Eastern Europe is full of beautiful sights - from untouched natural landscapes, ancient palaces, and quaint houses, to bustling city squares, modern architecture, and surprising artwork.
Photos of Eastern Europe don't always do their subjects justice. But they can give you a hint as to what you'll encounter when you travel to Eastern and Central Europe. If you've never been to Eastern Europe, these photos will help fill you in on what you've been missing - and maybe even prompt you to book a flight.
- Russian Culture 101 in Photos: Never seen a samovar? Want to know what a balalaika is? Can't remember what the Russian Flag looks like? Learning is visual in Russian Culture 101 in Photos.
- Photo Tour of the Moscow Kremlin: Wander through Cathedral Square, come face-to-face with the world's largest bell and cannon, and learn a little history about the Kremlin on the side.
- Photo Gallery of Russian Souvenirs: From matryoshka dolls to Gzhel ceramics to drinking glasses bearing the likenesses of Russian leaders, Russian souvenirs make fun mementos and gifts.
- Photo Tour through St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg is one of Eastern Europe's most glittering cities.
- Matryoshka Dolls Photo Gallery: With their rosy cheeks and vibrant colors, matryoshka dolls make treasured souvenirs from Russia.
- Ukraine Culture 101 in Photos: This crash course on Ukrainian culture begins with Ukraine's significant historical figures, Ukrainian dishes, and Ukraine rural life.
- Ukraine Culture 102 in Photos: Continue through Ukrainian cultural highlights with photos of Ukraine's national dress, Ukrainian eggs, and Ukrainian embroidery.
- Kiev Photos: These photo galleries feature Kiev churches, monuments, and other sights.
- Photos of Ukraine by Michael Nakonachny: Photos of Ukraine and some of Ukraines most in-need citizens - orphans.
Prague and Czech Republic Photos
- Czech Culture 101 in Photos: This introduction to Czech culture is colorful and informative.
- Photo Tour of Prague's Castle Hill: St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Gardens, and the changing of the guards are just some of the sights you'll see on this photo tour of Hradceny.
- Photo Tour of Old Town Prague: Prague's Old Town exudes charm and history. See Old Town Square and the surrounding buildings.
- Photo Tour of the Jewish Quarter, Old Town Prague: The Jewish Quarter, or Josefov, is a part of Old Town Prague with a history all its own. See what's left of the original Jewish Quarter after much of it was raised in the late 1800's.
- Photo Tour Around Prague: Prague has much more to offer than what's located in Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, and Castle Hill. See more of Prague in this photo tour.
- Photos of Sedlec Ossuary:Beautiful and creepy, the Sedlec Ossuary is decorated with human bones.
- Czech Castles in Photos: Czech castles take center stage with their beauty preserved from the past.
- Photos of Prague Monuments: Prague's monuments commemorate important historic individuals and events.
- Photo Tour of Prague's Old Town Square: Old Town Square is the heart of Prague's Old Town.
- Photos of Charles Bridge North Side Statues: Learn to identify the statues on the north side of Charles Bridge.
- Photos of Charles Bridge South Side Statues: Learn to identify the statues on the south side of Charles Bridge.
- Poland Culture 101 in Photos: Get a glimpse of Poland's folk art and dress, including brightly colored Easter Eggs and delightful wooden souvenirs.
- Poland Castles Gallery 1: Photos and information about 10 of Poland's castles.
- Poland Castles Gallery 2: Photos and information about 10 more of Poland's castles.
- Photo Tour of Gdansk's Long Street: View photos of historic Gdansk.
- Photo Tour of Malbork Castle Malbork Castle is an enormous Teutonic knights' castle in the north of Poland.
- Croatian Culture in Photos: Explore the colorful world of Croatian culture and historical heritage.
- Croatian World Heritage Sites: Croatian World Heritage Siies include well-preserved historic monuments and unique landscapes.
- Croatian Castles in Photos: Croatia's castles create scenery full of mystery and romance.
- Photos of Easter in Zagreb: Zagreb celebrates Easter with a market, traditional pastries, and giant Easter eggs.
- Bulgarian Culture 101 in Photos: Ever wondered about Bulgarian traditional dress or what the Bulgarian national flag looks like? Or how about holidays in Bulgaria, like Christmas, Easter and . . . Baba Marta? Learn more about these important cultural aspects of Bulgarian culture in Bulgarian Culture 101 in Photos.
- Photos of Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Plovdiv is a popular day trip from Sofia. Catch a glimpse here.
- Lithuania Culture 101 in Photos: Lithuanian culture is steeped in agriculture, fishing, and folk crafts. View photos of Lithuanian cottages, the Lithuanian flag, and the Lithuanian coat of arms in addition to other aspects of Lithuanian culture.
- Photos of Tallinn, Estonia: Tallinn is a beautiful Baltic city with a lot of unique characteristics. Take a look!
- Latvia Culture 101 in Photos: Latvian wedding traditions, traditional Latvian dress, and the Latvian monument to liberty is featured in this photo gallery.
- Romania Culture in Photos 101: Romanian culture, with its beautiful folk art, tradition of wood carving, ancient history, and traditional cuisine, makes visitors feel right at home.
- Dracula Photos: Romania is known for its vampire tradition and as the home of Dracula. See Dracula in Romania through these photos.
- Photo Tour of Bucovina and Bucovina's Churches: Bucovina is famous for its Painted Monasteries and rural churches.
- Romania Castles in Photos: Photos and information about Romania's castles and palaces.
- Slovenia Culture 101 in Photos: Slovenian national costumes, Slovenian traditional foods, and Slovenian traditions are featured in the culture photo gallery of this Southeastern European nation.