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    • PoppyTaylor
    • By PoppyTaylor 14th Feb 18, 3:55 PM
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    Cities most worth visiting in 'Eastern' Europe?
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    Cities most worth visiting in 'Eastern' Europe? 14th Feb 18 at 3:55 PM
    My friend and I are planning on doing some travelling around Europe this summer. In recent years I've been lucky enough to travel considerably around Western Europe (West of Germany/Italy), so we are now looking at heading further East and/or South.

    Are there any cities or areas in Central/Eastern/Southern Europe that you'd recommend visiting? We are looking at a range of activities from days sightseeing to days relaxing so all suggestions are welcome!

    Thank you
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Feb 18, 5:27 PM
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    ....Lecce.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 14th Feb 18, 5:46 PM
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    Ljublana, Slovenia.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 14th Feb 18, 6:06 PM
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    How are you intending to travel - flight, train, campervan..?
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 14th Feb 18, 6:40 PM
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    Romania.....Transylvania in particular.

    Am flying to Bucharest on 4 June, and the following morning starting a 3 week four centre self-guide tour by train.

    Did Bosnia & Herzegovina last October, thoroughly enjoyed Mostar and Sarajevo. A beautiful country with a sad past.

    In April we're off to Macedonia.....Skopje, Lake Ohrid, and Bitola.

    Currently on the Med coast of Turkey.
    • PoppyTaylor
    • By PoppyTaylor 14th Feb 18, 8:02 PM
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    eDicky We were planning on travelling by train but depending on our route, we may choose to drive. We can also fly if the cities we wish to visit are quite spread out!
    • PoppyTaylor
    • By PoppyTaylor 14th Feb 18, 8:08 PM
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    Oh you definitely sound like you know what you're talking about PompeyPete! Thank you very much, I will have a look into some of those places.
    You are now the second person to suggest Bosnia and Herzegovina to me, definitely worth a look. Thank you!
    • discat11
    • By discat11 14th Feb 18, 8:10 PM
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    Krakow Poland, beautiful & cheap. Visit Auschwitz too (35km away), necessary and very moving.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 14th Feb 18, 8:52 PM
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    3 friends and I go somewhere for a few days every year and have been to Warsaw, Krakow, Bydgoszcz, Talinn, Budapest and Prague in Eastern Europe. All beautiful and worth visiting.

    Have a good time!
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 14th Feb 18, 9:13 PM
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    No-one has mentioned Kyev... I passed through once and was entranced by the view of 'onion' domes from the train.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 14th Feb 18, 9:27 PM
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    Baltic Coast of !!!8216;east!!!8217; Germany around Rostock is worth a visit. Amazing beaches and beautful coastal towns and villages.

    Its difficult to get your head around how it must have been just 30 years ago.

    Good rail service from Berlin.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 14th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
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    don't forget or overlook Prague
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    • prenton01
    • By prenton01 15th Feb 18, 8:06 AM
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    Heidlburg and Wurzburg only an hour apart but to fantastic places to visit



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    • benjus
    • By benjus 15th Feb 18, 8:24 AM
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    No-one has mentioned Kyev... I passed through once and was entranced by the view of 'onion' domes from the train.
    Originally posted by Voyager2002
    I've only been to Kiev/Kyiv with work, but I've had a bit of time to explore the city and I'd say it's definitely worth a visit.
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    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 15th Feb 18, 8:29 AM
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    Prague in Eastern Europe.
    Originally posted by camelot1001
    don't forget or overlook Prague
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    Oddly i was recently in Prague and during a tour it was highlighted that Prague isnt in Eastern Europe, well not in their eyes anyway and it wasnt until i bothered to look at a map and realised that vienna and bari are more eastern than Prague.

    Amazing ehhh?


    Oh and my input, other than the above fascinating info is Krakow, Budapest and Talinn.
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 15th Feb 18, 11:35 AM
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    If you want really 'Eastern' and are feeling adventurous, how about Kalmykia, the only Buddhist country in Europe. (Russian visa required.)
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 15th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
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    If you want really 'Eastern' and are feeling adventurous, how about Kalmykia, the only Buddhist country in Europe. (Russian visa required.)
    Originally posted by eDicky
    A Buddhist country in Europe? I had no idea...
    • katejo
    • By katejo 15th Feb 18, 3:56 PM
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    Heidlburg and Wurzburg only an hour apart but to fantastic places to visit



    Originally posted by prenton01
    Yes Heidelberg is fantastic but isn't in Eastern Europe!
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 15th Feb 18, 11:24 PM
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    Second the suggestion of Ljubljana, lovely city plenty to see and places to eat and drink.

    I also liked Bucharest, used to be called the Paris of the East and the area around Brasov. Lovely old town and again plenty of places to eat and drink.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 16th Feb 18, 3:13 AM
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    Second the suggestion of Ljubljana, lovely city plenty to see and places to eat and drink.

    I also liked Bucharest, used to be called the Paris of the East and the area around Brasov. Lovely old town and again plenty of places to eat and drink.
    Originally posted by MysteryMe
    Brasov is our final major stop on our Transylvania trip this June. Here's our full itinerary for anyone interested...

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5735156

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