Monday, May 21, 2012

Lake Garancs (Tinnye, Hungary)


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Lake Garancs (Garncsi tó) is a natural lake located between the villages of Piliscsaba and Tinnye (Hungary). The area is a natural reserve with rich flora and fauna.
Tinnye is a village situated in the valley of the Körtvélyes brook at the foot hills of the Budai, Gerecse and Pilis mountains at about 20 miles from Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It is surrounded by a picturesque sight of hills, valleys, the lake Garancs, cultivated fields, brooks and forests. From the highest points of its boundary you can enjoy a magnificent view of the peaks of the surrounding hills and mountains.

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In Hungary, the place is also famous for being the location of filming a popular Hungarian movie titled Üvegtigris

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Somewhere in Pilis


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The Pilis Mountains is a mountainous region in the Transdanubian Mountains with a beautiful landscape. Its highest peak is the Pilis with 756 meters (2,480 ft). It is a popular vacation destination in Hungary.
The photos were taken in Pilis  somewhere between Esztergom and Tinnye.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Búbánatvölgy (Búbánat Valley)

Búbánatvölgy is located in a valley between the Szamár-hill and the Hosszú-hill, frings upon the Danube- Ipoly National Park, near the city of Esztergom.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Esztergom


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Esztergom is a small town,about 46 km north-west of the capital Budapest. It's located in Komárom – Esztergom country, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.

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The Mária Valéria Bridge connects Esztergom with the town on the other side of the river, Štúrovo which is actually already in Slovakia.

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Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th till the mid-13th century and it was the Royal Seat till the mid-13th century when King Béla IV of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda. Esztergom is the seat of the prímás of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. The city has the Keresztény Museum (Christian Museum), the largest ecclesiastical collection in Hungary. Its wonderful cathedral, the Basilica is the largest church in Hungary. 

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Danube Bend at Dömös (Hungary)

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The Danube bend (Hungarian: Dunakanyar), just north of Budapest, is perfect for daytrips for those who want to see more of Hungary outside its capital. The area is a favourite recreational destination of Hungarians too.
Why is it called Danube bend? If you take a look at a map of Hungary you see that between Esztergom and Szentendre the river turns sharply south in the direction of Budapest.
The wooded hills of Pilis, Visegrád and Börzsöny together, with the meandering Danube create a wonderful landscape that became nature lovers' paradise.

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Dömös is located on the right side of the Danube, 16 kilometers from Esztergom and 45 km from  Budapest.  The also beautiful town, Visegrád is located 5 km east from Dömös. The highway No. 11 cross the village. It has a railway station on the other side of the Danube, on the Budapest-Szob railway line. A shuttle transport on the river.
(Source: Hungary Tourist Guide and Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Komárno


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Komárno (  Hungarian: Komárom, colloquially Révkomárom, Öregkomárom, Észak-Komárom, is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers. Komárno was formed from part of a historical town in Hungary situated on both banks of the Danube. Following World War I., the border of the newly created Czechoslovakia cut the historical, unified town in half, creating two new towns. The smaller part, based on the former suburb of Újszőny, is in present-day Hungary as Komárom (the historical Hungarian town had the same name).


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Komárno and Komárom are connected by the Elizabeth bridge, which used to be a border crossing between Slovakia and Hungary until border checks were lifted due to the Schengen Area rules.
Komárno is Slovakia's principal port on the Danube. It is also the center of the Hungarian community in Slovákia, which makes up roughly 60% of the town's population.
(Source: Wikipedia)


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