Interesting places to visit, places to stay, good walks
1. Hotel Budapest, Cog-wheel railway, The Citadella and River Danube Views
The Hotel Budapest was just across the road from the cog-wheel railway!
The rebuilt Esterhausey?? Royal Palace (Kiraly Palota, high above the River Danube) - a quick shot from the coach as we headed for the Citadella close to the south-west bank (left bank) of the River Danube.
Budapest has been the site of an important town or city for over 2000 years, and no doubt a fort of some kind was built on the hill know as the 'Citadella'.
From the Citadella you get magnificent views of the city of Budapest and the River Danube.
The Bridge of Chains in the foreground, the views continue as you climb up the hill to the Citadella on Mount Gellert.
Artillery left over from World War II by the Citadel.
In the foreground the Elizabeth Bridge (Erzsebet hid).
Looking down onto the River Danube at Budapest
The huge war memorial on the top of Gellert Hill, The Statue of Liberty, was erected by the Russians in 1945, after WWII, in which they suffered terrible losses taking Prague from the Germans, including taking the Citadella too!
Behind the monument erected by the Russian Red Army of World War II is the Citadel, a fortress erected by the Austrians in 1851 where a 100 years later the Germans battled the Russian Army.
The great Monument to the Liberation.
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