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Discover Central Europe


Commonly known as ‘Visegrad Group’ (V4), The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have always shared common cultural and intellectual values as well as religious traditions that are preserved and strengthened as a group. The cities that are the most typical example of this cultural and intellectual cohesion: although different in many aspects, vividly depict the most common features of the Central European region. The buildings embody all the known architectural styles and shapes and it can be said without exaggeration that each historic city in the region is a rare gem and a priceless treasure.

The landscape of V4 countries is very diverse and therefore it offers wide choice of sport and relaxing activities. If you are a water lover, in the warmer months you can enjoy many water sports all around the region such as kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, rafting or simply bathing in one of the outdoor or indoor swimming pools. In the summer it is possible to take a cool dip in rivers, lakes or ponds. For those who prefer to be pampered, a visit to a wellness centre with thermal bath is the perfect way to unwind. The region is ideal for the Golf players and those who love horse-riding. Hiking and cycling are very popular among the locals in each country, therefore you find thousands of marked trails and routes in every region. Are you planning to come in winter time? You will find a number of skiing resorts, which makes for good conditions for cross-country skiing and ice-skating.

Thermal waters and mud baths have a long tradition in the region, many of them known for centuries as centers of spa treatment and well-know all over Europe and the rest of the world. Famous people from history such as Goethe, Strauss and Peter the Great spent time in the Central European spas. Thousands of tourists visit the region’s spas every year, making it one of the most important tourist attractions in the Visegrad region.