Four Fascinating Central European Cities
Starting in Prague, the Czech Republic’s ‘city of a hundred spires’, then on to Austria’s Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and former home of the singing Von Trapp family. Next stop, Vienna – city of castles, music and pastries – and finally, Hungary’s twin cities of Buda and Pest, a gem of a city and enough baroque, neoclassical, electric and art nouveau buildings to satisfy anyone’s appetite.
These are the pillars of Eastern Europe. Prague is the center piece, beautifully preserved, Salzburg is known as the golden city of high baroque, Vienna is the stately Hapsburgan big brother, and Budapest is the most foreign of the three – with bathhouses galore and beautiful baroque bridges.
Four fascinating Imperial jewels
Sitting above the city is Prague castle – trek here for a beautiful view or to explore St. Vitus’ Cathedral.
Take high tea at the famous Sacher Hotel in Salzburg.
From the Ringstrasse to the Opera, Vienna is full of Imperial splendour
Get steamy at one of Budapest’s many bathhouses – try the recently renovated Rudas or traditional Gellert.