna is surrounded by an outer ring road called the Ringstrasse. A leisurely walk along this road would lead you to see the Vienna Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Rathaus, Museum Quarter, Burgtheater and the University of Vienna.
- Lunch at the Naschmarkt: For a cheap and quick lunch head to the Naschmarkt. Pick up some bread, cheese and meat and have a picnic in a nearby park, or if you want someone to do the cooking for you, there are plenty of restaurants available. You can see all the different spices, food and merchants available. On Saturdays there is a flea market if you’re interested in purchasing some gifts. The market is really big and spreads a couple blocks. The prices are more reasonable on the Kettenbrückengasse end compared to the Karlsplatz end. Also, less tourists which is also nice
- Explore Musical History: Vienna also has a Walk of Fame? Instead of containing celebrities like in LA, this walk of fame is full of composers who had some sort of connection with Vienna. Beethoven, Hayden and Schubert have houses and memorials which can be explored in the city. No visit to Vienna can be complete without a visit to the Haus der Musik especially if you’re doing all the other musical activities. The museum is very interactive and a whole lot of fun. You can be composing music, interacting with instruments and exploring history.