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Wine merchants and wonder. Off the beaten path in northeastern HungaryTens of thousands of Jewish tourists make their way every year to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is a bustling and...
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photo taken by lifebeginsat50mm, on Fevruary 24, 2008, CC licensing BIELSKO-BIALA, POLANDColumn published on 20.08.2009 - ©: all pictures by Ruth Ellen Gruber (except where notified) -- Before visiting Bielsko-Biala...
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photo taken by Miroslav Petrasko, on January 29, 2002, CC licensingTRNAVA, SLOVAKIA -- Slovakia lies in the heart of Europe and boasts magnificent scenery, gems of architecture, vivid folk traditions...
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BUDAPEST -- The last time I wrote about Budapest on Centropa I provided an itinerary of Jewish sights and resources, most of them in and around the city's Seventh District...
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In the 14 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled the old communist regime, Prague has become one of Europe's top travel destinations. But there is so much to see and...
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An Overview When I lived in Vienna years ago, I would often take off for Budapest for a weekend, just to have fun. I'd usually make the three-hour trip by...
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Slovenia is a spectacular lozenge of territory smack in the heart of central Europe. From its Alpine peaks to its Adriatic beaches, from its mirrorlike lakes to its bustling baroque...
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Krakow, Poland's historic royal capital, lives and breathes historic memory.Its magnificent main market Square, the Rynek Glowny, serves as a vast urban living room at the heart of a medieval...
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BUDAPEST -- Back in the early 1990s, I picked my way through Budapest's enormous main Jewish cemetery, trying to find the grave of Lipot Baumhorn, an architect who was long-forgotten...
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PRAGUE -- Lying between the Vltava River and the Old Town Square, Prague's medieval "Jewish Town," Josefov, is one of the most popular attractions in a magical "golden city" that...
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(Gustav Mahler, 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911)The years 2010 and 2011 mark a memorable double anniversary for the great conductor and composer Gustav Mahler -- 150 years since...
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