Hungary

Last miles home

Our route home through Hungary led us past Lake Balaton and Budapest to the northern border along the Danube and back to Austria. Catching a treat in mid air! After crossing the border from Croatia we had stopped at Zalakaros, where we spent a day at the thermal bath and spa – very relaxing! For …

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Feszty Panorama & Szeged

The next day was sunny again and we visited the Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park with the famous Feszty Panorama before we continued our journey to our last town in Hungary: Szeged. Árpád Monument Feszty Panorama The Feszty Panorama is a circular panoramic painting by Hungarian painter Árpád Feszty depicting the beginning of the Hungarian conquest of …

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On the road in Hungary

A short post from the road with some impressions of the landscape and villages we were passing. We ended at a camping 25 km before Szeged in the south of Hungary. Next to us is a park dedicated to the Hungarian history and the conquest of this land by the Magyar tribes under the lead …

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Puszta!

We left Budapest and stopped at Queen Elizabeth’s castle in Gödöllő,  before we continued into the Hungarian Puszta and visited a typical ranch called Tanya. The estate of Gödöllő once belonged to the Grassalkovich family but was eventually sold to investors. The Hungarian state bought it back in 1867 and gave it, together with the mansion house, to Francis Joseph …

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Exploring Budapest

Another day to explore Budapest led us to a grand train station, the Metro Museum, a famous coffeehouse and the Vasarely Museum. Many impressions of this fascinating town. Keleti Pályaudvar – train station Not all parts of the train station have been renovated yet When the rain started we went under ground and visited the …

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Budapest

Budapest – not so far from Vienna, but still a town we had not visited before. Hungarian Parliament View from the Halászbástya or Fisherman’s Bastion Fisherman’s Bastion Stephen I of Hungary Matthias Church In 1867 the coronation of the Hungarian royal couple Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth took place in this church. And in 1916 …

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On the way to Balaton

Travelling from Bük to Lake Balaton, we stopped at 2 very different castles before we reached the beautiful lake of my childhood. Blue hour @ lake BALATON Taking small roads to enjoy the landscape Nádasdy Castle in Sárvár The castle of Sárvár once had a moat and the name of the town is related to …

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We enter Hungary

We are now on our way to Greece, exploring Hungary first. The first highlight just after the border to Austria was the Palace of Esterháza in Fertöd. Crossing the border near Fertöd Guided tour to visit the palace Esterháza was built in the 18th century by Prince Nikolaus Esterházy and is Hungary’s grandest Rococo edifice. The palace …

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