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Rick Steves' Europe: Eastern Europe

Rick Steves' Europe is public television's travel series focusing on European travel. Written and hosted by Rick Steves, each half-hour show takes viewers to Europe's most interesting places, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries.

This is a series of videos that provides a travel guide to Eastern Europe from the program Rick Steves' Europe. Rick Steves explores the most interesting places in Eastern Europe, including Prague nicknamed as the Golden City of a Hundred Spires; the mountain resort of Lake Bled in Slovenia; Budapest, the capital of Hungary; Croatia, one of Europe's top destinations; Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic; and Krakow and Warsaw in Poland.

Episode 01 - Prague
In the Czech Republic, we visit Prague to experience its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and perhaps the best beer in Europe.

Episode 02 - The Czech Republic Beyond Prague
Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky-cheese tasting, river rafting, and peat bathing in places like Olomouc.

Episode 03 - The Best of Slovenia
Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.

Episode 04 - Budapest: The Best of Hungary
We soak in elegance at the thermal Szechenyi Baths, stomp and slap with traditional dancers at a folk concert, visit the Communist All-Stars in Statue Park, remember Hungary's secret police at the House of Terror, sample some paprika in the Great Indoor Market Hall, and cruise under floodlit monuments on the Danube.

Episode 05 - Croatia: Adriatic Delights
A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports.

Episode 06 - Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips
Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, we venture into less-touristed corners of the former Yugoslavia.

Episode 07 - Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz, and Warsaw
Krakow's bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." Nearby, a visit to Auschwitz teaches us a timeless, soul-searching lesson. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again.


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