By Frank Fristensky, Central European Travel specialist and travel guide. Durango, Colorado, USA
Why Travel to Central Europe?
Central Europe is coming alive as one of
the world’s most desirable travel destinations.
Th e former Eastern Bloc countries were
not a travel destination for most Americans
and other Westerners during the more than
40 years of communist rule (1948-1989).
Today the Iron Curtain is history. But for
many Americans, Central Europe is still
a mysterious place. Th e Czech Republic,
Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and
Croatia, along with others, experienced
unmatched political and historical changes
in all aspects of life.
Central European countries are blossoming
since the end of communism. Th e centuries-
old castles and chateaux are restored and
are dominating the beautiful and lush
countryside like hundreds of years ago
again. Th e sound of music can be heard not
only by visiting an opera or concert halls,
but from small venues around the countries.
Galleries and museums are presenting
national treasures that were locked in
the basements for many years. Th e local
breweries, wineries and culinary establishments
are proudly off ering their specialties
to their customers. The capitals and the
country regions are off ering many astonishing
historical and architectural treasures
that are part of the World Heritage Sites
You may experience some of the WW II
concentration camps not only by visiting
these sites but hearing the stories of the
survivors of these atrocities. Also, Frank
will provide you with a personal account
of his life behind the Iron Curtain and his
1968 escape from then Czechoslovakia to
Th e picturesque Tatra Mountains between
Slovakia and Poland are breathtaking, so are
the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Th e unspoiled
Dalmatian coastline takes you to the “Pearl
of the Adriatic,” the beloved walled city of
Dubrovnik. And the country of fairytale
castles, medieval towns and chateaux, the
Czech Republic will welcome you with
Our Central European destinations are
ready to introduce you to a new world of
exciting cultural adventure, more rewarding
than you might ever have imagined. We go
beyond the capitals and larger cities in each
country and venture into the countryside.
We show you cultural, historical, natural,
musical and culinary varieties of every
region we visit.
We want you to know the people, feel the
new sites, and make memories for lifetime.
Come and join us!