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Wonderful Wroclaw: European Capital of Culture 2016

Wonderful Wroclaw: European Capital of Culture 2016

It’s no secret that we love Wroclaw, Poland. This gorgeous little city has an atmosphere all its own, and everyone who has traveled here with us has returned with tales of local charm. And now it seems the world has picked up on Poland’s best-kept secret, because Wroclaw has been selected as the European Capital of Culture

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the best festivals and events in

The Venice Biennale 2015

The Venice Biennale 2015

From art to dance; architecture to film – the Venice Biennale is a showstopper of an event. Running in 2015 from May 9-November 22, the theme of All the World’s Futures has offered creative types myriad ways to express themselves. The Biennale dates back to 1895, when it was limited to just art. The 1930s

Pilsen, Czech Republic: 2015 Capital of Culture

Pilsen, Czech Republic: 2015 Capital of Culture

Each year in Europe, two ‘capitals of culture’ are named. The idea originated back in the 1980s to bring together European nations and are a wonderful way for lesser known cities to promote their culture and traditions. They are also positive economically thanks to infrastructure improvements and a boost in tourism. The cities plan a

Lighting Up Berlin

Lighting Up Berlin

Berlin plays host to not one but two(!) festivals of light this October, guaranteed to brighten your view of the German capital with the days getting shorter. Festival of Lights Oct 10-19 The Festival of Lights transforms Berlin’s world famous landmarks, cultural monuments, historical buildings, streets and other locations including Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral and

Prague’s Best Fests

Prague’s Best Fests

Not to be outdone by the selection of festivals taking place in Budapest, Prague’s got a packed calendar of great events to entice you to visit or, schedule willing. fill your days if you’ve already made your plans. You may notice a dead-zone from late July until the end of August. Festival organisers tend to

Buda-Fests 2014 Edition

Buda-Fests 2014 Edition

Budapest is often referred to as a Festival City and it’s not hard to see why, in addition to the huge Sziget music festival in summer, the months either side offer up a wide range of events to appeal to culture vultures and foodies alike. Rosalia – Rosé Wine Festival 9 May 14 – 11

Festivals in Prague this Fall

Festivals in Prague this Fall

The summer has been wall-to-wall festivals in Prague it seems and they thin out a bit as the leaves start to turn red. Here’s the JayWay pick for our guests this fall. Staropramen Smichov Open Air 7 September 2013 A few years ago Staropramen used to throw open the doors of the brewery’s courtyard and

Fall Festivals in Budapest

Fall Festivals in Budapest

In Budapest it seems there’s always a festival of some kind going on. In the autumn months they’re a bit more spaced out but if you happen to be in town when one is on, it’s worth getting down there to check it out. And if your visiting before mid September, make sure to read

Buda-Fest!

Buda-Fest!

Music (and more) Festivals of all kinds in Hungarian Capital this summer The people of Budapest sure love their festivals, no weekend from Spring thru Fall is without some kind of happening. Here we’ve picked a few that stand out. Click on a festival title to visit the official website for each and find out