CITIES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
|Austria||The Astronomical Clock in Praha|
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.
|The Parliament building||St. Stephen's Cathedral, anchoring Stephenplatz (St. Stephen Square)|
|Part of the Hofburg Palace, located in the centre of town||Staatsoper (the State Opera House)|
|Schönbrunn Palace||Long shadows of the late afternoon at Schönbrunn Palace, with the city in the background|
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 (Chram sv. Vita), commissioned in 1344.||Entrance to Hradcany Castle; really more of a village than a single dwelling.|
|A view of the Hradcany complex||Sunset casts its golden glow over the buildings in Old Town Square|
|The Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), built of stone in 1357, where tourists and vendors share a mutual attraction||A Czech wedding, at the base of the Astronomical Clock|
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.
|Cobblestones abound in the Castle district||The Citadella, built by the Hapsburgs in 1851, is located on Gellert Hill.|
|A view of the Danube River, which separates Buda (foreground) from the more modern Pest.||The massive dome of St. Stephen's Basilica|
Last updated on 01/09/2000
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