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

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Szigetbecse, Ráckeve Danube branch (Hungary)


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Szigetbecse is situated on the southern part of Csepel Island only 48 km from the capital city of Hungary.

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Tourism in Szigetbecse mainly revolves around vacationers and fishermen. There is a 9 km long resort by the Ráckeve Danube branch that includes 640 holiday houses.
The village is not located directly on the bank of the Danube because of the risk of flooding.  Instead, Szigetbecse is about 600-1000 metres inland from the Danube, separated by fields, meadows, smaller reeds and forests. This makes this region especially beautiful.


















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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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