Showing posts with label Danube Bend. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Danube Bend. Show all posts

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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