Interrail part 5…Hungary

A pleasant Sunday train journey took me north from Ljubljana to Hungary. I stopped at Veszprem, which is one of the EU Capital of Culture cities for 2023. There is a historical street in the centre of Veszprem with views over the town, where there is also a medievil castle. Unfortunately there was still some improvement works going on for capital of culture, so I could not walk all the way along. The following day I visited nearby Balatonfüred and hiked above the town for this view.

Balatonfüred & Lake Balaton

I then walked back down towards the marina, where I had a tasty lunch and enjoyed the good weather.


Then it was time for a city I had been looking forward to, Budapest. It lived up to my expectation as being a great city to spend some time in. The Airbnb I stayed in was located in a traditional apartment block in the city, but was particularly photogenic.

Budapest apartment block

I tried a very good chimney cake with ice cream whilst taking in the city. I also went to a couple of the traditional baths that Budapest is famous for, the water is rich in minerals and good for circulation, there was also numerous saunas and steam baths.

Chimney cake

I saw both sides of the city, either side of the River Danube. Shown below is St Stephens sqaure, which is the Pest, or eastern side of the city nowadays.

St Stephens square

The next shot is on the Buda side of the city, up near Castle Hill & Fisherman’s Bastion. Here ther is good views across the River Danube over to the Hungarian Parliament Building.

Hungarian Parliament

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