When it comes to travel, Eastern Europe is sorely underrated. When people talk about traveling to Europe, cities like London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Berlin are undoubtedly in most travellers’ top 5 places to visit. Sadly, cities like Bratislava, Danzig, Zagreb, and Prague tend to receive less buzz.

I am pretty sure it has something to do with stereotypes about Eastern Europe based on attitudes developed in the west during the Cold War and the existence of the Iron Curtain (Jeff Schaffer’s Eurotrip, or Hostel anyone?), but it’s been 25 years now, so it’s time to throw these antiquated assumptions out the window.

Yes, Eastern European countries were and still are being shaped and impacted by their previous history (as are all countries), but no, these places are not just made up of vast wastelands, uneducated people, and abandoned buildings where you will most certainly be brought after being chloroformed and kidnapped only to be tortured until finally being put out of your misery by the depraved soul that has dragged you to this godforsaken place to begin with. (To be fair, Hostel‘s maniacal serial killer was a Dutchman, but he still had to commit his egregious acts of torture in Slovakia rather than at home in the Netherlands, because Eastern Europe, right?)

Based on my travels to both Bratislava and Prague, and what knowledge – albeit this knowledge being admittedly little – I have on Eastern Europe, it seems that the European countries east of Germany are full of incredibly quaint little cities full of many warm and friendly people as well as magical streets lined with beautiful old buildings in an array of pastel blues, greens, yellows, and pinks with red roofs. Prague’s Old Towne Square is a shining example of this kind of architecture.

The vantage point from the old clock tower in the center of the square* made for a perfect view of these darling streets, red roofs, and beautiful buildings from above. I highly suggest adding Prague or any other underrated city of Eastern Europe to your travel bucket list, but for now, I hope that these photos can transport you Prague for the time being…

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

Old Town Square, Prague - raetashman.com - lovefromberlin.net

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Photography: Rae Tashman

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  • Aaaah Prague is so damn beautiful, the church on the square is one of my favourite buildings! I definitely need to see more of Eastern Europe.

    Jane / deluminators

    • rae

      Agreed! And hope you get to see more of Eastern Europe!

  • Prague is top on my list to visit! And i agree, Eastern Europe is very underrated. Im Romanian (living in Ireland) and i can honestly say the Architecture and building history is amazing back home.


    • rae

      I really hope that you make it to Prague one day! Never been to Romania but I hope to visit one day! How do you like living in Ireland?!

  • Prague is one of my favourite European cities and I would love to go back. The architecture is so beautiful!

    Kate | girlinthebluejacket.blogspot.com

    • rae

      Hope you do get to go back soon! Could not agree with you more about the architecture too!

  • So beautiful! Prague is a city i would love to visit, right after Instanbul <3

    The Quirky Queer

  • These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love all the beautiful architecture!


  • what a beautiful place! the tower looks so majestic and the dark roofs really made it stand out. i’m jealous of you to have gone to such a wonderful city! i’m so gonna go there one day

    xx http://tanaditya.co.vu

  • Alona Bronstein

    I absolutely love Eastern Europe. Prague, Krakow, and Warsaw are definitely some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. My family is originally from this part of Europe, so it easy for me to relate to a lot of the cultures and the food when I’m there. It’s such a shame those places don’t have as many tourists as they deserve. The photos are absolutely beautiful :) x Alona


  • Oh my. Berlin is always so beautiful. I am loving the buildings and infrastructures. <3

    Spices + Everything Nice | http://www.ajeinomoto.com

  • Thank you for capturing these beautiful photos of my city =o) I agree, a lot of times people forget about some of the amazing cities in eastern europe but there is so much to explore in that part of the world =o)


  • lifestyleandso

    amazing photos,great post,i absolutely felt in love with this views


  • Haha, love the reference to Hostel! But, unfortunately, it’s very true – when I speak of visiting an unknown country in Eastern Europe, many of my peers always talk about horror stories and the dangerous people lurking about in these cities…I wish we could combat these negative perceptions, because it looks absolutely beautiful :)

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  • Nancy Wilde

    Prague is indeed a magical place, it’s a shame I didn’t witness snow when I was there – Winter Wonderland goals, much? Prague wasn’t the friendliest city ever, in my opinion, but definitely one of the most beautiful I have ever visited.

  • Nicole Isabel

    I LOVE your photographs, they’re absolutely amazing! I’ve always wanted to visit Prague – it seems like a lovely and quaint place :D I would also recommend going to Copenhagen in Denmark because the city is perfect, clean and everyone’s nice there!

    Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ | Florrall