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Please recommend a city in former Eastern Bloc countries.

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RachelshouldvegonetoParis · 14/05/2022 11:18

DS is an architecture buff and I love Cold War history. We loved Prague and Ljubljana for those reasons (the walking tours were great) and want to go back to that "area".

Any recommendations gratefully received!

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 14/05/2022 11:56

Budapest and Krakow

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Crikeyalmighty · 14/05/2022 11:57

Budapest and Krakow but lots are nice, Tallinn, Bratislava, Prague, -all are good

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Peregrina · 14/05/2022 12:00

Leipzig/Dresden area. From there you are also near to the Czech Republic and Poland.

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SheriffCallie · 14/05/2022 14:55

Sarajevo is a fantastic city, as is Mostar. We only spent a few days in Bosnia before travelling to Belgrade but really wish we’d been able to extend it.
Romania is a genuinely beautiful country, not Bucharest so much although it was so hot when we were there which may have affected our enjoyment. We loved the cities in Transylvania; Sighasoara, Brasov and Sinaia.

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Cervinia · 14/05/2022 15:11

I agree with Krakow.

Architecture lovers guide to Krakow

The castle, the square, the thought provoking ghetto walls, the communist era concrete buildings.

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Oblomov22 · 14/05/2022 15:15

Tallinn and Riga are both very beautiful. Both worth a visit.

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CaptainMyCaptain · 14/05/2022 15:18

Gdansk is very interesting from a history point of view. The shipyard where Lek Walensa led a protest that had far reaching consequences - you can do a tour, the Roads to Freedom museum, Westerplatz where the first shots of Ww2 were fired - accessible via a short boat trip. The old town is pretty too.

Also Vilnius in Lithuania, Wroclaw in Poland (find the famous gnomes) and Riga in Latvia (interesting Museum of Occupation.

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ivykaty44 · 14/05/2022 15:22

Poznan, Poland

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PandaOrLion · 14/05/2022 15:24

Bratislava. I LOVED it.

Watch travelman too on channel 4 and see if you’re inspired by anywhere on there too.

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QueenofLouisiana · 14/05/2022 15:28

Jelenia Gora in Poland is an ancient spa town, it’s lovely. I also enjoyed Krakow, Bratislava, Budapest and Tallinn.

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MarmiteCoriander · 14/05/2022 15:31

A friend raves about great holidays in Georgia.

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noblegiraffe · 14/05/2022 15:32

Dresden is amazing. Even more astonishing for the parts of the old town having been rebuilt by the Soviets following the allied firebombing, exactly as it used to be, using old postcards and photographs.

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Twilightstarbright · 14/05/2022 16:06

Another vote for Krakow.

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travelmad · 14/05/2022 16:09

Budapest and Bratislava :)

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purplesequins · 14/05/2022 16:11

gdansk

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RachelshouldvegonetoParis · 14/05/2022 16:32

This is amazing. Thanks! I really like Slavic languages so maybe Bratislava or Krakow would be good. Krakow would be full of history!

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FedUpWithBriiiiick · 14/05/2022 18:18

Wrosław is a beautiful city in Poland. Brilliant museums and zoo.

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Snowiscold · 14/05/2022 18:21

Toruń in Poland . World Heritage site.

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Peregrina · 14/05/2022 19:44

I can also recommend the Museum of Occupation.

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Pugdogmom · 15/05/2022 13:42

Budapest, one of my favourite cities. Or how about Bucharest? I was transferring flights there, but actually fancy visiting it.

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