In the heart of Europe rests an inviting culture teeming with historic sites, classical music, fine art, and inspiring landscapes. Stroll among the grand gardens of Germany and sample Bavarian beer, wurst, and fabulous breads. Go back in time in the town of Krakow, left practically untouched by World War II.Stand before the White Carpathians and let your eyes wander across orchid meadows and magical forests. Take advantage of Europe’s winter sport capital in the Alps while enjoying fabulous pastry. Tour the Painted Wooden Churches of Slovakia and marvel at the deliberate craftsmanship. Head to Lake Balaton, where the region’s largest body of water holds intimate resorts and spectacular wildlife watching. Hidden for years, the treasures of Central Europe welcome all.