Veszprem, the city of queens

Veszprem, the city of queens

Veszprém is known as the city of queens. Although many people had heard this expression, it is not sure that everyone knows where this comes from. The Cathedral of Saint Michael in the Castle of Veszprém was built to the request of Saint Stephen's wife, Gisella. Since then, the current Queen of Hungary became the gracious lady of the cathedral. Later in the castle was also built a Queen's palace. Besides of that,  traditionally the bishop of Veszprém crowned the Hungarian queens. Thes... [ read more ]

The famous Visegrad Castle

The famous Visegrad Castle

The Slavic name of the city of Visegrad means higher castle. And indeed, the Visegrád Castle rises majestically above the region. From that place on the top of the city we can have an indescribable sight, you see almost the entire bending Danube. The fortification that is staying there is not the first castle built here. The first castle, which was destroyed during the Mongol invasion, was built on the Sibrik Hill on the foundations of a former Roman camp. The Visegrad castle system was ... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Visegrad

Tourist attractions in Visegrad

At 43 km from Budapest to the north, were the Danube makes a turn of almost 90 degree to the south lies the city of Visegrad. The river embraces the city with an overwhelming natural force, not feeling this is impossible! On the other side the city is protected by the Visegrad mountains range. The locals have may things to tell us about the past, because Visegrad is one of the oldest settlements in Hungary. There is something that attracts the events of historical importance. Over the cen... [ read more ]

Having fun in Esztergom

Having fun in Esztergom

If there is a city in Hungary, that is a little more Hungarian than any other, it is surely the city of Esztergom. In the Árpád-era it was the capital of Hungary; Vajk or King Saint Stephen was also born in Esztergom and later he was baptized here as well. This is the city where the song "You're beautiful, you're beautiful Hungary" is recalling from the castle every day at half past four in the afternoon in the memory of the unfavorable decision of the Treaty of Trianon. There are sever... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in the city of Esztergom

Tourist attractions in the city of Esztergom

Esztergom is located on the right bank of the Danube, at 60 km to the northwest of Budapest. The old residence of Hungarian kings and princes is the seat of the Catholic archbishop of Hungary since 1715 and, thanks to its many historic buildings, it is a major tourist center. Let’s see some tourist attractions in the city of Esztergom. The castle hill was inhabited since Neolithic times. The famous Prince Géza settled here and built what is probably the oldest stone castle in Hungary. ... [ read more ]

The third largest basilica of Europe in the city of Esztergom

The third largest basilica of Europe in the city of Esztergom

In the Transdanubia, at the foot of the Pilis Hills, in the north-eastern part of Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite to the Slovakian town of Párkány lies Esztergom, a real Hungarian-hearted city. The highest point of the city, the 157 meter high Castle Hill, stands out from the landscape of the Old Town. The city is the seat of the Archbishop, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Church. Saint Stephen built the first Hungarian cathedral in the honor of O... [ read more ]

Natural attractions around the city of Tihany

Natural attractions around the city of Tihany

The Tihany Peninsula is the pearl of the National Park of the Lake Balaton Uplands and it has an only village called Tihany. Tihanyi has a lot of tourist attractions starting with the abbey, the village museum, the well, the doll museum. It is also worth visited because of its wine and excellent Hungarian food. But Tihany is much more than that. There are many beautiful natural attractions around the city of Tihany. Today we want to present a few of them, which involve 2 unique lakes and ... [ read more ]

Balatonfüred and the memories of the past

Balatonfüred and the memories of the past

Balatonfüred is one of the largest and most beautiful cities on the northern shore of the Lake of Balaton and it is inhabited for more than two thousand years. This place is an exciting mixture of the hint of the past remaining from the ancient settlements and the features of a modern tourist center and the characteristics of a spa town. Balatonfüred is rightly known as the city of the water, because there are many other possibilities in addition to the lake. But we are so wrong if we t... [ read more ]

Balatonfüred as the city of water

Balatonfüred as the city of water

If you are visiting Balatonfüred, close your eyes and try to deeply store the sounds, colors and smells of the city. Balatonfüred includes all of these: yellow flowers, curly gray walkways, white sailing boats, the blue-green water ripples of the lake, black shades, lush green trees and bushes, and brown, fluffy ducklings. You will see many colorfully dressed people on the pale pier above the water. Stick in your mind the splashing the water, the wind that moves the sailing boats, the c... [ read more ]