Prague City Centre - Old Town
The historical centre of Prague is divided into five areas, spanning both banks of the Vltava River. Charles Bridge is the main pedestrian connection between the two.
On one side of the Vltava River is the Old Town (Stare Mesto), with the Old Town Square; the New Town (Nove Mesto), with Wenceslas Square; and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov).
On the other side of the river is the Lesser Town (Mala Strana), and the Castle District (Hradcany) with Prague Castle.
Prague Castle - a presentation of every architectural style of the last millennium
The Prague Castle complex includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St George, a monastery, and several palaces, gardens, and defense towers. Nowadays, the castle houses several museum expositions.
Vienna City Centre
The central Innere Stadt's historic quarter is home to the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate roof tiles. Sense the ghosts of Habsburg rule as you wander around the living quarters of Austria's former royal family at the Hofburg imperial palace.
Daring contemporary art is on display at the Kunsthalle Wien. Admire the Habsburgs' summer residence at the Schonbrunn Palace.
Schonbrunn Palace is a former imperial Rococo summer residence of the Habsburg royal family. The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Sun Fountain is called the Great Parterre. The complex includes many more attractions - the Tiergarten, a Palm House, an English garden, a botanical garden, a modern enclosure for Orangutans.
The Hungarian Parliament Building - one of the most iconic landmarks in Budapest
It is currently the largest building in Hungary and the second largest Parliament in Europe. The vast interior comprises large halls, over 12 miles of corridors, a 96-meter high central dome, and 691 rooms, including more than 200 offices. Besides the impressive architecture, visitors can see the Holy Crown of Hungary in the center hall. The medieval relic crown is one of the most important symbols of Hungarian statehood, dating back more than 1,000 years.
Matthias Church - Budapest
The church is at the heart of Buda's Castle District, popularly named after King Matthias. The church was the scene of several Royal coronations, including Charles IV (the last Habsburg king) and weddings. The religious highlight of the interior is the Loreto Chapel, with a statue of the Virgin Mary and Christ made in 1515.
Bratislava old town - characterized by many Baroque palaces and sacral buildings
Town Hall originates from the 14th - 15th century. The historic center includes many Baroque palaces, notable cathedrals, and churches - the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, the Franciscan Church, and the Blue Church.
Banska Stiavnica UNESCO World Heritage - gold mining town
The majority of monuments of Banska Stiavnica concentrate in the area spreading between the Trinity and Town Hall squares. The Gothic church of St Catherine from the end of the 15th century and the town hall with its slender clock tower detach these squares.
Tatra National Park (TANAP) - diverse flora and fauna with many endemic species
Tatra National Park (abbr. TANAP) lies in the North of Central Slovakia in the High Tatras. The National Park covers an area of 738 km2. The park offers 600 km of hiking trails and several ski resorts.
Spis castle UNESCO World Heritage - partly restored medieval castle
The Spis Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. Slovak National Museum presents various collections on its premises.
Krakow historic town - UNESCO World Heritage
One of the largest market squares in Europe in the center of a medieval old town is full of architectural and historical monuments. Not far from it is the former Jewish district of Kazimierz.
Wawel Castle Complex - UNESCO World Heritage
Wawel Complex is one of Krakow's most brilliant sights and a unique Polish landmark. This enclosed fortification, which includes palaces and a cathedral, is situated on Wawel hill. Wawel Cathedral was the place of royal coronations and also is a burial site for Polish kings.