Europe is home to many of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, but it is also home to some truly unique cities that too often get skipped on people’s European travels. If you’ve already fallen in love with Berlin and Paris, here are five hidden gems in Eastern Europe you should consider checking out.
Riga connects Eastern Europe to many tourist destinations in the West. It is a charming city that deserves a couple of days to explore rather than being used as a quick stopover.
Tallinn is Estonia’s capital city and walking through the Old Town is like stepping into a fairytale. It’s the perfect stopover if you are heading to the Baltics and is one of Europe’s most underrated picturesque towns.
Bratislava is located between Vienna and Budapest. If you are interested in exploring Eastern Europe away from the tourists, this charming city has plenty to offer.
Krakow offers stunning natural beauty in addition to vibrant city nightlife. It is also a place to learn about Poland’s dark past and educate oneself about the horrors of the Holocaust.
Brasov is home to Dracula’s Castle and boasts terrific Gothic architecture. If you are intrigued by the historical and are looking for a budget vacation, Brasov is one of Europe’s finest choices.