Eastern Europe: The Bucket List
Eastern Europe: Travel Facts
Eastern Europe Facts
Main International Airports: Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Budapest.
Currency: Czech koruna. Polish zloty. Russian ruble. All others: Euros.
Population: Poland: 38,500,000. Hungary: 10,000,000. Czech Republic: 10,500,000. Slovakia: 8,400,000. Slovenia: 2,000,000.
Capitals: Prague, Czech Republic. Budapest, Hungary. Bratislava, Slovakia. Warsaw, Poland. Ljubljana, Slovenia. Moscow, Russia.
Climate: Temperate. Winters range from mild (palm trees on Lake Geneva) to cold and snowy (especially at higher elevations and the more northern latitudes). Summers are not usually excessively hot. Moderate rainfall.
Major languages: Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Russian.
More facts: All of Eastern Europe except Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine are in the EU. EU countries do not require Americans or Canadians to have tourist visas. Russia has a tourist visa.
Time zone: Standard time for all of Central Europe is UTC + 1. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.