Budapest / Hungary
The capital of Hungary is also called the "Paris of the East" and came into existence only in 1873 from the two cities Buda (right of the Danube) and Pest (left of the Danube). Budapest, with its incomparable flair is positioning point for many Danube cruises.
Long, elegant boulevards, monumental buildings and the romantic promenade characterize Budapest.
Through the windows of the impressive Fisherman's Bastion high above Budapest you can view the world famous neo-Gothic Parliament building right on the bank of the Danube, to the Gothic Matthias Church and of course the mighty castle.
Among the most interesting places of Budapest are the market hall built of brick and cast iron. The visit is an experience! The range of goods is overwhelming.
Budapest's finest green, Margaret Island, is surrounded by the river Danube between Margaret and Árpád Bridge. Originally there were three separate islands, the so-called Bath island, Painters' Island and the Rabbit Island. At the time of flow control in the 19th century the islands were surrounded by a concrete bank. Thus came into existence the present-day 2.5km-long island.