Archive - April 2018

ESZTERGOM

On the way back we passed Esztergom, the seat of the Hungarian Catholic Church. It is one of the oldest towns in Hungary with the third largest church in Europe – Basilica of Esztergom, a masterpiece of Classicism. Established around 972 AD, Esztergom has always played an important role...

VISEGRÁD

We made overnight by Danube river in Visegrád. It is a small castle town in Pest County, north of Budapest on the right bank of the Danube River in the Danube Bend. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the...

BUDAPEST

Late afternoon we have arrived to Budapest – capital city of Hungary. It has something for everyone – from dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters and a nightlife that is unrivalled in Eastern and Central Europe. Architecturally, the city is a treasure...

GYŐR

We made our break for lunch in Győr, this city boasts a lot of historic monuments and nice well preserved splendid Baroque city centre. Győr is also referred to as the City of Waters as it lays at the bank of river Rába, just at the fork of the Moson-Danube, the Rába and the Rábca not far...

FERTOD ESTERHÁZY PALACE

We did overnight in quiet place just in front of the “Hungarian Versailles”. Fertőd, formerly known as Esterháza, is the economic and cultural centre of this micro-region, where Joseph Haydn was active for two decades in the service of the Esterházy family. The Baroque Esterházy manor of...

SOPRON

One of our first trips with the truck led us to the spa town Sopron. It is situated next to the western borders of Hungary at the foot of the Alps. It is one of the oldest gems of the country. Sopron merges past and present in itself. It creates a bridge between Hungary and its western...

BRATISLAVA

Our first stop on our testing trip was Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only...