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The Vissegrád Castle  
   

The Vissegrád Castle

Once one of Hungary’s finest palaces, this is a short distance from Budapest. Built in the 13th century and destroyed by the Turks in the 15th century, this castle overlooks the Danube and is an imposing sight from the train. It is one of the most visited historical attractions around Budapest.
Another Train, Another Long Delay. We Are In Budapest.

April 6th 2018
Approaching the station by tram I couldn’t help but notice very few people about; strange for 8.40 on a weekday. Surely the Slovaks hadn’t gone on strike in solidarity with their European neighbors, the French. No, it soon became evident that the wind howling down from the blue icy sky had driven all the police, vagrants, touts and smokers into the main station to avoid becoming ice sculptures ... read more
Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest

Hungarian Flag Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive milita... ... read more
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