Baltic, Nordic, Central Europe

Baltic Travel Guides

This is a rather large spread of countries covering Scandinavia, Finland and through into Russia and back down to the Czech Republic. But CitySounds.Travel will take you to some stunning tourist gems here…

  1. Hear the whoosh and the blast of the original Geysir in Iceland blowing off ! Every gushing hot spring in the world is named after this one…
  2. Hear how medieval alchemists created the weirdest concoctions to try and heal you – even using dog poo …
  3. Hear all about where Lenin and Stalin met for the first time – hiding from the Tsar’s secret police in Finland…

Copenhagen has always had style and charm. From the delights of Tivoli Gardens to the Little Mermaid statue and on through quality shopping and dozens of set-piece tourist attractions like Amelienborg and Rosenborg Palaces. Beyond the city to Roskilde you'll…

Copenhagen has always had style and charm. From the delights of Tivoli Gardens to the Little Mermaid statue and on through quality shopping and dozens of set-piece tourist attractions like Amelienborg and Rosenborg Palaces. Beyond the city to Roskilde you'll…

Helsinki is an elegant, waterside city with charming woodland and parks and a wide range of architectural styles from the Russian era through to bold new buildings. There's quality shopping too for Finnish design - and excellent eating. These two…

Helsinki is an elegant, waterside city with charming woodland and parks and a wide range of architectural styles from the Russian era through to bold new buildings. There's quality shopping too for Finnish design - and excellent eating. These two…

The people of Iceland also say that their country should have been called Greenland instead - while Greenland should be called Iceland. That's simply because Iceland is genuinely much greener - in summertime of course. Reykjavik is a fascinating city…

Krakow is one of eastern Europe's most attractive city with lots of beautiful medieval architecture around the main city square and also in the university, cathedral and castle districts. Since recovering from its time under Soviet Communism and under the…

Old Town Square.. superb architectural mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Modernist. Astronomical clock from 1410 strikes the hour. Busy with buskers. Boat trip on Vltava under Charles Bridge. 1348 Charles University. Monastery district on opposite bank. Stalin statue thrown in river…

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 700,000 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at…

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 700,000 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at…

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 700,000 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at…

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 700,000 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at…

St Petersburg is one of the world's most historically important cities. For decades under the Soviet Union it was called Leningrad - because this is where the Communist Russian Revolution began. It was besieged for nine hundred days by the…

St Petersburg is one of the world's most historically important cities. For decades under the Soviet Union it was called Leningrad - because this is where the Communist Russian Revolution began. It was besieged for nine hundred days by the…

Stockholm is one of the world's most beautiful and gentle-paced capital cities. It's built across thirteen islands and it has more grandeur than you would expect from modern-day, egalitarian Sweden. After all, a couple of hundred years ago Sweden was…

Stockholm is one of the world's most beautiful and gentle-paced capital cities. It's built across thirteen islands and it has more grandeur than you would expect from modern-day, egalitarian Sweden. After all, a couple of hundred years ago Sweden was…

Stockholm is one of the world's most beautiful and gentle-paced capital cities. It's built across thirteen islands and it has more grandeur than you would expect from modern-day, egalitarian Sweden. After all, a couple of hundred years ago Sweden was…

Stockholm is one of the world's most beautiful and gentle-paced capital cities. It's built across thirteen islands and it has more grandeur than you would expect from modern-day, egalitarian Sweden. After all, a couple of hundred years ago Sweden was…

Walking along the elegant Stockholm waterfront to Skansen is a pleasure in itself. Near Skansen is the brilliant Vasa Museum which is a must for you - and a must fr me to create a guide next time I'm in…

Walking along the elegant Stockholm waterfront to Skansen is a pleasure in itself. Near Skansen is the brilliant Vasa Museum which is a must for you - and a must fr me to create a guide next time I'm in…

Updated for 2015. Tallinn has become a Baltic favourite for tourists from all over the world since gaining its independence from the former Soviet Union. That dramatic regaining of its freedom was twenty years ago. Since then Tallinn has maintained…

Tallinn has become a Baltic favourite for tourists from all over the world since gaining its independence from the former Soviet Union. That dramatic regaining of its freedom was twenty years ago. Since then Tallinn has maintained its medieval old…