Archive - September 2018

HOLLÓKÖ

We made overnight and last sightseeing during our Balkan trip in Hollókő – a two-street village nestled in a tranquil valley. Above village is 13th-century castle built against Mongol invasion. Old Village (Ófalu) has 67 houses and outbuildings protected by UNESCO. The village has burned...

EGER

We made half day visit of the city filled with beautifully preserved baroque buildings. Eger is a city in northern Hungary. At its heart is elegant, tree-lined Kossuth Lajos Street. Buildings along this stretch include County Hall, with its fine wrought-iron gate, and Eszterházy Károly...

POROSZLÓ

We found quiet place for overnight in little village Poroszló near Lake Tisza. It is one of its main attractions, which offers excellent recreation for lovers of water sports and fishermen. Sights include the Calvinist church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Village Hall and the mansion of...

HORTOBÁGYI

On our way to Slovakia we passed Hortobágyi – a village in 800 km2 large national park in eastern Hungary, rich with folklore and cultural history. One of its most iconic sites is the Nine-holed Bridge. This Arch bridge is the longest road stone bridge in historic Hungary prior to 1921...

DEBRECEN

After long inspection on the border between Romania and Hungary, we made it for the lunch in second-largest city in Hungary, its name has been synonymous with wealth and conservatism since the 16th century. Flanked by the golden Great Church and the historic Aranybika hotel, Debrecen’s...

ORADEA

We spent our last night in Romania in pleasant city split by the Crișul Repede River. It’s known for baroque and art nouveau architecture, remnants of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Secessionist buildings line central Strada Republicii. Nearby, the neoclassical State Theater dominates King...

CLUJ-NAPOCA

We made one night in unofficial capital of the Transylvania region. It is home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule. Surrounding its central square, Piața Unirii, is the Gothic-style St. Michael’s Church and the dramatic Matthias...

ALBA IULIA

We arrived late afternoon to Alba Iulia – ancient star shaped citadel in city which has been the seat of Transylvania’s Roman Catholic diocese since the High Middle Ages. Between 1541 and 1690 it was the capital of the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom and the latter Principality of...

BIERTAN

We made second visit of Saxon village located in a long valley surrounded by hills and vineyards. The village was founded in 1283 and is dominated by Saint Mary’s citadel and church. This hilltop medieval construction, surrounded by three fortified walls, has been listed in UNESCO.

SIGHIȘOARA

In the morning we have visited nice and compact city on the Tarnava River. It is located in the historic region of Transylvania. German craftsmen and merchants, the Transylvanian Saxons, were invited here by the King of Hungary during the 12th century, to settle and defend the frontier...