A Week in Central Europe - October 2006

Budapest Vienna Cesky Krumlow Prague

We started in Budapest on Saturday.  Budapest is divided into Buda and Pest by the Danube River.  We stayed on the Buda side in the Castle District way up on a hill.

Budapest Hilton
The Budapest Hilton

Back of our hotel is to the right.
The view from our room (below) was spectacular  

Below is a view of Buda from the Chain Bridge.  Our hotel is next to the tall spire on the left

We explored the Castle District on Saturday and went over to the Pest side on Sunday.  Monday we toured the city by bus and on foot.  Here's a sample of what we saw:

Fishermen's Bastion behind our hotel

Lots of decorated eggs for sale.

National Academy of Music

Cobblestone streets in old Buda

Chain Bridge, the first built over the Danube in Budapest

Funicular down the hill to the Chain Bridge

Jill on the grounds of the Royal Palace

Gate through the old wall around the Castle district

We ate dinner the first night in this building

Serenaded at dinner.

Jill and Art at the top of the funicular above the Chain Bridge

From our Danube dinner cruise

Mathias Church, Budapest's oldest

The Budapest Opera House

Heroes Square

Place where we ate lunch

A little paprika stand

Looking back at our hotel

Click here to see the rest of the Budapest pictures

On to Vienna

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