Holidays in Central Europe! Central Europe offers everything from charming small towns and historical sights to magnificent nature and skiing in winter. Let our travel tips inspire you to start planning your trip!

Click on the country you are interested in to find new ideas. All tips are based on our own or our guest writers' experiences. Let the dreams begin for a wonderful holiday in Central Europe!

Holidays in Central Europe

What is included in Central Europe can vary. We have chosen to use the relatively narrow definition that includes Liechtenstein, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria.

Other countries, which may sometimes fall under broader definitions, can be found in our tips on holidays in southern Europe and holidays in south-eastern Europe.

Mountainbike i Zermatt - Naturupplevelser i Schweiz
Adventure by bike in Switzerland

Countries to visit in Central Europe

Germany is a large country with a lot to offer. Here you'll find beautiful green countryside, picturesque towns, beautiful holiday routes and many historical sights.

Switzerland and Austria are perhaps best known as winter destinations, but are also countries that are very nice in the summer. In both countries you can go hiking or cycling in the summer, for example.

The Czech Republic is famous for Prague and its good beer, but is also worth visiting for its stunning scenery and all the beautiful castles and fortresses. In Poland, there are many great cities to visit, such as Gdansk, Krakow and Wroclaw. Hungary offers Budapest, but also food, wine and trips to Lake Balaton. Central Europe simply has a lot to offer. Read more about the country you are interested in:

Chateau Lednice in the Czech Republic

More tips for your holiday in Central Europe

You can find tips for your holiday in Central Europe by clicking on the countries above. Not sure what to choose? Here is a top list (in no particular order) of ten great holiday destinations in Central Europe:

  1. Bern in Switzerland - a beautiful capital city
  2. Salzburg in Austria - 15 things to see and do
  3. Wroclaw in Poland - 14 things to see and do
  4. Lumber road in Germany - a cosy holiday route
  5. Prague in the Czech Republic - 30 things to see and do
  6. Lucerne in Switzerland - and Mount Pilate
  7. Budapest in Hungary - 23 things to see and do
  8. Saxony-Anhalt in Germany - 9 great experiences
  9. Vorarlberg in Austria - 9 tips for a winter holiday
  10. Bastei in Saxon Switzerland - dramatic nature in Germany
Bern in Switzerland

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