St Marienstern Kloster
The convent of St Marienstern is one of the spiritual centers of Sorbian life in Germany. Photo: © hidden europe

Germany with a twist: The Sorbian communities of Eastern Saxony

Apr 02 When travelers head out from Berlin to the southeast, driving towards the Czech border, there comes the moment when they are often surprised to discover place names that are unequivocally Slavic in character. And they may be even more surprised, if they take time to explore small villages of the region, to hear that the » Read more

Germany’s discount bus craze: How I scored a €1 bus trip from Berlin to Bremen

Germany’s discount bus craze: How I scored a €1 bus trip from Berlin to Bremen

Apr 01 Berlin’s ZOB bus station is a hub that can take you to other German cities and beyond for a very economical price. But just how cheap? I recently traveled from Berlin to Bremen and back again for just €1 each way. That’s not a misprint: €1 for about a five-hour journey. Within Berlin’s public transportation network, » Read more

London day trip: History and entertainment at Warwick Castle

London day trip: History and entertainment at Warwick Castle

Mar 30 England is full of tourist attractions of broad interest within day trip distance from London, and there are countless excellent destinations to explore. Warwick Castle, located in the town of Warwick just a stone’s throw from Birmingham, is among these. Located only 90 minutes from London by train, Warwick Castle combines dizzying histories and tactile » Read more

Craft beer in Barcelona: Breweries, festivals, bars and where to stay

Craft beer in Barcelona: Breweries, festivals, bars and where to stay

Mar 27 Spring is here and powdery-pink blossoms hang heavy from trees in Barcelona’s parks. Although it won’t be swimming weather (by local standards anyway) until May, March and April bring sunnier skies, warmer nights, shorter sleeves and, most importantly, beer. Yes, beer. The Barcelona Beer Festival, now in its third year, will be held for three » Read more

Discovering Crete: Exploring Greece’s largest island on foot

Discovering Crete: Exploring Greece’s largest island on foot

Mar 26 There are small islands which capture the peculiarities of island life—and bigger islands where insular qualities are less evident. Crete is most certainly in the latter category. It is the largest of the Greek islands, and indeed one of the largest islands in the entire Mediterranean. Only Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica are larger. From » Read more

Paris: 6 affordable hotels near popular sights

Paris: 6 affordable hotels near popular sights

Mar 24 How important is your hotel’s location? If you ask us, it’s très important. Regardless of whether you only have two days in Paris or a whole week, you should always consider the perks of its location. A few extra euros per night could mean the difference between rolling out of bed and into one of » Read more

Finding free Wi-Fi at German airports

Finding free Wi-Fi at German airports

Mar 20 You might think finding wireless access at German airports is a simple task. But it’s not quite that easy. Twice a year, passing between Europe and the US, I travel through four airports—one in Germany, one in the Netherlands and two in the US. Three out of four have free wireless Internet access for travelers. » Read more

Flying across the Atlantic: Creative and cheap ways to get to Europe

Flying across the Atlantic: Creative and cheap ways to get to Europe

Mar 19 The ‘will they or won’t they’ fuss over Norwegian’s proposed transatlantic flight program to London Gatwick for this summer overshadows a number of other interesting developments in the transatlantic aviation market. Norwegian is of course already regularly flying its 787 Dreamliners across the Atlantic, on non-stop routes such as Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen and New » Read more

Who Should We Send to Europe? Vote for your favorite finalist!

Who Should We Send to Europe? Vote for your favorite finalist!

Mar 18 EuroCheapo is about to give away two round-trip tickets from the United States to Europe on airberlin! The best part? The winner gets to choose their destination! From the more than 1,000 people who entered our contest last month, we randomly selected the eight contestants below. Each was asked to answer the following question in » Read more

Cheapo Barcelona tip: Book a hotel in the city center to save time, money and stress

Cheapo Barcelona tip: Book a hotel in the city center to save time, money and stress

Mar 17 Scan the Internet and you’ll find cheap hotels and hostels in Barcelona with some rockbottom rates. Then look again, and this time pay close attention to the ‘hood the hostel or pension is located in. You may be tempted by these low-priced rooms in areas such as Horta or Besos, but take our advice and » Read more

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