If Prague and Budapest looks a little too crowded for you, instead take an off-the-grid detour to the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava.
Filled with old-world charm while mixed in with urban grit, the city is full of castles, cathedrals and an underground club scenes that's best explored in the balmy summer days on-foot or on a bike.
It's also the cultural centre of Slovakia, where art and history is the lifeblood that makes the city a fabulous Eastern European escape.
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