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The 10 Most Romantic Cities in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is often underestimated due to its history of being part of the Eastern Bloc and many believe that the veil of socialism is omnipresent and that all countries and cities inside them are bleak and dull. But that is not the case!

There are many heavenly romantic cities in Eastern Europe which will amaze you with their charming atmosphere, and places like from fairytales. Cities like Prague and Krakow are well-known among tourists, but there are also cities you may have never heard about, but which, thanks to their glamour, deserve a place even among then most romantic cities in the world. If you want to celebrate your honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, or Valentine's Day in the city where you can fall in love with someone again and again, Eastern Europe is the right choice.

We have, therefore, created this list of the top 10 most romantic destinations in Eastern Europe so that you can find cities which are great, but often neglected and so that you can get the true picture of how this beautiful region has a lot to offer.

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1. Prague

Prague is one of the cheapest capitals in Europe and still one of the best destinations in the world. Prague’s Astronomical Clock, still operating after 600 years, one of the oldest bridges still in use or the largest castle complex in the world will make you understand why Prague should be on the itinerary of every passionate traveller. Also, we can’t forget to mention that Prague is considered to be the beer capital of the world.

2. Krakow

Krakow is possibly one of the most underrated cities in Europe. You would hardly find a place where you can dine at Michelin star restaurants (and there are more than 20 of them in Krakow) for such affordable prices. It is also a fondly romantic place with plenty of wonderful sights. The museum dedicated to the Schindler factory, Wawel castle, which was home to Polish kings or the cathedral where Karol Jozef Wojtyla was archbishop before becoming Pope are all must go places in Krakow!

3. Budapest

Great food and wine, hot spring spas, various festivals, beautiful architectural buildings representing several styles and history in every corner. All this comes at low cost! That is why Budapest is so popular.

4. Lviv

Lviv is sometimes referred to as Ukraine’s cultural capital or the Paris of Ukraine. With around 60 museums, 100 operating churches and more than 50 festivals a year, you will never be bored there. The city centre is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, so the beauty of the city goes without saying.

5. Moscow

When visiting Moscow, you will be astonished not only by the pomp of the Kremlin or the mighty Red Square, but also by Moscow’s parks, theatres, zoos and shopping possibilities. Boredom is not possible.

6. Cesky Krumlov

The popularity of the small medieval town of Cesky Krumlov is booming and it is no wonder. The views are like from a fairytale and its charm, the elegance of the historic centre and its lovely location will make you fall in love with the town.

7. Saint Petersburg

In Saint Petersburg, you can visit the Winter Palace and feel like the Russian Tsars. Or float down canals and rivers and feel like being in Venice. Or do you prefer art? Great, you can visit the second-largest art museum in the world. Whatever the case, Saint Petersburg is the right decision.

8. Sibiu

Sibiu is home to many tourist attractions and, when taking into account its size and, in combination with outdoor attractions and medieval charm, the fact that it is not very overcrowded makes it a great destination for a romantic trip.

9. Gdansk

Gdansk is an affordable city where one of the first battles in World War II happened. The city is close to the largest castle in the world, it has awesome spas, wonderful street art and even a beach (though the sea is, naturally, cold).

10. Brasov

The lovely city Brasov, sitting amid beautiful surroundings with several nearby castles, fortresses and the green Carpathian Mountains, is a good choice for spending romantic time with your partner as well as for an active vacation.