TOURIST HIGHLIGHTS

Poland Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk; historic towns such as Lublin and Przemysl. Memorials to the Holocaust at Auschwitz and Treblinka. The Lake District in the northeast; Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains; the primeval Bialowieza Forest on the Soviet border.

Czechoslovakia

Prague, Bratislava; the former concentration camp at Torezin; the Giant Mountains to the north, the Tetras in the East; splendid wooden churches in the far eastern part of the country; historic spas like Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad).

Hungary

Budapest; Lake Balaton; the lovely hill country to the north; the flat plains in the central part of the country; historic towns like Debrecen, Sopron, and P'ecs.

Romania

Bucharest; the Carpathian mountains; the Danube River Delta; the painted churches in the northeast part of the country; colorful peasant villages noted for carved wooden decoration; Transylvania, the Black Sea coast.

Bulgaria

Sofia; Rila monastery; Veliko Turnovo; the Black Sea Coast; the Valley of Roses; mountainous areas all over the country.

East Germany

Berlin and the remains of the wall; Potsdam; Leipzig; Dresden; the Baltic coast.

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