Saturday, August 18, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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.
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)