CITIES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Astronomical Clock
Austria The Astronomical Clock in Praha

WIEN   (VIENNA)

The grand, stately former capital of the Hapsburg Empire, Wien is a classical music lover's paradise. Concerts are scheduled every day of the year.

Parliament The Parliament building St Stephen St. Stephen's Cathedral, anchoring Stephenplatz (St. Stephen Square)
Hofburg Palace Part of the Hofburg Palace, located in the centre of town Staatsoper Staatsoper (the State Opera House)
Schonbrunn Palace Schönbrunn Palace late afternoon Long shadows of the late afternoon at Schönbrunn Palace, with the city in the background

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PRAHA   (PRAGUE)

A storybook-like setting, featuring beautiful spires, a clock (pictured above) that tells, among other things, the current astrological sign, and all the 20th century cosmopolitan nightlife one could ask for.

St Vitus Cathedral St. Vitus Cathedral (Chram sv. Vita), commissioned in 1344. entrance, Hradcany Entrance to Hradcany Castle; really more of a village than a single dwelling.
Hradcany A view of the Hradcany complex sunset Sunset casts its golden glow over the buildings in Old Town Square
Charles Bridge The Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), built of stone in 1357, where tourists and vendors share a mutual attraction wedding A Czech wedding, at the base of the Astronomical Clock

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BUDAPEST

This former Communist city is a delightful blend of history, mainly on the Buda side, and commerce, in Pest. The Danube River serves as the dividing line between the two.

Castle district Cobblestones abound in the Castle district Citadella The Citadella, built by the Hapsburgs in 1851, is located on Gellert Hill.
Danube A view of the Danube River, which separates Buda (foreground) from the more modern Pest. St Stephen's Basilica The massive dome of St. Stephen's Basilica

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Last updated on 01/09/2000

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