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3 Brilliant Art Complexes in Vienna

Posted by Gil Travel on June 11, 2019

It is well known that Vienna is a global capital of all that is artistic. It is an absolute must on the list of places to visit for art lovers. Places like Natural History Museum, the House of Music, or Austrian Museum of Applied Arts will guarantee that you will not be bored for a single second, but will always have a chance to see an artistic wonder housed in Vienna’s museums and galleries. Here are three superb art complexes you can visit and enjoy any time of the year, though admittedly, it is best to explore them during nice and dry weather. 

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Kosher Hotels in Eastern Europe

Posted by Gil Travel on June 6, 2019

Eastern Europe has been a home of Jewish communities for centuries. From the Czech Republic and Hungary, over Austria and Germany, to the vast land of Russia, the Jewish people have been living there, creating their homes, and preserving their tradition and culture. Various persecutions followed by World War II have decimated the Jewish community in Eastern European cities. However, we are witnessing a revival of Jewish communities in this region, and with them, the revival of Jewish culture. Kosher restaurants in particular seem to become increasingly popular. And while it’s easy to find a multitude of kosher eateries and Jewish observant-friendly eateries in this part of the world, it is unfortunately still somewhat difficult to find kosher hotels. Let’s check out some of the best ones you can stay at while on your trip to Eastern Europe.

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History and Art Shown in Moscow's Remarkable Train Stations

Posted by Gil Travel on June 3, 2019

When we think about art or history, a city’s railway stations are now often something that comes to our minds. These places are veritable treasure troves of art and are a reflection of various historical periods in which people built them, reconstructed them, and adapted them to suit the modern era. Moscow became the center of Russia’s vast railroad network already in the 19th century, and you will find a myriad of fascinating stations – both in terms of its exterior and architectural style, and the interior decorations and artistic touch prevalent in each of them. Decorated with wonderful art, arches, marble columns, cut-glass chandeliers, gold-framed frescos, brass trims, various sorts of carvings, etc., these will remind you of nothing less than brilliant palaces. 

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Eastern Europe Jewish Heritage Tours

Posted by Gil Travel on May 8, 2019

Eastern Europe is a treasure trove of diversity, but also of Jewish history, culture, tradition, and magnificent heritage. In order to experience all this, there are truly many places to visit and numerous carefully crafted tours to choose from. This way you can travel, learn, and walk on the path of Jewish ancestors and the contemporary local Jewish communities. Let’s check out some of the most popular Jewish heritage tours in Eastern Europe.

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Trendy Jewish Tours in Budapest

Posted by Gil Travel on May 6, 2019

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with Óbuda to form a new city, Budapest, which was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. This beautiful city is the home to the largest active and religious Jewish community in this part of Europe, with a long, complex, and brilliant Jewish heritage in all spheres of life. As a matter of fact, Hungarian Jews have had an important role throughout the country’s political, economic, and cultural history. You can tour the city’s Jewish sites alone or, if you prefer, go with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Either way, you are in for a brilliant and enriching experience.

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5 Most Visited Eastern Europe Destinations

Posted by Gil Travel on April 9, 2019

Whether you’re interested in rich cultural history, architecture, art, music, theatre, cinema, cuisine, science, technology, and numerous other wonders, Eastern Europe’s got it all and more. Europe is the world’s most visited region and Eastern Europe displays solid growth each year. To find out which countries in this part of Europe were the most visited in the last several years (taking into account various definitions of ‘Eastern Europe’) we’ve consulted a number of reports by Statista, Eurostat, and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), from 2010 to 2018, and these are our results.

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What’s the Best Time to Visit Eastern Europe?

Posted by Gil Travel on April 5, 2019

Eastern Europe covers a huge geographic area with multiple climates, from Mediterranean to alpine to polar-like. The tourist season generally runs from May until September, but most visitors arrive in July and August, especially in coastal areas, and in winter months in the mountain ranges. However, there is no one period within a year that could be said to be the best time for a visit to this region, but it rather depends on what type of weather, activities, attractions, and crowd you’d prefer. The truth is that every season in Eastern Europe has its charms, and we’ll prove it to you.

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Best Places to Visit in Eastern Europe

Posted by Gil Travel on April 3, 2019

While we are well-aware of the magnificent tourist favorites like Budapest, Prague, or Berlin, there are also places that are exceptionally popular, but often overshadowed by the capitals of their respective countries when it comes to the ‘top places to visit’ lists. There are many more magnificent cities to visit in this region of the world, which offer distinctive cuisines and traditions, breathtaking landscapes, world-class museums, and well-preserved architectural gems, in addition to a myriad of festivities. These are just three of the wonderful and most unique places to see in Eastern Europe.

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Unique Parks in Berlin You Must Visit this Spring

Posted by Gil Travel on March 28, 2019

Berlin is a fantastic place to include in your spring tour to Eastern Europe. Its parks are the best (and the cheapest) places to enjoy the outdoors and leave the worries behind. As soon as the winter is over and the spring shows itself in the warm sunbeams and lovely buds, Berlin’s citizens and tourists alike go to one of the city’s much loved 2,500 parks and green spaces. Whether you’re alone or with a group, this is the place to come to relax, take a walk, chat with a friend over a cup of coffee or a beer, have a picnic, and enjoy the beauty and grandiosity of nature.

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What to See in Vienna’s Famous Museums Quartier

Posted by Gil Travel on March 18, 2019

If you’re on a search for a culture wonder to include in your next tour to Eastern Europe, we’ve got just the place for you. In Vienna’s 7th district, near the Imperial Palace and next to the famous Mariahilfer Strasse, stands the MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQ) – a 60,000m2 large art complex, home to Baroque and Modern edifices, small installations, large art museums, contemporary exhibition spaces, numerous festivals and events, artists-in-residence, etc.

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